(CONT) How do I repair a wetsuit tear? Xterra Wetsuits advise the following: 1 Use standard wetsuit adhesive. Most swim, tri, or sports shops stock it. Read the instructions to avoid discrepancies with the instructions provided here. 2 Lay the wetsuit on a flat surface. 3 Gently pinch open the tear to expose both surfaces. Apply a thick, equal layer of adhesive to both surfaces. Use less glue on either edge of the tear to avoid it seeping onto the surface of the wetsuit. 4 Position the tear so that it’s flat. Apply another thin layer of adhesive to the edges of the tear, and smooth the adhesive at the edge of the tear with a paperclip or toothpick. Don’t leave any adhesive on the surface of the suit. 5 Leave the wetsuit on a dry, flat surface for 24 hours to dry. What’s the pool swim etiquette in a race situation? If you touch someone’s feet while swimming behind them, they should stop at the next pool end and let you go ahead of them. This is usually mentioned in the pre-race briefing.