Swimmer snorkels serve a variety of purposes for the recreational swimmer, the tri-athlete and the master swimmer. Why swim with a snorkel?
Stroke development − concentrating on arm stroke or kick in isolation while not concentrating on breathing technique can allow the swimmer to improve those aspects of their stroke. A swim snorkle allows the swimmer to perform a variety of drills related to balance and stroke timing and add breathing technique later.
Getting Enough Air
Difficulties getting sufficient air − some swimmers, even with good technique have difficulty getting sufficient air at higher levels of exertion, and are limited in the cardio vascular level they can attain. Swimmers with limited flexibility − swimmers who have experience injury or have difficulty in rotating to breathe can still enjoy a good workout using a Swimmer's Snorkel.
Examples of Swim Snorkels are the Finis Center Mount Swimmer's Snorkel, and the Finis Freestyle Swimmer's Snorkel. The Finis Inc Center Mount Swimmer's Snorkel is an over the face design that allows a swimmer to use goggles while swimming with a snorkel. The design of the Finis Swimmer Snorkel reduces drag and tension otherwise felt with side mount snorkels.
The Finis Inc Freestyle Swimmer's Snorkel is the latest evolution to the Swimmer's Snorkel and is the first snorkel designed specifically for freestyle swimmers. The advanced shape of the Finis Freestyle Swimmer's Snorkel fits closer to the face and does not rotate at the mouthpiece for a more streamlined fit with less resistance and increased stability.
A Swim Snorkel Cardio Cap can be added to increase a swimmer's workload by 40%, therefore increasing lung capacity with continued snorkel training.