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2013-06-28 12:16 PM

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Subject: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?
Guys

I will be honest here. I am currently struggling in swimming. The wetsuit offers a great crutch for a struggling
swimmer, but during the summer wetsuits are not legal because of greater than 84 deg.F water tempt.
Do any of you know of a tri-suit that can help a newbie swimmer float better and survive the swim leg?

Any advice is highly appreciated.

Sincerely

Carl


2013-06-28 1:02 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?

Not to be too harsh, but go work on your swimming, then you won't have to worry about your suit. 

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2013-06-28 1:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?

By every sanctioning body I know of, a tri suit cannot provide any additional flotation.  Some might argue that a there are some benefits from compression that helps with form and provides some hydrodynamic benefit.  These gains would be very marginal to most swimmers and for a beginner would not be a means to survive an event.  If you are thinking of spending money here redirect it to a swim lesson.  It will help you much more.

2013-06-28 9:00 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?
I think he means wetsuit!

Edited by brickbd 2013-06-28 9:01 PM
2013-06-28 9:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?
Originally posted by brickbd

I think he means wetsuit!


nah meant trisuit for non wetsuit events i currently have a swim instructor now. i am just
willing to grab any technology out there i can use to finish the swimming leg.


anyway thanks for all the feedback.

just ave to keep workng on my form.
2013-06-30 9:42 PM
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Subject: RE: Tri-Suits for Struggling Swimmers?
Originally posted by strykergt

Guys

I will be honest here. I am currently struggling in swimming. The wetsuit offers a great crutch for a struggling
swimmer, but during the summer wetsuits are not legal because of greater than 84 deg.F water tempt.
Do any of you know of a tri-suit that can help a newbie swimmer float better and survive the swim leg?

Any advice is highly appreciated.

Sincerely

Carl


The closest thing would probably be a De Soto with a float pad, but I doubt it would make a huge difference.


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