Looking at introducing some training aids into your swim sessions but not sure where to start?
Before using training aids be sure to check the intended use and make sure you are using them correctly so that you can get the most out of your session.
Why use training aids when swimming?
Training aids are a great way to mix up your training sessions and focus on different aspects of your technique.
Different swim equipment focuses on different parts of your technique as well as strengthening different parts of your body.
Why use a Pull Buoy?
- Improves technique by focusing on the catch of your stroke
- Allows you to focus on building upper body strength
- Elevates legs and maintains your body position in the water
How to use a Pull Buoy?
- Place Pull Buoy between your upper thighs.
- Keep ankles relaxed and toes pointed to reduce the movement of your legs throughout the session
- Continue your swim session while focusing on the technique of hte catch and pull of your stroke
- If you are new to using a Pull Buoy start with shorter intervals with more rest during sessions and gradually build up length and time of intervals once you swim with it more regularly.
- If you want an extra challenge for your next session use both Hand Paddles and a Pull Buoy to engage your Lats and strengthen your pull.
Want more information about different training aids to develop your technique?
Check out the rest of our how to guides for training aids here