This is a short tethered swimming description. It lends itself to any stroke the swimmer wishes to perform and can be carried out against the pull of a tether. This teaching method of tethered swimming is applied by different swimming teams of Universities and Military Schools. It is necessary to point to that it may take some time to become a master in tethered swimming.
Tethers gives possibility the swimmer to swim at any mode of swimming, even flat-out sprints, varying the speed when it is necessary. There are some different types of tethers. The up-to-date tethers represents gentle technical equipment, for example, damper cords or curved lines to provide the shock-decrement and a comfortable and nice swimming. Some attachments take the swimmer by means of a strap, certain are bind around the ankles, and in conclusion others are attached to specially constructed water shoes.
There are prevalent of the following constructions of tethers: Aquacise Swim-in-Place Coiled Tethers, Drag 'n' Fly, ProSwimmer is precision-engineered tethering system attached to the swimmer in the water. Some tethers use a combination of moving arms and elastic tether (Aquacise Swim-in-Place Coiled Tethers, Drag 'n' Fly), which is housed in a polycarbonate case the quality stainless guide arms with low friction bearings and works in 2 different swimming-training modes, specifically resistant to assist swimming. It allows a full 25m of resisted swimming, twice the distance possible with conventional tether systems.
When a person swims outbound the system, the applied load resists the swimmer. In contrast, when a person swims towards the system the swimmer is provided with the support of the load. ProSwimmer serves as a swimming treadmill and holds the swimmer in place so he can swim in the pool of any shape and size, without having to stop and turn around.
The next tethered swimming device Flotation Belt is a belt, which is produced of molded materials with closed micro-cells, soft and flexible. It gives safe and comfortable swimming in different pools, particularly in small ones, and ensures the buoyancy needed for that. Flotation Belt allows to swim with different speed and allows you to choose it regardless of your possibility to swim. The belt represents a belt with the elastic and stretchy quick-to-release unit which is right for all waist sizes. There exist special belts for children or belts for corpulent people.
A buoyant apparatus with a span of 4 foots (named Spreader) is used to prevent the swimmer`s feet from entangling or wrapping in the cord, which is used for tethering the swimmer to any convenient part of the pool. Two floating straps made of polypropylene and connected with quick-release plastic from which the spreader is formed are connected to the swimmer`s flotation belt.
A twelve-foot strap of polypropylene containing stout plastic hooks and slides represents a Tether Strap. Tether Strap might be hooked to spreader`s back from one side, and to any convenient part of a pool from another side, for example to a ladder, diving board, skimmer or any other fixture. This ensures the swimmer to make different swimming exercises staying at the same place, without stopping or being forced to turn around.