In-goggles swim coaching

This could be a game changer (a phrase I very really use)

first comment from Mrs FB - a swim teacher - “I’m sceptical”. She thinks you’d be better off getting a proper analysis in a pool and 1:1 coaching.

Did you watch?

Doesn’t have to be better than a personal coach to change the game imo. There are obvious limitations so it doesn’t replace coaching either.

Yes, we did watch and looked at the Form website. It’s like a lot of new tech - promises a lot but in reality is only replicating what can be done by other means and often FOC or a lot cheaper. Too many of these new ideas work on the “we can revolutionise your swimming/running/biking/whatever” when in reality they either can’t or don’t.

Some of the reviews on the website are less than great as well.

I’m sure it has a place for some people

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I’ve just had the update so I’ll do a review after a few weeks swimming. The pre-existing tech in the goggles has been very reliable these last three months so I am assuming it won’t be a total fail.

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First try, works really well: head roll and head angle. I could immediately get my score to near the top. Working that into everyday swimming is the lengthy piece I guess.

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No. It won’t.

The end.


was chatting to someone yesterday who had form goggles. She said that when she races her arms seem to co into chop mode. the turnover increases but overall speed goes down. she said she can somehow see that information in real time using this goggle sorcery & adjust her stroke accordingly? Sounded pretty good. There’s no way I’d sneak that past the financial controller though sadly. Plus I’d probably drop them or sit on them or something


Vague recollection that this kind of tech is technically banned to competition, although that may be the ones that claim to give you course guidance not pace and technique feedback.

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Hang on.
Wind that back.

You mean they can tell you to swim in a straight line to the buoy???

That, my friend, is how the game is changed :exploding_head:


Just been approved at all events. I think it’s more important in training than racing.