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Halo™ Swim Training System

  • HALO Swim Bench addresses several elements of stroke technique, swim specific strength and crucial turnover/tempo rates important in the overall successful swimming equation.
  • The Halo System includes the following features:  A fold-down 304-Stainless Steel bench with a headrest for correct streamline position, a printed see-through template that guides you into a proper Catch and the zones for Power and Finish in the stroke path - plus Hand-Pitch orientation lines so you push water in the right direction, a set of Halo Sphandle™ resistance tubing that promotes acceleration in the stroke pull pattern, a Halo HEAT and adjustable Finish Brushes that make the use of a metronome meaningful for stroke turn-over/tempo work. The HALO may appear like a simple tool, but it has many build-in features that address important elements in the equation to swim faster.
  • One template comes with the $499.00 Halo swim bench package. Select the size that fits you best. The right fit will optimize your Catch and will keep your back and lats engaged as you pull through the Power phase of the stroke. Additional templates are available when purchasing the system. Coaches of adult athletes most often use the C-D-E templates. Round down to the nearest alpha-range if measurement is a fraction. 
Call 800-443-8946 with questions.
  • HALO's templates have been re-designed! (2016) They still address the crucial "Catch" of the original template, and the new shape better defines that Catch zone, yet our research revealed a stroke path after the Catch that better mimics the best swimmers in the world. We observed both live and on tape five world record holders that persuaded us to do the re-design. We believe it will help you swim faster and more efficiently, because it gets you to the Catch and then puts you in the most powerful position to execute the rest of the stroke. Our instructions will take you through the stroke, color-coded, point-by-point. We think you'll like it ! (bare with us as we upgrade photos across the various platforms)
  • Halo Sphandles : "Sphandle" combines both a open hand swim paddle grip and a closed hand fist-grip into one set of tubing.  Depending on your desired exercise, the Spandles will accommodate swim specific pulls for stroke work and hand grip pulls for rotator cuff and/or general exercises.  The Sphandles™ have a webbing loop that floats along the 10' length of tubing that can be used to attach the tubing to most stationary fixtures.
  • HALO H.E.A.T. ™ is the newest addition to the HALO circle of products.
H.E.A.T. is an acronym for High Elbow Attached Tubing; Tubing that targets the lats and upper-back like a sniper. HEAT brings the tubing user-experience to an entirely different level and you are going to "love the burn". You can use HEAT alone, but we suggest combining HEAT with the standard hand-grip HALO/SPHandle tubing to create a matrix of work-out sets that will fire up any Swimmer or Triathlete.  You can do elbow only sets, hand only sets and sets using both HEAT and Sphandles at the same time which will help you find the perfect balance in the perfect pull! Ready to swim fast ? Turn up the HEAT !
  • The HALO system comes with a standard metronome - a simple musical device to divide time into beats per minute.  You have the option to upgrade the metronome to a Finis Tempo Trainer Pro that can be used in the water (and the bike and run too).
  • Optional Discounted Addition to Halo Swim System : 

The new and improved Tempo Trainer Pro now comes with:
    Sync Button • Replaceable Battery • Additional 3rd Mode: Strokes-Per-Minute • and Now it Floats
The small waterproof device easily secures under a swimmer’s cap and transmits an audible tempo beep. Athletes use the beep to train smarter and discover their perfect pace. The advanced unit also has a new Sync button and a new mode strokes/strides per minute for increased functionality. The Tempo Trainer Pro includes a clip for dry land exercise. See full description in Swimming section of website.
  • The "finish brushes" adjust along both edges of the HALO bench to ensure consistent stroke length each pull. This is important especially while doing tempo work because stroke length must be maintained in order for stroke turn-over rate to be meaningful.
  • You can use the HALO for quick swim technique tune-ups, for 5-15 minute warm-up/warm-downs before or after your run or bike, or for complete swim workouts.
One of the best features of the HALO is the time savings it gives you by not going back and forth to the pool or open water.
Lew Kidder said " The HALO gives you the most race minutes saved for training dollars spent in triathlon training gear. " 
You won't make a better investment in your training - we guarantee improvement and satisfaction - or your money back.
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  • Keeping it fun !
  • Olympic Swim Team Captain and 3x Gold medalist Peter "PVK" Vanderkaay helps promote HALO
  • Peter "PVK" Vanderkaay demonstrates High Elbow Catch utilizing the patented Halo template system
35.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

contains latex

Halo™ Swim Training System includes: 1 Halo™ fold down swim bench with headrest and finish brushes, 1 Halo™ Template, 1 Halo™ SPHandle , 1 Halo™ HEAT and 1 Pacing device 40-240 beat. This Swim System address three key components of competitive swimming. The templates teach and reinforce "high elbow catch" sometimes called EVF - early vertical forearm - a crucial technique to middle and long distance freestyle. The Halo™ SPHandle and Halo™ HEAT tubing simulates proper force application because its progressive resistive nature carries over to acceleration through the underwater stroke path - and the metronome can benchmark and target the turnover or cycle rate appropriate for each swimmer and each stroke. Lane Gainer Sports is the manufacturer of the HALO™ brand products.

