Hannah really loves her shinfinTM fins for triathlon training, as a bilateral below knee amputee. She mainly swims freestyle in open water and pools. She finds that these fins give her a better workout because they lift her body horizontal and support a strong stroke balance. Furthermore, she finds that these fins improve her swimming form, which enters her muscle memory and so transfers to her swimming without fins in triathlon competitions. A paralympic athlete recommended shinfinTM fins to her and they have impressed her coaches as well. So now Hannah recommends them to other amputees too.
Lee’s review from Coralville, USA
“My daughter is a bilateral below knee amputee who competes in triathlons. She loves the shinfinTM fins. They have really helped her with improving her form and getting a better workout. Her coaches are very impressed with her fins and we have recommended them to other amputees that we know. She definitely feels that she is a stronger, better swimmer now. Even when she is not wearing them. Another paralympic athlete who is an amputee, recommended the shinfinTM fins to Hannah.”
Lee’s review: Bilateral below knee amputee training for triathlons
“Thank you for following up. My daughter is a bilateral below knee amputee who competes in triathlons. She loves the shinfinTM fins. They have really helped her with improving her form and getting a better workout. Her coaches are very impressed with her fins and we have recommended them to other amputees that we know. Thanks again.”
Wonderful to hear that your daughter really loves her shinfin™ fins. And that they really help her get a better workout and improve her swimming form. What strokes does she swim and how often does she train?
Thank you for spreading the shinfin™ word to her coaches and to other amputees. Can I ask a favour please? Would you mind if I put some extracts from your emails, and perhaps the photo too, on the website?
“You are welcome to include her picture and my response.”
“Hannah practices 3-5 times a week. She mostly swims freestyle. She practices in both a pool and in open water.”
Thank you for your kind permission. That is really helpful.
Has Hanah found that the fins lift her body nice and horizontal? Also, does she feel the fins give her a stronger diagonal stroke balance between her arms and legs? Do these stroke and form benefits transfer across to her swimming without fins?
Is she allowed to wear her shinfin™ fins when she competes in triathlons?
“Hannah says that the fins do help to lift her horizontal. She feels that it’s about the same on her diagonal.”
“She definitely feels that she is a stronger, better swimmer now. Even when she is not wearing them. She is not allowed to use them in triathlons.”
“Another paralympic athlete who is an amputee, recommended the shinfinTM fins to Hannah.”
“Hope this helps.”
Yes, that is very helpful and interesting, thank you. All the best to Hannah for her triathlon training. I’d love to hear how she progresses from time to time. Also, any questions just ask as I am here to help Hannah get the best from her fins.
You will love shinfinTM fins for triathlon training, either as a bilateral or unilateral below knee amputee or above knee amputee triathlete, or as a non-disabled triathlete. Enjoy using them to train your freestyle swimming in open water and in pools. This is because these fins lift your body horizontal and support a strong stroke balance, to give you a better workout. What’s more, they help you improve your swimming form, which transfers to your competition triathlon swimming without fins as it builds into your muscle memory. This is why paralympic athletes and coaches recommend shinfinTM fins.
Here are some reviews from other below knee amputees using shinfinTM fins for triathlon training including proper position, stroke and breathing, and also for weight loss and snorkeling as recommended by a prosthetist. This further review illustrates the fins improving swimming technique for all ages.