The Alignment Kickboard is a sturdy foam kickboard designed to encourage correct full body alignment from the fingertips through the toes. While regular kickboards promote an unnatural body position, creating drag and perpetuating backs injuries, the Alignment Kickboard forces the swimmer to establish a natural line from the hip to the head that angles slightly downward. The Alignment Kickboard's small, triangular shape and stabilizing hand strap force the swimmer to maintain this optimum body alignment and the fully lengthened body position. By familiarizing the body with this correct positioning, the swimmer will eventually recognize this as the default body position and revert back to this position without any conscious effort.
Normal kickboards operate more as flotation devices, providing buoyancy so that the athlete can isolate and exercise the legs. The Alignment Kickboard however, is specifically created to be used as a training device. By placing the board 2-3 inches below the water in a streamline position, the athlete will be able to work all the muscles associated with one's streamline and underwater technique, develop greater core and abdominal strength, and stress the hip rotation during dual-sided kicking - components essential to not only lower body training, but for full body development as well.