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New Technique Paddle helps Swimmers to Focus on Improved Technique and Stroke Mechanics

Versatile Training Must-Have To Improve Pulling Technique

April 2018 – Available now, the Technique Paddle by MP is an inventive new training essential for swimmers to improve their technique. Developed in partnership with Michael Phelps and Coach Bob Bowman, the innovative design helps to improve pulling technique (wrist, forearm and elbow alignment) by preventing the swimmer from bending at the wrist and dropping the elbow. Easy to use, its natural structural form ensures that swimmers can strictly focus on technique and stroke mechanics, promoting proper vertical forearm technique. Vent holes provide a natural feel in the water and the design allows for alternate closed and open hand positions. Made from rigid polypropylene with comfortable silicone tube straps, the Technique Paddle by MP is £16.99 SRP a pair from good swim retailers.

Inspiring the design, Coach Bob Bowman states “The innovative MP Technique Paddle has instantly become an essential part of my training programme. Its long design makes my swimmers use their hand and forearm as a single unit, helping them to feel the connection between the two, and emphasizing the pitch and rotation of the forearm during the pull. Thanks to its versatility, we not only use the MP Technique Paddle for all strokes but also in many different ways: normal, backward and even sideways. It provides good pressure on the water but doesn’t give a lot of resistance which enables my swimmers, more than with any other paddle, to strictly focus on technique and stroke mechanics.” More information at

The MP brand represents Michael Phelps’ mission to change the sport of swimming by offering high-quality products that help swimmers to reach peak performance. The brand is a shared vision between Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all-time, Hall of Fame Coach Bob Bowman and Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer with robust Italian design and construction capability.

About MP
Launched in Spring 2015, MP is dedicated to developing innovative products that are inclusive and accessible to a broader range of swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle. Combining Aqua Sphere’s global product design expertise and distribution with Michael Phelps’ and Bob Bowman’s experiences at the highest levels of swim performance, the MP brand features technical swim products leveraging proprietary technologies and performance enhancing designs. For more information, visit
About Aqua Sphere
Established in Genoa, Italy, in 1998, Aqua Sphere is the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise and triathlons. With the launch of its cutting-edge Seal Mask—the world’s first swim mask, the company set the industry standard and today continues to innovate with a complete range of premium products, including eye protection, swimwear, triathlon wetsuits, footwear, and swim fitness and training accessories. The designs have gained the respect and loyal following of many celebrities and notable athletes, including the world’s most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, with whom Aqua Sphere has launched MP, a global brand of performance swimwear. Alongside its parent company Aqua Lung and supported by an international distribution network, Aqua Sphere has grown into a worldwide enterprise representing unparalleled design, development and manufacturing expertise, with a global footprint in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit

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