Open Water Swimming - The Essentials...

Open Water Swimming - The Essentials...

Open water swimming is an exhilarating and adventurous pursuit that requires careful preparation and the right gear to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Whether you're a seasoned open water swimmer or a beginner looking to dive into this exciting sport, having the right essentials is crucial for success.

First and foremost, during the colder months a well-fitting wetsuit will provide  insulation against the cold water and buoyancy to support your body. When choosing a wetsuit, consider factors such as thickness, flexibility, and fit to ensure optimal comfort and performance in varying water temperatures and conditions.

We have a wide range of brands, styles and thicknesses in store to suit all needs, seasons and sizes. 

Wetsuit Boots, Gloves, Shoes and Hats can also add more warmth with a wetsuit or just protect your hands, feet and head from the cold. 

In addition to a wetsuit, goggles protect your eyes,  a comfortable and secure fit is essential to prevent leaks and ensure clear vision throughout your swim.

Swim caps serve multiple purposes in open water swimming, helping to keep hair out of your face, improve hydrodynamics, and most importantly increase visibility in the water. Choose a brightly colored swim cap to enhance visibility to boaters and fellow swimmers, especially in crowded or low-light conditions.

Safety should always be a top priority when swimming in open water, so investing in a high-quality swim buoy is essential. Swim buoys not only increase visibility to other water users but also provide a flotation device in case of fatigue or emergencies, giving you peace of mind during your swim.

Finally, don't forget to pack essential hydration and nutrition items for longer swims, such as energy gels, electrolyte tablets, and a reusable water bottle. Staying properly fueled and hydrated is crucial for maintaining energy levels and preventing fatigue during extended swims in open water.

By investing in the right gear and essentials, you can enjoy the thrill and freedom of open water swimming while staying safe, comfortable, and prepared for whatever challenges the water may bring.

We have a great range of Open Water & Cold Water Dipping products in store and online. 

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