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2010-10-11 10:14 PM

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Subject: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
I've been practicing in jammers but kind of want to go for something lighter on the legs.  but afraid i'll look kind of funny at my gym since nobody wears them.  not in perfect shape (yet!) but not heavy either (6', 185lbs) so maybe i should just go for it?


2010-10-11 10:53 PM
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Got for it!!!  I swim in a square leg training suit---not 100% speedo but very close and will last forever.....good compromise if want to be more modest too....
2010-10-11 10:57 PM
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Speedo Endurance box briefs: long enough to cover the high thigh, but much less bulk than jammers.
2010-10-11 11:05 PM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
This is as light on the legs as you can get:

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2010-10-11 11:11 PM
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I wear the "just a little bigger than a speedo" thing at the pool. Probably have a 4 inch inseam so more than a speedo but not much. I dont think I am the creepy guy at the pool but I have only asked myself and he says I look fine
2010-10-11 11:13 PM
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Wear the speedo. You'll be ripped in no time anyway. I can't think of very many strong swimmers at my pools that wear jammers, although a few do.


2010-10-12 2:54 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
Here in Australia, it's really unusual for guys at the pool to wear anything else.  When my son started swimming lessons at age 3, he demanded "proper swimming pants".  Doesn't matter if you're young and buff or over 50 with a beer gut, budgie smugglers are the only acceptable kit it appears.  Go for it.
2010-10-12 4:13 AM
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It's what I wear to train in. It's what everyone I see regularly at the pool wears. Insecurity isn't for somebody that wears spandex daily
2010-10-12 4:15 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
personnaly I wear swimming shorts as they cause drag and makes you work harder, so when you wear your tri suit swimming feels so easy )
2010-10-12 4:23 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
I'm confused.  In what way are jammers bulky?  They are the same thing as a speedo, except they have legs to 4 or 5". 

I mean really, how much "heavier" is a jammer suit? 

We are not talking trunks here.  These are skintight suits in a polyester/lycra blend.  Weight is negligable.

If you are Tri traning, why would you train in a brief (Speedo is a brand name) and race in a trisuit with legs? 

I'm not sure what advantage you are getting, unless you plan to go old schoiol and race in a brief. 
2010-10-12 4:32 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
Quantum - 2010-10-11 10:57 PM Speedo Endurance box briefs: long enough to cover the high thigh, but much less bulk than jammers.


This is what I mean.  This is a jammer or a square leg (depending on length of leg).  Trunks are the loose fitting sort.  Board shorts are different.  A pictorial.


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2010-10-12 4:47 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
Wear whatever you're comfortable with - what does it matter as long as you're doing the training.

For the record I wear budgie smugglers (speedos), and reckon about 25-50% of  swimmers at the pool do as well.
2010-10-12 5:30 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
i wear a square leg suit or either jammers. Both are absolutely fine and I swim at a family YMCA.

I'll even wear the jammers in the afternoon when it's open swim, and so far nobody's said anything...
2010-10-12 6:10 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
sometimes jammer, sometime brief....whatever i feel like....
2010-10-12 6:14 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
@daisymouse and @Rod....   budgie smugglers - love it!   I have a new term for my vocabulary!

I say suck it up and wear the speedo?s - it will be a lot cheaper than moving to Australia or Europe!?
2010-10-12 6:15 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
Not sure how you would really notice a difference in the water but wear whatever you want. 

LOL, never heard the term "budgie smugglers" although from an ego perspective I like the "banana hammock" better!


2010-10-12 6:21 AM
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They have some pretty big budgies Down Under!  Wink
2010-10-12 7:28 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
MOD220 - 2010-10-11 10:14 PM I've been practicing in jammers but kind of want to go for something lighter on the legs.  but afraid i'll look kind of funny at my gym since nobody wears them.  not in perfect shape (yet!) but not heavy either (6', 185lbs) so maybe i should just go for it?


Briefs are the only thing I swim in and race in about half my races.  I've tried jammers but they end up stretching out and putting them on gets to be an exercise in futility.  It's what I'm used to and feel comfortable in.  

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2010-10-12 7:40 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
stevster - 2010-10-12 5:15 AM personnaly I wear swimming shorts as they cause drag and makes you work harder, so when you wear your tri suit swimming feels so easy )


Same here.  I love being around 10+ sec / 100 faster during my actual events.
2010-10-12 7:53 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?

Pool training is 100% drag suit.  I would highly recommend that anyone looking for extra drag while swimming go with drag suits instead of trunks.

Shane

2010-10-12 8:55 AM
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Subject: RE: do you guys wear speedo (briefs) to the gym pool?
I wore the Speedo briefs in the late 80's when I first started swimming for my first workout. I was learning to swim with the intention of one day doing tri's. That was the first and last time.:-). Nowadays I stick to jammers.


2010-10-12 9:05 AM
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gsmacleod - 2010-10-12 5:53 AM

Pool training is 100% drag suit.  I would highly recommend that anyone looking for extra drag while swimming go with drag suits instead of trunks.

Shane



I agree!
2010-10-12 12:16 PM
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I always thought the square leg shorts look like hot pants. NTTAWWT.

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