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No rest for ironmen

Local triathlon athletes check out ‘Michael Phelps’’ pool

Ironman competitor Peggy Phillips tried the Michael Phelps Signature swim Spa, made by Master Spas, at Concord Pools in Latham on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Ironman competitor Peggy Phillips tried the Michael Phelps Signature swim Spa, made by Master Spas, at Concord Pools in Latham on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

— “For the competitive swimmer, whether it be a high schooler that’s doing races or a tri-athlete that’s training in the open water training up to someone on the level of Olympics, you can have all the power that you need,” said Jeff Kaufer, Concord Pools and Spas manager.

The model on display is the training pool Michael Phelps uses.

“He won a bunch of gold medals and swim medals at the last Olympics based on three years of training with the Swim Spa,” Kaufer said.

After testing the water for only a few minutes, Perry was out of breath, but smiling.

“It was fun. It just seemed harder, I was out of breath more,” he said. “I can see this helping people. I think (the Swim Spa) is the right route for swimmers and tri-athletes.”

Jenny Stahl, president of the CDTC, said she thinks the Swim Spa is what tri-athletes are looking for.

“I’m guessing in six months to a year, you can see these types of pools in homes,” she said.

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