- 1 How thick should my wetsuit be for a triathlon?
- 2 Can you do a triathlon in a normal wetsuit?
- 3 What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
- 4 How do I choose a wetsuit for a triathlon?
- 5 Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
- 6 Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
- 7 Can you swim a triathlon in a surf wetsuit?
- 8 Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
- 9 Is it OK to wear wetsuit in pool?
- 10 Should I wear a wetsuit for my first triathlon?
- 11 What thickness wetsuit do I need for swimming?
- 12 What should I look for in a swimming wetsuit?
- 13 How do you know if a wetsuit is too big?
How thick should my wetsuit be for a triathlon?
Maximum wetsuit thickness for competitive triathlons is 5mm to help reduce the risk of overheating. Also, wetsuits are only permitted when the water temperature is below 21C for this very reason. All our suits contain a mix of different neoprene thickness’s, to achieve the perfect balance.
Can you do a triathlon in a normal wetsuit?
So, the answer is yes – you can legally race in a surf wetsuit as long as it’s 5mm in thickness or under, but you might get a bit hot or lose energy with each stroke compared to the race-focused triathlon suit. For newbies and seasoned athletes alike, there’s an impressive range of wetsuits to choose from these days.
What is the difference between a triathlon wetsuit and a normal wetsuit?
Wetsuits used for water sports are usually covered by abrasion-resistant Lycra and are not particularly designed for swimming positions. Triathlon wetsuits are designed for flexible swimming positions, making you comfortable especially when your arms are above your head and are pointed forward.
How do I choose a wetsuit for a triathlon?
How Should A Wetsuit Fit?
- Snug but not tight.
- No folds or excess material.
- Full range-of-motion through shoulders.
- Neckline should be comfortable and not suffocating.
- Arm and leg holes should be snug so water cannot get through.
Do you wear anything under a wetsuit?
Wearing nothing under your wetsuit is totally acceptable, and a matter of personal preference. However, consider these factors: Chafing: Wetsuits can chafe. Give it a try, and wear a swimsuit if it’s uncomfortable.
Can you wear a shorty wetsuit for a triathlon?
So, in the UK the vast majority of open water swims and triathlon events will allow wetsuit use. You may wear a wetsuit if the temperature is 79 (26°C) degrees to 84 (28.9°C) degrees but you won’t be eligible for awards. Anything 85 (29.5°C) degrees or over, no wetsuits are allowed.
Can you swim a triathlon in a surf wetsuit?
The answer is Yes! You can use a triathlon wetsuit for surfing. Be careful when you come in contact with your surfboard or fins, because the outer layer of a Triathlon wetsuit is fragile.
Do you change clothes in a triathlon?
Clothing for a Triathlon You can opt to change into clothes specific to each leg of the race —or not. Some triathletes choose to do the whole race in a swimsuit for quicker transitions. Other swimmers simply pull on a pair of shorts before jumping on their bike.
Is it OK to wear wetsuit in pool?
Use Your Wetsuit For most wetsuit brands, it’s perfectly fine to swim in a pool in your wetsuit on occasion. Be sure to do a thorough job of rinsing it inside and out with clear water after you wear it in a chlorinated pool. For many swimmers, wetsuits feel constricting. Every few weeks, include a wetsuit set.
Should I wear a wetsuit for my first triathlon?
In a triathlon you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off! With the exception of the wetsuit (if needed), you need not put on any other piece of clothing.
What thickness wetsuit do I need for swimming?
The rules state a wetsuit is made of material providing thermal insulation, shall completely cover torso, back, shoulders and knees. They shall not extend past neck, wrists and ankles. They should be between 3mm and 5mm thickness but can be lower in some parts of the suit to allow free movement.
What should I look for in a swimming wetsuit?
4 tips for choosing a wetsuit
- The wrists of the suit should conform well to your body.
- The neck of the suit should conform to the neck and be as tight as possible without feeling like you are being throttled!
- Tapered legs down to the ankles ensure more streamlined kick and help with getting the suit on and off.
How do you know if a wetsuit is too big?
A simple test is to check whether a wetsuit is too big, is to see if you can reach around and zip it up easily yourself. If you can, then the chances are it is too large for your frame. Another method is to tug gently on the lower back, if there is no give then the fit is correct.