Have you ever snapped a leash or become detached from your board, and had to swim after it? If you have then you’ll know that swimming with a paddle is not easy. The paddle swim is a great technique to allow you to swim efficiently, whilst still keeping hold of your paddle. The last thing you want is to have to ditch your paddle too!
But remember that prevention is always better than cure. So remember to regularly check your leash for any wear and tear, so you can replace it before it breaks! A new leash is going to be cheaper than a new board and leash!