Weight Bags

    • Pinpoint precise areas to add drag to your strokes and kicks
    • Lightweight (1/2 lb or 1/4 lb ea) to dial-in a total weight to suit your needs
    • Select From:
      • Weight Bags (110 Set of 4)
      • Weight Bags (220 Set of 4)
      • Ankle/Wrist/Fin Weight Kit
      • Deluxe Weight Kit

 

Weight Bag Uses:

Function Description
Fin/Ankle Weights Build Recovery Muscles (upkick muscles)
Wrist/Hand (glove) Weights Build Recovery Muscles
Wrist/Hand Weights Use as weight gloves to power your stroke
Finger Weights Cover any 2-3 fingers for hand entry/catch focus
Weight Belt Improve body position & balance
Drag Suit/Shorts Add inside Power Bags as weighted skirt
Weighted Parachute Add to 1SwimChute or inside our Power Bags
Weighted Alignment Kickboard Add to our neutrally buoyant kickboard, Lil’ Red Kick to use as a weight for kicking and swim drills
Lane Line Markers Add inside our Power Bags and hand from lane lines
Lane Floor Markers Add inside our Power Bags with a pull buoy to mark locations along the pool floor
Race Training Connect 2 Weight Bags with our Ankle Strap to throw in front of a swimmer for them to catch before it hits the floor from their start
Weight for our Eel-Fins Use far away from feet for chest-led undulations and close to the feet for race pace undulation speed development

Power your Flutter Kick Recovery Muscles (Ankle and Fin Weights)

  • Gravity helps the downkick, recovery muscles develop fast with weights on feet/ankles/fins
  • Add to the ankles, feet, or fins
  • Add our Drag Cups to your fins for frontal drag and upkick power
  • Use as many weight bags as needed but note that even 1-2 bags may seem ‘easy’ at first and will become more noticeable over extended sets
  • Mates With: Ankle straps to attach weights to fins, Wrist Straps to attach to ankles

 

Power your Undulation Recovery Muscles

  • Swim the ‘flow drill’ or ‘rib hinge’ fly undulations with weights on ankles
  • Either strap the feet together (Ankle Strap) w/weights or weights on each ankle (Wrist Straps)
  • Perform this drill on the stomach, back, or underwater
  • Mates With: Ankle Strap, Wrist Straps

 

Power your Stroke Recovery Muscles (Hand/Wrist/Arm Weights)

  • Add 1-4 weights to your arm, hand, wrist for stroke recovery power
  • Great for any and all strokes
  • Great for sculling drills
  • Mates With: Wrist Straps

Weight Belt
(photos: weights on 1swimbelt)

  • Add 4-20 bags to a weight belt for as much as 5 pounds of weight
  • Train higher hips and ‘chest press’ in all strokes
  • Improve off-the-wall power
  • Add the Drag Cups to also increase frontal drag resistance
  • Mates With: 1SwimBelt

Add Weight to your Parachute

  • Add to any parachute or our 1SwimChute
  • Helps the chutes track straighter and under the surface
  • Helps chutes open up faster
  • Add more drag to the parachute
  • If you only add to 2 adjacent sides of a chute, it will help them not spin and get tangled
  • Mates With: 1SwimChute

Improving Hand Entry Technique

  • Place the Weight Bags on any 2 fingers to focus on hand entry
  • Create an instant catch without a glide (on ring/middle fingers)
  • Drive backstroke entry depth deeper into the catch (place on pinky/ring)
  • Mates With: can use alone or with Wrist Straps

Stroke Technique Fine-Tuning

  • Place Weight Bags on any 2 fingers for any stroke or drill
  • Try the Bending Elbow catch drill or sculling drills for hand awareness
  • Strap will cover part of the fingers and change the sensation of the hand
  • Swim Fist drill with Weight Bags in hand or on fingers
  • Mates With: can use alone or with Wrist Straps

Create own Ultimate Drag Skirt

  • Create your own Drag suit / Drag Skirt with our Power Bags
  • Attach Power Bags around your waists with belts provided or our 1SwimBelt
  • Insert Weight Bags into the Power Bags to help the bag sink and vary the rate of resistance from the bags (add weights to front or back skirt)
  • Mates With: Power Bags, optionally 1SwimBelt

Lane Markers

    • Add lane markers instantly to your pool
    • Mark the 15 meter break-out point, goal underwater points, flags, etc..
    • Lane Line option: add Weight Bag(s) inside our Power Bags and carabiner to a lane line
    • Lane Floor option: Add Weight Bag(s) inside Power Bags and add a small Pull buoy to quickly add a marker that floats up off the floor
    • Floating versions from the floor can safely limit how deep swimmers dive by moving up the buoy to your target depth that they have to stay above
    • Mates With: Power Bags, optionally 1SwimBelt

Turn our Power Bags into a Parachute:
(Photos: PB40 as a parachute)

  • Everyone should have our power bags on deck… so make them multi-use by pulling them as a parachute!
  • Add Weight Bags inside our Power Bags to add more drag resistance along with sponges or funnels
  • Mates With: Power Bags and the 2 belts included with the Power Bags (add your own sponges and/or funnels to increase drag)

A Negatively-Buoyant Alignment Kickboard

  • Our Lil’ Red Kick is neutrally buoyant (i.e. just barely floats) to force swimmers to support themselves and to help them swim more balanced from their core.
  • Add Weight Bags to the Velcro strap on our Lil’ Red Kick to make it negatively buoyant!
  • Now you have to use upper body to kick, streamline, undulate, etc…
  • Great as a weight for overhead drills (vertical kicks, overhead catch up kicking drills, etc…)
  • Mates With: Lil’ Red Kick

Kickboard Drag Parachute

  • Add our Weight Bags to the lower 2 carabiners on our 1SwimChute and connect it under your kickboard
  • The weights will help keep the chute open.
  • Remember the 1SwimChute is adjustable to make 4 different sizes of parachute
  • Mates With: 1SwimChute, your own kickboard (foam types are best)

Motivate Dive/Breakout Speed
(photos: 2 weights on an Ankle Strap – studio shot is fine for now)

  • Make a ‘sinker’ by combining 2 Weight Bags with our Ankle Strap
  • Throw it into the water as the start buzzer sounds for a diver… target a distance that will challenge their speed to catch it before it sinks too deep
  • Slow down the sinker by adding our Power Bag or other items
  • Mates With: Ankle Strap, Wrist Strap, Power Bag and most anything to control the sink rate

Use as a movable weight on our Eel-Fins:

  • Add weights to our Eel-Fins to train proper undulations
  • Mount the weights far away from the feet to create a ‘chest-lead’ or ‘rib-hinge’ undulation
  • Mount the weights close to the feet to create a faster ‘race pace’ undulation
  • Mates With: Any Eel-Fin and Ankle Strap