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Subject: Non- wetsuit swim

Hey everyone!  I am doing a tri in a few weeks that most likely wont be wetsuit legal so I am wondering what you all do when you cant wear your wetsuit in the lake.  I was thinking of wearing my swimsuit with a pair of tri shorts over top (tried running in this and it is comfy just need to test the bike) but am not sure.  Thanks!



2011-08-08 9:23 PM
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Allison1727 - 2011-08-08 10:12 PM

Hey everyone!  I am doing a tri in a few weeks that most likely wont be wetsuit legal so I am wondering what you all do when you cant wear your wetsuit in the lake.  I was thinking of wearing my swimsuit with a pair of tri shorts over top (tried running in this and it is comfy just need to test the bike) but am not sure.  Thanks!

I would just wear the tri shorts and get a matching top
2011-08-08 9:24 PM
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that's one good choice- a swim suit with your tri shorts on top.  Or, a sports bra and tri shorts, or a one piece tri suit, or a two piece tri kit- with or without a sports bra - depending on your need. 

Just give it a practice prior to race day to see how it feels.

2011-08-08 9:32 PM
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Many just go with the tri-suit (full suit or the two piece).  Others will use a swimsuit and add other pieces on top for the bike and run afterward.
2011-08-09 6:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Non- wetsuit swim
morey000 - 2011-08-08 10:24 PM

that's one good choice- a swim suit with your tri shorts on top.  Or, a sports bra and tri shorts, or a one piece tri suit, or a two piece tri kit- with or without a sports bra - depending on your need. 

Just give it a practice prior to race day to see how it feels.

I disagree. Tri shorts are like bike shorts, so they're designed to wear with nothing underneath. Adding a layer like that can cause chaffing problems during the bike. As another poster said, wear tri shorts with a tri top for the entire race.
2011-08-09 6:12 AM
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Subject: RE: Non- wetsuit swim

Keep it simple and wear the gear like it was designed to be worn. 

Tri Top + Tri Shorts



2011-08-09 6:24 AM
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I have always worn tri shorts, tri top and sports bra.  I need the support of the bra and can't go without.  The tri top is not enough for me. 

2011-08-09 8:47 AM
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For nonwetsuit swims, I typically pull a swimsuit over my sport bra and briefs, then pull it off in t1. I don't wear a tri top.


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