What is the Turtle®?

The TURTLE® is a revolutionary new device for professional swimmers and swimmers-in-training.

The TURTLE® is an arm stroke coordinator - invented and manufactured in Hungary - that is recommended for use at warm-ups for both workouts and competitions.

In technical terminology, the TURTLE® is a stroke coordinator that helps train and warm up competitors. Also known as the "anti-paddle", this device is fastened on the hands enabling the swimmer to perform the most efficient stroke possible.

The hydro and aerodynamically researched and manufactured convexly formulated device decreases the palm’s resistance in the water. This greatly corrects the swimmer’s movement coordination, as well as increases the strength and endurance of the swimmer’s muscles involved in swimming.

The TURTLE® is a revolutionary new idea to help competitors swim faster than ever before! Unlike poolside and traditional palm fin training, the Turtle® intensifies the strength and stamina of the muscles, resulting in significantly faster swimmers.

The device is light, easy to use, and fits on any hand. Its density is similar to that of water so no extra power is needed to obtain the best result. And because it floats on water, it is easy to put on and off during training.

Competitors (like Daniel Gyurta pictured here) rave about the Turtle®. The improvement in technique and stamina was striking for casual and advanced swimmers alike.

Competitors say that after using the Turtle® in training and then swimming without it, they feel like they are using large traditional paddles during actual competitions. It also makes practices more interesting.

Using traditional hand-paddle may result in incorrect movement coordination and has undesireable side effects, due to faulty, incorrect arm movement and palm position that result in unrealistic false increase in speed, which not happens in a swimming race.

The Turtle® is fundamentally new solution!
A.     Expands the traditional strength development on dryland and in the water;
B.     Provides more intense strength and endurance development while equalizing for any undesireable side-effects [such as shoulder soreness, tendonitis];
C.     Using this invention creates perfect arm-coordination and powerfully develops muscle groups that are necessary in swimming competitions without swimming aids;
D.     Reduces stress on shoulders and so can be used during the rehabilitation process.

The TURTLE® is convex to displace water around the hand, preventing a strong catch phase. By preventing a strong catch, the swimmer is forced to focus on every part of the stroke.

To move forward while wearing any type of paddles, you will require a little extra energy and must perform correct stroke movements. Using the Turtle® reduces resistance by up to 17%. The result - better technique, increased strength, and faster swimming.

After using the Turtle® in training, your hands will feel the water better. While wearing the Turtle®, it kept you from making a good catch; now you can catch and hold the water. This allows for improved tactile input as you perform your stroke.