Do you want to swim faster? Good body position and technique can not only improve your swim times but overall experience. But how do you improve your swim form, especially when swimming in a swim spa? In this video, Ben and Mari share their best tips for swimming in a swim spa and how to use swimming equipment. Plus, Ben and Mari answer viewers' questions about water care, installation, and covers.
The best spas for swimming in place are the H2X Challenger, H2X Challenger Pro, and Michael Phelps Signature Swim Spas.
Master Spas swim spas feature a generous swim area with an adjustable water current. There's room to swim all four strokes but many swimmers focus on freestyle or front crawl.
Tips to improve freestyle swim technique
Head position. When you are swimming in the spa, your gaze should be on the bottom. When you look toward the front or lift your head, your feet will drop.
Swim accessories. A center snorkel, buoy, and fins can help you improve your swim technique. When you add these tools into your sets, you can focus on certain areas of your stroke.
Body position. Swimming in a swim-in-place pool mimics the feel of open water swimming. For those used to the still water of a pool, it can take some adjustment. It's important to find the “sweet spot.” You don't want to be too close to the jets or on top of the current.