The Palm Paddle has been designed specifically to develop a good catch – the most elusive element of the front crawl stroke – whilst also letting you know if your hand maintains the correct path during the whole stroke.
The unique design encourages the ‘early vertical forearm’ (EVF) necessary for a good catch (replicating the “fist drill”) but retains the swim-specific positioning of the hand throughout the stroke cycle.
Leanda Cave, IM70.3 and IM World Champion has a pair of Palm Paddles as part of her swim kit for technique sessions
Paul Newsome, Swim Smooth: “I love using the Palm Paddle with my swimmers. It comes in especially useful when I’m introducing the concept of an efficient catch and feel for the water, which is ordinarily one of the most elusive aspects of the freestyle stroke. I can highly recommend the ergonomic fit, feel and application of this paddle.”
Due to the shape, the Palm Paddle promotes a greater feel for the water – on both the hand and forearm – post Palm Paddle training.
The Palm Paddle is extremely user friendly and is quick and easy to attach to your hands and is suitable for all swimmers, as the design reduces bias against anatomical size differences it can be used throughout your swimming career and is not specific to gender or ability level, withstanding the test of time in your kitbag.
In addition, the Palm Paddle reduces the load on the shoulder (unlike traditional paddles) so is an excellent aid to continued swimming during recovery.
The Palm Paddle is suitable for swimmers of all abilities and size.