* Please select  Halo™ Template Size  A= 22"-24" B= 25"-27" C= 28"-30" D= 31"-33" E= 34"-36" F= 37"+

* Please select Halo™ SPHandle : Light Resistance Tubing (yellow), Medium Resistance Tubing (red), or Heavy Resistance Tubing (blue)

* Please select Halo™ HEAT: Light Resistance Tubing (yellow), Medium Resistance Tubing (red), or Heavy Resistance Tubing (blue)

* Please select Pacing Equipment:  Metronome  or Tempo Trainer PRO upgrade +$35.00


Dimensions of swim bench folded, ready for storage with headrest removed: 40" Length x 10"Width x 10" Height in inches (102 Length x 26 Width x 26 Height in centimeters)

Dimensions of swim bench set up for use with headrest in place: 60" Length x 24" Width x 23" Height in inches (153 Length x 61 Width x 59 Height in centimeters)

Warranty Information

The HALO swim bench comes with a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. You may return the product for any reason. Return shipping at customers expense.
The HALO swim bench is guaranteed against product defects or failure for 2 years from date of purchase. Beyond this time frame, refer to customer service.
The HALO is made from 304 stainless steel and 6061 aluminum components that will last many years with minimal care. We are confident you will be pleased with the quality and workmanship of the swim bench.

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Product Reviews

  1. Aha Moment 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 27th Oct 2015

    I first used the Halo Swim Training system when I was at Univeristy of Michigan with Coaches Jim Richardson and Bob Bowman. Helped me understand how to eliminate the S-Curve underwater pull and swim using the 21st century straight pull line technique. My underwater catch became more efficient and powerful due to the Halo.

  2. Halo trainer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jul 2014

    Great training tool. Easy to set up. Seemed easy at first but I was feeling it later.

  3. Halo Bench is Great Teaching & Training Tool 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Aug 2013

    I have found the Halo to be a great teaching tool for swimmers trying to make technique changes as well as an outstanding conditioner to build endurance power.

    It's quite interesting how different it feels on the bench vs. just using bands from a standing position. You can work on keeping the posture line much straighter.

    The Halo really helps people learn to pull with higher elbows and shallower hands which is critical for power and stroke rate which equals increased speed!

    It's definitely a better bang for the buck than a VASA trainer, and takes up WAY less room which is a really important thing for my already overloaded garage.

    I started re-using the Halo to get ready for the 2013 Masters Nationals after breaking my scapula in Jan. 2013. I dropped 17 seconds from my 2012 time (19:02 down to 18:45), and did it in a slower pool that was a bit too hot. My 800 Free, and 400 Free times were also faster than I've been in 10+ years.

  4. Real Deal 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Mar 2013

    “Most race minutes saved per training dollar spent”
    Lew Kidder, Publisher (retired) and Tri-Coach

  5. Help for the non-expert swimmer 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2012

    Finally found a dryland training device that helps one learn the "stroke" pattern. I would recommend using this device initially without the resistance bands to help ingrain the correct stroke pattern.

  6. halo bench 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Sep 2012

    So far I really love this bench and halo system! it is easy to put together and store as well. At first it seemed really easy then 15 reps later I felt muscles I haven't used in a while. I am glad I purchased this.

  7. Congratulations on inventing such a useful training device. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th May 2012

    Dear Craig - I must say that I am very impressed by your Halo Swim Bench. I have felt for a long time now that shoulder adduction is the propulsive arm motion used by most world-class swimmers during the insweep (middle underwater portion) of every stroke. Your Halo template is the only device I have seen that encourages swimmers to use the correct shoulder adduction motion during the insweep. The design and transparency of the Halo template guides the swimmer to pull correctly in a semi-circular path with a high elbow throughout the insweep.
    Congratulations on inventing such a useful training device.
    -- Ernie Maglischo, Author SWIMMING FASTEST

  8. Huge Swim Improvement for National Military Champion 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th Apr 2011

    The timeline says it all:

    2007: applied for Air Force Triathlon Team and was not selected b/c I was new to triathlon and too slow (former basketball player & golfer)

    Dec 2010: began using HALO trainer after Sheila Taormina's swim clinic and after reading her book, Call the Suit

    Apr 2011: overall female winner at the Armed Forces Triathlon Championship and first person ever to claim this title with the fastest swim, bike, AND run splits!

    I never would have imagined having the fastest swim split at a race where a few years earlier I was too inexperienced to even earn a position on the starting line. I am now out swimming athletes who were recruited swimmers in college. Consistent use of the HALO has resulted in significantly faster swimming both in the pool and in the open water!

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