Thursday, December 07, 2006

I need swim gear help!

I'm trying to decide what my Christmas and birthday presents will be. Since I'm declaring 2007 the year of the swim, I'm focusing on swim gear.

Do I want the plastic paddles or the neoprene gloves? Which type of plastic paddle if that's the way to go? (I've read the descriptions at tyr.com but I'm not sure what will help me the most)
Do I want short fins or long ones?
What else if out there that I might want?

The only thing I don't need is the SwimP3. While I get bored half to death with running, I could swim all day- no problem, ever.

If you have any of this cool swim gear, or if it's on your wish list, please let me know what you think.

6 comments:

Tersie said...

I am not a swimmer, and I don't even pretend to be! But check out this blog. This gal is a swimmer. She can answer all of your questions. Tell her Tersie sent ya! :)

http://celeryqueen.com/training/

Lisa said...

Personally, I put Zoomer Fins on my list hoping it will straighten out my kick - that was the advice that I was given. I guess it depends on where your opportunities for improvement are.

jbmmommy said...

Thanks ladies!

Siren said...

Wish I could help, but I don't use gear on the swim. I have heard a lot of people love their Zoomers.

I tried the neoprene gloves and it was cool, but I didn't like that I felt super slow after I took them off.

Triteacher said...

I don't use anything other than kickboards and pull buoys. I find my drills to be invaluable. Ooh, one other thought - do you have a wetsuit yet? That is a definite must!

DKV said...

Paddles or no paddles, it doesn't make too much of a difference, unless you start using them all the time and never become a good natural swimmer, or if you buy paddles that are too big and ruin your shoulders. If you do buy, buy the smallest or next smallest size available. Overall, try not to use swimming aids for more than 1/3 of your daily yardage.