Functional Training Tool
The Water Gear Padded ECO Swim Bar is great for training, water aerobics, or as a rehabilitation aid. The buoyant bar can be used to add flotation and support in deep water. Or it can be used during strength training routines to enhance muscles throughout the arms, back, chest and abs. The foam barbell consists of a 27" bar with 6" foam buoys on both ends. The ECO Swim Bar's barebones design allows it to be used for a wide range of exercises and drills. Pair the Water Gear product with a set of leg weights, such as the All Pro Aquatic Ankle Weights, to give yourself a complete workout.
Easy to Use
The ECO Swim Bar features padded handgrips that add comfort to the simple bar's design. The pads keep hands happy and reduces the white knuckle effect often seen when using other gripped devices. Since there is no 'wrong way' to use the Water Gear bar, the foam barbell is easy to use no matter your skill level. Adults will love incorporating it into their current aqua aerobics routine and kids are sure to enjoy the bar's buoyant properties when working on essential swimming skills. But, keep in mind that, this not a lifesaving device and a children should always be supervised when in the water. If you're in the market for something a bit larger that can produce even more resistance, you might be better suited with the Hydro-Fit Aquatic Sports/Therapy Bar. It extends an extra 3" (to 30" total) and features ultra buoyant double floats on each end.
The Water Gear Padded ECO Swim Bar's foam buoys are made from durable, heat-sealed foam. This process gives the foam high levels of strength and chip-resistance, all the while keeping it soft to the touch. The material will not absorb water and, with proper care, can last you swim season after swim season. This foam barbell is the economical choice in Water Gear's swim bar line. The Water Gear Padded EVA Swim Bar features the same versatile design, yet is made from closed cell, EVA foam that is guaranteed to not absorb water or chip.
The AquaGear Opinion
The Water Gear Padded ECO Swim Bar was a huge success in the AquaGear pool because it is such an incredibly versatile training tool. It's so easy to use that testers thought it would be ideal for the entire family to have on hand. The ECO Swim Bar's ultra buoyant design provided an excellent amount of flotation, as well as resistance. To keep the bar looking great and lasting as long as possible, be sure to properly care for the device's foam. Rinse the ECO Bar after every use to protect the material from the harmful effects of chlorine. Be sure to store the your Water Gear Swim Bar in a cool, dry place and away from direct sunlight. Also, please keep in mind that this is not a lifesaving device.
The Bottom Line
No matter how you use your time in the pool - whether you participate in water aerobics or fitness swimming - the Water Gear Padded ECO foam can help add dimension to your current workout.