Precision Paddle

1FastCatch Precision Paddle

Fix

  • Dropped Elbow
  • Pressing down when breathing
  • Leading elbow on outsweep

Improve

  • Higher elbow catch
  • Forearm power
  • Power of kick
  • Workouts
    • Pull only sets:
      • Switching between a bare hand, the Touch Paddle, and the Precision Paddle
    • Swim sets
      • Advancing the amount of displacement with Precision, Brute, Wrist Trainer plus Displacement Pad

Features

  • No Right or Left
  • Relax the hand and fingers when using paddles
  • Displacement Paddle
  • Tactile immediate feedback

2 sizes

  • Regular Size- 13 years of age and older
  • Junior Size- swimmers under 13 years of age

Corrects Dropped Elbow on Catch:

  • The back of paddle is open to catch water when dropping the elbow on the catch (paddle moves off hand)
  • As the paddle moves off the hand, the ridge on the T-grip can be squeezed to hold paddle for small flaws
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
  • As the paddle moves off the hand, the ridge on the T-grip can be squeezed to hold paddle for small flaws
  • Focus on driving the tips of the fingers down, while keep the elbow close to the water surface
  • Watch for overcompensation by grabbing paddle with thumb/forefinger
  • Pay close attention to WHEN the paddle moves off the hand (often the first problem is the outsweep)

Using the Precision to Fine Tune Freestyle Catch

Corrects ‘Laying on Forearm’ When Breathing:

  • A habit that develops early for many swimmers is to bend their arm and ‘lay’ on their arm when breathing
  • This often only occurs on the swimmer’s ‘favorite’ breathing side (not always both sides)
  • The worst part of this is that it sets up the stroke with a ‘dropped elbow’ since the arm is bent
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
  • If the lead arm is bent when breathing, you are ‘laying’ on your forearm to breath on that side
  • You will FEEL the paddle wanting to move off your hand on such a breathing stroke because you are leading with the elbow on that next stroke
  • Pay close attention to which stroke you are having problems with and which arm to identify such problems.

Using the Precision to Fine Tune Freestyle Catch

Corrects ‘Leading with Elbow’ on Outsweep:

  • A common problem is not fully finishing each stroke on freestyle
  • The wrist should bend back and ‘push’ the water directly under or beside the thigh
  • This should finish with a straight elbow before the body rotates and the arm is remove by ‘lifting’ the elbow
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
  • The first problem you FEEL will most likely be as you remove the hand from the water
  • Do you FEEL your elbow straight before the arm exits the water?
  • Does your wrist ‘hold the water’ longer by bending the wrist backwards beside (or under) the thigh?
  • Watch for overcompensation by grabbing paddle with thumb/forefinger (or wrapping fingers over the front)

Using the Precision to Fine Tune Freestyle Catch

Improves Power to the Forearm (as displacement paddle):

  • The Precision paddle develops forearm power and high elbow catch like swimming with balls or fists
  • Unlikely fists or balls, the Precision Paddle will also prevent dropped elbow on catch and outsweep
  • Since it is rounded on the front the Precision also is ‘unstable’ which develops better balance and core
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
  • As you get tired, you stop FEELING. The Precision paddle will help you work harder and keep quality strokes
  • Watch for overcompensation by grabbing paddle with thumb/forefinger (or wrapping fingers over the front)

Upper Body Strength

Mix and Match Precision and Glide to fix Multiple Problems Together

 

  • Instead of doing 50 yards of each drill variation, choose between Glide and Precision to solve each problem
  • Mix and Match the Glide in 1 hand and Precision in the other hand
  • Use the Glide in the hand that has side-to-side problems, the Precision for dropped elbow, laying on arm, …
Feedback (Swimmers FEEL / Coaches SEE / Video for Self-Analysis):
  • Feel the response from each paddle and make the corrections needed through the stroke
  • First identify each swimmer’s individual technique problems
  • Combine different similar drills (such as single arm free with arm up or down) with different paddles

Using the Precision Paddle to Fine Tune Freestyle

Coaches – Watch For These Problems

Don’t grab the sides of paddle:

Don’t place pointer/middle fingers around T-Grip:

Don’t press the T-grip with the middle knuckle:

Group Technique Training

Training with this product

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