Patented Anti-Turbulence Story
Kiefer Swim Products has helped swimmers go faster, swim more efficiently and break records for more than 70 years.
From the first anti-turbulence designs of the 1950s to today’s advanced wave-quelling designs, Kiefer leads the aquatics industry with performance-driven racing lane technology.
The third-party study found the size of a racing lane float and its shape are critical to dispersing wave energy. The size of the gaps between floats and the total number of gaps impact the ability of a racing lane to stop wave energy. Webbing design plays a critical role in trapping and suppressing waves. If a racing lane is submerged too deep it can decrease the ability to cut wave energy. A racing lane’s ability to trap and break up the circular wave energy in short and long waves along the length of the pool is critical to the lane’s performance.
Kiefer’s racing lanes are built to promote the highest levels of athletic ability and competition. Every float has an internal flotation chamber for the greatest buoyancy and features the largest float sizes and six to eight deep-well wave-quelling fins to stop more wave energy. Larger float sizes trap more wave energy and reduce gaps between floats. Flexible construction delivers maximum durability. Kiefer’s durable racing lanes block up to 70 percent of wave energy and give faster, smoother water for top performance.
Other manufacturers’ racing lanes block less than 25 percent of wave energy, based on independent third-party testing. Slotted or perforated webbing allows wave energy to pass through adjacent lanes. Lack of individual flotation chambers causes improper buoyancy and increases the number and size of gaps between floats. This reduces wave-quelling ability. And four to five shallow-well fins minimize the ability to properly trap wave energy. Smaller float sizes increase gaps between floats and reduce ability to disperse wave energy. Rigid construction decreases overall durability. Custom layouts are available and American-made products allow for monitored quality control and faster shipping.