Pillow or a Swimming Training Device

18 05 2009
Swimming Pull Buoy

Swimming Pull Buoy

Some people think these strange foam things are pillows used for camping. Little kids often use them as building blocks, but swimmers know exactly what they are for. The pull buoy allows the swimmer to focus on training only their arms. A pull buoy or pull float is a shaped piece of  foam used in swimming. Swimmers place the buoy between the legs in the crotch area to provide support to the body without kicking the legs, basically the opposite of a kickboard. Pull Buoys are an excellent training device for developing endurance and upper body strength. Using them gives the arms an intense workout by providing flotational support for hips and legs. One of the best selling swimming pull buoys is the Speedo One Piece Pull Buoy. It is available in both the Speedo Jr Pull Buoy size and the Speedo Large Pull Buoy size. Good body position and technique can be established and the breathing rhythm can be refined. This piece of equipment is a good aid to help swimmers enjoy their training. The pull buoys also provide swimmers with heavy legs a way to be better positioned in the water. There are many different sizes, shapes and colors to choose from. Be sure to pick one that will just give you enough buoyancy to level out your body position. A pull float that is too small will allow your legs to drag in the water, while a pull buoy that is too big will float your legs and push your head and arms down in the water making it very hard to swim.

Fillable Pull Buoy

20 01 2009
Are you having trouble doing pull sets when swimming? Is your pull buoy too big or too small? Or are you having trouble figuring out what size pull buoy to use? The correct size pull buoy should keep your legs level with your body. Many people buy a buoy that is too big and causes your head to submarine into the water and your stroke then will break down. If the buoy is too small then your legs will drag in the water. The new Speedo Fillable Pull Buoy can be filled with water to vary floatation & drag. Buoyancy can be adjusted to provide proper body position for any swimmer, allowing for individual variances in the swimmer’s buoyancy, body position and ability. Buoyancy can be adjusted to increase or decrease drag during pulling sets. Neoprene cushion sides provide extra comfort & non-slip surface. Easy fill & drain valve allows for quick filling & draining.


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