WHAT IS IT FOR?
Paddles are a piece of swimming equipment used to work the upper body (arms, shoulders, chest, back). They are made to provide more propulsion and increase the force applied by the swimmer and also correct the swimmer’s movements.
Three sizes of paddles are available:
- S: power ++
- M: power +++
- L: power +++++
DO THE PADDLES MOVE WHEN SWIMMING? WHY?
If the paddle tends to slip off the hand, the movement can be improved, this depends on the stage of movement where the paddle tends to move.
With the paddles, you will have to focus on your stroke technique while swimming and your feeling in your hands and forearm. Your hands and arms will quickly position themselves in the water in the best way possible to get the most power.
USING THE PADDLES
You can use the paddles in one of two ways:
1 - Fasten the straps of your paddles around your wrists to get the most stability. This is the most recommended when beginning to use them.
2- Use without the wrist strap when you get a bit more experience, this will help you get a better feel for your stroke technique and correct movements properly (the paddle will move more easily if you make the wrong manoeuvre)
The Nabaiji swim paddles have a soft plastic edge to prevent injuries in the event of an impact in the pool.
RECOMMENDED AGE AND USE
Paddles can be used by swimmers for an upper-body workout:
- From 12 years in size S for kids of an average build
- From 14 years in size M for kids of an average build
Be careful to not start too quickly! You must gradually increase your use of the paddles to avoid any shoulder injury.