Originally Posted by madvet
Fins, however, are very addictive. I think it is very easy to become reliant on them too much, so I only use them for 10 minutes at a time.
I just spoke with a friend on the phone who told me that some folks don;t want me to swim with them in the morning because I'm too slow. If I wanted to stay up with the faster swimmers some have suggested fins. I do use fins in drills like, fish, skating and Zen, but have avoided using them in whole stroke because like you they can be addictive and an easy reliance. Folks tell me I'm slow all the time and suggest fins to wear, but I tell them I don't mind being slow and feel a greater sense of accomplishment coming out of the water knowing that I swam the 1, 2 or 3 miles on my own and not with the aid of fins...of course this is just my own two cents on the topic.