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Tri Taren Swim Buoy Review - Is Swim Confidence Good For You?

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Based on 734 reviews
Awesome Caps

These swim caps are great. I like a lot

Unicorn of swim caps

These are the first and only silicone swim caps that stay on my big melon. I use them for both pool and open water swimming. I’ve developed a latex sensitivity, so can’t wear latex caps much anymore. So glad I found these!


Great customer service, had some minor issues with my previous buoy, and I was sent another completely free of charge. It’s a great safety device for me.


Muito bom os vossos produtos!


Os produtos da newwave são os melhores do mercado do ramo de natação e maratonas aquáticas. Amo!

NewWave stands behind their product!

I contacted NewWave regarding the popular swim buoy and told them that my buoy had a slow leak on the seam. Without hesitating, Andrei Lozovik, addressed the issue and assured me that he would be sending me a free replacement buoy. My account address was still accurate on the site and my replacement was received within 2 days. I have told many folks this story at Walden Pond in Concord, MA (a local triathlon open-water swim training site). Everyone agrees, in this day and age, we seek companies that stand behind their products and provide a personal touch.

A Safety Must

Love them...These buoys are very visable from the shore and the water. Not just for triathletes- keeps recreational swimmers safe, too and provides an easy and fun spot to float and rest rest. Comfortable to use- they do not interfere with swimming! Thanks for the caps and the dry bag, too!

Works Great

Wore it in a bay off the Pacific Ocean. Comfortable. Held my phone great and kept it dry.

Great Visibility and key holder

This buoy is perfect for storing your key while you swim. Additionally it provides great visibility to boaters. I feel safer with this on. Does not interfere with swim at all.

First time user, loved it

Am 69, asthmatic, neck problems with cervical vertebrae. Am working on improving my technique and endurance, basically learning to swim again, as exercise by swimming laps at local Y. Used swim buoy for the first time during our annual week at the lake in northern MN. Gave me confidence I could go for longer swim in open lake with option to take a break without spending energy treading water.

Got lots of questions/interest from other adults. Resort we have gone to for 25+ years is on a beautiful 84 acre spring fed lake near the Mississippi headwaters.

I do not use the 'dry storage' feature and noticed that it was wet after swimming but I may have not set it up correctly.

I actually bought two buoys, the other from Xterra. My intent was to have two for my sons who sometimes swim too far from shore. Tried both and preferred the New Wave, as it seemed to have slightly more flotation.

Love, love, love!!!

Bought the goggles for my open water swims (along with a matching pink buoy) and the fit is fantastic. No fogging yet. I've chosen them to wear on an upcoming open water race.

Exploring lake with swim buoy

Very convenient and reassuring; I am comfortable swimming farther and longer with swim buoy along. It’s also reassuring and convenient to watch my swimming partner and her swim buoy from afar.

Pull Buoy

The New Wave Swim Pull Buoy has been an excellent addition to my swim gear bag.

DURABLE Material

I’m glad to received my new buoy 😍 looks stronger and i feel more secured. I love the visibility of the color and perfect size for me. I can put my iphone and bottle water inside while using it. Thanks for your great customer service as well. Never disappointed when i needed help.

Expecting Bouy to Work Great

The water's still too cold here in Tennessee, but I expect the bouy to help crazy watercraft drivers avoid killing me! I mean, it's HOT PINK!! The comped hot pink swim cap will help, too. This device is getting me into the lake after three years of moving here and not enjoying the water we specifically moved here to retire and enjoy. Whoever thought of this deserves sainthood!

5 Stars

The pool I swim at has over 5 types of buoys. Some slip, some are not balanced on both side which makes it hard to keep in your legs or even have balanced hips, others tear up easy. I finally decided to try this brand and get my own! Well worth the money! This buoy is well made, heavy duty material but still light weight, and I love that it’s the same shape on both side! Worth the money!


Three friends used three different colors (pink, yellow, lime) of the swim buoys and swam everyday at a cove in Mexico for a week. We were able to spot each other, boats were able to see us as well as people on the beach!

Open water swimmers - don’t leave shore without this gear

The 20L swim buoy is just big enough for shoes, a water bottle, and keys. It toes easily behind my feet with minimal resistance. The waistband adjusts from tiny to in excess of a 54” waist.

I swim spring fed rivers in Florida year round, typically doing a 6 mile route that takes 90 minutes, downstream. The swim buoy is handy for carrying my shoes, water, and keys. I did add a SUP leash to the tether strap to permit diving. When swimming through obstacles, it is advisable to tuck in the excess length to avoid snagging.

On at least two occasions, companions have cramped up from the cold temperatures. Having a flotation device that can be quickly attached to their waist has allowed them to recover while ensuring that a rescue could be performed easily if the situation had gone south.

This buoy provides visibility, an opportunity for self rescue, an aid for struggling swimmers in need of rescue, and recovery (yeah…gators). I will never again swim open water alone without having this in tow.

So far, so good

It was easy to order, the delivery was seamless and the product looks great. Too cold for swimming, but looking forward to using it.

Swim cap

Absolutely love this swim cap. Super comfortable and so visible in open water!

Best Buoy on earth, keep up the good work guys!

Big fan of New Wave Swim Buoy, my last one is going strong since 5 years, and I just got another one for my partner. Also loved the goggles and merchandise! Seems like I'll swim 100x in 2022 :)

Amazing product AND company!

I started open water swimming a few years ago and some people I go with recommended New Wave swim buoys for visibility, convenience, and safety. Since then, I have used them a few times a week on a regular basis.

When I had an issue with my original buoy, Andrei and his team did not hesitate to make things right with me and not only provided credit for a new product and more, but also tossed in a few extra goodies.

In these days of companies looking at only their bottom line, New Wave stands out for their exceptional customer service and valuing customers as people, not just numbers. I am a customer for life now!

New Wave Waterproof Case

I Love your product for my car keys when I swim.