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

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Based on 395 reviews
A safe and comfortable

I used it many times during my long trainings in the open water (I tried to swin in cold, warm, wth waves, salty water). I put a water bottle and several gels in the buoy as there is enough room for it. During my swimmings I didn't feel the buoy as it is light and doesn't make any water resistance. All I felt is the safety knowing that the buoy is always with me. It is made of good quality material and has a good fixer on the belt. I am satisfied with the buoy.

Clearly best goggles

So far so good!! I’ve worn same goggle style for almost 20 years. These goggles are very comfortable and super clear. Much easier to maintain good head position too.


Great products and free grab bag! Love my new wave swim buoy!

Great material at great prices.

Fast delivery, great material selection and great designs.

Just love it!

Fantastic, easy and SAFE

I have done numerous open water swims without anything that would make me stand out of the water, not even a swim cap. I have had no issue but after getting this easy to use buoy (and my swim partner used one as well) as things would turn out, I swam across the lake 900m but she had some issues and was in the middle of the lake. Not only was she able to hold on to get herself situated, I realized that without it there was NO WAY I would have spotted her at 500m away. I was able to swim out, help and all is well. The construction looks solid, it is easy to inflate, and the side pouch is a smart innovation for longer swims, since lake water is not suggested for consumption :). Great worthwhile purchase for anyone who is out in open water or might be (on a boat, etc.)


your smartphone will be safe

Good cap

easy to find me. Hopefuly

Great safety feeling

simple and easy to handle

Best fit

Ordered these goggles for my daughter. Absolute best fit and visibility. Ordered a second pair should she misplace the goggles. Excellent customer service interaction as we needed a pair replaced. Quick response and mailing. 100% satisfied.

Flashy and fast!

No more worrying about shoes coming untied...and shoes are ready for a run in a flash.

Just Perfect

Super handy when struggling to get that wetsuit on and off during training....keeps my feet from getting sandy. Perfect size to set up my transition area during triathlons and, BONUS, it has an awesome no slip underside to keep it in place. Oh, and, BONUS, BONUS, it rolls up neatly to fit so nicely in my gym bag. And one more BONUS, it's nice and bright to help lead me to my spot in the busy transition area. Thanks for making another awesome product!

Love this towel!

My kids love this towel! It is the softest towel ever! This towel is not only fabulously soft but it is also huge! Best towel ever!

Great Product

Excellent piece of mind and storage on OWS. Not sure how i did it without it n the past, additionally, I am now visible to boaters making my family feel better when I am out there.


Great product abd excellent costumer service!!

Better than expected

Very happy with purchase! Arrived before I thought it would. Came with some awesome freebies. Ise it every week.

Best safety training tool


I am a master age 180 lbs swimmer. Over many years of open water training I have towed a traditional life guard rescue tube with a six foot lanyard. The down side is constantly tangling my legs in the lanyard. Even shorting the lanyard, the rescue tube impedes kicking. When swimming, the New Wave Swim Buoy floats above the buttocks and thus there is never a leg tangle. Unlike the rescue tube there is no shoulder strap to slide down on my arm, thus my stroke is never impeded . While not a substitute for the applications designed for a professional life guard rescue tube, the Swim Buoy provides good buoyancy., is easy to grip through the integrated handle and comfortable to lay on and "dog paddle" and kick to shallow water. The orange color really stands out. Combined with the matching color swim cap gives me two points of recognition. The Swim Buoy is the ultimate safety device for an experienced swimmer.


A must

My sister introduced me to the Swim Buoy for our trip to Greece so that we could have the added protection during our sailing trips. I loved the security I having one attached to me especially if I get tired of swimming in open water, I could have the safety net of leaning onto to Swim Buoy. I will definitely plan on having one with me during any travels that might find me in water.

Best anti-fog goggles

I used them only once but from all the different goggles I have used this have the best anti-fog treatment. They look a bit cheap but are very effective. I had some problems adjusting them to my face. Once I got them right all went well. I have to say that New Wave customer service is fantastic.

Excellent Swim Buoy and safe swimming

I recently purchased the New Wave Swim Buoy 20L. I have used swim buoys for several years. However this is the first time I bought the New Wave (I also got the swim caps). Congrats is a great buoy and I am very pleased with it. I like that I can store easily, roll up for more sapace in my bag and the neon green is the best color to have boats aware of your prsence. I friend told me he could spot me really far away from his sport fishing boat. Esay to inflate and deflate. I am very happy with it.

New wave swag

Got my stuff really quickly, and all in perfect condition. Love the colours and equipment you provide and the social media stuff that allows us to show it off 😊 brilliant service and customer interactions

Works great!

Used it in open water. I’m 5’10” 185. Works as a flotation device too. Holds me up with no problem

So far good

So far I am enjoying my swim buoy. After using a handful of times Love the color and it is extremely noticeable on the water. I have had boaters, paddle borders comment how well they could see me in the water. When doing open water swim training with others found it easy to find me(green). although there is a pocket put your key, cell phone as they advertise... do not trust this to be waterproof. Make sure you put your cell phone and keys in something waterproof due to the fact that the pocket itself water leaks into it. Other than that it’s been a really great buoy.


I’ve been open water swimming for years w/o a cap or a buoy, thinking: it’s like running... I am free of equipment... yeah! How stupid of me! I was invisible too and not safe!
I Don’t even feel the buoy, and I was wearing a cap in the pool anyway! As usual, everything is mental!
Great products and wonderful customer service!


Just what we needed to do some open water swimming this summer. Boaters have told us we are very visible , which was one goal. Also, it is a good back up in the event someone gets a cramp or for some reason needs a break from swimming. It comfortably holds one person up, giving you the opportunity to rest.
It floats so effortlessly you don't even know it is around your waist, excellent product, thanks !

Love love this product

I would definitely recommend this.