(Please note, the Harness comes with a carabiner, but not a tethering mechanism)
The Swimming Power Harness is an upgrade to the typical waist belt used by parachutes and Power Towers. It forces the swimmer's upper body to drive to the other wall in a straight line, rather than let it bob up and down aimlessly. It helps swimmers feel their power through the shoulders.
Very comfortable harness. It is perfect for swimming exercises in a small pool. The front belt with the buckle is very convenient for placing a small noodle for increasing buoyancy just a bit.All straps are appropriately located around the body and do not rub the skin. I enjoyed this harness so much, that purchased another one as a present for my friend. I am not using any parachutes, but tied a piece rope and attached it to the rupper cord that in turn is attached to the pole. Now I am swimming for 30 to 60 minutes almost each day.
With COVID-19 first shutting down our Club pool, then all of our community pools my kids needed a way to workout. We borrowed med balls from the high school and stuck to a dryland routine, but they needed a swim workout. We have a backyard pool that is way to small for lap swimming but the swim harness was perfect! We connected the swim harness to resistance bands we already had, anchored them to a cement umbrella stand and they had a stationary swim workout. It works for every stroke - they even wear it backwards for backstroke. Sprints for power - they look for a spot in the pool to reach for and try to hold for a short period of time. For distance training the bands aren’t stretched out as much. The power harness allows it all. Just a week after we ordered it we ordered a second one so they could both workout at the same time this one anchored to an old (very heavy) tv stand we never used because we mounted it on the wall. They are now swimming 6 days a week (as they normally would for their club) and they love it! https://youtu.be/44DJ97Fh0fA
This swimming power harness has absolutely changed the way I’ve been able to practice in swim practice. We have created work-outs specifically to revolve around these parachutes and they work great! They’re not annoying and get in your way like the typical parachute and are very customizable for anyone. I love my swimming power harness and I would highly recommend it!
The swimmers are more comfortable, it looks like it is better for their spine, it has the desired effect faster than the old belts and the swimmers who are widest at mid thigh can go all out without worrying about it slipping down.
When I first tried this product, I loved that the harness went around the shoulders rather than around my waist like a typical parachute. I noticed that it rubbed a little, but overall much better than the usual parachutes!