Using a Wetsuit

Orca Alpha Wetsuit Review

Orca has been cranking out great wetsuits for a few years, and at any race you will see a good representation of triathletes donned in their Orca suits.  The Orca Alpha is their top-of-the-line wetsuit, a great model topping off a solid ...

10 Great Destination Triathlons

For the second year, we are excited to publish our list of 10 great destination triathlons in the U.S.  To be considered a destination race on our list, it must offer either an Olympic or Sprint distance, have stood the test of time, and be in a ...

Triathlon Wetsuits: Full-Sleeve or Sleeveless

When it comes to triathlon gear, there are a few age-old either/or questions that get asked constantly, and are continuously open for debate.  Tri bike or road bike?  Socks or no socks?  And when it comes to wetsuit, that question is full-sleeve or ...

Triathlon Swimming Training

Getting your triathlon swim stroke back after a swinter of easy pool swims, or creating a good swim stroke if you are new to the sport requires some effort and planning.  Many swimmers get comfortable in the pool, and then get into a rut of doing ...

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 setup and monitor a triathlon swim race course.  As with any race ...

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 important to understand how this new rule affects you. The new rule is ...

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 in a Northern climate, you are adjusting to snow-filled running trails ...

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, high-cardio sport that generally allows an athlete to not worry much about ...

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 is transition 1 like?  Sometimes, even the more basic questions need to ...

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 warm in the water.  That snug fit isn’t always conducive to quick wetsuit ...