VIDEO: Meet Jordan’s swim paddle

by Jen Lee Reeves on December 15, 2011 · 4 comments

in 2011, Chicago11, Swimming, Video

Introducing Miss Jordan’s new swim paddle! Before we left Chicago we had a chance to hop into a hotel pool and test it out.

The paddle is attached to her arm with two rubber bands and velcro. It’s very different for Jordan since it holds on tightly and she’s not a fan of how it looks on her arm. (She says it looks “smooshy.”) But she did enjoy playing with it in the pool.

Check out the video of our test run and I hope we’re going to be back to swim lessons soon so we can really see if this is a solution. By the way, we wanted to work on creating a paddle because when Jordan swims without any assistance, she ends up swimming at an angle instead of straight forward. A paddle might give her a little extra pull.

 

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Warren Hoover December 15, 2011 at 10:02 am

Love it! I remember seeing her at MightyMax last year (my daughter was in it too) and thought it was awesome to see her compete. Great job Jordan!

Jen Lee Reeves December 15, 2011 at 10:45 am

Next year she’ll swim without a life vest!

Elisa Taylor January 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

I love the swim paddle! I really want to get one for Bella to help give her better balance in the water. Where did you find it and how much did it cost? Can you send me a link when you get a chance?
Thank you!!!

Jen Lee Reeves January 28, 2012 at 9:16 am

Hi Elisa! I wish I knew how much it cost. We just had it made and I haven’t gotten the invoice yet. We did build the paddle with David Rotter in Chicago at Scheck & Siress: http://www.scheckandsiress.com/team_bios/default.asp?id=84

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