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Millers players try out the Swimtag

4 February 2014

New initiative to help boost fitness...

Three Rotherham United stars team swapped the pitch for the pool last week to try out a revolutionary gadget to help swimmers reach their potential.

The players, along with Paul Warne, took to the pool at Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, where they got to test out the new Swimtag tool.

The Swimtag is electronic gadget that users can pick up from the centre to help monitor their technique and improve swimming ability. Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre is the first pool in Rotherham to have the Swimtag bands installed.

The Swimtag band is worn on the wrist and measures each stroke taken, calculating how many calories have been burnt as well as the distance travelled. It can also set targets, and programmes allowing people to use it to train. The tag will also keep people’s previous swims and compare them as soon as they enter the pool, so they can track improvement. 

People can also use the Swimtag to compete with other swimmers at the leisure centre for the best times over certain distances, as well as sharing their latest swims to social media.

Rotherham United’s, Conditioning Coach, Paul Warne said: “The Swimtag is a fantastic tool that can help monitor your swim and gives you handy information about your performance. 

“It really comes into its own however when signing onto the website, as you can take the data from your swim and can analyse it to devise a plan to make you an even better swimmer. This will be great addition to the players training programmes, and great for anyone wanting to achieve a goal or increase their levels of fitness".

To find out more about the Swimtag, contact Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre on 0114 2942580

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