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Swim technique fins for all ages


Ralph uses shinfin fins to improve the swimming technique of his grandchildren of all ages, for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. The fins encourage them to activate their stronger muscles by kicking from their hips with straighter knees, and build up their stamina and muscle memory.

Ralph’s story from Delran, USA

“I have found that shinfin fins are a positive alternative to promoting a more anatomical utilization of the muscles for freestyle, backstroke and butterfly. Just swim freestyle across the pool and feel the fins aid in your leg motions. The fins encourage the muscles of the upper leg, gluteus, lower back and abs to rhythmically move the legs. Presto! That was fun, easy and fast. Your legs do get tired as they react to the exercise and build muscle but it’s more advantageous to practice something technically more correct than perfecting self-defeating inappropriate muscle memory.”

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Stuff you need to know before or after leg amputation


Bill shares his overall story to help amputees learn what they need to know before or after their leg amputation. His recreational therapy section discusses his swimming with shinfin fins, which he expands upon in swimming with fins after amputation. Bill’s story encourages above knee amputees, below knee amputees and foot amputees to (re)learn how to swim after amputation.

Bill’s story from O’Fallon, USA

“I learned that swimming helped me regain my strength and endurance. I use a shinfin fin on my remnant leg and also on my good leg to give me speed and a good workout. The shinfin fins can also be used for BKAs. Using the shinfin fin on my remnant leg strengthened and helped remove the excess fluids. I also wear my liner for comfort and it gives the shinfin more grip to stay on.”

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Swimming with fins after amputation


Swimming with shinfin fins was one of Bill’s first steps in his return to physical and emotional health, after his above knee amputation. Wearing one fin on his thigh stump and one fin on the shin of his other leg, they give him a natural swim kick with smooth stroke balance. He prefers wearing the fins without his prosthetic leg but they can be worn on a prosthetic leg too. He also notes that they can be worn by below knee amputees (also foot amputees). Bill’s expanded story is Stuff you need to know before or after leg amputation.

Bill’s story from O’Fallon, USA

shinfin fins are the perfect choice for amputees because they attach to your legs instead of your feet. This provides many benefits such as a natural swim kick.

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Above knee amputee snorkeling with prosthetic leg


Shaun is an above knee amputee who snorkels wearing a pair of shinfin fins, one fin on his prosthetic leg and the other fin on his shin. He is very happy with them, especially because of the easier water entry, water exit and streamlined kicking propulsion technique. Also, he highly values that the fins are light and compact enough to fit into his small carry-on backpack, for ultralight traveling. His story is very useful for above knee amputees and below knee amputees swimming with waterproof prosthetic legs, for snorkeling and other water activities too.

Shaun’s story from Redondo Beach, USA

“The shinfin fins worked great for me and had a ton of benefits. Overall I couldn’t be happier.”

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Freestyle & butterfly help for amputation below knee


Anthony has a below knee amputation and finds that shinfin fins really help his freestyle and butterfly swimming techniques. He wears one fin on his right lower leg and adjusts the other fin to fit the 8 inch stump of his left below knee amputation.

Anthony’s story from Hong Kong

“The shinfin fins work perfectly on me. They help a lot in freestyle and especially butterfly. For freestyle, they help to keep both legs in the correct kick actions. For butterfly, they help me to ‘feel’ the kick perfectly so that I know how to turn my body at the right timing.”

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Bilateral below knee amputee exercise & weight loss


Pegleg Jack, a bilateral below knee amputee, has been very happy swimming with his shinfin fins for many years, for exercise and weight loss.

Pegleg Jack’s story from Jacksonville, USA

“Being a bilateral bka, it sure has increased my level of exercise and I am loosing the weight that I need to. I am just glad that I found your wonderful product, that has helped me in many ways.” And 5 years later: “They are the greatest thing that I have found so far for swimming.”

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Bilateral below knee quad amputee swim exercise


Sami (Beth’s son), a quad amputee bilateral below knee, has been swimming with shinfin fins for many years, as a child to adult. The fins adjust as he grows and are strong to last years. They make his swimming exercise so much easier and more fun.

Beth’s story from Tuscon, USA

“I want to thank you for inventing this wonderful device. My son swims for exercise and for fun and his shinfin fins have made this so much easier for him!”

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Powerful fluid kicking style lap swimming


Josie looks forward to lap swimming with her shinfin fins because they give her a powerful fluid kick and overall better swimming style. She adjusts the fin position on her leg, to the ideal angle and height for her kick.

Josie’s story from Brisbane, Australia

“I must say that I have noticed a considerable improvement in my kicking style. My kicking is a lot more fluid and powerful. All in all I am very happy with my purchase and follow up customer care. I actually look forward to swimming laps now I have shinfin fins – which is a huge turn around for me :)”

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Help weak freestyle kick pool training


Pool training with shinfin fins helps Guy to improve his weak freestyle kick. They train a proper freestyle kick with power from his hips, using the stronger muscles in his thighs and torso.

Guy from London, UK

“My weak spot is my freestyle kick, and the fins certainly do ‘what it says on the tin’, and have helped a lot.”

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Natural rhythm & very comfortable workout


Graham got used to shinfin fins quickly, finding them very comfortable and allowing him to workout with his natural stroke rhythm. They help him to workout his glutes and legs because they train a better kick with power from his hips.

Graham’s story from Coolbinia, Australia

“I’ve used them twice and they were great; very comfortable and easy to keep my natural rhythm.”