What swimwear (for guys) do people wear if they are doing say an aquathlon...

rather than a triathlon?

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04/03/2013 at 11:25

Or does it not really matter? Would you look out of place if you turned up in the latest all singing, all dancing swimsuit when everyone else is just turning up in the stuff they would wear at the local pool?

Im thinking of dipping my toe into the water (pun fully intended) with doing a aquathlon first (so to avoid the hassle and expense of buying a bike up front for a tri), and was wondering what sort of equipment you would need, or should I treat it the same way as a newbie starting off in tri's in terms of swimming outfits and running outfit etc?

 It would be a pool swim not open water.

cougie    pirate
04/03/2013 at 11:29
It really doesn't matter. You'll see all sorts.

A tri suit would save you a lot of time though.
04/03/2013 at 11:31
cougie wrote (see)
It really doesn't matter. You'll see all sorts.

A tri suit would save you a lot of time though.

Any recommendations on a tri suit, or is it  a bit 'finger in the air' like when it comes to running shoes?

 

Edited: 04/03/2013 at 11:31
cougie    pirate
04/03/2013 at 11:34
Aldi have done tri suits in the past ??12 or so. Perfectly suitable.

Also have a look at the moremile kit - I'd not spend too much at first.

Oh and get lock laces. They're brilliant for runs.
04/03/2013 at 11:36

cool. cheers.

 

JvR
04/03/2013 at 12:25

Most people I saw the other weekend at the local aquathlon were wearing tri-suits. Even the organisers were suggesting that people might want to consider wearing them as it would make life easier for people .

seren nos    pirate
04/03/2013 at 12:35

I imagine that David is more or a speedoes guy and that can work for aquathons......you have to run with a top on though or you will be disqualified for nudity

M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2013 at 12:44

Speedos and a crop top ..... just not during hunting season  

04/03/2013 at 12:47
M...eldy wrote (see)

Speedos and a crop top ..... just not during hunting season  

Well I have got those already, although across the front in sparkly silver writing is the lettering 'Think you can handle this boys?'

Im not gay though by the way ........

 

WildWill    pirate
04/03/2013 at 12:48

ive raced in Speedos before  ... oooo! the chaffing during the run (forgot bodygluid) 

04/03/2013 at 13:21
M...eldy wrote (see)

Speedos and a crop top ..... just not during hunting season  

sadly the days of those are numbered as the BTF are talking of banning speedo type shorts for tri to fall in line with the ITU rules.  and under the current rules you cannot display more than 10cm of flesh between the waistband of your shorts and the bottom of your race top i.e. no muffin rolls on show....

04/03/2013 at 13:26

Why would the BFT, and indeed the ITU think Speedos are unsuitable?

What sort of shorts do they think are suitable?

cougie    pirate
04/03/2013 at 13:29
Ones were your nads dont fall out ?
M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2013 at 13:31

Hot pants?  

04/03/2013 at 13:31

Shouldn't the leg elastic stop that?

M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2013 at 13:36

I suppose that depends on the strength of either Wilkie   

04/03/2013 at 13:36

I suspect it's a modesty issue to do with the rising profile of the sport - to get it to appeal to wider range of people, and certainly those from ethnic or religious backgrounds where the overt display of flesh is frowned upon. 

the "muffin roll" rule is part of this move, as is the need to have any top with a front zip done up at all times (those rules came in last season).  all ICU race kit now has rear zips to overcome that front zip issue.

M...eldy    pirate
04/03/2013 at 13:43

They could have saved money and just worn the old suits back to front 

04/03/2013 at 13:46
What about the high leg swimsuits that the Women sometimes wear? Some of those don't leave much to the imagination.
04/03/2013 at 13:52
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
What about the high leg swimsuits that the Women sometimes wear? Some of those don't leave much to the imagination.

That was going to be my next question!

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