Launching of Monofin Swimming in the Philippines
Swimming with Fins! -- that is finswimming, a new sport that has found its way in the country.
Finswimming was formerly launched in the Philippines through the help of the Local Government of Quezon City under the administration of City Mayor Sonny Belmonte last March 31, 2006 to April 02, 2006.
Background of the Project
A three-day training, which included workshops for swimmers, coaches, and event judges, was conducted by Mr. Byuong Doo Lee, Director of World Underwater Federation (CMAS) and member of the Korean Olympic Committee.
It exposed and taught the participants of the skills essential for monofin swimming with the use of monofins, front-mouthed snorkels, and goggles. [ Read More ]
What is Monofin Swimming?
Finswimming is swimming with fins. This can either be bi-fin which uses a double-bladed swim fin or monofin which uses a single-bladed swim fin. Finswimming is a form of speed competition in the SEAGAMES and WORLD GAMES.
With one fin, swimming is much faster than with two. The monofin swimming technique coordinates the entire body into a single swimming muscle affording the swimmer better propulsion and greater speed. The monofin brings people closer to every swimmer's dream - to swim with the dolphins.
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