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2018-07-26 2:45 PM


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Subject: Buoyancy Shorts
Swimming, the demise of many Triathletes, including me.

I need all the help I can get with swimming. ROKA has "buoyancy shorts" that mimic wetsuits. Two questions:
1) Can they be used in a pool swim Triathalon legally?
2) If not, am I short-circuiting myself to practice swimming with them when I cannot use them legally?

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2018-07-31 7:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Buoyancy Shorts
Hire a swim coach man and learn to swim without those shorts.
2018-07-31 8:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Buoyancy Shorts
Not legal for a pool swim...
2018-07-31 10:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Buoyancy Shorts
TYR has a cheaper pair you can find on Amazon. I don't wear them a lot, but I do like to wear them when I do long swims of 1.5 miles or more. Especially if I'm training for an IM that will be wetsuit legal. They help get my legs up (I have a weak kick). I get some ppl telling me they're a handicap, but I don't care. Really helps relieve the tension on my lower back and I think it helps train my body for the correct position in the water. Like others have mentioned, they wouldn't be legal for a pool swim triathlon.
2018-08-08 2:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Buoyancy Shorts
Originally posted by kloofyroland

Hire a swim coach man and learn to swim without those shorts.


This.

Those shorts are counter-productive. Perhaps if you're not that bothered on improving your swimming and will always race in a wetsuit then get some, but personally I wouldn't bother. You'll swim worse when you take them off.

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