11 Best Swim Training Paddles

Updated on: November 2020

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

Strokemakers Swimming Training Paddles (Size 1, Red/Blue)
BESTSELLER NO. 5 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.

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!

FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)

FINIS Agility Paddles (Medium)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 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.

TYR Catalyst Stroke Training Paddles Medium

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

TYR 999LVC2S Catalyst 2 Training Paddles, Small

TYR  999LVC2S  Catalyst 2 Training Paddles, Small
BESTSELLER NO. 9 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

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.

FINIS Bolster Paddles

FINIS Bolster Paddles
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Connects your forearm and hand into a single surface to promote a high elbow position (EVF: early vertical forearm).
  • Designed specifically for technique focus and stroke inement.
  • Creates a high catch by lifting the elbow, ideal for open water and triathlon training.
  • Improves stroke effiency by maintaining a strong, uninterrupted pull.
  • Great for all four swim strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

London 2020 Olympics Obscure Sports Viewing Guide: Modern Pentathlon

Modern pentathlon was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin based on skills a 19th century cavalry soldier would need to escape from behind enemy lines. Athletes compete in fencing, swimming, riding, pistol shooting and cross country running.

Modern Pentathlon may well be the most obscure sport in the Olympics. Created by modern Games founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the competition is modeled after the skills a 19th century cavalry soldier would require if caught behind enemy lines. Men and women compete in five events on a single day: fencing, swimming, horseback riding, pistol shooting and cross country running. Competition will be held at three London venues: the Aquatics Centre, Copper Box, and Greenwich Park.

Equipment
Modern pentathletes must master a number of pieces of equipment to be successful. Fencing is contested using the epee, which is the modern equivalent of the classic dueling sword. Riding is done over a show jumping course on an unfamiliar mount, assigned to competitors just 20 minutes before the event start. Shooting is done with a high-tech laser pistol that registers hits on a special target.

Competition and Scoring
Athletes accumulate points in fencing, swimming and riding which positions them for the final combined 3000 meter cross country run and shooting competition (called the "combined event"). The day starts with fencing. Each athlete duels every other athlete. The winner is the first to make a scoring touch during the one minute bout. If neither fencer scores during the duel, both register a loss.

The 200 meter swim is performed against the clock, with pentathletes earning 1000 points for an "at par" performance of 2:30 for the men and 2:40 for the women. Each one-third second slower or faster results in a bonus or deduction of 4 points.

Show jumping takes place on a 12 obstacle course with 1200 points awarded for an error-free trip. Points are deducted for knocking down rails, refusals, falling off and not completing the course in the allotted time.

The athlete with the highest point total before the combined event starts the run first, followed by the remaining competitors whose start times are staggered based on points differential with the leader. During the race runners must stop every 1000 meters to shoot their pistol at 5 targets before continuing on. The first to cross the finish line is the winner.

Why You Should Watch
Each event has its own excitement, but the final combined event is athletics at its best. The athletes must control their breath and heart rate when firing their pistol, and strong shooters can gain valuable time. You can almost imagine the lead runner being chased by an enemy across the countryside as competitors try and catch up. The final few hundred meters of the race generally ends in a tightly contested all-out sprint to cross the finish line for the Gold medal.

Obscure Expert Insight
The Pentathlon in the Ancient Olympics featured events similarly based on the skills an ideal soldier of the time would need: spear and discuss throwing, wrestling, jumping, and running.

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