11 Best Hand Paddles For Swimming

Updated on: November 2020

Best Hand Paddles For Swimming in 2020


Speedo Nemesis Contour Paddle, Multicolor, Medium

Speedo Nemesis Contour Paddle, Multicolor, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training (Clear, Medium)

Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training (Clear, Medium)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS - Comes in 3 sizes: Small, Medium and Large.
  • PROVEN TECHNOLOGY EQUALS SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE - Broad-blade design for optimal water contact and building upper body strength.
  • EXCEPTIONAL FUNCTIONALITY - Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded.
  • CUSTOM-FIT - Wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit.
  • CUSTOMER SATISFACTION - 30-Day Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied within 30-days, send it back for a full refund.

FINIS Agility Paddles Floating Medium

FINIS Agility Paddles Floating Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • NEW floating material! Great for learn-to-swim programs and open-water swimming.
  • Strapless design teaches you to apply positive pressure throughout your stroke.
  • If you do not maintain a proper stroke, the paddle will let you know by shifting or falling off.
  • USA patented. Guaranteed to bring awareness to stroke imperfections after just one lap.
  • Low-impact design allows you to build muscle safely in all four swim strokes.

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Red, Medium

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Red, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
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FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)

FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Strapless design fits the natural contour of the hand and teaches you to apply positive pressure throughout your stroke.
  • If you do not maintain a proper stroke, the paddle will let you know by shifting or falling off.
  • USA Patented. Guaranteed to bringing awareness to stroke imperfections after just 1 lap.
  • Versatile tool for all four swim strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
  • Low-impact, will allow you to build muscle safely.

Contour Swim Paddles Hand, Swim Training Hand Paddles with Adjustable Straps, Swimming Hand Paddles for Women and Men

Contour Swim Paddles Hand, Swim Training Hand Paddles with Adjustable Straps, Swimming Hand Paddles for Women and Men
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Premium Quality: The swim hand paddles are made of PC Material, they are light weight, does not impose an additional burden on swimming. They are durable and not easy to bend, feel smooth.
  • Ergonomic Design:Hand paddles with convex design, provides increased traction with the water. Hand paddles have many drainage holes and water channels, low-impact will allow you to build muscle safely.
  • Adjustable Straps: Straps are made of silicone material, they won't hinder the blood flow in palm. The length of the shoulder strap adjusts the palm to the most comfortable state.
  • Various Uses: Help you practice your swimming, like freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Suitable for swimming beginners to improve swimming skills and enhance arm strength.
  • 100% Satisfaction : If there is any dissatisfaction about the product, we promise full refund or a new replacement. Your satisfaction is the greatest affirmation to us!

Aqua Sphere Ergoflex Hand Paddles (Blue)

Aqua Sphere Ergoflex Hand Paddles (Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • "Bones" provide structure, while rubber frame maintains flexibility and feel for the water
  • Rubber frame makes paddle safe for use with multiple swimmers in a single lane
  • Contoured fit mimics proper hand positioning
  • Wide, adjustable hand strap for custom fit
  • One size fits all

Speedo Adult Fitness Swim Paddles Standard Item

Speedo Adult Fitness Swim Paddles Standard Item
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Swimmers at every level can benefit from Speedo Adult Fitness Swim Paddles, created to help improve technique and enhance performance
  • Contoured shape helps the swimmer feel the proper hand position for water entry
  • Comfort straps keep hand secure; Durable paddle material for long term use

Strokemakers Swimming Training Paddles (Size 1, Red/Blue)

Strokemakers Swimming Training Paddles (Size 1, Red/Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Strokemakers by Speedshop Intl Inc were designed to improve stroke technique build swimming specific muscles and reduce stress on the shoulders
  • Available in 7 sizes kids through adult mens and womens and suitable for training and drills in all competitive strokes as well as for swim-run competitions, physical therapy, synchro sculling drills, body surfing, and water aerobics
  • Strokemakers will improve your swimming by: Increasing distance per stroke by preventing early recovery, Improving feel for the water (flow through design prevents "dead hand" feel), Exaggerating both correct and incorrect hand motions, helping swimmers and coaches identify and correct stroke faults, Strengthening the swimming specific muscles while reducing street on the shoulders
  • MADE IN THE USA. The superior technique and strength building training paddle, designed by Nancy Schlueter, (NCAA Division 1 coach, ASCA level 5 coach, and Ousley Award winner) and based on the original design by Walt Schlueter, Founder of ASCA, Hall of Fame Inductee for Technique, ASCA level 5 coach, and Ousley Award winner. Used by olympians, national champions and elite swimmers world wide.
  • Strokemakers are also great for Synchronized swimmers, water aerobics and rehabilitation exercises as they increase strength and sculling skills.

