Swimming with Fins
Finswimming L is the displacement on the surface of the water or totally immersed using as an aid one or a pair of barb Bialet. In swimming with fins, you compete in the pool and open water. 1 In swimming with fins, speeds are reached up to 50% higher than in conventional swimming.
The objective of swimming with those fins at a competitive level is to carry out a certain route in the shortest possible time, the distance and instruments vary according to the test.
In the pool
It is carried out in closed facilities, such as competition pools, which must have the regulatory measures (50m long x 21m or 25m wide) ( Olympic swimming pools ). In swimming with fins in a pool there are four modalities: apnea, bi-fins, immersion and surface.
In surface events, as the name implies, you compete by moving on the surface of the water using monofin or bi-fins 2 and a breathing tube ( snorkel ). It is only allowed to move 15 meters underwater after the start and each turn; After this journey, a part of the swimmer or the team must remain on the surface of the water. The competition distances are: 50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x100m and 4x200m relays. 3