Using 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 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 ...

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 wetsuits in a different article, but in general water temps above 78 ...

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 triathlon swimming. In addition to racing in triathlons, I regularly ...

Four Things to Do to Your Wetsuit Before Your First Race

Whether you are dusting off a 5-year old wetsuit for another Tri season, or have purchased a new one that just arrived in the mail, there are four things every racer should do to thier wetsuit prior to a new season.  Following these simple steps ...