The Bolster Paddle is designed to help swimmers put their wrist and elbow in the correct swimming position for all four competitive strokes. The unique paddle locks the wrist and forces the swimmer to develop a forearm dominant stroke. By keeping the wrist from bending, the swimmer learns to hold the elbow up and in position to provide more propulsion through their stroke. The Bolster Paddle acts as both a stroke development tool and a training paddle. Please note that the bolsters now come in yellow color.
Special Needs Corner:
These long paddles are useful for some cerebral palsy and intellectually disabled swimmers who have wrist movement but have difficulty in controlling this movement. The design of this paddle will not allow the wrist to bend. The Bolster Paddles promotes an early vertical forearm that uses the entire forearm and hand during the pull. Perfecting this technique with the Bolster Paddles encourages a high elbow and will lead to more efficient swimming. Sold in pairs.