The Finis Tempo Trainer

One of our most utilized pieces of equipment in our swim training bag is the Finis Tempo Trainer. No matter what age or level swimmer you are this tool allows the swimmer and coach to understand what the optimal stroke rate is for any given event.

2 responses to “The Finis Tempo Trainer”

  1. filipefaraon says:

    very nice video, i will try this tempo thing
    however, i humbly think that this subject kind of demans another video to be complete
    doesnt the stroke rate should be married with the distance per stroke?
    for example, i fell that i stroke too much (around 43, to 50 lcm free, time: 23.8, which i think that are around 107 strokes per minute). i see that people usualy make less strokes to have the same time or lower. if i manage to “pull more water”, maybe i could maintain stroke rate, do a 23.0 and then there will be 41 instead of 43 strokes

    i think i made it too confusing ahhaah i just wanna say that i will be stoked to watch a video on distance per stroke and how it should be coupled with stroke rate


  2. garysr says:

    You are absolutely right in that your speed (velocity) is determined by the multiple of stroke rate and distance per stroke. You need both in order to swim fast. We will plan a video on how to improve distance per stroke in the future, but it involves longer, greater arm propulsion (holding more water), faster kick and strong coupling motions to achieve.

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