LIVERMORE, California, April 26. FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, announces the immediate availability of the Agility Paddles, strapless hand paddles that help a swimmer maintain proper fundamental hand placement during all four swim strokes. Modeled perfectly to fit a swimmers hand for a natural feel, swimmers will be happy to add these to their swim routine. FINIS Agility Paddles are available now for $19.99MSRP at the FINIS website.
“The agility paddles really help me focus on perfecting my arm catch during the stroke cycle. Due to the strapless nature of the paddles it's necessary to maintain positive pressure to keep the paddle from moving off my hand,” says Jason Dunford, 2008 Olympic Finalist and current African Record Holder. “Unlike other less technical paddles, these are molded perfectly to fit the hand. They allow me to maintain a natural feel, meaning I can better practice the mechanics of my stroke.”
The Agility Paddles convex design teaches a proper “palm positive” hand position by encouraging the swimmer to have an early catch. The paddle will only remain in place if the swimmer maintains traction with the water, thus creating more propulsion and maximum efficiency. In addition, the built-in thumb hole creates proper hand placement with the thumb and fingers in the ideal natural position.
Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was started by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. The Monofin and the Swimmer's Snorkel were the first products they developed for the US market; afterwards, they continued to focus on creating training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 65 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.
Innovative research and design is FINIS' highest priority. This dedication has resulted in truly unique products such as: the Swimmer's Snorkel, which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer's technique, the SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.