Unlike many of her peers, Julia Whittle didn’t begin swimming until she was in her thirties.
You would never know it.
Now a champion swimmer, Julia was enroute to competing in multiple swim meets before the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. When COVID restrictions hit and swimming competitions came to a halt, it forced Julia to decrease her time in the water. That’s when Rip Current Sports Founder and CEO, Coach Jose Gallagher, approached Julia with an opportunity to test his revolutionary swim aid, Dual Boards.
She not only began dropping her times but she did so with minimal swimming.
Pre-COVID, Julia had been training five hours per week and competing in five meets per year. From October 2021 until today, she’s been training with Dual Boards as her sole piece of equipment. For 40 minutes per day, she intermittently uses Dual Boards to elevate her body and attain optimal body alignment.
“I’ve seen a major change!”, claims Julia. “Since implementing Dual Boards into my routine, I’ve been achieving my best times to date during practice sessions.”
In fact, in late fall of 2021 when she started her Dual Boards journey, Julia’s 50 Freestyle, from a push, was 50 seconds. On January 20th of 2022, Julia pushed a 42 second time which is faster than her best shave and taper time, with a fast suit, of 42.73.
Julia’s 50 Butterfly has also improved since she started beta testing the swim aid. Her original best competition time was 54.14 seconds. Most recently in February, Julia pushed a 51 second swim, and her time continues to improve. If her swimming continues on the same path, she will have her standard cut in no time, a huge goal for competitive swimmers.
Julia is another great example of how a single piece of equipment can help mold a champion swimmer!