While your New Year's resolution to get back in shape is commendable, there's gotta be a better way than on one of these ludicrous dry land swimming trainers. Our friends at Oobject have assembled a dozen of the most outlandish examples.

Be sure to also dive into these abandoned swimming holes and awesome private pools.

Triton Fitness Swim Trainer

Cage for Virtual Swimming Across the Pacific

Vasa Ergometer

Vasa Swim Bench

White Dolphin Power Bench

Basically a couple of rowing machines linked together.

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Virtual Reality Swimming System

1934 US Swimming Machine

Stretchcordz Breaststroke Machine

1931 German Swim Machine

Weba Swim Ergometer

James Davis Dry Swim Trainer Video