Training Kit

What's the difference between finger paddles and hand paddles?

Former national level swimmer Oliver Willis explains the differences between finger and handle paddles and the advantages of each
14 January 2019 at 13:32

Snorkels: four of the best reviewed

Snorkels are one of the best training aids/swim tools that can help improve your front crawl balance, rotation, technique and efficiency. Oliver Willis tests four of the best
23 October 2018 at 09:20

Review: Aqua Sphere MP Focus Snorkel

This snorkel from Aqua Sphere is designed to allow you to breathe whilst keeping your head in a fixed position through the water. Did our reviewer get on swimmingly with it?
14 December 2015 at 15:49

Review: Finis Alignment Kickboard

This unconventional kickboard is designed to promote a streamlined position and improve body position as you kick. Did it float our boat?
05 November 2015 at 17:00

Swimovate Poolmate 2 review

The long-awaited shiny new update to the original Poolmate now comes with an open water mode, and is better than ever
06 October 2015 at 11:02

Underwater Audio Swimbuds iPod Bundle review

Great for long steady swims, though can be slightly fiddly to get going
20 August 2015 at 12:02

Lomo Webbed Finger Swimming Gloves review

Affordable and effective for increasing resistance in the water
29 June 2015 at 11:40

Speedo Biofuse Fin review

Speedo Biofuse Fin tested and rated by our expert reviewer
27 December 2014 at 09:00

Review: Tyr Active Training Catalyst 2 hand paddles

Solid set of paddles that are appropriate for all ability levels
30 May 2014 at 14:49

Review: Headstrong Posture Trainer swimming tool

A smart concept for improving your swimming, but won't work for everyone
15 May 2014 at 12:37

Review: Swimovate PoolMateLive swimming watch

Great progress from Poolmate; ideal for number crunchers
28 April 2014 at 14:24

Aquasphere Ergo Board

Offers ergonomic benefits, but at the expense of rigidity
04 February 2014 at 12:19

TYR Catalyst Brites

19 April 2012 at 12:04

Maru Training Fins

16 April 2012 at 15:02

Speedo Aquacoach

04 April 2012 at 12:33

Complete Fitness Palm Paddles

02 April 2012 at 16:14

Sharkeye Tracker

18 March 2010 at 16:24

Swimovate Pool-Mate

18 March 2010 at 14:27