HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE by Liz Hichens
The Swim It
For these gift ideas, just add water.
Designed to make open-water training safer, the Swim It attaches around your leg. When you need help, just pull an attached cord to deploy a life jacket that will keep you afloat. Although the Swim It is race-legal, once deployed a competitor is technically disqualified. But the point is to survive in dire situations—not to PR.