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Pullbuoys

Gear Pullbuoys

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


FINIS AXIS BUOY

€19.79, finisswim.com

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

£14.90, roka.com

Jonathan: This looks really slick and works well in the water.


ZONE3 MULTI-COLOURED PULL BUOY

£16, zone3.com

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.


LOMO PULLBUOY

£6.50, lomo.co.uk

Lisa: Nice design. Good value.


ZOGGS PULL-BUOY

£13, zoggs.com

Jonathan: Nice and small so not overly buoyant. A good choice.


BORN TO SWIM PULLBUOY

€14.95, borntoswim.eu

Alice: Good, small, straightforward pull buoy.


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Issue 29 August 2019

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