Swift is producing oars for use with our Cadet and Cadet Mini boats or by PARA rowers, These are manufactured with purpose built tooling, so are correctly sized, not just “cut down” versions of normal scull oars.

Handles and grips

We offer 3 grip sizes, on 2 sizes of handle.

Handle size Small Medium Medium
Color code Red Orange Purple
Grip diameter 32mm 35mm 37mm

The external diameter of the handle is cut by CNC machine to fit perfectly inside the shaft, where it is securely held.

Length adjustment

Simply loosening 2 screws allows for quick and easy length adjustment,of up to 12cm. All handles have overall length engraved, so avoiding the need to measure length each time they are adjusted..

Grades of shaft construction

Please note that even with 12cm handle adjustment range, because of reduced overall length, oars become light and also very stiff. We therefore do not offer HP grade.

CP - Club Performance

As with the regular length oars, the CP oar shafts are 70% carbon, and blades are made from carbon, with PVC foam core, and white gel coat finish. Weight and stiffness vary with length, so please see chart below for details.

Rec - Recreational

As with the regular length oars, the Rec oar shafts are 40% carbon, and blades are made from carbon & fiberglass, with PVC foam core, and light grey polyurethane paint finish. Weight and stiffness vary with length, so please see chart below for details.

Stiffness is measured the same way as for regular oars, with the weight suspended from at the connection point of shaft and blade.
Club Performance (CP) Recreational (Rec)
Total weight – (per piece) - Long 1.42±0.2kg 1.47±0.2kg
Total weight – kg (per piece) - Medium 1.36±0.2kg 1.41±0.2kg
Total weight – kg (per piece) - Short 1.34±0.2kg 1.39±0.2kg
Maximum variation per pair - kg 20g 30g
Shaft stiffness – cm - Long( weight) 35mm 40mm
Shaft stiffness – cm - Medium( weight) 28mm 34mm
Shaft stiffness – cm - Short( weight) 24mm 28mm
Maximum variation per pair - cm 2mm 2mm

PARA oars

The sleeve is positioned so that they are only useful for PARA rowing, where very heaving gearing/loading is wanted, such as with internationally competitive PARA rowers.

These oars are not available with the A3 blade.
Long – Length 268-280
Long PARA – Outboard 193-208
Medium – Length 256-268
Medium PARA – Outboard 190-205
Short – Length 244-256
Short PARA – Outboard 181-196
Length adjustment 12

Oar covers are available and can be ordered from our website or by contacting us directly.