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    What do you wear for training in the pool?

    I want to start more swimming and all I have swimming wise is surf short style things. These really aren;t great for doing lengths and I was wondering what everyone else wore.

    I'm not where near fast enough to pull of a full body suit type thing, and am not narcasistic enough to wear little things. What else is there and what brands are good?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Nike Swim Jammers.... not thongs at all, really are just tri shorts minus the padding.....

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    A TYR Tri-Suit, a generic swim cap, and TYR goggles (the big goofy looking ones), all the same stuff (except the swim cap) that I race in.

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    In the pool: speedos, swim cap and goggles.

    I don't wear the tri gear except under the wetsuit when training in open water.

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    I wear a drag-suit and goggles in the pool. The drag-suit is cut the same as a speedo but there is another, mesh-like, baggy layer of fabric over that to increase drag. I can't see a reason why you are so sensitive about your body's image as to fear wearing a 'speedo'.

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    Nike jammers. Most tri shorts don't like chlorine too well.

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    Budgie Smugglers.

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    I wear a regular swim suit (the baggy style). I figure the extra resistance will help make me a stronger swimmer. I need all the help I can get in that department...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrell View Post
    Most tri shorts don't like chlorine too well.
    I have read that on some online stores in the description, but it has never made much sense to me, and I have never had any problems over the years.

    I wonder what isn't "chlorine" friendly in some suits?

    And to the OP - If you are concerned with what you look like in a tri-suit, which is nothing more than a 1 peice version of tri shorts and a tri top, then you either are very new at this, or you haven't been paying attention to those around you. I have seen some very scary sights are races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheorl View Post
    I want to start more swimming and all I have swimming wise is surf short style things. These really aren;t great for doing lengths and I was wondering what everyone else wore.

    I'm not where near fast enough to pull of a full body suit type thing, and am not narcasistic enough to wear little things. What else is there and what brands are good?

    Thanks in advance.
    I were a regular Speedo/Tyr swim suit. Occasionally I wear my baggy trunks, not because I want more resistance, but I happen to be at the pool with wife and kid, and take the opportunity to swim laps.
    Frankly, I don't like the baggys and I definitely don't like the resistance. IMO, you want to learn to streamline yourself to go as fast as possible. Anything that slows you down is self-defeating as far as improving your speed and technique. If you want to use resistance, use a pull-bouy and paddles.

    If you are modest, wear you workout suit under your baggies, and you can minimize embarrasment taking them off right befor you jump in, and putting them back on after. As a rule, I don't make a habit of parading around in my speedo, no matter how good a shape I'm in. I know some people are not comfortable with that, so I don't do it.

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    This:

    5126HZ8KF1L._women-swimsuit_.jpg

    Oh, wait, you're a guy. lol





    I don't really wear a bikini for training, btw... or at any other time, for that matter . Just for the record. I wear a practical and boring one-piece lol.
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    Wear the cheapest jammers or suit you can find. If you plan on being in the pool at least 3 times per week for at least an hour, your suit will take a beating so it is best to get something cheap and in multiples, if possible. Finis.com has Hydrospeed suits for $20 or so. They are tight but stay on. For 90% off, you can't beat them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racingboo View Post
    This:

    5126HZ8KF1L._women-swimsuit_.jpg

    Oh, wait, you're a guy. lol

    I really wear a bikini for training, btw... or at any other time, for that matter . Just for the record. I wear a practical and boring one-piece lol.
    Oh. I was thinking about changing my pool training to Ireland
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    I don't want to wear baggies because I just don't find them comfortable for longer periods of actuall swimming, fine for mucking about.

    Speedo wise I just don't like them, maybe I'm just overly self concious about my groin area but that's just how I am, can't help it. I'm sure I'll look fine in a tri suit, I'm thin and athletic, I'm just not a very fast swimmer and will feel a bit of a poseur wearing one, and don't really need one either, they just cost more.

    I've been mainly considering stuff like this. But have no idea what company or material to look at getting.

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    I am kind of allergic to chlorine and the biggest thing I care about swimming in a pool is getting my goggles in really tight, but any old polyester jammer or speedo or whatever suit you feel comfortable wearing would do. I got a Dolphin, a TYR and a Nike jammer and alternate between them. I don't care much about what I am wearing in a pool, they are not going to disintegrate
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCosmo View Post
    I wear a regular swim suit (the baggy style). I figure the extra resistance will help make me a stronger swimmer. I need all the help I can get in that department...
    I used to do that and all that suit did was screw up my form. As a fellow back of the pack swimmer I can tell you the gains just from form alone are huge. Grab a couple pairs of Jammers and work on your form it will pay back in dividends.
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    The cheapest jammer style suits I can find for the pool. The chlorine seems to take it's toll on anything pretty quickly.
    The only time I wear tri-stuff in the pool is if I'm doing a swim/bike/run workout and don't want to change in between. Otherwise, my tri-shorts are too expensive to let them get destroyed by the chlorine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    Oh. I was thinking about changing my pool training to Ireland
    The day I get a body like that one I'll let you know. It would be a phenomenon worth flying over for lol!
    I want to be out there
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    GOOD LORD GIRL .
    I WAS GOING TO SAY SPEEDO JAMMERS BUT I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO REFRAIN FROM SAYING WHAT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO WEAR IN A POOL WITH YOU !!!

    forgive me I am only male and human ( barely)

    Quote Originally Posted by Racingboo View Post
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    Oh, wait, you're a guy. lol





    I don't really wear a bikini for training, btw... or at any other time, for that matter . Just for the record. I wear a practical and boring one-piece lol.

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    speedo jammers, speedo LZR cap + aquashere goggles( great for open water sighting .
    Its better not to swim 20 meters in the wrong direction !

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    Quote Originally Posted by deego View Post
    GOOD LORD GIRL .
    I WAS GOING TO SAY SPEEDO JAMMERS BUT I AM DESPERATELY TRYING TO REFRAIN FROM SAYING WHAT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO WEAR IN A POOL WITH YOU !!!

    forgive me I am only male and human ( barely)
    That's not me!! But I'll take that compliment anyway!
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    I have been wearing Nike jammers for pool workouts (very correct chlorine is not good with tri shorts). I am thinking of getting the square cut speedo briefs. not as small as the racing ones, but not as long as the jammers either.

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    small loose fitting running shorts
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    small loose fitting running shorts
    This is what i did for my first "mini" tri's. It worked out fairly well as they dried out on the bike. However, for just training in the pool, I have a pair of Speedo Endurance Jammers that I love.

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