Leave it to a lifeguard to perfect professional swimmers’ training methods! All that time on the stand paid off for designer Pratik Bendale who created the Hydra resistance trainer after observing a few problems with his college team’s techniques.
Unlike awkward parachutes and bulky weights, Hydra utilizes an innovative pulley system connected to a resistance machine on land. Athletes only have to attach the standard waste harness and set their desired resistance. Designed to be set on the edge of the pull, users will find that it’s easy to access even from the water. While swimming, it frees the user of cumbersome equipment so they can focus on technique while giving their muscles much needed resistance.
Designer: Pratik Bendale