Lane Gainer™ Competitive Swim Belts with 30' of latex tubing are used for resistance and speed-assisted swim training by the best swimmers in the world. The 30' tube is design to stretch to 75'. Length and tension of tubing may be varied by adjusting size of tubing loop below six hole guide on the original belts. A reversing tether ring on the swimmer's belt allows for directional changes off the wall - so no stopping to turn around. This is very useful for IM training. Resistance swims are great for strength work early in the season. Speed-assist swims are great for finding best streamline positions and for fast high turn-over swims (without full exertion) during taper.
The Swim Belts are available in standard Blue tube resistance and elite Black tube resistance. Choose your option while ordering. Blue tube resistance is recommended for most high school programs. Black tube is used for nationally ranked high school swimmers and collegiate programs based on the purpose of the workout. Many collegiate programs use Blue. The black belts are a $10 upgrade.
Our swim belts have been used in swim programs around the world since 1984. They have been a reliable means of training highly competitive athletes. In the last few years we have started offering an additional safety mechanism on the swim belts. The tubing is very strong and dynamic, but by nature of use and environment it can break. The safety measure consists of a high-tensile rope being threaded internally through the tubing and serves the purpose of reducing risk of "snap-back" if the latex tubing breaks. We also label the belts with a two year tubing expiration date to safeguard against tubing being kept in-service for too long. The Internal Safety Rope ISR serves an important function although it has the down-side of wearing the tubing out much faster than the original swim belts without the ISR. Tests at NCAA D1 schools have shown the tubing with ISR lasts approximately half the time of the standard swim belts. The ISR is a $20 upgrade.
See the Swim Belt safety sheet for further detail.
Return Policy: Unopened packages are returnable up to 30 days after the product has been shipped.
Posted by Doug D. on 30th Oct 2014
My athletes love these. The ring allows for ease of turns in swimming fast both ways in the pool. The thicker walls allow for a longer lasting cord and seem to resist deterioration for longer.
Posted by Bob on 6th Jul 2014
Great for strengthening in the water.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jan 2014
We use these belts for our competitive USA Swim club. They are fantastic! High quality tubing and excellent belt. This is useful for resistance training or assisted swimming. We also use these to provide resistance off the blocks for swimmers to learn how to break out with speed. You will not regret this purchase!
Posted by John on 8th Aug 2011
I have been using a lane gainer for several years in the cheap all in one pools from WalMart and similar outlets. Have used it in a pool with a diameter of only 12' very well. I do recommend the frame sided units over the soft sided, the others tend to 'bounce' a bit. Just need something sturdy outside the pool to hook to. I do about 4-5 11-12 minute sets of different strokes, and while it's not an olympic training program, it gives me the chance to get a decent swim in a small backyard pool.