What are VoloBlades SwimRun Edition?
VoloBlades SwimRun Edition are designed for athletes participating in SwimRun events. Similar to standard VoloBlades, the SwimRun Edition are technique-enhancing, designed to improve stroke mechanics by focusing energy in the lower palm during the catch phase, and fully engaging the core and large muscle groups. The result is a more powerful and efficient stroke.
How are VoloBlades SwimRun Edition different?
VoloBlades SwimRun Edition have the same shape and benefits of classic VoloBlades, with a few added features that make them ideal for SwimRun:
- The SwimRun Edition are incredibly light; each paddle weighs only 44 grams. This is important when you need to carry your equipment for distances that match or exceed a marathon.
- Fingers are exposed providing better grip. Competitors face many different conditions coming out of the water, such as slippery rocks, so having full dexterity can be essential.
- The paddle floats and the straps are brightly colored. They won’t sink and they are easy to see if dropped in the water, reducing the likelihood of being disqualified for losing equipment.
- The paddles come printed with SwimRun transition marks so competitors can write in the distance of each transition—up to 80—and mentally prepare for what’s coming next.
What is SwimRun?
SwimRun is a multiple-stage competition that involves many transitions between swimming and running—from island to island or between lakes. Teams are composed of two athletes who must finish the competition together to win. You can find more information about SwimRun at OTILLO, the founders of the sport.