The by GOAT Gear, LLC is a revolutionary patent pending product that provides unparalleled visibility for triathletes, open water swimmers and snorkelers alike. Unlike other products serving similar purposes, the Aquaspotter™ adds virtually zero drag to the swimmer and no tether dragging behind you to tangle in your kick. A brightly colored flag sits atop an 18" lightweight pole which is attached to a comfortable neoprene belt which allows boaters, jet skis and other surface watercraft to see you easily. In addition you will instantly become more visible to snorkeling guides, lifeguards and other observers on shore.
The allows triathletes, snorkelers and open water swimmers to Get Out and Train™ and not have to worry about being invisible to recreational watercraft and people on shore.
In addition the enables coaches, trainers, and instructors to better visualize swimmer's hip rotation, thus potentially improving the swimmer's efficiency and speed.
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Regan Andrews, Team in Training Triathlon Coach:
"I have used Aquaspotter in several bodies of water including lakes, sounds and oceans. As each type of water is different Aquaspotter works beautifully in all scenarios. I live on a lake which has many motor boats and the boaters say they could see the flag at a distance. They remarked on what a great idea it was as it showed them something or in my case ‘someone’ was ahead. When used in the sound and the ocean the flag was long enough to be seen by lifeguards as it cleared the swells and waves. Even when in full rotation of my stroke I didn’t notice or feel the flag getting caught in the water.
Aquaspotter is a fabulous addition to my training paraphernalia and I will no longer swim in the open water without it! It is comfortable to wear and frankly I don’t even know it is there. I love the added safety it gives me knowing that there is a flag that boaters and other swimmers can see. It is a must have for any open water swimmer!”