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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.

For a quick demo video, click here. $89.99 at Home Swimmer and Amazon.

Posted by Evan    Category: body | home | novelty
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