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For those that do not know, a pull buoy is a swimming training aid that is placed between your legs when you are swimming front crawl so that you can concentrate on just your arms technique only. It is an invaluable tool for swimmers of all abilities and I have seen it used by all ranges, from complete novices to GB athletes.
This pull buoy is produced by Zoggs, a company that initially started in Australia in 1992 selling and producing goggles. Since then, they have grown into a worldwide brand well known by swimmers and triathletes. This pull buoy is blue and yellow in colour and measures 23cm x 13cm x 7cm. It is made of a hard foam material that is designed to be very buoyant in water. On one end it says "Zoggs" and some safety information and on the other end it has the same repeated. I also have my name written on the end in permanent marker so it does not get lost at training sessions.
For a pull buoy to be good, it needs to fit comfortably between your legs and lift them to the surface. This does both of those really well. It fits well between your legs and is comfortable for long durations and it also is very buoyant, keeping my legs on the surface of the water all the time. By having your legs floating, it allows you to work on your front crawl arm technique and build strength in your arms and shoulders. It can also be used to do kicking drills with, if you don't have a kick board to hand. It is just buoyant enough yo support your arms, however I would recommend buying a proper kick board as it is much more comfortable.
I bought this a couple of years ago for about £10 from my local sports shop. I believe they are about the same price now and can be bought from and good sports shop, the internet or from your local swimming pool. They are very durable and will last you a very long time. The colours slightly discolour over time but the pull buoy itself stays structurally intact and still performs its intended function.
If you are a keen swimmer and want to improve your stroke and times then this is a worthwhile investment for you. By doing it, you can improve your arm action through the water, which will lead to you getting quicker through the water.
I am going to give this 5/5 as it has been exceptionally helpful to me over the years and has helped me become quicker and stronger.
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