Courtesy of Swim Smart, a SwimSwam partner.
“Our team has started to use the Push Paddle for a few weeks now, and the improvement on body alignment in freestyle is noticeable! It’s also helping our underwater kickouts as well our regular “surface” dolphin kicks.
Even when not being used during a separate technical set per se, we include anyway as part of our warm-ups. Definitely recommend using the larger 10″ size for all seniors (we use the 8″ for our 14 and unders). Love this tool!”
-Coach Pat Thoreson
Typical paddles are great for pulling with, but we wanted something that would apply resistance from the top of the stroke in order to build a driving dolphin kick that always pressed forward.
When we tried our regular paddles for this “pushing” training, the swimmers couldn’t get in a good streamline and the asymmetry of the paddles caused them to swerve.
That’s why we made the Push Paddle! Because of its symmetrical design and ½ Moon cut out, swimmers are now able to get in a great streamline and focus all their mental focus on powerful, driving dolphin kick forward!
- Build a driving dolphin kick
- Great for alignment drills (one arm freestyle/backstroke)
- Thick and durable
- ½ Moon cut-out for comfort and great streamlining!
- Three sizes for any skill level
- Fix dropped elbows and train early vertical forearm
- Exchange all paddles for a variety of combinations
- Incentivize the body to grip with the forearm
- Ala-carte combinations available by email: [email protected]
Generating as much power as we can requires that we get as much grip on the water as we can. This is called “early vertical forearm” where the hand and forearm is oriented vertically as soon as possible to get an early and strong catch.
The problem is that most swimmers “drop” their elbow, losing grip on the water. This is because many swimmer’s bodies would rather pull their arms fast through the water, rather than anchor and pull their bodies forward. In addition, typical hand paddles do nothing to help dropped elbows since all the grip can be obtained with the hand paddle alone.
The E-Paddle uses a forearm paddle attachment with or without a hand paddle to incentivize the body to naturally want to use the forearm as an anchor. Use with the Gripper hand paddle to get the maximum effect!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN EACH SET:
Small Paddle Set (best for 12 and under swimmers)
- Small Hand Paddles
- Small Forearm Paddles
- Gripper Paddles
Large Paddle Set (best for 13 and overs)
- Large Hand Paddles
- Large Forearm Paddles
- Gripper Paddles
All Paddle Set
- Small and Large Hand Paddles
- Small and Large Forearm Paddles
- Gripper Paddles
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