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Using snorkel fins correctly makes it easier for snorkelers to propel themselves through the water smoothly and at greater speed.
Propelling yourself with your arms is inefficient and will tire you out quickly. Keep arms relaxed at your sides, or with hands locked loosely under your stomach.
With legs and ankles relaxed, slowly scissor kick your legs in long kicks stemming from your hips. Keep legs straight, and try to keep both legs and fins beneath the water. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to propel yourself.