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Video: The Ultimate Stocking Stuffers for the Triathlete Swimmer in your life (part 1)

Posted Dec 02 2011 4:33pm

Getting that perfect Holiday gift for the triathlete swimmer in your life is not easy...that is until today. In this video EMT contributor  Dave Erickson provides you with the top stocking suffers that will make any endurance athlete jump for joy when they see what Santa brought them.

Christmas shopping for the multisport athlete(s) in the family is actually pretty easy unless they're sponsored, in that case maybe they should be hooking you up?!  If they're not sponsored then you have lots of options and many of the items they want can fit nicely in their stockings over the fireplace.

Below is my list of Christmas stocking stuffers for swimmers plus a direct link to where you can buy each, most from   Not everything on this list fits in a sock but most of it will.  Happy shopping!

Speedo Silicone Swim Cap ($6):   Lightweight and durable cap that is designed to hold a dome shape and rounded fit with no wrinkles, which reduces drag. The silicone allows the head to breathe for a more comfortable fit and can be stretched to more than double its original size. Quick and easy to take on and off without snagging hair.

TYR Technoflex 4.0 Performance Goggle ($10):   Features breakthrough technology to customize the feel and structure of the goggle. This technology allows different harnesses of Thermo Plastic Rubber or TPR to be placed in specific locations. Softer TPR around the face and firmer TPR along the nosebridge and around the lens. Optically clear, shatter resistant Lexan polycarbonate lenses are UV protected and anti-fog coated. Ratchet side clips allow for easy tightening of headstrap.

Speedo Pull Buoy ($10):  This is a great training tool to build strength and endurance during your lap work outs.  "Train on and train strong with Speedo", the water experts and most popular swim brand in the world!

Speedo Competition II Kickboard ($22) :  Dual density foam offers maximum comfort and support.  Great for single arm and sidekick workouts.  Strengthens legs and reduces shoulder stress.  Ergonomic design.  Lightweight and durable EVA foam.

Speedo Optimus Swim Training Fins ($20-$25):  Train more effectively with the Optimus Training Fins. The notched fin distributes force more evenly during a kicking cycle, allows for the natural uninterrupted flow of a flutter kick. The slip resistant treat on the heel keep feet stable on the bottom and sides of the pool.

Speedo Contoured Swim Paddles ($15):  Contoured swim paddles help to develop proper stroke mechanics.  These are contoured to fit any hand and reduce fatigue.  Great training aid to improve freestyle stroke and gain muscle endurance. 

  Speedo Aqua Fit Training Swim Gloves ($15-$20):  Speedo's Aquatic Fitness Gloves provide increased resistance in water for greater toning and strengthening of muscles and cardiovascular exercise for your heart and lungs. Made from neoprene, the gloves feature webbed fingers, a rubber palm, and adjustable wrist closure. You'll get smoother movement in water for a more comfortable upper body workout and increased propulsion through the water.  
Finis Swimmer's Snorkel ($30):  With the Freestyle Snorkel, swimmers can focus on freestyle stroke technique without interruption.  The curved shape design promotes proper head position, with the eyes down. Relax in the water by maintaining proper body alignment and improve stroke technique for maximum efficiency. With reinforced stability, the Freestyle Snorkel allows swimming with a full range of motion, including flip turns.

TYR Sport Men's Square Leg Short Swim Suit $25):   The TYR Square Leg's 3" inseam was created to provide a middle length between our Racer and Jammer. The Square Leg features a flat braided drawcord that stays tied without slipping or breaking.   80%Nylon/20% Lycra Lined.

TYR Sport Women's Solid Diamondback Swim Suit ($40):  80% nylon, 20% Lycra

FINIS SwiMP3.1G Waterproof MP3 Player ($100):   Ideal for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers, and anyone else involved in general water activities, the Finis SwiMP3 1G waterproof MP3 player allows you to listen to music underwater. Unlike  standard waterproof MP3 players--which transmit sound through the air or water and produce only a muffled noise when submerged--the SwiMP3 1G relies on your bones to conduct the sound.

Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier ($10):   Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

TYR Alliance Team II Backpack ($50):   The TYR Alliance Team Backpack II offers a new twist to an old classic with numerous new features. Large interior compartment with improved zipper function holds all your swim gear and post swim clothing. Larger dry compartment opening for quicker drying less smell. Two exterior suit hanging carabiners. Reinforced interior pockets. iPod pocket. Goggle saver pocket on inside pouch. Weighs 2 lbs, 12oz. Pack dimensions: 21" tall x 14" wide x 6" deep.

What else might you add to this list?  Leave me a comment below and please share this article. Remember to follow me on twitter   and see more than 490 original swim, bike, run and athlete interview videos on my 


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