Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Suit Options for Relay Triathlon Swimmer

  1. #1
    Very Active Member m2tall2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    258

    Suit Options for Relay Triathlon Swimmer

    I threw the bone out and convinced a couple runners/cyclists to team with me this summer in a couple triathlon relays. All the swim fun and triathlon excitement, none of the land sports. Woohoo! Two events will be wetsuit legal so I'll wear a short sleeve wetsuit. The third may not be wetsuit legal and I'm torn on what to wear. My tri kit seems unnecessary and isn't very hydrodynamic. A regular swimsuit would be fine. I love my NeroFit for important swim races but not sure if it's USAT legal. And I'm not really sure where swim skins fit in. It seems they're designed to be worn over a Tri kit but are more hydrodynamic. When I compare the materials they seem to be a lot like the "papersuit" style racing suits like the TYR Fusion. I'm having trouble seeing the difference between a suit such as the TYR Torque pro which is 80% polyester/20% spandex and the TYR Fusion which is considerably less expensive and 79% polyester/21% Lycra. What would be the ideal thing to wear? Are some of the swim speed suits not USAT legal?

  2. #2
    Very Active Member ForceDJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Portsmouth, RI
    Posts
    192

    Re: Suit Options for Relay Triathlon Swimmer

    Wear what you want. I don't think anyone will care. I'm pretty sure that USAT doesn't govern, nor have any rules in place for Tri/Du relays. Perhaps a check with the local organizer to see if they do. But otherwise I think it's your call.

    Dan

Similar Threads

  1. Drag suit options
    By vo2 in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 17th, 2014, 05:39 AM
  2. Swimmer looking to join Trans Tahoe relay!
    By hydrojen14 in forum Open Water Swimming
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: January 9th, 2012, 09:12 PM
  3. beginner swimmer training for a triathlon!
    By imchemicalgrl in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: April 16th, 2011, 03:57 PM
  4. Best suit design for female BR stroke swimmer?
    By 2fish&1whale in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: January 25th, 2008, 08:35 AM
  5. which US female swimmer earned gold in relay event, but no gold in personal event
    By RayT in forum General Swimming-Related Discussions
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: December 28th, 2006, 02:14 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •