Question: What should I wear for open water swimming?

What should I wear for outdoor swimming?

What should I wear for open water swimming?

  • Tri suit or swimming costume. Firstly, you’ll want a hydrophobic base layer to wear under your wetsuit. …
  • Wetsuit. …
  • Cold water gloves, socks and neoprene hat. …
  • Goggles. …
  • Multisport watch. …
  • Tow float. …
  • Dry robe.

What suit is best for open water swimming?

Here are the best wetsuits for open water swimming-

  • Blueseventy Reaction.
  • Roka Maverick X.
  • TYR Hurricane Cat 1.
  • HUUB Axiom.
  • Blueseventy Sprint.
  • Zone 3 Vanquish.
  • Roka Maverick Pro II.
  • Orca Alpha.

Do you need a wetsuit for open water swimming?

To be clear, you don’t need a wetsuit to go swimming outdoors. … On the other hand, there are also reasons why you might want to wear a wetsuit. Their primary purpose is to keep you warmer, which can help you stay comfortable in the water for longer and reduces your risk of hypothermia.

What should I wear for swimming?

Appropriate swim attire includes:

  • A bathing suit, swim trunks, or “board shorts”
  • Attire worn for SCUBA diving or surfing (rash guard/wet suit)
  • Short or long sleeved shirts and/or tights and/or shorts made of synthetic material such as “Lycra” or “Spandex”

Are surfing wetsuits OK for swimming?

If you have a surfing style wetsuit, it will do just fine. It will need to be between 3-5mm. However, it is likely to be very suitable for what we do; exploration swimming in places where there might be rocks to negotiate on entry or exit rather than gravel ponds or sandy beaches. The 5mm suits are warmer.

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