Category: Using a Wetsuit

Tips on using a wetsuit and triathlon swim success.

Triathlon Swim Course Tips for Race Directors and Lifeguards

Triathlon Swim Course Tips for Race Directors and Lifeguards

The team at the Triathlon Wetsuit Store not only competes in triathlons, but we are loyal race volunteers as well.  One of the important jobs that we have done many times is to ...

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What the New USAT Wetsuit Thickness Rule Means to You

What the New USAT Wetsuit Thickness Rule Means to You

As of January 1, 2013, the USA Triathlon governing body (USAT) has a new wetsuit rule for all USAT-sanctioned races.  If you are a triathlete or race director, it will be ...

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Improving Your Tri Swim Technique in the Offseason

Improving Your Tri Swim Technique in the Offseason

Winter is a slower time of year for many triathletes.  The A races are either five months behind us or seven months ahead of us, depending on how you look at things.  If you live ...

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Rotator Cuff Injury From Swimming

Rotator Cuff Injury From Swimming

Swimming is a notoriously good sport when it comes to preventing injuries.  Compared to running, and the impact that it places on your joints, swimming is a low-impact, ...

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Doing a Triathlon in the Rain

Doing a Triathlon in the Rain

I recently had an “opportunity” to race in the rain.  It was hardly my first time racing in rain, but it felt like it.  I always forget the finer points of a wet race, since most ...

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What Do You Wear Under a Wetsuit?

What Do You Wear Under a Wetsuit?

For triathletes focused on their first open water swim, many questions often exist.  What should be the swim strategy?  How do you handle choppy water or difficult crowds?  What ...

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How to Take a Wetsuit Off

How to Take a Wetsuit Off

Taking a wetsuit off, whether during a triathlon or after a training session, is something that can take a little practice.  Wetsuits are designed to be very snug and keep you ...

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When Wetsuits are Illegal:  Wetsuits in Warm Water Temps

When Wetsuits are Illegal: Wetsuits in Warm Water Temps

Around July or August of each year, many popular triathlons struggle with the question of whether they should allow wetsuits or not.  We outline the recommended temps for using ...

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Open Water Swim Safety

Open Water Swim Safety

Swimming in open water, with or without a wetsuit, can be a great experience but should always be done with safety in mind.  Swimming safely in open water will give you peace of ...

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More Open Water Swim Tips, From a Lifegaurd Perspective

More Open Water Swim Tips, From a Lifegaurd Perspective

A few weeks ago, we began posting some open water swim tips.  This list will grow over time as there are literally dozens of great tips when it comes to open water swimming and ...

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