Please learn how to kick your fins to get the best from them. Happy finning!
How to kick your fins from hips
Kick so you feel the shinfin
How to kick your fins with less knee-bend
Focus on streamlining your kick from your hips. So you keep your hips straighter and your thighs higher in the water. Then you will naturally have only a little knee-bend. (A foot flipper kick is very different, with more knee-bend.)
Streamlined kick for freestyle, backstroke & fly
We get a lot of great feedback from swimmers saying that swimming with shinfin
Your kick balances your arm pull
Best for full stroke swimming (arms & legs)
I think they work best for full stroke swimming. That is what I really designed them for.
Great for kicking exercises too
For kicking exercises, you might like to keep your arms going but with longer strokes and not pulling so hard. Then your kick technique is most likely to remain the same, so you are strengthening for the right action. Also, you should feel your arm stroke lengthening and becoming smoother, and your breathing nice and regular – other benefits of training with shinfin
Same kick as good “no-fins” swimming
Most importantly, the benefits of swimming with shinfin
They improve your “no-fins” swimming too
I have a suggestion for you. Immediately after swimming with the shinfin
Still having some difficulties?
My suggestion for you is this. Put them on and then just “go with their flow” without thinking about it too much. In fact, for the first few laps, maybe hardly kick at all – just use freestyle arms. Then start adding the kick as guided by the flex of the fins – without thinking about it. Swim with them for a few laps to really get into the feel of the streamlined body position and relaxed ankles that they promote. If you keep doing this each time you go swimming then you should notice continual improvements in your swimming technique.