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Should I Wear A Wetsuit, Coach?

This is a common questions when it comes to shorter triathlon races. My answer is almost always the same when it's for a Sprint distance or shorter. Meaning anything 100-800 meters.

My answer? 🤔

👉🏻 A resounding YES!

Here's why:

🏊🏻‍♀️Free speed: wetsuits save most swimmers 5-10+ seconds per 100 meters.

🏊🏻‍♂️Save the legs: the buoyancy of neoprene puts your body in an on-top-of-the-water position requiring less kick

🏊🏻‍♀️Lower effort: you'll swim faster at a lower HR & you can spend those heartbeats later in the race