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Subject: 15 KM Swim advice
Im swimming the northumberland straight in a couple months and have been encountering one issue while training. I get a bad rash on my neck from the wetsuit after about 4 km. I use sport shield and body glide. they dont seem to last long enough. Anyone swim this kind of distance and have a trick i dont know?


2016-06-15 5:10 PM
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Subject: RE: 15 KM Swim advice
Hi,

The most I have done are 5k swims. The first time I had the most horrendous rash in the back of my neck eventhough I used body glide. I have since used Aquaphor in great quantity! No rash. My friend used it in a 12 mile swim around key west, worked great.

Good luck!

Alicia

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2016-06-16 5:52 AM
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Subject: RE: 15 KM Swim advice
Will they have floating aid stations or other stop you could reapply? Small race belt with pouch that would hold a zip lock with more?
2016-06-16 9:13 AM
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Not sure ... most marathon swims are done without a wetsuit. Maybe a thicker type of product ...
2016-06-16 9:56 AM
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Are there any seams exposed on the back of the neck or maybe a bit of the velcro from the neck closure is rubbing a bit?

BTW, I'm jealous you are doing that swim.  I live in PEI and didn't hear about it until it was already sold out.

2016-06-16 10:36 AM
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I've never done a swim that long but I will say that when I did Ironman France a lot of the European athletes had a strip of what looked like athletic tape on the back of their neck. I presume it was to prevent the chaffe. So that's an option.


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