You’re struggling with your swimming, or you just can’t seem to get the latest drill that’s supposed to help you with your stroke.
Then you notice people at your pool using these fluffy, floaty things that fit between your legs. You try it out and WHAM! Suddenly, you’re able to execute the difficult drills and your swim stroke feels effortless!
So is the pull buoy the panacea of speeding up your learning process in freestyle?
That old saying “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is” applies here.
The buoy is like a band aid in the attempt to fix a larger, underlying problem: lack of balance in the water.
It would be like taking pain killers to mask an injury, or putting a motor on your bike!
Working on balance is the key to improving your freestyle. Start out with the basic drills like kicking on your side and the shark fin drill. Use fins if you need them (Zoomers Z2’s are the best, 20% off at www.swimyourbest.com by using code ‘aggies20’.)