We assembled a crack team of swimmers to test a range of swimming training aids to bring you our choice of the best kit to use in your training sessions
Swimmer and swim coach at Fit&Abel
English Channel swimmer
Jonathan Cowie OS editor
Alice Gartland OS contributing editor
FINIS AXIS BUOY
They say: The dual-function design improves body position, upper body strength and engages the core. With ergonomic keyholes and a contoured design, it can function as both an ankle float and a leg buoy.
Dan: Feels like equipment designed by swimmers for swimmers. It can be used in a variety of ways and allows you to isolate the legs while still being able to rotate properly.
ROKA PRO SWIM PULL BUOY
ZONE3 MULTI-COLOURED PULL BUOY
Jonathan: I used it in swimrun. It’s chunkier than other pull buoys so more buoyant – useful when you’re wearing shoes in the water.
BORN TO SWIM PULLBUOY