Breast Stroke Fins
If the breaststroke is your stroke of choice, or if you're just looking to improve your whip kick, then you'll need a very specific type of fin. Traditional flat-bladed fins actually work against the breaststroke kick. Thankfully, there are a few rounded blade fins available to help you work on all aspects of your whip/frog kick. Check out the all the breaststroke-specific styles available through AquaGear.
Elliptical Blade Design
The first thing you'll notice about breaststroke fins is that they are shaped differently from traditional fins. Instead of featuring a flat blade, these fins feature blades that are contoured. The rounded, elliptical design allows them to work with the whip kick's unique pattern of movements. Some breaststroke fins are contoured like a fish fin, while others feature unique offset ridges to help give the whip kick even more power. No matter which style you choose, know that you'll be getting a great leg workout that will help enhance your performance of the breast stroke.
These specially designed fins are able to produce positive drive, no matter which direction they move in. Because of this property, breaststroke fins are able to easily work the entire leg. Contoured fins are designed to increase leg strength, foot speed, and ankle flexibility. These training properties are great for breaststroke swimmers, but can also greatly benefit swimmers of all strokes.
Work With All Strokes
The best thing about round shaped fins is that they are able to work with all strokes, so you can easily transition between any of the four major strokes without having to fumble with multiple pairs of fins. Breaststroke specific fins are ideal for swimmers who train for the Individual Medley or any swimmer who enjoys a varied workout. Invest in a pair of compact elliptical fins that work with all major strokes and save space and weight in your swim gear bag.