Swim Gear

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - Gear Review Swim Gear -

Thewin­ter months are per­fect for spend­ing ex­tra time in the pool. If you’ve been want­ing to get your stroke an­a­lyzed and cor­rected, there couldn’t be a bet­ter time. Maybe you’ve ne­glected ev­ery stroke but freestyle? Take th­ese months to branch out while still build­ing fit­ness. Get the most out of your swim ses­sions with this sea­son’s new­est swim gear and snazz­i­est suits. You’ll both look and feel fast.

Arena

$16

Zoom x Fit Gog­gle

The clas­sic shape of the Zoom al­lows it to fit most faces and the split strap is eas­ily ad­justable. The com­fort­able but tight seal is soft­ened by the neo­prene pad at the nose bridge. The Zoom gives wear­ers en­hanced pe­riph­eral vi­sion.

Arena

$45

Power Fin

Fins help teach you the most ef­fi­cient body po­si­tion to swim fast. Swim­ming above your nor­mal speed al­lows your body to find the op­ti­mal stream­line. Short fins add propul­sion with­out re­strict­ing your kick.

Arena

$22

Trax Hand Pad­dle

Add re­sis­tance to your swim with the Trax hand pad­dle with­out com­pro­mis­ing your tech­nique. Start­ing the sea­son with smaller pad­dles al­lows you to de­velop swim- spe­cific strength pro­gres­sively.

Blue­sev­enty

Hy­drav­i­sion ( White Frame/Blue Lens)

$24

It may be hard to find flat­ter­ing gog­gles, but th­ese look great. With in­creased pe­riph­eral view the Hy­drav­i­sion will carry over to the open wa­ter well. The seal is snug but our tester no­ticed the Hy­drav­i­sion left less pro­nounced gog­gle marks than many other gog­gles on the mar­ket.

Blue­sev­enty

Women’s Loop Dot Pur­ple Swim­suit

$55

This suit stands out for its bold de­sign but also for its soft stretch Dar­win fab­ric polyester, com­pres­sive fit and smooth feel. Un­like other chlo­rine-re­sis­tant, ul­tra durable suits, the Loop Dot has a slight shine to it typ­i­cal only of Ly­cra suits. A novel strap de­sign al­lows for op­ti­mal fit and makes an at­trac­tive cut- out back.

Speedo

$7

Com­pe­ti­tion Nose Clip

If you suf­fer from asthma, have a chlo­rine al­lergy, or are look­ing for a su­per-fast dol­phin-kick off the wall dur­ing your back­stroke, you may ben­e­fit from a nose clip. Speedo’s Pro­file Nose clip stays put with­out pinch­ing.

Speedo

Men’s En­durance and Snake Bit Jam­mer

$56

Speedo’s Xtra life ly­cra fab­ric lasts five to 10 times longer than spandex and re­sists the ef­fects of chlo­rine while mak­ing you look and feel fast. The Men’s Jam­mer adds mod­er­ate com­pres­sion to your swim to re­duce the ef­fects of fa­tigue. It also fea­tures a draw­string waist and f lat­lock stitch­ing makes for a stream­lined fit.

TYR

Women’s Disco In­ferno Cut Out Back Swim­suit

$75

You’re cer­tain to stand out in this per­for­mance suit. With a cut out back and thin straps, the fit is f lat­ter­ing and eye- catch­ing. The chlo­rine proof Du­rafast Elite ma­te­rial lasts over 300 hours and doesn’t overly stretch. It is sure to help you hit some train­ing PBs this win­ter.

TYR

$12

Sil­i­cone Multi-Colour Swim Cap

If you hate get­ting your hair pulled when tak­ing off your swim cap this is the per­fect op­tion for you. It is com­fort­able, light­weight and won’t slide up dur­ing your work­out. Its jazzy colour scheme also makes it at­trac­tive.– SZ

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