Swim Smooth: FINIS Floating Fins

The Finis floating fin is Swim Smooth’s preferred fin to help any swimmer develop their stroke technique. They are perfect for use with any Swim Smooth DVD or program you are following.

Whether you are a beginner learning to swim freestyle, an intermediate triathlete improving your performances in the open water, or an advanced swimmer looking to gap the field, these fins are perfect for performing drills to improve and refine your stroke technique.

fins aren’t cheating!

Fins (also known as flippers) are an essential tool to help develop your stroke technique. A mid-length rubber fin such as this gives you good support so that you can focus on performing the drill well without worrying about staying afloat or kicking very hard to move forwards!

For that reason we prefer a mid-length rubber fin such as this over shorter ‘zoomer’ style fins. Yes they are a bit bigger in your kit bag but the propulsion and support is far superior.

We recommend these fins for use with all of Swim Smooth’s DVDs and training plans, and consider them essential for developing your stroke technique.

When used for a specific and focused purpose, fins really aren’t cheating!

my pool doesn’t let me use fins

This is quite a common problem particularly in the UK. Fortunately the situation seems to be improving after the London 2012 Olympics but here at Swim Smooth we consider fins to be so essential for your development as a swimmer that we suggest you speak to the pool manager to request a special session or lane where they are allowed. Or consider moving to another pool altogether.

As a last resort, you can perform your drill work without fins but halve the drill distances. e.g. 50m drill + 50m full stroke becomes 25m drill + 75m full stroke. A long way from ideal but better than nothing!

choosing the right fin

 

sizing

Please use the Finis sizing chart to select your fin. These figures are different from stated on the fins but are Swim Smooth’s recommendations for a good fit:

Colour Fin Size US Womens US Mens EUR UK Size
Blue/LimeGreen XXXS Jr 7.5-10 Jr 7.5-10 25-27 Y8-10
Blue/Orange XXS Jr 10-12 Jr 10-12 28-30 Y10-12
Blue/Yellow XS Jr 12-2.5 Jr 12-1.5 31-33 Y12-1.5
Red/Black S 3-5.5 2-4.5 34-36 2-3.5
Red/Blue M 6-7 5-6 37-38 4-5
Red/Grey L 7.5-9 6.5-8 39-40 5.5-7
Black/Red XL 9.5-11 8.5-10 41-43 7.5-9
Black/Navy XXL 11.5-13 10.5-12 44-45 9.5-11
Black/DarkGreen XXXL 13.5-15 12.5-14 46-48 11.5-13

our guarantee

All Swim Smooth products carry our money-back guarantee. if you’re not entirely happy with your floating fins then return them to us and we will refund you. Simple as that.

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