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$4,443
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, February 6 2015 5:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Birth of the Hydropacer

Overwhelmed by counting laps, regulating swim pace, and simultaneously concentrating on his stroke, not to mention attempting to properly evaluate and customize his workouts, Chip Beard was determined to find a solution to his swim training needs.  Hydropacer was the answer and Chip quickly assembled a team to make it a reality.  Several working prototypes have been tested and proven with athletes of all levels across the United Sates.  Now Chip needs your help to bring his creation to the masses and help every swimmer reach their full potential.

The Hydropacer

The HydroPacer is a portable Smart Phone controlled LED swim trainer that guides you through your swim workouts. All you need to do is follow the lights to maximize your workouts and bring you to 100% of your swimming ability!  You can choose from a library of workouts, let the Hydropacer choose for you, or easily build your own workouts.

Workout Options Explained

1) Choose from the Swim Libraries

Hydropacer is currently working with professional coaches and athletes, building a huge library of workouts to bring you top shelf training options.  The same training that brought athletes to world records, national titles and more!  These workouts will be available on our website and on itunes.   

Step 1: Select from one of the HydroPacer Workout Libraries
Step 1: Select from one of the HydroPacer Workout Libraries
Step 2:  Choose a distance you would like from the library of workouts. Newby or Elite? No problem...there are distances for everyone
Step 2: Choose a distance you would like from the library of workouts. Newby or Elite? No problem...there are distances for everyone
Step 3: Simply press play and follow along.  You can even pause, rewind, fast forward, and speed up or slow down your workout if needed.
Step 3: Simply press play and follow along. You can even pause, rewind, fast forward, and speed up or slow down your workout if needed.

2) Intelligent Virtual Coaching

The HydroPacer is a complete coaching system. Like a good swim coach, the HydroPacer identifies your swim fitness and suggests the best workouts for you.  You'll begin by performing a speed test set and entering the results into the Smart Phone App.  Using a proven algorithm developed by elite coaches the HydroPacer will identifiy what types of workouts make sense for you, matching the library of workouts to your specific needs. Simply play the prescribed workout and follow the lights!  No more counting laps, no more looking at your watch, no more guess work!  Best of all, get the peace of mind that comes with knowing you're using your body’s correct energy system and targeting your limiters to maximize your results!  You'll retest every four to six weeks to chart your growth and get new workouts designed to take you to the next level.  This means much faster growth to your maximum potential!

3) Build Your Own Workouts

Custom build your own workouts quickly and easily
Custom build your own workouts quickly and easily

 Build and save custom workouts and create your own libraries.  This allows you to make sets as simple or complex as you need.  You can easily enter negative splits, descending and ascending sets, repeats, or even put in world record times to see if you can keep up!

Hydropacer: The Reel Deal

The Hydropacer consists of 42 super bright led's spaced evenly along a waterproof cable and can be used in 25 meter or 25 yard pools.  The cable is permanently connected to a cable reel, dubbed the SmartReel.  The SmartReel uses Bluetooth 4.0 to communicate wirelessly with your smart phone and then controls the led's accordingly.

The SmartReel

The LED Technology

Truly Portable

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention one of our favorite things about the Hydropacer, how convenient it is.  The Hydropacer is roughly 8" square and can be picked up by any one of 4  handles, so transport is super easy.  It also only takes about a minute and a half to install in a pool and under a minute to uninstall, so we never hesitate to take it with us for even a quick workout.

Meet the Team

Here are the guys that made it happen

Why Kickstarter?

We have worked very hard on developing the technology behind HydroPacer and have produced several units. Now, we need your help to bring HydroPacer to the mass market of Triathletes and Swimmers. Our Kickstarter campaign will help us raise the funds necessary to complete the smartphone application and begin mass manufacturing.

Early adopter feedback is of high importance to us so using the Kickstarter platform and community is a simple and proven way to spread the word about HydroPacer while at the same time, gaining the understanding of what our market wants in the product.  We are committed to continually evolve the Hydropacer to meet our clients desires and to bring them to 100% of their potential. 

Risks and challenges

The great thing is that we have already produced several HydroPacer units that have been used and tested with world champion swimmers across the US. The word is out that HydroPacer works extremely well, AND at a very affordable cost, so even swimmers and triathletes on a small budget can afford them. Our challenge is that this proven and affordable device delivers amazing results which has created a large demand. Athletes and coaches are anxiously awaiting the release of the latest version. This has made us step up our game on the new Smartphone application and outsourcing mass production . Until this point, we have been building the HydroPacer locally and using our own software developers. With the demand we are expecting, the challenge is to develop an intuitive and flawless working application and to meet production demands. Stepping up to the challenge, we have hired and secured one of the best and well known app development companies in the world and are in the process of securing a proven mass production facility.

