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Take control of your stroke rate: placed under your swim cap, the Finis Tempo Trainer Pro beeps an exact stroke tempo to you - simply swim and time your stroke to the beep!
The Tempo Trainer Pro is our number one piece of coaching equipment used throughout Swim Smooth from the squads in Perth through to our training plans and use with the Swim Smooth Guru. It's very easy to use but such a powerful way to develop your swimming!
Paul Newsome Introduces The Tempo Trainer Pro
'Swimming Beepers' such as the Tempo Trainer Pro are fantastic tools to help you develop your swimming. They operate in two simple ways:
A) In 'Stroke Rate Mode' program in a strokes per minute figure (e.g. 60 SPM), place the Tempo Trainer under your swim cap and you will hear it beep the stroke rhythm to you as you swim; all you need to do is time your strokes to the beep as your hands enter the water. You can easily lower or raise your stroke rate slightly to find the sweet spots in your stroke efficiency. Set your Tempo Trainer Pro to mode 3 to do this.
B) In 'Lap Interval Mode' (modes 1 or 2 on the Tempo Trainer Pro) set the Tempo Trainer to a speed that you wish to swim at per 25m (or 25yd or 33m in those pools). Like a 'beep test' in the gym you then simply pace your swim so that you are pushing off on each lap on the beep. Most swimmers have very poor pacing, starting to fast and then fading which greatly harms their performances. In fact many swimmers set PBs the very first time they use a stroke beeper for this reason!
The Tempo Trainer Pro Is Super Easy To Use:
Tempo Trainer Pro Quick Facts
- Audible Beep : Loud enough to hear in and out of water
- Adjustable: Tempo can be adjusted by 1/100 of a second
- Replaceable Battery : Allows for an extended life
- Sync Button : Synchronise the device to a pace clock or stopwatch
- 3 Modes : Single beep from to 0.20 seconds to 99.99 seconds, Triple beep from 1 second to 9:59 minutes, Single beep in strokes/strides per minute
- Perfect for Pacing : Consistent stroke tempo eliminates lulls in races or workouts
- Multi Sport : Applicable for swimming, biking, running and more
- Floatation : Unit floats in water
- Small Convenient Size : Easily place under swim cap
- Dryland Clip Included : Use the removable clip to secure to clothing (not recommended for use in water)
Value For Money
|Approximate Olympic Distance Triathlon Time Saving:|
|Bike:||Aero Helmet||$200+||30 seconds|
|Bike:||Aero Wheels||$1200+||1-3 minutes|
|Run:||Racing Flats||$100+||10-20 seconds|
|Swim:||Tempo Trainer Pro||$50||Improved Rhythm & Timing: 1-3 minutes*
Better Pacing Skills: 1-3 minutes*
Fitness (Improved Training Quality): 1-2 mins*
|*typical times saved after training consistently with a swimming beeper|
Your Virtual Training Partner
In lap-interval mode The Tempo Trainer makes a perfect training partner through training sets.
Dial in the pace per lap you wish to hold and simply swim so that you turn and push-off on the beep.
Press the top-button to start any swim or let the Tempo Trainer time your rest interval too.
Super motivating and takes all the stress out of timing and pacing your swims!
A stroke rate beeper is the most effective way available to remove dead spots and pauses from your stroke technique.
Deadspots are brought about by technique work focusing too much on gliding. This lowers your stroke rate and greatly harms your sense of rhythm. Use a Tempo Trainer Pro to progressively lift your stroke rate and remove the deadspot in your stroke - it's the key to faster and more efficient swimming!
For more details about developing your stroke technique using stroke rate, see our key article Rhythm, Timing And Stroke Rate In Swimming.
And for a full introduction to Overgliding, see here.