The new monster swimrun pull-buoy Ægir

At first we had the regular ”do-it-yourself” swimrun pull-buoy. Each year, contestants came to the yearly main ÖtillÖ race, with anticipation of what had been developed by others during the year. We remember everything from the children’s-adapted pull-buoys to the merged soda bottles. Swimrun was a new sport, growing, and without any regulations. As swimrun evolved, so did equipment and the pull-buoys. We would soon see the first hydrodynamic swimrun …

2019 World of Swimrun Equipment Test

It is soon time for our annual independent world swimrun equipment test and we are in full preparations together with our friends from swimrun communities around the world. Building on the success of previous years, in 2019 we want to expand the equipment to include in our test in accordance with the ongoing development in the swimrun world. What we will test We have previously focused foremost on wetsuits and …

The next generation swimrun pull-buoy

We love seeing how swimrun equipment keep being developed. There’s no end to swimrunners curiosity to invent new stuff and push through the boundaries. Take for instance the now growing popularity of the “double” swimrun pull-buoy, that came as a reaction to the loss of buoyancy with the Head Aero wetsuit. The pull-buoy has been tampered with since the early days of swimrun racing and now its taking off in …

Why do we need a safety buoy in training?

The sea is calm and warm. No jelly fish floating around, the pair of swimrunners is competent and confident, the route stays close to the shore, no wild off-shore crossing, no strong current, the two friends jump into the water with serenity. However, they haven’t done everything they could to stay safe : they are not carrying a safety buoy. You may ask why would they need to bother with this …