11 Best Swim Paddles For Triathletes

Updated on: November 2020

Best Swim Paddles For Triathletes in 2020


TYR Catalyst Stroke Training Paddles Medium

TYR Catalyst Stroke Training Paddles Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Speedo Nemesis Contour Paddle, Multicolor, Medium

Speedo Nemesis Contour Paddle, Multicolor, Medium
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Tubercles increase surface area along the paddle's edge, pushing more water and creating smooth pulling trajectory
  • Contoured shape helps the swimmer feel the proper hand position for water entry
  • Improved tubing straps at the finger and wrist
  • Use with our Nemesis fins for the ultimate workout

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.

MP Michael Phelps Strength Paddle, Neon, Small

MP Michael Phelps Strength Paddle, Neon, Small
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Bones Structure mimics natural hand position
  • Vents & palm risers enhance feel for the water
  • Ergonomic wrist strap & finger loop are fully adjustable, durable & streamlined
  • Available in 3 sizes

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Yellow/Multi-color, Large

Speedo Power Plus Paddle, Yellow/Multi-color, Large
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Array

TYR 999LVC2S Catalyst 2 Training Paddles, Small

TYR  999LVC2S  Catalyst 2 Training Paddles, Small
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Made using the highest quality materials
  • Tested to give you the edge in all your activities
  • Used by both professional and recreational users

TYR Women’s Perseus Diamondfit Swimsuit, Blue, 32

TYR Women’s Perseus Diamondfit Swimsuit, Blue, 32
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Made of dry fabric
  • Built in Sun protection
  • Provides both a secure fit and fade-free color

TYR Men’s Perseus Jammer Swimsuit, Red, 32

TYR Men’s Perseus Jammer Swimsuit, Red, 32
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Sports recreation product
  • TYR Men’s Perseus Jammer Swimsuit, Red, 32
  • TYR
  • Red

TYR Silicone Hand Paddle Replacement Swimming Equipment, Red, All

TYR Silicone Hand Paddle Replacement Swimming Equipment, Red, All
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Made of dry fabric
  • Built in Sun protection
  • Provides both a secure fit and fade-free color

Speed Hound Swim Buoy - Open Water Swim Buoy Flotation Device with Dry Bag and Waterproof Cell Phone Case (High Vis Pink) for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Snorkelers. Floats for Safer Swims

Speed Hound Swim Buoy - Open Water Swim Buoy Flotation Device with Dry Bag and Waterproof Cell Phone Case (High Vis Pink) for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Snorkelers. Floats for Safer Swims
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Highly Visible in Lakes, Oceans, and other Open Water: The Pink color is specially designed to be extremely bright and noticeable against water for boats, kayaks, canoes, surfers and paddle boarders to see you. Created by an Ironman triathlete who rely on this for personal safety.
  • Includes Dry Bag and Bonus Cell Phone Case: This buoy has a large dry bag compartment that can hold personal items such as keys, ID, credit cards, money, goggles, phone and water shoes. We also included a bonus cell phone specific dry bag that will fit most cell phones. Putting the cell phone bag inside the buoy compartment ensures that your expensive phone has double protection from moisture .
  • For Swimmers, Snorklers, and Triathletes: Take this bag with you wherever you are going to be in open water where you want to be seen. It is light and packs up nicely, making it ultra portable. Take it with you when you are doing Stand Up Paddling. Never leave home without this!
  • Adjustable and Durable: This buoy is highly adjustable to fit around your waist and is made of high quality, durable 190T nylon that has two inflatable chambers.
  • Lifetime Warranty: We will cover this buoy for as long as you own it!

CLISPEED Swim Buoy Waterproof Dry Bag for Open Water Swimmers Triathletes Snorkelers Surfers

CLISPEED Swim Buoy Waterproof Dry Bag for Open Water Swimmers Triathletes Snorkelers Surfers
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Floatable Swim Buoy: Built-in airbag can provide protection, and you can even use it as an assisted floating to take a break if needed.
  • Waterproof Large Dry Bag Space: Interior storage space is separate from the Inflatable Air Chamber, you can store wallet, keys, etc.
  • Visibility in Open Water: The brightly-colored Swim Buoy can gives reassurance of visibility in areas of boat traffic, perfect for open water swimming.
  • Lightweight and Durable: Made of premium TPU material, durable and wear resistant. Lightweight and convenient to carry, let you enjoy yourself when swimming.
  • Easy to Use: Just fasten to your waist by a belt with a tether line, and it does not get in the way while swimming. Perfect for triathlete practicing, open water swimming, etc.

Triathletes and Trail Running: Six Reasons to Do It

Looking for a way to add a little something new to your triathlon training schedule? Try challenging yourself out on the trails while getting ready for that next big race.

Yet, I have a semi-nasty habit: I let myself get too patterned, and I have to repeatedly remind myself to mix it up a bit. If not, I find myself running the same roads, biking the same routes, and swimming similar workouts. For me, I find it rather easy to vary a cycling day and to redesign a pool session.

Where I have always had trouble is in making the running a bit more exciting.

I know, most people who have deep running backgrounds probably scoff at this. But, being an athlete, someone who never excelled at any of the three triathlon disciplines and instead found great success in baseball and soccer, I simply hit the road to pile up the miles or the track to get in the speed.

So, it's not surprising to me that I get occasionally bored with my run training. The same hills, the same curves, and same scenery. All nice but just plain ordinary and uninspiring.

That said, I searched for something a little different. Not so much that it would impede my triathlon focus, but varied enough to keep my interest and spark my motivation.

After listening to some runner friends talk about a local lake that was surrounded by trails that stretched high into the woods, I knew that was my opportunity.

And what I discovered was that the experience surpassed my initial hopes, and the workout I got made my weekly road runs seem mundane to say the least. Therefore, if you are looking for a way to expand your training, think about the following reasons to make trail running a part of your triathlon plan.

Workout variety: Seems rather obvious based on the commentary above, but hitting the trails gives you a much needed break from those long, flat road runs. The changing terrain and the unexpected undulations make it both mentally and physically stimulating. You will have considerable variations in your heart rate, and you'll challenge yourself repeatedly.

Change in the surface: Your legs can take a beating constantly pounding on the asphalt or track. The more forgiving trails, from loose dirt to uncut grass, give you a softer landing, which takes stress off the ankles, shins, knees, and hips. Once your legs get accustomed to the all the new ways your muscles will work on the trails, you'll find that these surfaces make recovering for future workouts easier.

Total body training: Running is a complete body workout wherever you do it; however, on the trails you have to be far more agile. The lateral movement, used in navigating constant curves, inclines, declines, and obstacles, engages the core much more so than road running. As a result, your entire body gets a rigorous workout.

Increased mental focus: A part of general running I actually enjoy is when I can zone out a bit while moving along, thinking about different things. But, when out on a trail, the idea of "spacing out" simply cannot exist; in fact, if you do, you may be headed for a tumble. Instead, this type of training requires your focus, which, in the end, teaches you to remain mentally sharp and aware.

Uninterrupted running: Traffic and stop lights, and everything else road related, can seriously disrupt the flow of any long run. Fortunately, none of these exist out in nature. A trail gives you access to a run that only has you to stop it.

Self-reflection: Sounds odd, but without the need to worry about a car flying up on your shoulder, you can actually think about what you are doing. This freedom lets you feel your breath, understand what your body is doing, and learn about how best you run.

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