The Palm Paddle is a swim training aid aimed at improving your technique. Made from plastic, it’s shaped to fit into the palm of your hand and has a single strap for your middle finger.
The paddle works by allowing water to slip around your palm, thus reducing grip from your hand and increasing the emphasis on using your forearm as a paddle. This has its most noticeable effect when trying to catch the water, and then when pushing the water back underneath you.
Your entry and exit from the water will be smoother, which is vital for all-round improved technique. The paddles are durable and work effectively at making you think about your technique. In a way they’re actually at their most effective when you remove them, and go back to thinking and feeling the effect your hands have when swimming.