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Triathlon SwimBelow is an archive of swim questions we've recieved along with all of the Swim articles we've posted. We're sure they will answer a majority of your questions, if not all! Visit our Triathlon Swim Page for complete information on how to approach your triathlon swim training and events.

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Triathlon QuestionWetsuit Question - I'm not looking to increase seed, just be comfy and warm and still be able to swim. Any advice?Swim Resources

Triathlon QuestionUnderwear and Trisuits - Total newby - Do I need underwear if I have trishorts?????

Triathlon QuestionLong and Tall Tri Suits for Women - Do you have a suggestion for a brand of women's tri suits that come in talls or run longer?

Triathlon QuestionSwim Cap Leaving Red Lines On Your Forehead? Find our strategies for getting rid of them.

Triathlon QuestionHow to Care for your Swim Gear - Quick and easy ways to care for your swim gear so that it lasts.

Triathlon QuestionWhat is the Difference Between Swim Caps? It can be very confusing to pick out the best swim cap for your swim needs, so we're here to help.

Triathlon QuestionSupporting "The Two Girls"
A GREAT Bra for Triathletes

Triathlon QuestionTriathlon Approved Electronics - Are the bike computer things allowed?

Triathlon QuestionUnfog Your Goggles - I have used an anti-fog liquid and that isn't helping either.

Triathlon QuestionTri Suits vs. Swim Suits - I dont want to spend a bunch of money not knowing if im going to fall inlove with triathlons

Triathlon QuestionPrescription Goggle Recommendations - Using some good old fashion inginuity

Triathlon QuestionSports Bras for the Well-Endowed Ladies - I fall into the Athena class of tri racers...and I am having an issue trying to figure out what to wear

Triathlon QuestionMen's Triathlon Apparel - I'm doing my first triathlon next month...but i'm a bit worried about the apparel.

Triathlon QuestionWetsuits for Pear-Shaped Women - I just bought a shorty wetsuit that fits perfectly on the bottom ... and is snug on the top..

Triathlon QuestionTri Suits and Wetsuits - What's the advantage of using a wetsuit rather than a tri-suit?

Triathlon Question Using Electronic Devices During Triathlon Events - While reading the USAT rules, saw that headphones, mp3s, etc are prohibited.

Triathlon QuestionPrescription Goggles - I'm swimming again, and having trouble with headaches and dizziness because of my non-prescription goggles.

Triathlon QuestionWhat to Wear in Cold Weather Triathlons - Recommendations from a reader.

Triathlon QuestionZoot Calf Sleeves in Water - If I wear them and they absorb water during the swim would they be ineffective?

Triathlon ResourceSwimming with Ear Plugs - I thought that ears naturally built up a forcefield against the water over time and...

Triathlon QuestionBenefits of a Tri Suit - What's the advantage of using a Tri-Suit? Can I swim, bike and run in it without having to change at the transition points?

Triathlon QuestionSports Bras and Well-Endowed Triathletes -
When do you change into it?

Triathlon QuestionSwimming Without your Glasses - I wear glasses. I can go without them for a little while, and don't have prescription goggles.

Triathlon QuestionSwim Caps for Big Hair - i am a guy with long hair and have trouble finding a cap that stays on.

Triathlon ResourceHeadphones during Triathlon Races and Training - I ran across “the top ten violated rules” during a triathlon event on the USAT website...the rule that changed the way I trained and raced most came was #8

Triathlon QuestionFoot Wear for Tranisitions - What do I wear on my feet to transition from the swim to the Bike part of the triathlon?

Triathlon QuestionUsing a Snorkle During the Swim Leg of a Triathlon - My dad swims over a mile each day but needs to use a snorkle as he has arthritis in his neck and can't turn his head to the side.

Triathlon QuestionWhat to Wear Under Your Speed Suit (Wet Suit) - My question is do you wear a pair of tights underneath to strip down to at the transition area, or do you just pull down the top of the suit and leave it on for the rest of the race?

Triathlon QuestionSwim Cap Options and More - I am looking for a good swimming cap, any suggestion which brand name I should look for?

Triathlon QuestionGetting your Wetsuit Off during Transition 1 (T1) Video - I get stuck in my wetsuit and almost kill myself trying to get the darn thing off during my swim transition.

Triathlon QuestionThrow Away" Shoes for Swim to Bike (T1) - It is a paved road. Should I run this distance in my cycling shoes, or go in socks/barefeet and put the shoes on at the mount point?

Triathlon ResourceTriathlon Swim - What do I wear? We get lots of questions coming each week asking this very question, so we decided to put together a series of three articles outlining what you should wear during each leg of the triathlon.

Triathlon QuestionSupporting "The Two Girls", A GREAT Bra for Triathletes - I am a 36DD and can't find anything supportive enough to wear to swim , bike and run. Any suggestions?

Triathlon QuestionThe Bra Situation for Well Endowed Ladies - Just wanted to comment on the bra situation for well endowed ladies! First off get a good bra -- no anything they sell in sports stores or anything that has a treandy name -- go to a bra shop and get a proper fitting

Triathlon QuestionFrom a Far Less Endowed woman to a Well Endowed Woman - I am training for my first triathlon and am wondering how to transition from swim to bike to run. I am well endowed and have to run with 2-3 sports bras on in order for running not to hurt me.

Triathlon QuestionTri Suits vs. Swim Suits - The swim leg is in a pool, do you recommend wearing a tri suit or my reg. suit...

Triathlon QuestionWater Shoes in a Triathlon - I'm a 44 year old female runner venturing to compete in my first triathlon.Here's a dumb question-in the swim portion can you wear water shoes??

Please take a few minutes to look through these articles and feel free emial us if you have any questions.

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Triathlon ResourceCap and Goggles: Getting the best fit! Everyone has had leaky goggles or pulled out a clump of hair trying to get their swim cap on...

Triathlon Question"Throw Away" Shoes for Swim to Bike (T1) - It is a paved road. Should I run this distance in my cycling shoes, or go in socks/barefeet and put the shoes on at the mount point?


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Triathlon ResourcePennsylvania Triathlon - Connellsville Parks and Recreation Triathlon - Great sprint triathlon for beginners!

Triathlon ResourceNew York Triathlon - Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon - This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers
Triathlon QuestionIs My Bike Ready for a Triathlon? ...My concern is I will start ramping up my training and my bike won't last...

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Triathlon QuestionRunning: Good for the Body and the Brain - Could running make you smarter? The answer may surprise you.

Triathlon QuestionWalking Instead of Running in a Triathlon - The race promoters presented an award to a 69 year old female who had had 2 knee replacements...
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Triathlon EventNew York Triathlon - Brooklyn Sports Club Mini Indoor Triathlon - This unique indoor event is perfect for first-timers

Triathlon EventGeorgia Triathlon - Tri for the Shelter Sprint Triathlon - USAT sanctioned, This triathlon takes place in the gorgeous Rocky Mountain Recreation...

    Triathlon InspirationMy First Triathlon, Nicholas D'Angelo - It was the end of my life as I knew it and the beginning of the beginning. I decided that I wanted to live. I wanted to be a better husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend...

Triathlon InspirationFirst Triathlon Story - Greg H. from Texas - just to raise your arms at the finish line and know that you accomplished a triathlon is such a great feeling.

Triathlon ResourceAge Groups - Can you tell me why the age groups are 25 to 34 ... while most races use 20 to 29, 30 to 39, and 40 to 49?

Triathlon ResourceWhat to Wear for a Triathlon - Is it insane to think I can bike/run in shorts and a sports bra that I swam in?

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