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Subject: Swim Suit and Tri gear for a beginner
I am having a difficult time finding a swim suit to train in and wear for my first triathlon in July. I have checked the big box stores for racing suits like Speedo etc. The problem is that I am 6ft tall female.. and the suits in stores are WAY to short for me in the torso and sag too low at the top (collecting water). Any thoughts on where I could find a swim suit online to try out with a decent return policy?

I am open to other suggestions as well. I am currently wearing cycling shorts to cycle in that has a pretty thick pad in the seat. I was told I could get away with swimming in a sports bra and those shorts, but this "Athena" body would not be so comfortable wearing that.

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2013-05-23 11:00 AM
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swimoutlet.com. The selection, prices, returns are pretty good. They ship fast and I have only had to return one product to them and it was not a hassle. There's lots of other triathlon websites out there.
2013-05-23 1:07 PM
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I use the cheap tights/shorts from Academy ($12.99), a sleeveless tri top, and sports bra. I do not like whole piece tri suits or swim suits because even though I'm short (5'3") I have a really long torso. My tri top is a men's XS for the length and bigger arm holes. I would recommend trying different shorts and tri tops to get the perfect combination.
2013-05-23 7:22 PM
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X2 on swimoutlet.com

go ahead and get a decent suit to wear, they have plenty on sale all the time with references to sizing charts on every items page. quick order processing and shipping.

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2013-07-18 3:33 PM
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I found a Danskin Tri top/bottom set on Amazon for a decent price... seems to fit my long torso well and doesn't ride up. We shall see in a week how well it works!
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