Using a Wetsuit

Your First Triathlon Guide eBook

Complete Tri is pleased to offer our Ebook, Your First Triathlon:  Do Your First Triathlon in 100 Days or Less.  The book is a guide for new triathletes, separating all of the noise from what you really need to know as a new triathlete.  It provides ...

How Should a Wetsuit Fit?

Are you in the market for a wetsuit, but don’t quite know what to be looking for, fit-wise? Knowing how a suit is supposed to fit can be tough for the first time wetsuit shopper. Buying a new piece of (expensive) neoprene isn’t quite the same as ...

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 mind, making your hobby even more enjoyable.  During triathlon events, ...

Open Water Swim Tips

Whether you are an aspiring open water swimmer or a triathlete, mastering open water swimming can be an intimidating task.  Any triathlete has gone through several rites of passage, one major one being learning how to swim in open water.  Triathlon ...

Triathlon Swim Starts: Wave vs. Time Trail (and others)

Since the order of events in a triathlon is always the same -- swim, bike, and run, in that order -- the beginning of a triathlon always involves the swim start.  However, triathlon swim starts can vary from race to race, and over time you will ...

Five Reasons to Consider Joining a Triathlon Club

 When it comes to athletics, everyone has different ways of motivating themselves and becoming better at training.  Some have a workout buddy, others subscribe to highly-scientific online training programs.  Others employ a coach.  One of the most ...

How to Improve Your Triathlon Swim Technique

Swimming in the open water of a triathlon can be challenging, but it can also be a thrill once you gain the confidence, technique, and conditioning to do it well.  In addition to the physical challenge, the mental barrier of swimming in open water ...

How Long Should a Wetsuit Last?

How long a wetsuit lasts depends largely on how well you take care of it, and the quality of the wetsuit in the first place.  On average, a good wetsuit from a quality manufacturer should last anywhere from 4 years to 10 years or more, depending on ...

Kids’ Triathlon Wetsuit Tips

Kids' triathlons are gaining in popularity, with many races occurring in locations that may warrant a wetsuit for the child racer. As a general rule of thumb, water temperatures dictate if a wetsuit is needed, and wetsuits can be useful all the way ...

Three Rookie Triathlon Wetsuit Mistakes

Using a triathlon wetsuit becomes old hat after a few races, and you will never know what you ever did without it. It will feel like a second skin that gives you speed and security in the water. But any triathlete will tell you a few mistakes they ...