​​​​Bottoms Up

Improved! BottomsUp™

Great video view of stroke, starts, turns, finishes

Bottoms Up


It’s a simple idea. And reasonable. Perfect partner to the EyeSwim. It shoots straight up or up at an angle from the bottom to see the pitch or your hands and feet, your rhythm, your turns and finish and breakout and one complete stroke cycle. See if this makes sense to you:
On the days you’d like to improve your swimming, you should SEE what you are doing. In HD, so you can see every bubble. With or in the absence of a coach. Set up and take down in less than 30 seconds. You agree?

You’ll reach your goals with EyeSwim™.

Here’s how EyeSwim works (in ten seconds):

  1. Open your swim bag.
  2. You place your waterproof Camera in your EyeSwim slot (EyeSwim is fully adjustable for any pool and any place in any pool).
  3. You slide it under water and aim the camera at you, click record and swim.
  4. You hit stop and play
  5. Repeat at least once every time you swim.
  6. Smile
  7. When you get home you can see yourself in full 1080 HD on the biggest screen you have.

You can even instantly put it on Youtube and e-mail our expert coaches and biomechanists to help you with ideas or drills for positive change. If you have a coach, you can fully interact with him or her during or after practice. We even include 300 video stroke drills in your EyeSwim Package, Free!
Use any waterproof camera. You can purchase the Kodak from us for just $149. Maybe you already have a waterproof camera. We can adapt to most any camera you want to use. Call us or order online right away. The sooner and more often you see how you are swimming, the more you will enjoy improving.
Whether it’s your first day in a pool or your warm-up at the Olympic Games, you need EyeSwim personal video. And you can get it right now. Just click the order button and your swimming life will change instantly. Lifetime guarantee.

About two pounds total with the camera and battery and Memory card, the EyeCoach can video up to seven hours; four hours in full 1080p HD. You can plug into your computer (or go wireless) and e-mail clips to your athletes in seconds. With the EyeSwim they can do the same with you. Simply an amazing technical and motivating tool.

Light and fits in your Swim Bag, yet heavy enough to hold your camera steady on the pool bottom. New little switch and ball construction secures just the angle you want.

The Bottoms Up can be angled directly under or back about a third of the pool to see hand pitch, rotation, timing, head position, alignment. breakouts, starts, tuns, etc.

  • Bottoms Up Video Folds to 6 inches in your swim bag, about the length of your goggles.
  • HD 4K (Go Pro) or 1080P (on waterproof cameras from your local Best Buy, Sam’s, etc. for as low as $120 or so)
  • Even Zoom!
  • Place anywhere. Under for the finish, On the side above water, in the center of the lane underwater, under the left lane line all practice long. Even use two cameras: one on top and one under both filming at the same time! use any waterproof camera from the Kodak Playsport to Go Pro or any number of other waterproof cameras, Film in 4K or 1080 HD or 720 at 60 frames per second for up to 8 hours! More, if you replace the card or get a spare battery.
  • Free and inexpensive aps from the App Store include instant upload to YouTube on screen editing or transfer to any editing program on your Mac or PC, phone, pod, or Pad. Or use your card or HDMI Cable for direct connection or wifi to TV’s through Apple TV etc. The onboard screen can even be adjusted to be seen in full sun or at night.

It’s the best in your training. Bottoms UP comes with a Lifetime guarantee.

And yes, the videos above were taken with the EyeSwim and the least expensive waterproof camera we could fine because we envision an EyeSwim, EyeCart, EyeCoach or Bottoms Up in every lane in every training pool.

Who needs the EyeSwim family? Anyone who has a pool and wants to video themselves, their children, give a great gift to a triathlete or a coach. Every competitive swimmer at any level. Waterpolo players too. If you love swimming you’ll love the EyeSwim.

1080p HD Video

Get the same bottoms up shots you see in the Olympics. HD is simply amazing. You can use any waterproof camera from the $79 Kodak to the $350 Go Pro. Call us for suggestions.

The cool thing is you can see between the bubbles and it fits in your coach bag so you can take it on the plane, to meets, store it easily, etc. And the battery lasts and the storage is on digital cards that can be viewed on big screens, e-mailed, shared by phone and pad, etc.

Works with all waterproof cameras including Kodak’s Playsport, and cameras from Sony, Olympus, Canon, Go Pro, Panasonic, etc.


The EyeSwim by Tropical Penguin was developed to enable you to use any waterproof camera in any pool. It helps you see what you are doing in the strokes. 

You can use the Bottoms Up device in an organized practice or else when swimming on your own. 

Various cameras work, including the Kodak Playsport, as an example. 

The Bottoms Up allows you to view strokes from underneath. The EyeSwim allows you to have a view at or just below the surface.

Out of the bag, screw on the camera to the device. Hit the record button on the camera. Place the camera and the device on the bottom of the pool, pointing in the correct directions to capture a view of the swimmer. 

Expect some extra video after hitting record button, while it is placed on the bottom and until the swimmer is captured on the video. You can edit that out later if you wish. Or, just fast forward to watch your stroke video. 

Being able to aim the camera on the Bottoms Up is more of a critical factor than with the EyeSwim. If you aim the camera straight up in a shallow pool, you might see only a portion of your stoke. You can get a wide angle lense addition if that helps. Most people find success and prefer to angle the Bottoms Up either from the beginning of the lane at an angle toward the opposite wall to see stroke timing, hand and fit pitch. Or, place the camera around the middle of the pool and point to the front wall to see turns, starts and breakouts.

Principles: Video, View, Video again.

Swimming presents hundreds of angles from fingers to wrists to elbows to shoulders to core to head and hips, knees, ankles, and toes. The challenge and opportunity to improve is something to behold. With the proper tripod for the swim pool, see what you are doing.We recommend stoke examinations with good camera angles of strokes when fresh and when working specifically on stroke improvement, but also when fatigued, in the middle of hard training sets, and even racing.

The device was designed by a coach frustrated that the swimmers were not getting enough feedback. When a coach has 20 swimmers, the coach's time can be split into three-minute segments for each. Plus, coaches need to keep practices organized, safe and train endurance, power as well as teach and refine strokes. Once swimmers see themselves and learn the principles of swimming faster, the can improve at a rate that is dramatically faster. 

Tropical Penguin aims to make great products that improve your world. 

Send us your video clips and connect with us. Use our experience. 

The greater your goals, the more you appreciate how much we care for you.

View and share your video while in the water and also when back at home.

You can share the video and get coaching tips from others from around the world.

Get added memory and battery power. Use slow motion too. 

The turn views give good information on hand pitch.

The bottom view gives clear informational insights about hand, head, hip and foot positions as well as rotation and rhythm. Drag can be seen when caused by poor joint alighment or timing. 

For more insights, check out the other instructional videos to learn how to improve each stroke. 

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