Kickboards

Gear Kickboards

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


KIT TESTERS

Dan Abel Swimmer and swim coach at Fit&Abel

Lisa Lloyd English Channel swimmer

Jonathan Cowie OS editor

Alice Gartland OS contributing editor


HEAD KICKBOARD

£18.99, head.com

Alice: Straightforward and reliable. Because it’s large you can use it horizontally with space to put your head down.


ROKA PRO SWIM KICKBOARD

£19.87, roka.com

Lisa: Comfortable and the shape means that your hands fit well around it. Matt black – very stylish.


ZONE3 MULTI-COLOURED KICK BOARD

£16, zone3.com

Alice: The most elaborate and colourful kick board we tested.


ZOGGS STANDARD KICKBOARD

£15, zoggs.com

Lisa: Straightforward, durable kickboard with cut-outs for holding.


ZOGGS KICK-BUOY

£16, zoggs.com

Jonathan: Compact, versatile – two-in-one combined kickboard and pull buoy. We like this a lot!


BORN TO SWIM KICKBOARD

€19.95, borntoswim.eu

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

€19.95, borntoswim.eu

Dan: Versatile kickboard and pull buoy combo. Good for travelling.


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