Great Teaching Device
While other floatation belts work on core strength and provide support for water workouts, the Water Gear Instructional Swim Belt is ideal for novice swimmers and aqua joggers. The adjustable floats can be evenly distributed around the waist for overall support, can be centered on the front for back flotation practice, or even gathered towards the back the ideal prone positioning for newer swimmers. The belt helps take the worry out of learning to swim and keeps the arms free and unobstructed.
Unique 4-Module Design
Most other water belts rely on uniform, fully wrapping floats to give buoyancy to the user. The Water Gear Aqua Trim Belt is a classic example of an even distribution belt. And while the Trim Belt is perfect for swimmers who are comfortable in the water, more novice swimmers might feel more at ease with a bit more versatility in their water belt. The Instructional Swim Beltís 4-Module design allows swimmers to adjust and move the floats to where they are needed most. The modules are threaded onto the nylon belt and can easily be adjusted and moved around both in and out of the water. This design is ideal for teaching the basics of swimming, like floating on your back or stomach. If you feel that the 4-Module swim belt design just isnít enough for you or your student, upgrade to the Water Gear Professional Swim Belt 5-Module design. It uses the same principles as the Instructional Swim Belt, but offers swimmers a thicker belt and extra flotation module, resulting in more overall support and buoyancy.
Made from soft, comfortable, closed cell EVA foam, the beltís modules are specifically designed to not chip, break or absorb water. The 60Ē nylon belt easily buckles and stays securely fastened. Its durable and long-lasting design means that it can be used on a daily basis, swim season after swim season. Be sure to dry and store the portable training device properly. If youíre training sessions have you on the go, throw the 4-module swim belt into a Water Gear Elite Backpack. This large, heavy-duty swimmers pack has separate compartments for both dry and wet gear and is the ideal bag for storing all your pool accessories.
The AquaGear Opinion
The AquaGear pool was ready for some floatation belt action when testers strapped on the Instructional Swim Belt and hopped in. Swimmers immediately remarked at how simple the device was to put on, wear, adjust and use. Its no-nonsense design is simple, clean, and effective. Testers thought that the beltís compact size would make it ideal for travel and for those swimmers who are constantly switching up their training location. And while it does give quite a bit of floatation, new swimmers should never be left unsupervised in the water with the belt.
The Bottom Line
No matter if youíre just learning to swim or youíre in charge of teaching the basics of swimming, the Water Gear Instructional Swim Belt is a great learning device to always have on hand.