£20.00 (plus £4.00 post and package)
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.
A paddle that forces the swimmer to make the correct hand movement throughout the whole stroke…. After swimming with the paddles we found we had a better feel for the waterTriathlete Europe
The ergonomic design of the Palm Paddle aims to naturally encourage you to maintain correct hand position throughout each stroke. .. their size and smart design will make them a welcome addition to any triathlete’s kitbagTriathletes World
Although strange to use at first, the palm paddles helped me develop a better feel of the water and an improvement in my swim technique. They help to develop a more effective catch position, pull and drive through the water, not just from the hand but with the whole arm throughout the whole stroke cycle. They give you great proprioceptive feedback making you feel the intricacies of the stroke. The palm paddles also eliminate your ability to ‘muscle’ it through the stroke, so the only way to swim quicker with them is with better technique! I can feel the difference when I use themRebecca Romero – Olympic medallist in Rowing and Cycling, turned triathlete
For triathletes who do not come from a swimming background (the vast majority), we really like how the paddles emphasize an early catch. We feel like the Palm Paddles do a good job of encouraging an early pulling motion at the top of the stroke, a place where many swimmers are tempted to push down instead of pulling backTriBomb – US Triathlon Gear Review ‘magazine’
They (the Palm Paddle) are very sleek, small and simple in design and a really deceptive piece of swimming device! The Palm Paddles help to correct and improve the hand entry and angle when entering the water and then when performing the underwater catchNatalie Bernard – Elite GB Triathlete/Duathlete and Coach
The Palm Paddle applies an indirect method by tricking the brain into a greater feel for the water (associated with enhanced proprioception post Palm Paddle training), while also reducing shoulder injury riskGlenn Shepherd – Performance Director at Swim with Science