FINIS Foil Monofin
Learn to Dolphin kick with the Foil Body Motion
Learn to dolphin kick with the Foil Body Motion developed and made popular by Coach Bob Gillett. Using the Foil Body Motion a swimmer can use his or her entire body to create a powerful and undulating dolphin kick through the water. The Foil Monofin promotes an equal use of down and up kicks for propulsion throughout the entire dolphin kick movement by teaching the Foil technique and increasing the swimmer’s core and leg strength. For best results while learning the Foil Body Motion, try kicking on your side while using the Foil Monofin.
While both variables, distance per kick and tempo (speed of movement), must be emphasized from the start in skill development and training, a bias should be directed to more emphasis upon distance per kick.
It is important to incorporate the use of the core body strength into power development in the kicking motion. Keeping the body too rigid, with the kick inside the body alignment, will result in diminished distance per kick. Let the hand, arms and body go for bigger range of motion and more distance per kick. Use exaggerated movements in your training.
Measure you distance per kick by counting kicks over a given distance. Measure tempo by timing a specific number of kick, and determine seconds per kick (example: .45 seconds per kick)
You can also learn and practice kicking on your side (Fish Kicking), rather than on your front (Dolphin Kicking)