11 Best Swim Paddles

Updated on: November 2020

Best Swim Paddles in 2020


Speedo Nemesis Contour Paddle, Multicolor, Medium

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

FINIS Agility Paddles Floating Medium

FINIS Agility Paddles Floating Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 2 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.

FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)

FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 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.

Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training (Clear, Medium)

Synergy Hand Paddles for Swim Training (Clear, Medium)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 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.

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Red, Medium

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Red, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
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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!

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

Strokemakers Swimming Training Paddles (Size 1, Red/Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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.

TYR Catalyst Stroke Training Paddles-Small

TYR Catalyst Stroke Training Paddles-Small
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Made of dry fabric
  • Built in Sun protection
  • Provides both a secure fit and fade-free color

Speedo Adult Fitness Swim Paddles Standard Item

Speedo Adult Fitness Swim Paddles Standard Item
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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

Aqua Sphere Ergoflex Hand Paddles (Blue)

Aqua Sphere Ergoflex Hand Paddles (Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 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

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. 11 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.

YMCA Swim Lessons Review: Does the YMCA Really Teach You How to Swim?

A few years ago, I made the decision to finally learn how to swim and signed up for lessons at the YMCA. But do their lessons really work?

A few years ago, I made the decision to finally learn how to swim. As a child, I had a fear of water that prevented me from taking swim lessons sooner. But as an adult, that fear had vanished and it was time to learn how to swim. So, I called the YMCA and signed up for swim lessons.

Their indoor pool is supposedly heated, but it was really cold. It was so cold that I would leave the place shivering. Either the YMCA isn't properly heating the pool or they think people like it that way. I've played in other indoor pools and outdoor pools that had warmer water than that.

Swim lessons was nothing like I expected. The instructor made us wear swim belts that were like life preservers. We couldn't do anything in them and all of us begged not to have to wear them. After a couple of days, she relented and allowed us not to use them.

Mostly, we did exercises in the water than learn how to swim. We held onto the side of the pool and kicked our legs. I felt like I had signed up for water aerobics. Not that I minded it, but it wasn't helping me learn how to swim, which was the reason I was there.

We also used a lot of toys in the water including pool noodles, mini boards, and flippers. I understand the need to make one feel comfortable in the water. But we couldn't do anything on our own without the instructor's help. So really, the toys didn't help since they didn't make us independent.

None of us were taught how to swim. The class wasn't actual swim lessons, but merely a class to make one comfortable with the water. However, none of the people in my group were afraid of the water to begin with. When I complained, I was told that the class has to be taken a few times. But what good is that when the adult classes aren't set at levels such as beginner, intermediate, and advanced? The small children's classes have levels, but the adult classes do not. Adding levels to the adult swim classes would be a great improvement.

It was apparent from the beginning of the swim classes that the instructor, who was in her late teens, wasn't knowledgeable enough in the art of teaching others to swim. It was also obvious that she didn't have enough time to teach us since there was only one of her and about ten of us.

I felt ripped off after having taken swim lessons at the YMCA. The only way an adult is going to learn to swim at the YMCA is by taking the expensive private lessons or if they add levels to the adult classes.

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