Turn Any Pool into
a Resistance Workout

Easy to install and designed for small spaces, Swim Tether's solutions turn any swimming pool or swim spa into a challenging workout.
Fitness solutions for any pool

Designed with the at-home athlete in mind, Swim Tether is a no-excuses upgrade to your swimming pool. Simply install our state-of-the-art Swim Tether equipment to your home pool or spa in minutes, and begin a challenging workout regime today.

What is
a swim tether?

A swim tether is a piece of equipment used for stationary swimming or "swimming in place". It typically consists of a long elastic cord or bungee cord with one end attached to a stationary point such as a pool deck, pool ladder, or an anchor, and the other end attached to the swimmer's body, usually around the waist.

The swimmer then swims against the resistance of the cord, which helps to simulate the feeling of swimming in open water or to help develop swim-specific strength and endurance. Swim tethers can be used by swimmers of all levels, from beginners to professionals, and are commonly used for training purposes or for rehabilitation from injuries.

They are also sometimes used for open water swim training in pools where there is not enough space for continuous swimming laps.


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Great sturdy rubber band, I used another brand and it didn’t last long. This one seems stronger. Planning on ordering more for back up. I swim 5 days a week for an hour.

Ricky Hess

I’m so very happy with my swimtether. Thank you for having custom lengths too. It’s so sturdy and easy, comfortable and the perfect solution for swimming endlessly in a tiny pool! Who knew? If ever I move, I know now to install a small pool. Brilliant!

Anita H.

Excellent customer service. Excellent product.

Marie Kigin

I recommend Swim Tether to my friends who want to train in their pool. Well designed, comfortable, portable and very useful!


Was looking for a way to get a swim work out in our 15’x30’ pool. Had sleeves in place for umbrellas.
This pack allows for multiple options for workouts.
Allows for a real swim feel and for multiple types of strokes.

Jeff Marquardt


Install the Original Swim Tether in minutes

The Swim Tether is easy to install in any swimming pool in just a few minutes. Watch and learn how to transform your pool into a challenging resistance workout.

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Each situation will be different so we recommend calling or sending a picture of your pool to info@swimtether.com or send us a message through our website so we can help you find the best solution.

Place a 4x4 pressure-treated post at least 1/3 of the way into the ground and ensure the top of the post is level with the top of the pool.

Next, drill a 1-inch hole in the center of the post at least 3" deep and glue or epoxy the plate into the hole and let cure.

Installation should be within 1-2 feet and vertical with the side of the above ground pool. 

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Installing the Swim Tether base plate may seem a little intimidating at first but it's actually quite simple.

The entire process is easily doable in less than 15 minutes. If you'd rather follow along to a video, skip ahead to the video below or click here: Swim Tether Installation

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1: Gather

What you'll need:

Installation plate (Pick one uphereif you don't have one)Hammer drill1" masonry bitHydraulic cement or similar adhesive (Loctite Construction Adhesive or Quikrete Hydraulic Cement recommended)Tape measureMarking tapeWriting implementRag for cleanup

Step 2: Measure and Mark

Determine the best location for your install and mark. Ideally, the hole should be set back 6-8" from the edge of your pool.Mark the drill bit with a piece of tape to indicate a drilling depth of 3".

Step 3: Drill and Clean

Start slowly with the drill perpendicular to the drilling surface and continue until the hole depth reaches your 3" mark. Clean out the hole of any dust and debris.

Step 4: Check Fit

Once the hole is clean, insert the plate to check for fit and any adjustments the hole may need prior to installing.

Step 5: Install

Apply a modest amount of hydraulic cement or outdoor project adhesive to both the hole and stem of the base plate.

Press firmly and evenly into the hole while wiping away any excess adhesive. Make sure the Swim Tether logo is aligned the way you want.

Wait 24 hours for the adhesive to cure before using your newly installed Swim Tether. Enjoy.

Returns must be made within 15 days of delivery of the product.Items may be returned in new and unused condition for a refund. A 15% restock fee may apply.Used items that are not a manufacturer defect will only receive 50% refund and buyer pays return shipping.Manufacturer defects can be returned for a full refund and prepaid shipping OR a replacement will be sent at no additional charge.