With the beginner, the body is lower in the water causing SwimFin to be more submerged, (imagine pushing a beach ball under the water) thus giving the swimmer more uplift and support, without the arms being restricted. For the really confident beginners SwimFin could replace the armbands forever!
As confidence grows, there’s a more improved body position (this is a clever bit), SwimFin appears more out of the water, now giving a little less support. Generally at this stage the armbands or other devices would be reduced, SwimFin does it automatically, working with the swimmers natural ability but also giving the immediate support if required to, they trust SwimFin.
In a horizontal position, SwimFin is virtually out of the water giving very little or no support so even the better swimmers can wear it all the time, just remember, if its out of the water its no longer a buoyancy aid but the kids are having fun and because it’s streamlined, will not impede movement through the water.
SwimFin is great for swimming on the back; it replaces the use for teacher/parent support by giving maximum uplift. (Beach ball) It encourages a better-streamlined leg kick, which helps to establish balance. If required the swimmer only needs to roll to the side and SwimFin will turn the child onto its front and help establish and maintain a safe or secure standing position.
SwimFin is the first truly new development in swimming aids for decades. Worn on the back, it does not hamper or restrict the ability to move in the water. SwimFin is a flotation device that provides as much buoyancy as the swimmer needs while helping maintain a good position in the water.
Other instruction aids tend to tip the swimmer forward or hold them upright, resulting in a swimming position that impedes movement through the water, and actually makes swimming more difficult. SwimFin on the other hand gives only the support needed, giving the user the FEEL of independence, and thus encouragement and motivation.