FINIS Releases Revolutionary Breaststroke Training Tool

FINIS Inc. is proud to announce the release of the Kick Pro, a new kick efficiency-training tool.

The Kick Pro has two neoprene cuffs that are attached to the leg at either the swimmers ankles, or around the knee area to promote a narrow kicking technique. When worn, the kick pro limits the distance between the legs, and activates the outer leg muscle, resulting in a faster and more efficient kick. The Kick Pro has a fully adjustable clip system so that swimmers can adjust accordingly.

Designed specifically for breaststroke, there have been many technical changes to the width of breaststroke kick in recent years, and the FINIS Kick Pro is an effective training tool, that will help swimmers monitor their technique and generate propulsion in the water.

“Breaststroke kick has evolved so much over the years and here at FINIS we wanted to develop a device that would teach the swimmer proper kicking style and help them build strength and muscle memory of that motion. The Kick Pro can also be used to teach proper flutter kick, making this a great universal tool for all kicking styles.” –John Mix, CEO, FINIS, Inc.

The Kick Pro is an effective training tool for beginners and elite athletes alike.

“The Kick Pro was great because they allow fast swimming with a narrow kick. I was able to do fast pace (swimming) with the straps. They were not a hinderance at all.” –Scott Weltz, 2012 US Olympic Team

Get your very own Kick Pro today at www.FINISinc.com, or visit your local swim shop.

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65 Comments

65 comments

    • Brittany Russell

      I’ve used these for a few years now. My kids hate them.
      But don’t waste your money… a pull buoy does the same thing, just isn’t streamline and has less give. 🙂

    • Colyn Bobby Ma

      Didn’t really look into them LOL I’ll never get better in breast

    • Brittany Russell

      Not with that attitude you won’t.
      But that was more directed at your teammate thomas chee!

    • Thomas Chee

      LOL!! Thanks for the advice! 😀 haha

  1. Luke Parkes

    Nicola Halo think you should put an order in for the breaststroke clinics!

  2. Ed Fraser

    We used this in the early 90’s

  3. Tony Tapper

    It’s certainly going to be revolutionary – trying to swim breaststroke with your legs tied together

  4. Logan Reid

    Another reinvented toy.

    • Kellie Eickstead

      This is so cool! And necessary for our team!

  5. Amy Foran

    Alex Timms for my breaststroke!!

    • Alex Timms

      Nope!!! Stick with the pull buoy on your back… You need to train your body to keep your knees close, not train your body to spread them apart… Useless piece of equipment. If it was a spring, pushing legs apart, I’d be all over that… Start designing that! Cut a pull buoy in half, glue some spongy foam/compressive foam in between, voila! new tech with WAY better results…

    • Amy Foran

      I’ll give it a go!! Haha – while I’m not working I’ll start on the design!!

  6. Scott Welle

    Ummm… And this is different from holding a pull buoy how? Doesn’t seem very revolutionary to me…

    • Ron Turner

      And the pull buoy keeps your knees from being able to be drawn under your body…is it too late to patent that?

  7. Thomas Wolfe

    Kevin Perez Zach Kayser JP Ungaretti WE NEED THESE!

    • Kevin Perez

      Not a breastroker. Breastroke is gross ??

    • Zach Kayser

      I use a pull buoy, similar. I want it for fly. Yo keep my ankles together

  8. Jason Brennan

    Chaz Kennedy has been doing this for years. It’s nothing new in his program and he’s an innovator with out the profit.

  9. David Van Deynse

    StretchCordz as this system already for years!!

    • Paula Buitelaar

      De schoolslag van Willem is zo uniek! Moet je niet veranderen 😉

  10. Margaret Rangel

    Looks like torture to me… but then I don’t swim!

  11. Abbey Byrne

    Jennie I think I could use one of these

  12. Niles Keeran

    Really…revolutionary! Just go do abductor exercises at the gym, health club, on the Nautilus machine and get better results than this modified Pull Boy, surgical tubing, or strap.

  13. avatar
    Alex

    backwards!! Encouraging the strengthening development of abductors will promote a wider kick. Using a pull buoy in between legs will promote a tighter kick, and manifest the need to maintain a narrow kick… The band is doing all the work, instead of your legs. Backwards…

  14. Morgan Knabe

    Just put an ankle band a little higher and there ya go

Author: Maureen Rankin

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Maureen Rankin is a All-American swimmer from the Multnomah Athletic Club and swam at the University of Arizona. She was a member of USA Swimming Junior National Team and a former Coach for the Phoenix Swim Club. She is a USMS Member and serves as Age Group Chair for Arizona Swimming.

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