Choosing The Right Fin

Posted On: Feb 22, 2016

Have you heard that swimmers can improve their kick strength and speed by swimming with fins? Who wouldn’t want that? That could be the difference between winning and losing a race. With so many colors, styles, and shapes on the market, it may be a bit overwhelming.

Short Bladed

If you are looking for something to help with kick strength, this may be the fin for you. Because of its short blades, it may feel like you’re not wearing a fin at all! If you are just starting out, this is the perfect fin for you as it doesn’t affect kick speed!

Medium – Long Bladed

The Medium to Long Bladed fins offer even more kick strength; however, since they are longer it can affect your kick speed. These fins also allow you to feel each kick, emphasizing your motion. These fins are a great choice when working on dolphin kicks and butterfly.

Monofin

With mono meaning one, these fins are single bladed! If you are focusing on your butterfly stroke, this will help your form. Not only will you perfect your form, but you will also get a great full body workout (legs, core, and back). With using a monofin, you can gain improved ankle flexibility which result in a better flutter kick.

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