ONE’s Methods to Build Speed In and Out of Turn

By SwimSwam Partner Content
October 30th, 2017
Swimming gear info courtesy of SwimmersBest, a SwimSwam partner.

In response to the constant need for ways to train swimmers to race into and out of their turns, SwimmersBest has developed the 1SwimChute with a range of flexibility. The unique parachute replaces the 4 different sizes (8”, 10”, 12”, and 18”) of standard chutes. It has a center attachment on top and bottom of the chute so that you can daisy-chain several chutes together. By connecting 3-4 chutes of increasing sizes, the 1SwimChute acts like a Power Tower or long stretch cord.

However, with 3-4 increasing sizes connected, you must build power into each wall, as opposed to the other options, which offer a “free ride” every other pool length. The 1SwimChute helps increase speed into the turns by making you work harder into each wall because of the increasing drag resistance, as each increasingly larger chute deploys.

The chute helps breakout power because it allows you to add any length of tether and attach a weight on the pool deck. By dialing in the tether length and weight, it can create resistance at the point of the breakout. The 1SwimChute increases breakout speed by increasing the resistance off the wall.

The 1SwimChute includes large carabiners which allow the chute to attach under most kickboards and allows a 1” pipe to be used as a handle. By using a floating PVC pipe as a handle, you can vary sets by dropping the chute in the middle of the pool and easily picking it back up after an ‘easy’ interval. PVC pipes/handle can be hooked on top of the feet for vertical sculling and pull sets.

In addition to these unique uses, the 1SwimChute can be used as a traditional chute. The 1SwimChute Kit includes the 1SwimBelt, which is a long-lasting, durable belt that mates with most other equipment. The optional SwimmersBest Tether Float is the first float designed specifically for parachutes. It is flattened to ensure that it tracks straight and highly buoyant to hold up even the heaviest chute. Another optional parachute accessory is their Drag Tether Kit which includes a 30’ and two 10’ tether straps to allow a wide range of combinations of uses.