Knee Strap

  • Quick option to strap the knees together
  • Great for Breast Kicking (better than pull buoy as the hips are allowed to press forward)
  • Helps ensure the Breast kick catches water quickly and finishes completely
  • Great around the knees for pull sets instead of a pull buoy or ankle strap
  • 1 size fits all
  • Strong enough to attach to a parachute from the knees
  • Also works as an ankle strap for pull sets
  • Note: this strap is also our Junior 1SwimBelt to fit the waist of most younger swimmers (ages 10 and under)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Additional Uses/Tips/Support:

The Knee Strap is perfect size to fit around kickboards (to add our Weight Bags, Drag Cups, Hip Fins, 1SwimChute, or Power Bags to kickboard)

 

Long-Term Maintenance:

  • As the female Velcro ‘feathers out’ just take scissors and trim down the excess to get more life out of your straps.

Adding Weight to your Kickboard:

    • Make your kickboard more neutrally buoyant by combining:
    • This can nearly eliminate the flotation of your board so you have to use your core to stabilize yourself
    • It can also help maintain a more ideal body position, position, and alignment while underwater off your walls

    Adding Drag to your Kickboard:

    • We have 3 options for adding drag to your kickboard. Start with our Drag Cups along with our Power Bags
    • Our Power Bags with our Weight Bags inside the bags
    • Or our 1SwimChute can be clipped with the carabiner to the front of soft kickboards or use 1-2 of our Knee straps to secure it.
  • These options are similar to pulling a parachute but can be dropped on the pool deck faster than a parachute can be removed for alternating race pace and EZ effort in your sets.

Adding Alignment to your Kickboard:

  • Combine our Hip Fins to the underside of your kickboard
  • This will provide a new way to feel you board as you come off the walls and help encourage ‘straight on/straight off’ instead of ‘circle swimming’ all your walls

 

Train the Ideal Ankle Catch and Finish for Breast Kicking

BR Kick with knee strap and Power Bags

      • Quick to install around the knees (can leave slightly loose for personal preference)
      • Better than a buoy between knees as the buoy forces the hips too high instead of hips moving forward
      • Trains the ankles to quickly flex out and catch as much water as possible
      • Trains a complete whip kick around and back behind the body
      • Add the Power Bags to the feet (close the bottoms to keep feet inside bags) for more kick power
      • Kick vertical with the Knee band to ensure the most power and quality
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
      • FEEL your feet recover fast and fully
      • FEEL your feet catch water with the outer edge of feet as high as possible
      • FEEL your feet (big toes) finish completely together
      • SEE the feet finish up close to the surface and not down below the body

Links:  Using the Knee Strap to Fine Tune Breast kicking

Control Knee Width on Flip Turns

      • Wrap around knees for the desired distance between knees
      • At first you may want to keep knees close
      • Eventually you want to train the knees to maintain shoulder width on recovery

Feedback (Swimmers FEEL/ Coaches SEE / Video for Self Analysis)

      • You should feel water moving through your legs as you recover the legs on flip turns
      • Your feet need to land on the wall at shoulder width
      • Stop your flip with your feet on the wall and check to see your foot placement

Link:   Using the Knee Strap to Improve Flip Turns

Use the Knee Strap as an Ankle Strap

      • Use for pull sets to train the core to press the chest and raise the legs
      • Makes pull sets much harder due to the added drag of the legs lower in the water
      • Use to attach parachutes from the ankles for added power to pull sets
      • Add a pull buoy between the ankles to create more imbalance to the front of body
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
      • As your feet sink, press down on your chest to help drive up your legs
      • Alternate between adding a pull buoy between the ankles in different sets
      • Feel any ‘fishtail’ of your legs and use your core to stabilize your side-to-side balance

Links:  Using the Knee Strap to Fine Tune Upper Body Strength

Use Knee Strap for Pull Sets

      • Knee strap with pull buoy between thighs
      • Like pull sets with an ankle strap, you can also do pull sets with the knees strapped together
      • This is an easier transition if you are struggling with an ankle strap on pull sets
      • Can also use knee strap to help hold buoy between thighs
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
      • As your feet sink, press down on your chest to help drive up your legs
      • Be sure to do pull sets without a pull buoy to help improve your core and power
      • Feel any ‘fishtail’ of your legs and use your core to stabilize your side-to-side balance

Links:  Using the Knee Strap to Fine Tune Upper Body Strength

Use Knee Strap as Belt

      • Great as a 1SwimBelt for thinner swimmer (10 and under)