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Wireless Headsets Improve Swimming Practices

Coaches trying to coach swimmers in the pool can sometimes be challenging because the swimmers head in underwater. There are now tools for swim coaches to communicate easily with headsets and transmitters.



This article will cover how wireless headsets improve communications, how the system operates, and the benefits of swim headsets. 

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How do swimming headsets improve swim practices?

Swimming coaches traditionally try to communicate to 15-plus swim students with their voice and a whistle. With the swimmers' heads in the water, they might not hear the coach's signal.



Swimming headsets change the way practices look. Swimmers can hear their coach's voices loud and clear right on their headsets. Swimming headsets enable more efficient method with more productivity. 


These headsets are also used for team water sports as well. Water Polo and synchronized swimming also use wireless headsets for practice. They allow a coach to coach the entire team with one voice in each one of the players' ears. 


Having wireless headsets for team sports is a considerable advantage. In a traditional practice, coaches yell or blow whistles to get the team's attention several times. The wireless coach headphones eliminate this issue and dramatically improve communication. 

How do swim coaching headsets work?

Swimming coach headsets use radio frequencies to communicate with swimmers in the water. The coach can talk to all the swimmers in the pool at one time or to individual swimmers on separate channels.



The headsets the swimmers use are bone conduction IPX8 waterproof technology. Swimmers can hear the signal a few feet underwater, but the transmission shuts off in deeper water. When the swimmer resurfaces, the signal comes back on automatically.

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What is the range of the swim practice headsets?

The typical range of a swimmer headset is 250 feet from the transmitter with which the coach communicates.



The standard size of an Olympic pool is 164 feet in length, so range is not a factor for these types of systems.

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Can the swimmers hear music on these headsets?

Yes, coaches can put the transmitter by a speaker, and the headphones can hear the music clearly in the water.  Coaches can put on music for the team to listen to in warmup or during free swim. 
 

How are the pool wireless headsets worn ?

The students will wear the headphones right over both of their ears. The headphones will work with any swimmer or water polo cap. The headphones are one size fits all.

The headphones will not fall off even while diving into a pool; they fit securely and are comfortable for the students. 

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