I would like to share with you some of my impressions of the Super Swim Trainer. First and foremost, Super Swim is the most transportable piece of training apparatus that we have. We can use it in the three different pools we train in, which are located on different floor levels in the Peppe Aquatic Center.
Secondly, the Super Swim Belt harness is the best my swimmers have experienced, with regard to comfort and the body position they maintain in the water.
Thirdly, we have used Super Swim for all strokes, while work time duration has been from 6 to 8-second power bursts, up to 30 minutes for our distance swimmers. We have been able to measure (with a dairy scale) work pounds force and some swimmers have been able to generate up to 120 lbs., which is as good as our pulley machine.
Last, but not least, we use Super Swim for technique swimming and drill work with mirrors on the bottom of the pool. The swimmer swims at a very moderate effort and watches his stroking technique.
In closing, I feel Super Swim is an excellent training aid for both the novice and/or advanced swimmer, and if one does not have a long course pool to train in, he/she could adapt to that type of a training situation.