Our Story

Overcome whatever comes your way

TekraSport is made from a love of nature, a spirit of innovation and the inspiration of Ireland’s wild Atlantic Coast.

Passion for sports and the outdoors

After an injury forced my retirement from rugby, I threw myself into new challenges – swimming and triathlons on Ireland’s West Coast beside some of Europe’s finest unspoilt beaches. The sheer exhilaration of swimming in the open ocean has always been my inspiration at TekraSport.

Constant innovation and improvement

As a competitor, race organiser and parent, I realised that swim safety devices were limiting people’s performance in the open water. I decided to use my engineering background to design a new type of device. One that would help first timers overcome anxiety and push experienced swimmers to improve.

I believe that safety devices should be simple to use, look good and offer uncompromised performance

John Hanley - Founder, TekraSport

Designed to exacting standards

TekraSport’s first product, the TekraPod, was honed using 13 prototypes. I didn't want to stop until it was suitable for all swimmers with or without a wetsuit, that would not interfere with their swim mechanics and would still, most importantly, be race legal. This desire to set the bar higher with new designs and better materials is still what sets TekraSport apart today.

Simple is beautiful

Simple, beautiful things are hard to make but, when it comes to safety, they can be lifesaving. When I discovered people, even kids, loved customised designs, I realised I could change people’s mindsets. Combine safety, style and performance in one product and now, putting on a safety device can become second nature.

The name takes inspiration from Tetrapods, our aquatic ancestors who first ventured from sea to land.


Shop the look

Expand your swimming horizons with a race legal safety device that won’t hold you back.

Swim safely in challenging conditions with a powerful rechargeable, waterproof LED light.

Keep warm and change anywhere with a 100% natural cotton swim robe that aids recovery.

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Size guide

size height cm height ft/inch
S 135-164 4′ 5″- 5′ 3″
M 155-181 5′ – 5′ 9″
L 172-191 5′ 6″ – 6′ 3″
XL 183-203 6′ – 6′ 6″

Size guide

Place the tape tight up under your arms to take the fullest measurement of your chest. Remember: TekraPod has adjustable straps to help you get the perfect fit.