Are they toys or training tools? We’ll go with the tools option here. When it comes to your time spent in the pool, utilizing some of these accessories can be a great way to improve your stroke and technique, while making your time in the pool a bit more fun, too.
MP Strength Paddle
$18 Paddles can be a great way to improve your strength and pull. The Michael Phelps (MP) Strength Paddle is designed to do all that while providing a natural feel in the water because of the unique shape, palm support and vents. The ergonomic wrist strap and finger loop are fully adjustable and the paddles are available in three sizes.
DARE2TRI Mach3 Transition Backpack
$70 Designed to make it easy to get all your equipment to your next workout or race, the Mac3 Transition backpack has separate compartments to hold shoes, goggles, your helmet, water bottle, cellphone and other equipment. There’s even a large wetsuit compartment that will ensure you won’t get the rest of your equipment wet after the workout or race.
HUUB Big Buoy
$34 When it comes to pull buoys, this one offers the most buoyancy we’ve come across – a whopping 34 Newtons, which is roughly twice as much as your typical pull buoy might offer. For those who find a regular pull buoy isn’t enough, this is the answer that will help you work on your position and alignment in the water. It’s also a great way to simulate the buoyancy you’ll get from your wetsuit, without having to submit your suit to the chemicals in a pool.