How To Take the Plunge and Bring Swimming Into Your Workout Mix


Watching the swimming events on the Summer Olympics, we can’t help but to get inspired get in the pool for a swim workout.  We have created a round-up of our favorite swim workout gear from FINIS.

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1. Set Your Next Swim Workout To Music

Duo MP3 player ($119.99)

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The Duo™ is an MP3 player designed for swimmers that offers the highest quality sound without the use of ear buds.  The Duo™ utilizes a sleek, two-piece design and Bone Conduction audio transmission to deliver crystal clear audio through cheekbones to the inner ear.  You can clip The Duo to your goggle straps for a comfortable and streamlined fit.  You can play unprotected MP3 and WMA files from the player.  It includes a USB magnetic dock allows for universal data transfers and charging.  With 4GB of flash memory and a Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery life of up to 7 hours, The Duo is the ultimate in swim workout gear to fuel you through all your laps.

FINIS is partnered with world famous long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad, who gained national and international attention in 2013 when at the age of 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida  (a 111-mile journey in 53 hours) without the aid of a shark cage.  In swim training for that journey, Nyad listened to John Lennon’s “Imagine” on repeat during one swim and knew that 9 hours and 45 minutes had passed when the song had played 1,000 times. Prior to that, Nyad was known as the world’s greatest long distance swimmer because of  her open-water achievements, including a record-breaking swim around Manhattan in 1970. For the next thirty years, Nyad was a prominent sports broadcaster and journalist, filing compelling stories for National Public Radio, ABC’S Wide World of Sports, and others. She is the author of the upcoming memoir, Find a Way, alongside three other books, is a national fitness icon, is a talented linguist, and is one of today’s most powerful and engaging public speakers.

Diana’s next adventure is a series of walks across the US designed to spark a revolution to get people outside and away from being inactive.


Here’s a Swimming Playlist to inspire your next swim!




2) Maximize Your Swim Workout With This Gear

-Bolt Goggles ($15.99)

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The Bolt goggles are designed with silicone eye gaskets to provide a watertight seal. This makes them the most comfortable competitive goggle. Designed to be worn in both practice and competition, the adjustable split-strap distributes pressure evenly around the head. The Bolt goggles come with three interchangeable nose pieces and an adjustable strap for a universal fit.

-Dome Swim Cap ($19.99)

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The 100% silicone cap is ergonomically developed to create a secure fit on the head.  The 3D, ergonomic design offers different levels of thickness throughout the cap to allow for zero wrinkles, resulting in reduced drag.  Molded gripping on the inside of the Silicone Dome Cap ensures a secure fit during races.

-Edge Fin ($54.99)

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Other must-have swim workout gear are The Edge fins. They are the ultimate speed training fins, engineered to do it all. Through extensive testing at the FINIS Stroke Lab, the Edge fins were designed to optimize training without interrupting a natural kick cycle or compromising on comfort. The combination of 100% silicone and trademarked Smart Fin™ Technology reinforces a proper kick at high speeds, builds cardiovascular endurance and activates key muscle groups for a propulsive up-kick.


John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Pablo Morales founded FINIS in 1993 with a mission to simplify swimming for athletes, coaches, beginners and lifelong swimmers around the world. Today, FINIS fulfills that mission through technical innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education. FINIS products are currently available in over 80 countries. With a focus on innovation and the fine details of swimming, FINIS will continue to develop products that help more people enjoy the water.

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