Reddit Reddit reviews New Wave Swim Buoy - Swim Safety Float and Drybag for Open Water Swimmers Triathletes Kayakers Snorkelers, Open Water Swim Buoy Float for Safer Swim Training (PVC 15 Liter Yellow)

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New Wave Swim Buoy - Swim Safety Float and Drybag for Open Water Swimmers Triathletes Kayakers Snorkelers, Open Water Swim Buoy Float for Safer Swim Training (PVC 15 Liter Yellow)
Visibility in Open Water. The brightly-colored Swim Buoy is a swimming safety float that exceptionally visible to boaters, jet skis, paddlers, and surfers. Improve your visibility to avoid getting decapitated by a jet ski or a speed boat. Swimmers in black wetsuits are virtually invisible in the open water - New Wave Swim Buoy will display your prominently in the murky waters of the Loch Ness Lake - even the Loch Ness Monster will not confuse you for a tasty harbor seal.Safe Place to Float and Rest. Because of the natural buoyancy, the New Wave swimming safety float can be used as a flotation device. You have reassurance that in case you cramp up or simply need rest, you are able to grab the float.Very light to bring with you on a paddleboard or kayak trip. While the New Wave Swim Buoy does not replace personal floatation device (PFD) or a swim life vest, widely used by kayakers and standup paddle boarders (SUP's), the New Wave Swim Buoy is very lightweight (only 10 oz) to bring along for a refreshing swim workout in the open water. Add a bike blinker inside the float and your aqua-visibility quadruples or maybe even quintuples.Storage of Personal Items. The New Wave Swim Buoy is useful in point to point swims. Fastened to your waist by a belt with a tether line, the New Wave Swim Buoy has a storage compartment that is separate from the Inflatable Air Chamber. What do our athletes put in the buoy? Sunglasses, sunscreen, body glide, extra cap and goggles, running shoes, socks and clothes, diving mask, snorkel, camera, water shoes. What would you take with you on a water-journey?Improved Monitoring of Athletes. If you want to keep an eye on your swim buddies or make sure that other swimmers are still in the race, spectators, officials, and lifeguards alike will appreciate the ability to see the swimmers from afar with the New Wave swimming safety float. If you put your cell phone in a waterproof phone pouch, you can have your phone sharing your GPS location too to track exactly how far you swam AND to broadcast your location in the water.
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3 Reddit comments about New Wave Swim Buoy - Swim Safety Float and Drybag for Open Water Swimmers Triathletes Kayakers Snorkelers, Open Water Swim Buoy Float for Safer Swim Training (PVC 15 Liter Yellow):

u/iMatthew · 3 pointsr/Swimming

Here's an open-water visibility buoy with a compartment for all your things https://www.amazon.com/New-Wave-Swim-Buoy-Triathletes/dp/B014Z9BPQE

u/mredofcourse · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

Yes, to be specific, this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014Z9BPQE

It's bright and helps boaters see me if I'm swimming somewhere where that's an issue. It can hold my car keys and a tiny towel in addition to my iPhone. It's also nice to know I have something close by that floats should I or another swimmer get in trouble.

Since the iPhone is out of the water, the accuracy is usually spot on, with the iPhone being used for the GPS and the Apple Watch being used for the strokes, heart, etc... It's all automatic though, just start a swim exercise on the watch.

There are a bunch of other swim buoys available. I sort of just randomly picked this one, and it's "fine". I do put my keys and iPhone in sealed bags inside the buoy just in case.

u/landlife · 2 pointsr/OpenWaterSwimming

Thanks to all for their replys, I appreciate your feedback. I am replying to this comment because the are two points I want to respond to....

  1. I absolutely agree with your comment that these air filled buoys should not be marketed as a flotation device but should serve as visibility aid primarily. However, see the two links if you have time, seems like they are advertising as a flotation device of sorts ...
    http://saferswimmer.com/tablet/index.html
    https://www.amazon.com/New-Wave-Swim-Buoy-Triathletes/dp/B014Z9BPQE
    Both adverts mention in the second bullet point that this buoy can be used as flotation aid. This seems dishonest to me. My assumption is that some swimmers do want to mitigate risk and have a float aid in case of the unexpected but they are choosing these air bladders instead of a foam because the drag created by an air bladder is very low. Honestly want to know if there are other opinions out there.

  2. I agree, if I can only swim a mile I shouldn't plan to swim 2 miles by swimming half way, resting on an aid, then swimming the remaining mile. The purpose of having a flotation device should be to mitigate risk like cramping or unexpected issues which might prevent you from floating on your own. We cannot expect to eliminate all risk, for example in the case of heart attack or unconsciousness.

    Thanks again for all your replys