Swim Drill: Using Paddles

swim, bike, run
December 24, 2016

Mike Ricci



Using swim paddles can help build upper body strength and teach you to have a more powerful underwater catch. Paddles are bigger than the surface area of your hand and will increase the resistance in the water.

Coach Mike Ricci is the Founder and Head Coach for D3 Multisport.  His coaching style is ‘process-focused’ vs. ‘results-focused.’ When working with an athlete, their understanding of how and why they are improving is always going to take precedence over any race result. Yes, there is an end goal, but in over 2 decades of coaching, experience has shown him that if you do the right work, and for the right reasons, the results will follow.

Coach Mike is a USAT Level III Elite Certified Coach, Ironman University Certified Coach, and Training Peaks Level II Certified Coach. He was honored as the USAT Coach of the Year.

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