Swim Guides

What training gear to get

Many people ask us what training accessories to get.

This guide will explain what training tools are available, what their uses are, and why you should or shouldnt get them.

If you are new to swimming the first training tools we normally recomend are fins and a snorkel.

 

Fins

 

   

Fins help engage your legs, core, and make you faster, allowing you to complete more laps in a given time. Completing

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How to fit a bathing suit

How should your competitive suit fit?

 

When picking your suit there are multiple things to consider.

 

The first and most important thing to keep in mind is that the suit will stretch out once you use it in the water.

The suit should therefore be tighter than you expect it to be when it's brand new. How tight all depends on how often you swim

 

general rules

  • Swimming irregularly (once a week or less) - Your suit should feel a bit snug but comfortable
  • Swimming 1-3 times a week - Your suit should feel like it's half a size too small
  • Swimming 3-5 times a week -Your suit should feel like it's one size too small
  • Swimming everyday, and ultra competitive swimmers - you should get the smallest suit you can physically put on.

Why?

The tighter the suit is when new the longer it will last and the faster you will swim.

The tigther the suit is,

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How to pick your goggles

Picking goggles can be a confusing process. There's a myriad of brands, styles, and models to choose from.

You can always come to any of our stores where our staff will be more than happy to help you find the correct goggle.

 

Here is our process:

 

1- What type of swimming do you do?

Swimming for wellnes and excercise - Recreational goggles and swim masks

If you swim for wellness or excercise your main concern should be comfort, recreational goggles tend to fit around the eye socket for maximum comfort.

Trying a goggle on and seeing if it suctions and feels comfortable is all that's needed at the initial fitting stage.

 

Racers and agressive swimmers - Racing Goggles

Swimmers who compete or swim aggressively, diving off the blocks, doing fast flip turns may find that the larger recreational goggles and masks flip off or move around their face when performing high

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