11 Personal Best Swim

Updated on: November 2020

Personal Best Swim in 2020


Speed Hound Triathlete's #1 Choice Swim Buoy (Highlighter Yellow, X-Large 28L)

Speed Hound Triathlete's #1 Choice Swim Buoy (Highlighter Yellow, X-Large 28L)
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

LEAP Professional Digital Sports Stopwatch Timer, Waterproof and Shockproof Stopwatch with Extra Large Number Display, Great for School Community or Personal, Track Field Events and Swim Events

LEAP Professional Digital Sports Stopwatch Timer, Waterproof and Shockproof Stopwatch with Extra Large Number Display, Great for School Community or Personal, Track Field Events and Swim Events
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • LARGE DISPLAY : LEAP Stopwatch with large screen and extra large number for Sports Coach, easy to view time and record data.
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN: Stopwatch is ergonomically designed for your hands, you will feel comfortable and flexible when you press the button.
  • SPLIT MODE: Our Stopwatch features split mode allowing you to view a period time while continuing to run the total time.
  • ACCURATE TIMING : Our stopwatch ensures 1/100 second accuracy. For Kids Game Competition or Profession Sports Match.
  • DURABLE STOPWATCH: Our stopwatch has been professionally tested that the buttons can be pressed over million times and the battery can last 5 years on standby status. We also provide you a 46” black lanyard.

Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentoring, and Next Level Success

Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentoring, and Next Level Success
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Swim Buddy Touring Pink Personal Swim Float for Open Water Swimming, Superior Puncture Resistant Material, Extremely High Visibility

Swim Buddy Touring Pink Personal Swim Float for Open Water Swimming, Superior Puncture Resistant Material, Extremely High Visibility
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • New fluorescent high visibility pink colour significantly reduces chances of being run over by watercraft, while providing easy monitoring by supporters and floatation if necessary when fatigued or anxious.
  • Next generation durable dual valve system with dual inflatable chambers adds margin of safety in the unlikely event one chamber deflates.
  • Store small items inside, full dry bag capabilities to store electronics, keys, sunglasses, clothing, towel, flip flops, etc.
  • Easy set up and inflation/deflation. Adjustable waist belt. Does not interfere with swim stroke, and provides virtually no drag while swimming.
  • Extra heavy-duty superior PVC nylon materials with reinforced stitching

Agirlgle Swim Buoy, Swim Bubble for Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes, 20L Storage Swimming Life-Saving Dry Drift Bag for Kayakers, Highly Visible Buoy Float for Safe Swim Training (Orange)

Agirlgle Swim Buoy, Swim Bubble for Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes, 20L Storage Swimming Life-Saving Dry Drift Bag for Kayakers, Highly Visible Buoy Float for Safe Swim Training (Orange)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • VISIBILITY IN OPEN WATER: The brightly-colored Swim Buoy is exceptionally noticeable to boaters, jet skis, paddlers, surfers and some say, can be visible from space. Improve your visibility to avoid getting decapitated by a jet ski or a speed boat. Swimmers in black wetsuits are virtually invisible in the open water - Agirlgle Swim Buoy will display your prominently in the murky waters of the Loch Ness Lake - even the Loch Ness Monster will not confuse you for a tasty harbour seal.
  • ULTRA LIGHTWEIGHT: The Swim Bubble gently tows behind you without pulling you back or adding extra drag to your swim. The Swim Bubble provides reassurance for safer swimmers by adding extra visibility and floatation, in case you cramp up or simply need rest. The Swim Bubble is light (10oz) so it will be easy to bring with you on a paddleboard or kayak trip. While this buoy and bubble safe swim series add to your swim safety, they do not replace a personal flotation device (PFD) or a life vest.
  • 100% WATERPROOF: There is one compartment for storage, keeps your valuables safe, perfect solution for what to do with your valuables while swimming or snorkeling off the beach, so you don't have to hide them, and worry about your valuables getting stolen on the beach anymore. You could put the sunglasses, sunscreen, body glide, extra cap and goggles, running shoes, socks and clothes, diving mask, snorkel, camera, water shoes, iPod. etc.
  • GREAT OPEN WATER SWIM AID: Swimming alone in open water may cause you to hold back a little something so you had enough to get back to shore. With this swim buoy, you have the assurance that no matter where you are, you can always take a break if needed, just hug your buoy!
  • IMPROVED MONITORING OF ATHLETES: If you want to keep an eye on your buddies or loved ones, or make sure that other swimmers are still in the race, spectators, officials, and lifeguards alike will appreciate the ability to see the swimmers from afar. If you put your cell phone in, you can have your phone sharing your GPS location via MapMyRun or RunKeeper or Garmin Connect apps too to track exactly how far you swam AND to broadcast your location in the water.

