How to improve your technique with the Freestyle Hand Paddle

Courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner. Featured image: Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin.

FINIS, Freestyle Hand PaddleWhether you’re gearing up for an open water race, training for a triathlon or writing age group practices, the Freestyler paddle is an essential tool for improving freestyle technique. Incorporating the Freestyler Hand Paddle into drills or main sets is a simple way to correct those pesky bad habits (cross over upon hand entry, short reach, pulling past midline)

Specifically designed for freestyle training, the Freestyler Hand Paddle planes the hand forward through the water, improving reach and distance-per-stroke. With a long fin shape and unique skeg design, the Freestyler promotes a strong pull through, better hip-rotation and increased efficiency. With an adjustable finger strap for a perfect fit, the Freestyler paddle is narrower than most paddles, which prevents shoulder strain.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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