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SWIM ELITE TRAINING SHORT FINS MADE BY DMC SWIM
DMC Fins are used by Australian and International Olympic Swimming Team Members. The superior quality DMC Swim training short fins have been specifically designed to be moulded in silicone to avoid any kind of abrasion.
The principal function of the DMC flippers is to enable anyone from a novice to an Olympic standard swimmer to achieve an exact kick balance while using their preferred arm stroke. As well as strengthening and toning the muscles, using the fins during swim training gives the legs neuromuscular memory so that when the swimmer then swims without fins, they kick more effectively.
These Elite short fins have been specifically designed to be moulded in silicone, as opposed to rubber. The benefits of using this material far outweigh any extra cost; the silicone does not cause abrasion as rubber is prone to. In addition to this, silicone is denser than water which helps keep the feet below the surface.
Swimming training in short fins also creates ‘lift’ to keep the feet toward the surface at all times which is essential when kicking correctly. The actual blend and hardness of the silicone used has been the result of extensive collaboration with the manufacturer, the material is soft, yet resistant to tearing and splitting, and is also UV proof.
The shape of the foot pockets have been the subject of considerable research as has the dedicated left and right foot fins which provide exceptional comfort and greatly reduce the incidence of cramps. The heel strap has ankle cut-outs to prevent chafing and all the edges of the foot cavity are rounded for the same reason.
The angle or ‘cam’ of the blade surface relative to the foot is different to conventional fins, and has been designed to create the least possible resistance to the kick action. The asymmetrical plan shape of the blade allows the fin to be reasonably short and wide without the potential nuisance of the fins bumping together while swimming or walking. This is also another great benefit of using individual left and right foot moulds.
The "V" rails along the edges of the blade have a dual function and help to ensure the blade is sufficiently stiff to function effectively and channel water along the blade. Each of the 5 sizes has a different blade-to-foot area ratio to make sure that it is correct for the person’s foot size. This ensures that the smaller sizes have proportionally longer blades relative to the foot pocket length to create the correct thrust. DMC SWIM Fins represent world class Australian design at its best.