Sea Otter Swim

Sea Otter Swim
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

Swim Buddy Racer II Pink Personal Swim Float for Open Water Swimming

Swim Buddy Racer II Pink Personal Swim Float for Open Water Swimming
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • New fluorescent high visibility pink colour significantly reduces chances of being run over by watercraft, while providing easy monitoring by supporters and floatation if necessary when fatigued or anxious.
  • Next generation durable dual valve system with dual inflatable chambers adds margin of safety in the unlikely event one chamber deflates.
  • Easy set up and inflation/deflation. Adjustable waist belt. Does not interfere with swim stroke, and provides virtually no drag while swimming.
  • Extra heavy-duty superior PVC nylon materials with reinforced stitching

Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim: A Personal Guide to Choosing Your Legit Path to Recovery

Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim: A Personal Guide to Choosing Your Legit Path to Recovery
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Rave Youth Nylon Personal Flotation Device (Blue/Yellow) Young Person Life Vest

Rave Youth Nylon Personal Flotation Device (Blue/Yellow) Young Person Life Vest
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Fits Chest sizes - Youth 25"-29" chest (64-74cm)
  • Best fits 50-90lbs (23-41kg) fitting most youth weight sizes
  • United States Coat Guard Approved - USCG Approved
  • Durable Nylon with soft foam core for comfort.
  • Type II PFD - Personal flotation device.
  • 3 sure-lock buckles for proper safety to keep parents at ease.
  • Large armholes for added, all day comfort in the water

Swimfan

Swimfan
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
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New Wave Swim Bubble for Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes - Be Bright, Be Seen & Be Safer with New Wave While Swimming Outdoors with This Safety Swim Buoy Tow Float (Fluo Orange)

New Wave Swim Bubble for Open Water Swimmers and Triathletes - Be Bright, Be Seen & Be Safer with New Wave While Swimming Outdoors with This Safety Swim Buoy Tow Float (Fluo Orange)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • New Wave Swim Bubble is the ultralight swim buoy that provides a safe way to float and rest during your swims. New Wave Swim Bubble is the best open water swim buoy for those looking for a simple swimming buoy without any additional weight-adding features.
  • The Bubble is similar to the original New Wave Swim Buoy but it is crafted without the attached dry bag compartment. We know not everyone needs to bring their wallet, car keys and cellphone with them for their Ironman training swims. The Bubble swim safety buoy is larger, more buoyant, and lighter than its predecessor, the New Wave Swim Buoy.
  • The Swim Bubble gently tows behind you without pulling you back or adding extra drag to your swim. The Swim Bubble provides reassurance for safer swimmers by adding extra visibility and floatation, in case you cramp up or simply need rest. The Swim Bubble is light (8oz) so it will be easy to bring with you on a paddleboard or kayak trip. While the New Wave buoy and bubble safe swim series add to your swim safety, they do not replace a personal flotation device (PFD) or a life vest.
  • Swimmers in black wetsuits are virtually invisible in the open water, but the New Wave Swim Bubble will display your location prominently. Pair this brightly-colored swim float with a New Wave swim cap to be exceptionally noticeable. Be Bright & Be Seen by speed boats and jet skis to avoid getting decapitated. Some have even said this swimmers buoy may be visible from space, but that might just be due to advancements in satellite technology.
  • The New Wave series of triathlon training buoys help make you a safer swimmer by combining utility with visibility. This New Wave buoy is essentially a lifeguard float which will help track or log your swims with a coach, lifeguard or swim buddy.

Baby Swimming Lessons in the Chicago Metropolitan Area

For many parents, it's difficult to locate a good place for infant swimming classes - after all, it's the health of the child in their hands. Here's a guide to some of the best baby swimming lesson available in Chicago.

Aquababies

Aquababies is located at the Galter Life Center. This class focuses not only on teaching your children to swim, but also on how you as a parent can continue to teach your infants swimming in a safe and healthy way. The water is quite warm at 90 F, so it is well suited to keeping babies comfortable. This is an 8 week course, with the fee varyiing from 60 to 80$, depending on your membership. Check out the Galter Life Center webpage for a list of programs, including Aquababies.

Evanston Athletic Club

The Evanston Athletic Club is another membership place in Chicago that offers very good baby swimming courses with a lot of variety. They have both "group swims" available for infants, classes divided by age (differing between an infant and a toddler) and also water orientation courses, which are not necessarily to teach an infant how to swim but just to get used to the idea of being in the water. For more information, including pricing and availability, check out their complete pool program list here, or for membership information, the Evanston Athletic Club's main website here.

YMCA

YMCA is one of the largest such clubs in the country, and it has a variety of clubs available in the Chicago area. One of their many services is to offer a variety of swimming lessons for infants and toddlers, if only for infants over the age of 6 months. Available lessons and pricings vary by your local YMCA chapter. For finding your local YMCA in the Chicago metropolitan area, check out their handy YMCA locator.

Chicago Parks District

If you don't want to deal with expensive membership fees, of course, you still have options. The Chicago Parks District offers a variety of swimming lessons for children of all ages in both indoor and outdoor pools. The available lessons and the price vary considerably by the park, but there are enough options-and satisfying prices-to work with any parent who just wants to teach their baby to swim. Locate the Chicago Park pool nearest you and find their schedules using this handy locator guide.

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