Flippers are essential snorkelling gear that enable swimmers to improve their swimming position, techniques, ankle flexibility and give them the confidence to swim super quickly underwater. They are also a great addition for anyone enjoying the water and wanting to swim fast. Swim at your best and shop a selection of flippers featuring quality water sports brands like Alder at Yakwax along with adjustable strap snorkelling fins, long dive fins and structure made from super quality materials. Shop today and score our Free Delivery service.
Swimfins or flippers are initially conceptualised by the late artist Leornardo Da Vinci and mathematician Giovanni Alfonzo Borelli. Afterwards, while at the Charles River, Benjamin Franklin at his very young age, accidentally brought this idea into reality when he discovered that the two pieces of wood could actually allow him move faster in the water than swimming in the usual way without.
The patenting happens in 1933 by a Frenchman navy officer Louis de Corlieu until it had been acknowledged as a swimming necessity that many divers, snorkelers and ordinary swimmers enjoy today.
Choosing the right flippers or fins involves two main factors; length of the fin blade and fin heel style. Studying these characteristics thoroughly can help you decide which one works on your leg strength and kicking technique the best. Perhaps, if you are really serious of getting a pair that would last a lifetime, go for branded ones. Check out our selection of quality flippers & swim fins at Yakwax with free shipping anywhere in UK!