Gear You Need for Swimming – Triathlete

“], “filter”: { “nextExceptions”: “img, blockquote, div”, “nextContainsExceptions”: “img, blockquote”} }”> For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, >”,”name”:”in-content-cta”,”type”:”link “}}”>sign up for Outside+. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, “Open-water swimming is hands-down the best way to … Read more

What to wear wild swimming

Open-water swimming (often called wild swimming) has rocketed in popularity over the past couple of years, as we’ve had time to explore our own back yards more than ever. Though a great excuse to get your adventure thrills in, open water exploration comes with a caveat. If it’s not done properly it can be very … Read more

Best swimming snorkels for focusing on your form

Snorkels are one of the best training aids/swim tools you can use to help improve your various swimming styles and keep your form consistent. From your front crawl balance, rotation, technique and overall efficiency, being able to adjust the focus from your breathing to purely your movement can boost your overall performance. If you struggle … Read more

Can you go swimming when pregnant?

If you’ve recently had the exciting news that you’re expecting a baby, you may be left wondering if you can still go swimming when pregnant. It’s a common question, particularly for those of you that have been swimming regularly as part of your triathlon training. So we’re going to answer it here with the help … Read more

Best cold water swimming socks | best wetsuit socks | best neoprene socks

If you’re planning to keep swimming throughout the winter months, you’ll probably want to invest in some cold water swimming socks. Here, we round up some of the options available to you. Should I get wetsuit swim socks or booties? First off, if you’re looking to actually swim then go for neoprene swim socks as … Read more

Best swimming towels: Lightweight options for triathletes

As a triathlete, it’s fair to say you’ll be using a swimming towel more than most, whether that’s after a pool swim, in transition or during a sweaty turbo trainer session. The best swimming towels are highly absorbent, fast-drying and, crucially, lightweight enough that you’ll hardly notice it in your kit bag. Large towels that … Read more