Why do I need Fins? - Aquatools Guide #1

Today swimmers seem to come in two groups: Either they bring a full set of special training tools to the pool or they don't bring a thing other than their suit and goggles. The My Swim Coach training plans suit both parties. However, we recommend a small set of support equipment that makes your training more varied and effective. This includes fins.

 

One of the main benefits of using fins for your swim training is working your legs. Because not kicking when you have fins on generally leads them to sinking. Fins can also help to improve your endurance and cardiovascular conditioning through a more challenging workout.

 

But last and not least, they can help you to improve your swim technique. The use of fins increases your speed. This usually helps to improve the body position by bringing the legs and hip higher up in the water.

With the improved body position, you can then also focus on other aspects such as a correct hand position. However, try to swim rather short distances with fins and concentrate on correct and effective strokes with a good body position.

Not to forget the most important fact: Using fins is really fun!
 

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