Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

Top 3 Swimming Resistance Bands Sets

Swimming in your Backyard pool became pretty mainstream due to COVID-19. Most swimmers who had access to a pool became fairly innovative and used a swimming resistance band connected to a pole or fence post to swim in place.

Swimming with a resistance band is a lot harder than it looks. I definitely do not recommend you going outside with a resistance cord and trying to swim for the same duration, as you would swim normally. Swimming Resistance Bands add more stress to your body than just the water, so it increases your risk of injury along with alters your stroke mechanics — as the cord is constantly pulling you back.

A good rule of thumb is to swim with a Swimming Resistance Band for 1/3 the time you would normally swim. So if you normally swim for 1.5 hours, you would only swim with a cord for 30 minutes.

My Top 3 Favorite Sets for Swimming Resistance Bands:

#1 The Kicker

2x

4x :30 seconds FR swim (breathe every 3) on 1:00

4x :30 seconds FR kick w/ board on 1:10

4x :30 seconds FR swim (breathe every 3) w/ fins and paddles on :50

4x :30 seconds FR kick w/ board FAST on 1:00

Swim 1:00 EZ without cord after

First Round: FR

Second Round: FL


#2 Breakouts + Underwaters

2x

12 x 8 dolphin kicks + 6 FAST stroke cycles FR on :20 seconds rest

8 x 10 dolphin kicks + 8 FAST stroke cycles BK on :25 seconds rest

4 x 12 dolphin kicks + 10 FAST stroke cycles FL on :30 seconds rest

Swim 1:00 EZ without cord after

First Round: no fins

Second Round: with fins


#3 The Technique Doer

4x :30 FR Rotation Kick on 1:00

2x :15 R side kick FR on :20 seconds rest

2x :15 L side kick FR on :20 seconds rest

2x :20 6K/1 Stroke FR on :25 seconds rest

2x :20 6K/3 Strokes FR on :25 seconds rest

2x :30 FR with closed fits on :30 seconds rest

2x :30 FR swim on :30 seconds rest

2x :30 FR with paddles FAST on :30 seconds rest

4x 30 strokes FR DESC 1-4 on :30 seconds rest

Swim 1:00 EZ w/o cord


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Best of luck training in your outdoor pool. If you ever have any questions, feel free to email abbie@swimlikeafish.org!

Until Next Time,

Abbie Fish

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