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Early supporters get special benefits! Get your Hydropacer for $160 under the suggested retail price of $500.

    YOU GET ONE HYDROPACER SYSTEM INCLUDING:

    - One Black SmartReel with an integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strand

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - One 8, 12 or 16 week training plan for the triathlon race distance of your choice (Value $72-$144)

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    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL
    It pays to be early! Get your Hydropacer for $140 under the suggested retail price of $500.

    YOU GET ONE HYDROPACER SYSTEM INCLUDING:

    - One Black SmartReel with an integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strand

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - One 8, 12 or 16 week training plan for the triathlon race distance of your choice
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    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL - LIMITED QTY
    As a a thank you for supporting us get your Hydropacer for $110 under the suggested retail price of $500!

    YOU GET ONE HYDROPACER SYSTEM INCLUDING:

    - One Black SmartReel with an integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strand

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - One 8, 12 or 16 week training plan for the triathlon race distance of your choice
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    COACHES SPECIAL

    GET ONE HYDROPACER SYSTEM INCLUDING:

    - One Black SmartReel with an integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strand

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - One 8, 12 or 16 week training plan for the triathlon race distance of your choice
    (Value $72-$144)

    - 6 Months of online swim education including monthly support materials and webinars covering swim training topics from physiology to biomechanics. (Value $249)

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    $995 - THE PREMIER PACKAGE

    GET ONE HYDROPACER SYSTEM INCLUDING:

    - One Black SmartReel with an integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strand

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - 50 Swimming workouts covering all key areas including Base, Strength, Strength Endurance, Speed Endurance, Speed/Race Specific & Taper training periods.

    - 1 x 16 week Ironman Swim Plans for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 1 x 12 week 70.3 Swim Plan

    - 1 x 12 week Olympic Distance Swim Plans for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes

    - 1 x 8 week Sprint Distance Plan for either Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes

    - 6 Months of monthly ongoing online swim education including monthly support materials, and webinars coving swim training topics from physiology to biomechanics. (Value $249)

    - You will have the opportunity to join one of 3 x 2 day clinics to be held in 2015 with Lead Educator and USA Triathlon Level 3 Coach Justin Trollé to be held at Hydropacer HQ in Arkansas, During this clinic we will be covering how to use the Hydropacer to its full potential including Testing, Session plan design, Biomechanics as well as looking in depth at Seasonal Periodization & Planning

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    THE PREMIER COACHES PACKAGE

    GET A HYDROPACER PACKAGE INCLUDING:

    - Two Black SmartReels with integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strands

    - The Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - 50 Swimming workouts covering all key areas including Base, Strength, Strength Endurance, Speed Endurance, Speed/Race Specific & Taper training periods.

    - 1 x 16 week Ironman Swim Plans for either Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 1 x 12 week 70.3 Swim Plan

    - 1 x 12 week Olympic Distance Swim Plans for either Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes

    - 1 x 8 week Sprint Distance Plan for either Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes

    - 12 Months of online swim education for up to 10 swimmers including monthly support materials, and webinars coving swim training topics from physiology to biomechanics.

    - Lead Educator and USA Triathlon Level 3 Coach Justin Trollé will hold 1 day coached swim training camp in your area (not available internationally) for you and up to 10 of your friends, covering how to use the Hydropacer to its full potential including Testing, Session plan design, Biomechanics, as well as looking in depth at Seasonal Periodization & Planning.

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    HYDROPACER CERTIFIED TRAINING CENTER

    Taking your training facility to the next level with the ability to brand yourself as a Hydropacer certified facility and your Instructors/Coaches as Hydropacer Certified

    YOU GET A HYDROPACER PACKAGE INCLUDING:

    - Four Black SmartReels with integrated 25 m/yd Super-Bright LED Strands

    - Hydropacer Iphone App with Intelligent Workout Builder and 3 Swim Workout Libraries included.

    - 100 Swimming workouts covering all key areas including Base, Strength, Strength Endurance, Speed Endurance, Speed/Race Specific & Taper training periods.

    - 3 x 16 week Ironman Swim Plans for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 3 x 12 week 70.3 Swim Plan for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 3 x 12 week Olympic Distance Swim Plans for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 3 x 8 week Sprint Distance Plan for Beginner, Intermediate & Advance level athletes.

    - 12 Months of monthly ongoing online swim education for facility staff including monthly support materials, and webinars coving swim training topics from physiology to biomechanics.

    - Lead Educator and USA Triathlon Level 3 Coach Justin Trollé will travel out to your facility (Additional fee’s may apply for international Facilities) and conduct a weekend training and education course on using the Hydropacer including Testing, Biomechanics, as well as looking in depth at Seasonal Periodization & Planning

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