Halo Swim Training System includes: 1 Halo™ fold down swim bench with headrest and finish brush features 1 Halo™ Template 1 SPHandle Sports Vector Tube Trainer 1 Pacing device 40-240 beat and lite This Swim System address three key components of competitive swimming. The templates teach and reinforce "high elbow catch" sometimes called EVF - early vertical forearm - a crucial technique to middle and long distance freestyle. The tubing simulates proper force application because its progressive resistive nature carries over to acceleration through the underwater stroke path - and the metronome can benchmark and target the turnover or cycle rate appropriate for each swimmer and each stroke.
* Please select Halo™ Template Size A= 22"-24" B= 25"-27" C= 28"-30" D= 31"-33" E= 34"-36" F= 37"+
* Please select Tubing Resistance: Light Resistance Tubing (yellow), Medium Resistance Tubing (red), or Heavy Resistance Tubing (blue)
* Please select Pacing Equipment: Metronome or Tempo Trainer +$35.00
Posted by Lew Kidder, Tri Coach on 21st Mar 2013
“Most race minutes saved per training dollar spent”
Lew Kidder, Publisher (retired) and Tri-Coach
Posted by Bill Kircher on 5th Dec 2012
Finally found a dryland training device that helps one learn the "stroke" pattern. I would recommend using this device initially without the resistance bands to help ingrain the correct stroke pattern.
Posted by Jen Scott on 3rd Sep 2012
So far I really love this bench and halo system! it is easy to put together and store as well. At first it seemed really easy then 15 reps later I felt muscles I haven't used in a while. I am glad I purchased this.
Posted by Ernie Maglischo on 24th May 2012
Dear Craig - I must say that I am very impressed by your Halo Swim Bench. I have felt for a long time now that shoulder adduction is the propulsive arm motion used by most world-class swimmers during the insweep (middle underwater portion) of every stroke. Your Halo template is the only device I have seen that encourages swimmers to use the correct shoulder adduction motion during the insweep. The design and transparency of the Halo template guides the swimmer to pull correctly in a semi-circular path with a high elbow throughout the insweep.
Congratulations on inventing such a useful training device.
-- Ernie Maglischo, Author SWIMMING FASTEST
Posted by Kathy Rakel on 12th Apr 2011
The timeline says it all:
2007: applied for Air Force Triathlon Team and was not selected b/c I was new to triathlon and too slow (former basketball player & golfer)
Dec 2010: began using HALO trainer after Sheila Taormina's swim clinic and after reading her book, Call the Suit
Apr 2011: overall female winner at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship and first person ever to claim this title with the fastest swim, bike, AND run splits!
I never would have imagined having the fastest swim split at a race where a few years earlier I was too inexperienced to even earn a position on the starting line. I am now out swimming athletes who were recruited swimmers in college. Consistent use of the HALO has resulted in significantly faster swimming both in the pool and in the open water!