What Are Flippers?

Swim fins, fins, swimming fins or swimming flippers are rubber shoes worn to aid movement in water. They are worn on the feet to help a swimmer get from point A to point B in a quicker time with less work, which is probably why you are reading this now. You and I both don't like to work so hard.

Swimming flippers come in all sizes, depending on the need. Each is a unique type.Professional swimming athletes wear shorter, more harder fins for training lengths in the pool. People who swim the butterfly stroke use a fin called a monofin, where both feet fit into one flipper.

Divers wear long, flexible fins to help them get from one point to another with hardly any work at all.