Paddles in swimrun – How far can they be developed?

“To all whom it may concern:”

Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop wrote already in 1876 and little did he know that his letter to the US Patent Office would come to affect swimming from that moment on, up until today.

What Robert had invented was the heart-shaped swim paddle with accompanied swim fins. After years of field testing he felt confident that his hand-and-foot-plate invention would “help improve human locomotion in the water.”

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Over 260 races in the world and more are on their way – Plus de 260 courses prévues dans le monde

 

A while back we had some 200 races in the world and today we’re already passed 260. Every month more races are announced and this is awesome. We love it! L’an dernier, il y avait environ 200 courses dans le monde; aujourd’hui nous sommes déjà passés à 260. Chaque mois, plus de courses sont annoncées et c’est génial. Nous aimons ça! 

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Swimrun keeps growing in many directions and on many levels. The 2017 season hasn’t even started but we can now look forward to races in 24 countries. Most races still take place in Sweden, but now the French, and their swimrun-scene, is the second largest swimrun country in the world. Swimrun continue de croître  dans de nombreuses directions et à de multiples niveaux. La saison 2017 n’a pas encore commencé mais nous pouvons déjà nous attendre à voir des courses dans 24 pays. La plupart des courses se déroulent toujours en Suède, mais maintenant les Français sont les seconds en nombre de swimrun.

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The results are in – This is the equipment the SR community wants to see developed!

First of all.

A BIG thank you to all of you who took the time to vote! We are humbled by the interest shown.

As you all can see in the table below, the top priority for the industry next year is to develop the wetsuit, shoes and buoy. This should come as no surprise, but it’s interesting to see that there was a complete draw between the wetsuit and the shoes, with 19 % each of the total votes.

The last couple of years we’ve seen the wetsuit take several big development leaps, but this has not been the case with the shoes. Perhaps this is the year when we will see the swimrun shoe undergoe a complete paradigm shift? Who will do it, and who will be the 1st? Only time will tell, because our lips are sealed ;D 

Another interesting point is the pull-belt that came in at 4th place. This item is not something you hear much talk about, but a lot of people use it, and you mostly see home-made examples out there, even though there exists are a few factory-made ones. Perhaps now we’ll see more of them hit the market next year. We believe so, and we are exited!

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Time is running out, last week to vote – Le temps presse, la semaine dernière pour voter – Die Zeit läuft ab, letzte Woche zu stimmen

We need your help. Your opinion matters!

Vote on your most desired and prioritized swimrun items that you want the industry to change. Choose 1 to 5 options in the voting tab below. When the voting is over we will present the results and communicate them to the industry, and time is of the essence!

Nous avons besoin de votre aide!

Votre opinion compte! Votez pour vos équipements swimrun souhaités et prioritaires  que vous voulez voir l’industrie changer. Choisissez de 1 à 5 options dans l’onglet de vote ci-dessous. Lorsque le vote sera terminé, nous communiquerons cela à l’industrie, alors votez vite!

Wir brauchen deine Hilfe. Deine Meinung zählt!

Wählen Sie Ihre gewünschte und priorisierte Swimrun Artikel, die Sie ändern möchten. Wählen Sie 1 bis 5 Optionen in der Abstimmung Registerkarte unten. Wenn die Abstimmung vorbei ist, werden wir die Ergebnisse präsentieren und sie der Branche mitteilen, und die Zeit ist das Wesen!

/The WoS Team

This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 01-12-2016 17:02:53
End date 01-12-2016 17:02:57
Poll Results:
Which swimrun equipment do you think the sport companies should focus on developing for the 2017 season? / Quel équipement pensez-vous que les entreprises sportives devraient se concentrer sur le développement pour la saison 2017?

Preliminary results – Don’t forget to vote – N’oubliez pas de voter, les résultats préliminaires – Vergessen Sie nicht, Ihre Stimme abzugeben, vorläufige Ergebnisse!

WOW!

Thank you all for the enthusiasm shown. We are overwhelmed by your support!

It’s almost dead-even between the wetsuit and shoes, and the buoy comes in 3rd.

Do you agree?

Cast your vote below. It’s important that you have your say! If you have other ideas, just write them in the text box, we will display all results when the poll is over!

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This is the current result. Do you agree? C’est le résultat actuel. Êtes-vous d’accord? Dies ist das aktuelle Ergebnis. Sind Sie einverstanden?
Make sure to have your say and help influence the development of swimrun equipment for 2017! Only 2 weeks left to vote! Assurez-vous d’avoir votre mot à dire et aider à influencer le développement de l’équipement swimrun pour 2017! Il ne reste que deux semaines pour voter! Achten Sie darauf, Ihre Meinung und Hilfe Einfluss auf die Entwicklung der Schwimmanlage für 2017 haben! Nur noch 2 Wochen zur Abstimmung!
Vote on your most desired and prioritized swimrun items that you want the industry to change. Choose 1 to 5 options in the voting tab below. When the voting is over we will present the results and communicate them to the industry, and time is of the essence! Votre opinion compte! Votez pour vos équipements swimrun souhaités et prioritaires  que vous voulez voir l’industrie changer. Choisissez de 1 à 5 options dans l’onglet de vote ci-dessous. Lorsque le vote sera terminé, nous communiquerons cela à l’industrie, alors votez vite! Wählen Sie Ihre gewünschte und priorisierte Swimrun Artikel, die Sie ändern möchten. Wählen Sie 1 bis 5 Optionen in der Abstimmung Registerkarte unten. Wenn die Abstimmung vorbei ist, werden wir die Ergebnisse präsentieren und sie der Branche mitteilen, und die Zeit ist das Wesen!
This poll is closed! Poll activity:
Start date 01-12-2016 17:02:53
End date 01-12-2016 17:02:57
Poll Results:
Which swimrun equipment do you think the sport companies should focus on developing for the 2017 season? / Quel équipement pensez-vous que les entreprises sportives devraient se concentrer sur le développement pour la saison 2017?

/The WoS Team

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