Training with the Touch Paddle

How to Use the Touch Paddle

Fix leading elbow outsweep
  • Catch up at thigh
  • Single arm stroking with the non-stroking arm down
  • Swim full out making sure the thumb is touching the thigh before exiting the water
Improve Hand entry
  • The Touch Paddle makes the swimmers more aware of the hand pitch
  • The Touch also helps the swimmer more aware of the angle of entry
  • Stun Gun Drill
  • Zipper Drill
Improve Push phase of Freestyle
  • Braking the wrist at the hips to gain forward speed
  • Catch up at thighs with Touch Paddles
  • Single arm stroking with opposite hand up stroking with the Touch Paddle
  • 6 Kick Switch
Improve Workouts
  • Pull set components
    • High speed with Touch Paddles
    • Slow speed with Touch Paddles
    • High and Slow speed with ankle buoy with Touch Paddles
  • Pull + Swim
    • High speed pull then a Slow speed swim
    • Slow speed pull then a high speed swim
    • Mix up paddles and bare hand
  • Swim
    • Start with bare hand. Then in the peak of the main set add the Touch Paddles to build the muscles
    • Start with bare hand, Regular Touch, Large Touch, and finish with the X-Large Touch
Workout Components
  • 4 x 25 mid pool breakouts w/ high speed finish @:15 rest
  • 4 x 50 high speed w/ flutter kicks off walls @:15 rest
  • 3 x 75 breathing every 3/5/7 @:15 rest
  • 4 x 100 alternate slow speed and high speed 25s