British waters are a tad chilly even in the summer time, If you're planning on entering a triathlon this year it's a good idea to get yourself a triathlon wetsuit. If this is your first triathlon, you may be wondering which type of wetsuit to go for. If you can afford to get yourself a proper triathlon wetsuit then it will pay dividends in your training, and on race day!
TYR believe in the power of technology to enable triathletes to achieve their full potential. In their history of technological firsts, the Hurricane Freak of Nature Wetsuit is TYR's most advanced accomplishment. The Hurricane Freak of Nature is a wetsuit conceived and engineered free of restraints and presumptions. They've thrown away everything that has limited the wetsuit in the past, focused on the outer reaches of what might be possible and then went a little further. The Freak of Nature wetsuit has been tested and refined repeatedly, until TYR knew they had something incredible!
The 4th generation of the Helix wetsuit is the culmination of years of testing and research: it's blueseventy's finest suit ever. Made from meticulously sourced materials and countless prototypes, this is their most flexible and comfortable wetsuit yet. Proprietary TST panels provide unparalleled upper body flexibility while thick 5mm Yamomoto Aerodome rubber delivers a higher body position in the water. Paired with quick exit legs, a reverse zipper and body fit panels; the Helix fits like a second skin and is quicker through T1!
If your wetsuit has a nick, tear or hole in it then you'll probably want a few tips on the best ways to patch it up so that it looks good as new again. Sacrificing your wetsuit for a new one is not always necessary. All you need is a tube of special neoprene glue like the popular Black Witch Wetsuit Adhesive, and a few other items you can find around the home!
FINA, the international governing body of swimming, are considering draft rules on the legalities of wearing wetsuits at the Rio 2016 Olympic games open-water events. The chairman of the FINA Swimsuit Approval Commission has been asked to draw up draft rules for the wearing of neoprene wetsuits in Open Water competitions where the water temperatures are likely to be below 18ºC-20ºC.
One problem that sea swimmers complain of again and again is chafing. Swimming in salt water is a whole different game to swimming in a chlorinated pool, or indeed fresh water. If you're going to be undertaking any marathon swims, or perhaps you have your sights set on swimming the British Channel, then pay close attention this could save you some serious soreness!
A wife and mother from Portstewart has given herself the challenge of swimming more than 13 miles in open water from County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland to the town of Portstewart in Northern Ireland. Heather Clatworthy plans to fulfill a lifelong dream with her long distance sea swim this summer, as well as fundraising for the RNLI and the Portstewart Outdoor Recreation Fund. Heather wants to raise £1000 with her endurance challenge this July but admits that the main focus is simply finishing the gruelling ocean swim...