The Finis Agility is a clever paddle from Finis, perfect for intermediate and advanced level swimmers looking to develop their stroke technique. In one sense the Agility is a traditional paddle, designed to increase the surface area of your hand and so create more resistance to the water. However, the paddle is uniquely contoured to the shape of your hand and relies on positive pressure on the palm at all times during your stroke to keep it in place.
If swimming with paddles is a part of your training then consider making the switch to the Agility, they have several advantages over a conventional resistance paddle:
- The three dimension shape, a natural thumb position and lack finger strap means the hand sits in a very natural position as you swim with very little pressure applied to the fingers.
- The strapless design means that a light constant palm pressure must be kept on the paddle at all times (Finis terminology: 'Palm Positive'). A poor catch or pull technique will result in the paddle coming loose or falling off!
- The Agility increases the working area of your hand to increase resistance on the water but the paddle is not so large as to apply too much force through your shoulders, which would risk injury.