Archive for Gear Advice

  1. Competing in a triathlon requires a lot of mental preparation and willpower. If you’re challenging yourself with one of these events, congratulations! If this is your first time, we’ve got plenty of tips for you to help prepare for the big day. There are multiple types of triathlons, with some being more challenging than others. […]

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  2. Kiefer Swim Workout Man Swimming Freestyle

    What is a Technical Suit? Technical suits are currently categorized primarily by the type of seam they are constructed with. The removal of traditional seams makes these suits more like a second skin, less likely to have bumps and threads that would create resistance in the water.  Bonded seams are fused by heat and pressure; […]

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  3. How to Choose The Right Swim Goggles

    The selection of swim goggles offered by retailers can be just as overwhelming as picking a swim suit. Rather than assaulting you with all the different brands and types of goggles, perhaps looking at your water activity as a starting point will be better suited in this shopping endeavor. Goggle Guide By Activity Jump to […]

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  4. HOW TO CHOOSE A TECHNICAL SWIMSUIT: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

    Step One: Before you begin, prepare yourself mentally for sticker shock. Tech suits are a temporary investment with a limited life. Choosing the suit that is right for you or your swimmer starts here: decide on your budget but understand most tech suits start at $100 and move up swiftly. Take a deep breath, you […]

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  5. TYR Swimsuits

    In the past, we have published articles breaking down swim suit materials. Their benefits, life expectancies, and special features are covered here. This time we are going to take a slightly different route, and help shed some light on the different suit cuts made by each brand. To begin, I will help you take a closer […]

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  6. You’ve made the investment in swim gear, so how can you protect it? To extend the lifespan of your swim equipment here are a few tips to keep them in tip top shape.  Not every piece of your equipment needs pampering, but a little extra care will go a long way. Suits/Swim Shirts/Etc: Rinse them […]

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  7. Finis Tempo Trainer Pro

    Music is something that has shaped our world, shaped our cultures, and shaped who we are. As humans, the beat of music runs in our veins. The Finis Tempo Trainer has that beat that can affect athletes in much the same way as music. The beat can be adjusted anywhere from every ten minutes to […]

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  8. Gear. The essential additive to all things sport, swimming included of course! Fins come in all shapes and sizes. There are sport-specific as well as leisure time fins. So, if you are doing laps in a pool the first thing you need to do is avoid scuba fins… that is unless you are training for […]

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  9. Kiefer Safer Swimmer Review

    Looking for safer, more enjoyable swimming in open water? Check out Robin Kiefer’s review of the Safer Swimmer Open Water Swim Buoy.

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