What are all the kit items?

SWIMMING KIT

PULL BUOY

PULLBUOY
A pull buoy or leg float is a figure-eight shaped piece of closed-cell foam used in swim workouts. Swimmers place the buoy between the legs – between their thighs or their ankles – to provide support to the body without kicking the legs; this allows the swimmer to focus on training only their arms and developing both endurance and upper body strength.

SMALL KICK BOARD

KICKBOARD
Kick boards are a flotation aid used to develop a swimmer’s kicking action. They can be used on all strokes but are primarily used on Freestyle, Butterfly stroke and Breaststroke.

Swimmers of all ability can use them. Young swimmers can develop their kicking action while elite swimmers can refine their kick. They are also used to strengthen a swimmers legs.

FINS

FINSFins are used to develop leg strength, kicking with fins is like lifting weights: the added resistance of the water on the blade of the fin increases the workload on your leg muscles. They also increase ankle flexibility and help improve body position and technique.  Fins add extra propulsion to the stroke, which increases a swimmer’s speed through the water. Good swimmers tend to plane on top of the water while poor swimmers tend to drag their legs and swim in a more vertical position slowing them down

 

HAND PADDLES

HANDPADDLE
A hand paddle is a device worn by swimmers during training. It consists of a curved plastic plate worn over the swimmer’s palm and attached over the back of the swimmer’s hand with elastic cords. The plate is often perforated with a pattern of holes

 

FINGER PADDLESFINGERPADDLES

 

Finger paddles are designed to fit on your fingers and can be used for all strokes

FULCRUM
FULCRUM

The Fulcrum is a swim training aid that will teach an Early
Vertical Forearm (EVF) which improves your technique to develop a proper stroke
pull that will utilise your entire forearm. Using the fulcrum
increases muscle memory of the proper position for your hand, wrist and forearm
and will help your stroke to be more efficient from beginning to end.  Used for
all four competitive swim strokes.

 

SNORKEL

SNORKELThe training snorkel is used in swimming training to improve
their swim stroke technique and help them to correctly align their body and head
position in the water without having to worry about their breathing technique.

 

 

MESH EQUIPMENT BAG

MESH
Mesh equipment bags are used to transport and store all your swimming kit that gets used in the pool – the mesh helps with drainage as it can often get quite wet!

 

 

 

SWIMMING CAP

CAP2

The Portsmouth Northsea swimming cap can be purchased from the club shop.
Club Shop

 

 

 

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