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
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 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
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 paddles are designed to fit on your fingers and can be used for all strokes
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.
The 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
The Portsmouth Northsea swimming cap can be purchased from the club shop.