Finger lap counter £13.50 + 95p P&P

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12/05/2004 at 14:29
You may all be aware of this company Swimshop but I got their catalogue today and it has a few neat training devices. The lap counter above and something called Timewindow which attaches to one "lens" of your goggles and allows you to view a digital counter which counts up to 20 minutes and is meant to be easy to star/stop. All for £31.50.

They sell loads of other training aids/swimwear etc and seem fairly priced. I got the catalogue as part of taking out membership for Swimfit so I'd assume they endorse Swimshop. They don't have a website but have an email address sales@swimshop.co.uk or phone (01582) 562111 where you can probably request a catalogue.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
12/05/2004 at 14:31
Thanks Dodge, ill have a look.

HUD (Head Up Display) on goggles wow - do they sell torpedo's?
12/05/2004 at 19:20
i'll take two!
12/05/2004 at 19:55
Swimshop also have quite a few books/videos and cdroms.

TAI the finger lap counter is a ring and does look easy to use.
Monique    pirate
12/05/2004 at 20:33
I used my finger lap counter for the first time today and it recorded the entire swim, but then would only give me the first 8 laps and the total. Do I need to actually read the instructions or have I bought a basic model?
12/05/2004 at 20:47
i WANT one !
12/05/2004 at 20:59
P&P is 95p for orders up to £75 above that it's free.

ed I thought you wanted two?
12/05/2004 at 21:15
hmmm i'm confused... how many fingers have i got?
12/05/2004 at 22:20
13/05/2004 at 07:58
Anyone know where the counters might be available online
13/05/2004 at 09:09
knew i'd seen them somewhere..


that look the same? dodge? wolfie?
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
13/05/2004 at 09:16
are there any english sites that sell them?
13/05/2004 at 09:17
not that i've found...
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
13/05/2004 at 09:28
or could you wear a waterproof watch with laps/splits and hit that button each time.
would record how many laps, and times of each and total swim time.
might try that today.
will let you know
13/05/2004 at 09:31
well that works... but requires two hands every time you turn.
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
13/05/2004 at 09:44
cant do swim turns, so it wouldnt bother me
13/05/2004 at 09:54
me either.
13/05/2004 at 10:14
Same sort of device as the one in the catalogue ed but the swimshop one is made by WIN.
13/05/2004 at 10:23
swimshop have always been very good to order from. Doesn't matter how small the order. Have also used them for uni club stuff, if you get a club account (v easy and costs nothing to set up) eg with tri club or persuade local masters club etc. you get 20percent discount off nearly everything
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
13/05/2004 at 13:43
well back from my swim

learnt a few things

using a watch works

my watch is definately waterproof!

you can hear the beep when you press the button under water, doing breast stroke or crawl.

not so easy doing back stroke, didnt hear a beep then discovered I hadnt hit the button hard enough so at the end I had to add the laps on, cos some laps were double time

think a bit of fine tuning is needed, but saved myself £15

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