09. 16. 2008
Michael Phelps -- Home Swimmer
For all those Michael Phelps wannabes out there who don't happen to have an Olympic size pool in their backyard, get yourself a Home Swimmer. It's one of those swim-in-place gizmos, kind of like a treadmill for the pool.
I made my husband the guinea pig so he set it up ("easy" he reported) and in 5 minutes was swimming lengths in our tiny Californian pool. Kevin liked that the velcro belt was comfortable and adjustable, the resistance was good; and it was lightweight (in fact, it weighs only 5 pounds and comes with a mesh bag for travel). Designed to adapt to above-ground, in-ground, outdoor, and indoor pools, but not jacuzzis.
His only suggestion was that Home Swimmer might want to include a screw system as well to anchor the device. Oh yeah, and that we get solar panels to heat the pool.