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What's your favourite swim aid?

As coaches, we have swimmers coming up to us all the time asking for advice on the best gear to improve their swimming. There are loads of different products out there and it can be difficult to determine what products are worth investing in and have the biggest impact on your freestyle stroke.

In choosing swim gear, we must understand the functions and know their needs for those gear. Here are some of my favourites, with, as always, special thanks to Paul at Swimsmooth.

1. Finis Long Floating Fins

These are the fins that suit adult swimmers the most. Our ankles tend to be stiff and with the help of long fins, it will allow your feet to point (plantar flexion) while you are swimming. Improving ankle flexibility is key to an efficient leg kick.