Ationgle Swim Training Paddles Medium - Hand Paddles Power Paddles Swimming Training Aid with Adjustable Strap for Men Women Children

Ationgle Swim Training Paddles Medium - Hand Paddles Power Paddles Swimming Training Aid with Adjustable Strap for Men Women Children
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Size M; Length:8-1/2”; Width: 7”; Weight: 200g
  • Material: Made of polypropylene. The paddle comes with soft and comfortable silicone straps.
  • It's a perfect piece for working on hand form and movement during swimming and training.
  • Holes allow water to channel through the paddles so the fluidity of each stroke is unimpeded.
  • Wide-area wrist and finger straps are adjustable for a secure fit, providing great stability for your palms when swimming. Ergonomic design lets your hands fall into a natural position for swimming while fingers spread apart naturally.

Gasher Contoured Swim Hand Paddles Swimming Training Paddles with Adjustable Straps Swimming Fins Blue

Gasher Contoured Swim Hand Paddles Swimming Training Paddles with Adjustable Straps Swimming Fins Blue
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • High Quality: The swim hand paddles are made of PC Material, they are light weight, does not impose an additional burden on swimming. They are durable and not easy to bend, feel smooth.
  • Ergonomic Design:Hand paddles with convex design, provides increased traction with the water. Hand paddles have many drainage holes and water channels, low-impact will allow you to build muscle safely.
  • Ultimate Comfort: Ergonomic holes in the paddle reduces shoulder strain and fatigue and allow better feel of the water.
  • Easy To Use: Hydrodynamic shape and adjustable silicone straps promote an early catch for all four strokes
  • Excellent Service:90-day money back guarantee. 100% satisfaction guarantee. We do serious business with professional and fast-response customer service; solid, brand new and fully authorized product. To ensure your complete safety and the excellent service we strive to give our customers, please avoid purchasing from other sellers.

How Native-Americans Provided a Swimming Technique Used by Olympic Swimmers

For decades if not centuries, Americans have stolen from the British, at least in the entertainment business. In the 1800's, though, the British saw a swimming technique used by natives in South America and evolved it into standard use in the Olympics...

The Native-Americans who created the Front-Crawl weren't ones living in North America (although it may have spread up here), but rather in South America. This culture experienced a different type of encounter with the white man in the mid 1800's: The British who interacted with them and learned a lot of their techniques for survival in the thick wilds of the region. Later on, those natives were invited to London to compete in a swimming competition there long before the Olympics were revived or before true father of the Olympics William Penny Brookes started his Wenlock Society.

This was in the 1840's when the Victorian Era was smack dab in its second decade and every British citizen expecting individuals residing in their country to be as refined as possible...including when you swim. When the British saw the natives jumping in and swimming the front-crawl with heavy splashes, many denounced them for sloppy swimming if you can imagine.

Well, Michael Phelps wouldn't have gone over well in 1840's Britain then either considering he makes considerable splashes while going faster than lightning. The South American natives merely swam their creation of the front crawl in the same way to gain more speed. And it's that technique that enabled them to gain an incredible speed in a similar way to Phelps today. As you might expect, they left their British swimming competitors in the dust. Maybe it's why the British decided to stick with the breaststroke in their competitive swimming there from then on.

While we're used to America stealing from the British during the 20th century (at least in the field of entertainment), the British couldn't resist stealing swimming tips from the above South American native tribe. It was the British swimmer who created the famous Trudgen technique (John Trudgen) who dared emulate the front crawl. Only, he didn't do it with the same moves the South American tribe used. Inadvertently, Trudgen started using more of a scissor kick rather than the fluttering leg kick the natives invented on their own.

Those who swim competitively know why the Trudgen front crawl became one of the fastest moves in the sport of swimming and used all the time in the years after Trudgen invented it at some point in the mid to late 1800's.

To give connective strings, America's great swimmers eventually stole from the British Trudgen move and improved upon it as you could have guessed on your own. Primarily, it was early Olympian swimmer Charlie Daniels who took the move and added a leg move of six kicks that made the front crawl even faster--hence giving Daniels some gold medals in the early part of the 20th century.
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Now with Michael Phelps today who used the front crawl to the point of high art at the Beijing Olympics, we can see that early natives in the Americas were technically our first major Olympians. Had they been allowed to compete in the early days of the Olympics, there would have been Michael Phelps records being made a hundred years ago...

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