FUNCTION: Hand Paddles are used for swimmers looking to develop their upper body strength as they work the muscles in the back, chest, arms and shoulders. This is acheived as the hand paddle stops water flowing through your fingers. They also help develop your swim technique as there is greater awareness of arm pull and swimming stroke.
NB# Hand Paddles should be worn by more experienced swimmers as they can put unnecessary strain on the shoulders if used incorrectly. The power of the pull action in swimming comes from the back muscles ( Lats ) and inexperienced swimmers rely on the power of their shoulders not their Lats.
HOW TO USE: For the correct size, your paddle should be just slightly wider than the palm of your hand. The fingers should not go over the edge of the paddles. The fingers should be comfortable, slightly apart and the adjustable straps should be firm so the paddle is secure.
When taking a stroke, it is important to stretch the arms out and catch the water and pull it through. You will know you have the incorrect stroke if it is hard to get the hand out of the water when the Hand Paddle is on.
Hand Paddles come in a M Size ( orange ) and L Size ( charcoal ). Shop Now