Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Whether used by male or female Olympic swimmers in the open water or the pool, or septuagenarians and octogenarians rehabilitating after hip and knee surgeries, a growing number of swimmers in dozens of countries from age-groupers to older masters swimmers are using KAATSU Aqua for speed improvement, fitness and recovery.

Sprint butterfly + pull-ups + pull-outs + push-ups with the pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands are notoriously difficult. 8 x 25 with 5 pull-ups and 10 push-ups are extraordinarily tough.

Competitive swimmers, open water swimmers, water polo players, triathletes, surfers, and other watermen and waterwomen can use KAATSU Aqua leg bands to enhance speed, stamina, strength and “feel” in the water.

Aquatic athletes can pull a parachute with KAATSU Aqua Bands to enhance speed, stamina, strength and “feel” in the water.

Using the pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands by identifying the appropriate Base SKU (compression) and inflated Optimal SKU (compression), swimmers, water polo players and triathletes and everyone from those rehabilitating to individuals simply focused on fitness can really work on their core in the water.

Using the pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands in the water and the KAATSU Nano or KAATSU Master on the pool deck, individuals of any ability or any age was do blood flow moderation training for speed, stamina, strength or flexibility.

Long Beach (California) firefighter Mitch Berro trains with KAATSU Aqua Bands by pushing off bottom of pool holding a weight.

Training with KAATSU Aqua Bands by eggbeatering in a pool while holding a weight.

Use a kickboard, use fins, do vertical kicking, or other moves to highly stress the legs and core.

Pull along a parachute to add stress to your KAATSU Swimming.

The pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands add stress to sculling in the water with or without hand paddles.

The pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands can help strengthen triceps with triceps extensions in the water with or without hand paddles.

The pneumatic KAATSU Aqua Bands can be done while swimming, kicking or pulling butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke or freestyle, or while shooting a water polo ball or doing aqua-therapy, aqua-walking or aqua-jogging.

KAATSU Aqua Walking for those undergoing aqua-therapy or rehabilitation.

KAATSU Aqua was among the nominees for the 2016 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year:

1. Prison Island Swims (International)
2. KIM SWIMS (USA)
3. Samsung Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swim (Turkey)
4. Ocean City Swim Club Unified Team / Legion of Ocean Heroes Surf Lifesaving Festival (USA)
5. KAATSU Aqua (Japan)
6. Hawaiʻi Tiger Shark Tracking (USA)
7. OceanFit (Australia)
8. The Power of Swimming or Simma med Stjärnorna (Sweden)
9. Wildswim.com (United Kingdom)
10. Instabeat (International)
11. Terroir Project Collection (Denmark)
12. Agar Plasticity (Japan)
13. Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart by Lynne Cox (USA)
14. Global Alert Platform by the Ocean Recovery Alliance (Hong Kong)
15. Blue Mind Summits by Dr. Wallace J. Nichols (International)

To vote for the WOWSA Awards, visit here. Online voting continues until December 31st 2016.

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