The APA Swim Fin Progression is a free program designed for tactical athletes who are adding fins to their physical skills development program. Swim fins provide the necessary propulsion to successfully transport both yourself and a partner/survivor in coastal and military environments. While powerful, fins are also dangerous to new users who’s body’s have not been exposed to this type of stimulus before. Ankle, calf, knee, hamstring, and lower back injuries are common in candidates exposed to fins for the first time in the school house environment.
Most special operations pipelines require participants to be skilled in the craft of moving through the water with power and speed while having the skill to manage fatigue. The swim in a tactical scenario is usually just the beginning of the mission, train accordingly.