For 8 years, Julia has been swimming laps with her shinfinTM fins in indoor chlorine pools and ocean pools. In fact, she finds she cannot swim without them. This is because they give her such a comfortable and smooth swimming style. She swims a couple of times a week and the fins have lasted many years. Because chlorinated pools have degraded the strap rubber over the years, she replaced the straps after 8 years. Rinsing the fins after use increases their life, especially the straps.
Julia’s review from Merrylands, Australia
“Love my shinfinTM fins even after 8 years. Cannot swim without them. I am a great ambassador for shinfinTM fins! I tell everyone to buy a pair.”
Julia’s review: Lap swimming fins for indoor chlorine pools & ocean pools
“Love my shinfinTM fins even after 8 years. Cannot swim without them. Strap finally broke. Probably because they are used mostly in chlorine. New straps ordered and received. Thanks!!”
That is wonderful to hear how you love them. How often do you use them in the pool and how do you feel they have helped you? Do you also use them for activities other than pool swimming?
You are right about chlorine. The polyurethane fins are extremely tough. Sunlight and chlorine water won’t really affect the fins, so you should get many more years of use from the fins. The straps are made from a high quality natural rubber with UV protection. But time, sunlight and chlorine will slowly degrade and crack the rubber. To increase the life, please rinse the fins after use, especially the straps. Store them out of the sun and keep away from sharp objects. Then you should get even more years of use from the straps.
“I am a great ambassador for shinfinTM fins! I tell everyone to buy a pair. And I have even loaned mine to people to try before they buy. I mostly use mine swimming laps a couple of times a week. Indoor heated pool. I do take them to the beach but these days I stick in ocean pools. I get too pounded in the surf!”
Thank you for your kind reply and for spreading the shinfinTM word. Personal recommendation is the best thing for helping a new idea like this along, so I really appreciate it. And loaning them out too! It might be worth mentioning to people that we do offer a 100 day guarantee. So they can return them for any reason within 100 days. There is no hurry. But I hardly get any returns, as people love them.
“I am quite happy for you to use anything from my email.”
Thank you for your kind permission Julia. I really appreciate it.
You will enjoy lap swimming with shinfinTM fins in ocean and indoor pools (e.g. chlorine). Indeed, some people find it difficult to swim without them as they give you such a comfortable and smooth swimming stroke. Swimming a few times a week, the fins should last you many years. Please note that chlorinated pools degrade the strap rubber over the years. So rinsing the fins after use increases their life, especially the straps. They fit small people through to tall people.
You may be interested in these further lap swimming reviews that show how they don’t strain your ankles, don’t hurt your Achilles and give you good cardio exercise without cramps, even with weaker arms or mobility problems.