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
Dan Abel Swimmer and swim coach at Fit&Abel
Lisa Lloyd English Channel swimmer
Jonathan Cowie OS editor
Alice Gartland OS contributing editor
Alice: Straightforward and reliable. Because it’s large you can use it horizontally with space to put your head down.
ROKA PRO SWIM KICKBOARD
Lisa: Comfortable and the shape means that your hands fit well around it. Matt black – very stylish.
ZONE3 MULTI-COLOURED KICK BOARD
ZOGGS STANDARD KICKBOARD
Jonathan: Compact, versatile – two-in-one combined kickboard and pull buoy. We like this a lot!
BORN TO SWIM KICKBOARD
Lisa: This kickboard is stable and stays pretty flat. Good for practising one arm drills. Includes two cutout grips designed for better holding.
BORN TO SWIM UNIVERSAL PULL KICKBOARD