Am I the only one who loses track of laps in the pool? For the first few laps I am good, but once we get above 200 yards (that would be 2 laps or 4 lengths) I really start getting confused. I go back and forth again and think, now what was that? 4 laps?
I know, pathetic.
You would think someone who went to college for 4 years and in graduate school for 2 years (in science) would be able to count higher than 2, but somehow on the way to lap 3 I lose my place. I have struggled with this since I first stepped into a pool. I obviously ate paint chips as a kid or something.
I get easily distracted and can be hard to keep up with, I know that. Like Dory on Finding Nemo, if I see something shiny my mind goes off in that direction. That movie rocks by the way, I just wasted half an hour looking for my favorite clip that is entirely relevant to what I am talking about to put on here, but I couldn’t find it. Instead I will give you a completely irrelevant picture of Dory popping bubbles.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, counting laps in the pool.
So I got this cool gadget, the SportCount LapCounter:
|That is not my hand, my camera’s battery is dead.|
I didn’t want a lot of bells and whistles, and I didn’t want to get a PHD to figure out how to make it function. I just wanted something simple to help me count laps. I also didn’t want to spend a lot of money, and I was shocked at what you can spend on a lap counter. I picked this up at Amazon for $25.
I love this product. It fit my finger well and it wasn’t a problem or annoying having something while I was swimming. The counter is lightweight, no larger than a class ring and easy to operate with one hand. The one hand operation is very easy to do without disrupting swim stroke, and the display is simple, clear, and easy to use.
I plan to use this on the days I am doing track work to keep record laps at the track as well, although I haven’t tested it there yet. It is so light and easy to use I am confident it would work just as well there.
If you want something with more bells and whistles than what I have, check out SportCount’s website, they have some other products that are timers and lap counters that records your lap times up to 100 laps along with a whole lot of other information.
Disclaimer – This was not given to me by SportCount to test, I purchased and tested the SportCount LapCounter on my own. This review is my opinion of the product.