Be Safe and be seen. We are now proud stockists of Chillswim (SwimSecure) tow floats and tow dry bags, some bill these as one of the must haves of the open water swimming world, especially if you swim in small groups or in busy areas.
These great devices attach around your waist and are pulled along with you when you swim, providing clear visibility of you to other water users and also a buoyancy device should you require a rest, easily supporting the weight of an adult (please note these devices are NOT sold as lifesaving or swimming aid). When swimming the tow float causes minimal drag and in most weather conditions you will not even know it is behind you, whilst you will be safe in the knowledge that it is with you should you need it and you can be clearly seen in the water.
This product is the tow Donut. Not only a tow float but a place to keep valuables safe when you are swimming (for valuables and electronic devices it is also recommended that you put the items in a waterproof bag for a second layer of safety, also available from South West Swim). The Tow Donut allows the swimmer access to the contents whilst in the water, something the dry bags do not facilitate.
We use these aids in some of our coaching sessions so you may see them out and about in Lake 32 or Lake 12 this season.