Q: Do I really need to practice swimming in my wetsuit before my triathlon?
A: We’ve all heard it before – Nothing New on Race Day.
Don’t leave it until race morning to put that wetsuit on, take it out for some practice swims so that you get used to putting it on and taking it off. You’ll also get to know where your chafing spots are. And the most important part, is that mentally you’ll be more comfortable knowing what it feels like swimming in a wetsuit.
Chlorine deteriorates the wetsuit and can void the warranty. So try to stay out of the pool and stay in open water.
No matter where you swim, be sure to rinse your wetsuit thoroughly after each use. Check out Xterra Wetsuit’s care instructions.
Wetsuits are an important piece of triathlon equipment. When choosing a wetsuit, not only do you take into account personal preference, but also your swimming ability, water temperature of where you’ll be racing, and your own temperature tolerances. So be sure to read how to choose the right wetsuit for more information.