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5 Swimming Training Products to Improve Your Performance

Want to get better at swimming?
Whether you’re a beginner who needs some help learning their first strokes or a professional looking to take their swimming to the next level, training accessories can help you. Read more!

At Decathlon Thailand, we have a range of swimming products that can help you to move better through the water. In this article, we’ll show you what they can do for you.
Read on to find out how we can help you become a better swimmer.

Swimming Fins

5 Tools to Use in Your Swimming Training

1. Swimming Fins

Fins aren’t just for divers. They’re useful tools for swimmers, too!

Wearing swimming fins allows you to work your muscular endurance in your legs while you swim. They do this by providing a larger surface area, which creates extra resistance when you kick your legs. This means you get an extra lower body workout.

Working your muscles harder means you’ll get a more intense cardio workout, too. If you swim with fins regularly, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your cardio.

On top of that, fins will also improve your swimming posture and technique. They’ll help you to learn the correct position, so you can swim more efficiently.

Pro Tips for Swimming Fins:
Check their Rigidity - If the silicone of your flippers is too hard, they could be too difficult to use and even cause an ankle sprain. Make sure they’re flexible.
Choose the Right Length - Short fins will provide the ideal kicking frequency, while longer fins will help you to move further through the water.

Swimming Kickboard

2. Swimming Paddles

Want to strengthen your upper body while you swim? Use hand paddles!

These easy-to-use paddles strap onto your wrist and provide more surface area as you push through the water with your hands. This provides easier propulsion while allowing you to work on your biceps, triceps and upper back muscles.

Pro Tip for Swimming Paddles:
Size is Key - If you’re using paddles for the first time, it’s best to go for a smaller model that’s easier to use. Over time, you can build up to a larger model that will provide more resistance.

Swimming Kickboard

3. A Swimming Kickboard

A swimming kickboard will provide extra buoyancy. That’s why they’re perfect for those who are starting to learn to swim, and getting comfortable in the water.

But they’re not just for newbies. They’re also good for those who want to improve their core strength. Holding onto a kickboard while you swim allows you to focus on your lower body, and kicking your legs through the water will force you to focus on your core muscle control.

Pro Tip for Kickboards:
The Right Model for the Right Age - At Decathlon, we provide kickboards for both adults and children. One of our children’s kickboards provides ergonomically-designed cut-out holes on both sides, so you can hold it from any angle.

Swimming Front Snorkel

4. A Swimming Front Snorkel

If you’re struggling to get the hang of breathing techniques for swimming, a front-mounted snorkel is a handy tool.

Breathing techniques can be difficult to learn, but a snorkel makes it easier. Whether you’re a beginner, an advanced swimmer, a triathlete, or even a coach, you can benefit from training with this breathing apparatus.

A front snorkel will reduce your need to turn your body, as you won’t need to come up to the surface for air. This means you can focus on your posture.

Pro-Tip for Swimming Snorkels:
Try Before You Buy - Make sure your snorkel feels both comfortable and stable. Otherwise, it will distract you instead of helping you.

Pull Buoy

5. A Pull Buoy

A swimming pull buoy is a must-have accessory for those who want to get an intensive arm workout.

Gripping a pull buoy between your legs will give you more buoyancy in your lower body and improve your position in the water. Since you won’t be able to kick your legs, your upper body will have to do all the work.

Adding this to your training routine will give you stronger arms, better posture, and improved swimming times!

Pro-Tip for Pull Buoys:
Get 2-in-1 - At Decathlon, we have a 2-in-1 pull buoy and kickboard, so you don’t have to buy too many training accessories! Use this multipurpose tool to get more out of your swimming sessions.

Carry All Your Swimming Gear the Right Way

At Decathlon, we have more than just training accessories for swimmers.
We also have a wide range of swimsuits, towels, and much more. Our range also includes swimming bags, which are designed to store and transport all your swimming gear easily and comfortably.
Our Pool 900 swimming bag is ideal for serious swimmers, with a capacity of 27 litres. It has specific compartments for your fins, sandals, goggles, and a waterproof compartment to store your wet clothes when you’re done.
Check it out by shopping online or visiting one of our stores.