First Nations Fathers Invents New Swim Fins Trying to Help Daughter

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A complete redesign of the traditional swim fin.

Local father inadvertantly turns inventor after trying to help daughter with swmming. Launches his new product on Kickstarter

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, August 24, 2017 / — Lee Price, originally from the Big River First Nation, lives with wife and children in Saskatoon where he works as a railway manager. Lee has recently developed a brand new swim fin that he has launched on Kickstarter. His product is called TailFins – Flippers Your Children Can Walk In.

Necessity is the mother of innovation. Lee created TailFins for his ten-year-old daughter who had struggled with swimming for years. While she had benefited from using regular swim fins in the water, like many children her age, she was constantly in and out of the water, chasing and playing with her friends. It became clear that traditional fins would not be a practical solution because they couldn’t keep up her as she was in and out of the water and if she tried, she would only risk tripping and hurting herself.

So, he created TailFins. Its patent-pending design provides children the benefits of regular swim fins in the water and makes it possible for them safely walk and climb swim ladders; two things that traditional swim fins were not designed to do, until now.

He is trying to raise funds on Kickstarter for his new project by pre-selling his TailFins on the crowdsourcing website. The money is necessary to create the tools for the various sizes, as well as having inventory made.

“I hope other parents will see the benefits of a swim fin that, not only, helps their children swim but will be able to keep up with them while they’re in and out of the water,” said Lee. His Kickstarter campaign will run until September 19th.

Lee Price
TailFins Sporting Goods Inc
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TailFins: Flippers Your Children Can Walk In

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