Heading out beyond the breakers can be a scary thing to get your head around for many…but putting the irrational fears into perspective, getting some friends on board and embracing the adventure and challenge is full of rich rewards. Open water swimming takes us to new places and new adventures, and with a few simple things, those childhood movie fears will dissipate and be replaced with a new world – one the makes up 70% of the earths surface (and is most blue). So what are you waiting for, grab your blueseventy wetsuit and goggles and head out for some fun!
Why wear a swim wetsuit…not just so you look like a stealth mammal, but to keep warm, glide effortlessly through the water and take the free speed from the additional buoyancy. With 25 years of innovation, blueseventy has all the insider information on what makes and great suit and what to look for (and they are not all the same).
A good warmup is key to a great swim so don’t skimp. Even if it looks a tad uninviting, make the most of the pre-start to get your body and mind ready for racing!
It’s a great chance to:
Ensure that your blueseventy wetsuit is fitted well and comfortable and you’ve got everything you need.
Your arms, legs and breathing apparatus are warmed up;
When the starters gun goes, you can focus on getting out across the waves with the power of the pack (and in the right direction with no angst about where you’re heading!)