Swim training, and swimming in general, has always been the trickiest part of triathlons for me. I spent the entire first season using a swim snorkel in practice and in races. In Season 2 I chucked the snorkel and gutted through the year, teaching myself to breathe. In Season 3, 2013, the aim is to be comfortable in the water, and that means drills ....
I had already started using paddles, the buoy, and a kickboard but had not yet tried fins. The folks at Kiefer were kind enough to send me a pair of their fins to try out and review. I have to say that I am very pleased with their product, not only for the quality, but for the price they are sold for.
The larger companies, most notable TYR and SPEEDO have similar tools of course, but in every instance they are more expensive. As a triathlete, we are already strapped with expenses like $400 watches and $2000 bikes. The last thing we need are more expenses. Kiefer does a great job of offering products for swimming that are on par quality wise with the larger companies, but at prices that don't make your jaw hit the floor.
From their website:
Kiefer has been devoted to teaching swimmers of all skill levels, and to keeping our customers safe, since our founding in 1947.
The staff here at Kiefer is comprised of forward thinkers and innovators. But most importantly, we are swimmers at heart. Our endless passion for swimming, and our devotion to safety, is what has made us successful for 65 years. Kiefer is committed to providing the highest quality service, and superior swimming products, to all of our customers. If our customers are unsatisfied with any Kiefer product then so are we. Our goal is to do everything we can to improve the quality of your life and to improve the quality of your swimming.
Kiefer's Customer Commitment
Kiefer has been devoted to customer satisfaction since our founding in 1947. We are committed to providing our customers with a positive shopping experience by:
- Being In Stock on 98% or more of all products
- Shipping Same Day on in-stock orders received by 3:00 pm CT
- Supplying Quality Products at Competitive Prices
- Providing Knowledgeable and Helpful customer service
- Offering our industry leading No Time Limit* return policy
Please take a moment to check out their site and products. I know you will be pleasantly surprised.