If you’ve never worn technical racing suits before, you may have asked yourself how swimmers ever get themselves in and out of this tight, form-fitting performance swimwear. While these suits certainly fit swimmers like a second skin, with a little practice, you’ll be putting yours on easily in no time. There are a few tricks you can learn to help make this process simpler.
Make Sure It’s Dry
You’ll be swimming in a pool so it’s reasonable to assume you and your gear are going to get wet. However, when it comes time to put on your technical suit, it’s essential to make sure it is completely dry. A dry suit is much easier to put on than a wet suit that is likely to stick to your body as you try to pull it on.
Take Your Time
You may be in a rush, but hurrying to put on technical racing suits can have a detrimental impact on the longevity of your suit and it will end up taking longer. It can take up to 30 minutes or sometimes more to get into your suit. Be sure you don’t yank on the suit and pull with your hands, not your fingers because your fingernails can puncture the suit.
You’ll Need to Wiggle
Performance swimwear, such as TYR tech suits, are as tight as they look. The goal of these suits is to fit like a second skin and create a more hydrodynamic body. This means you’ll need to wiggle a bit, especially in certain areas, such as the hips.
Use the Grip Strips
If you’re swimwear offers rubberized grip strips inside the legs or waist, make use of them. In order to use them properly, you will need to turn parts of your suit inside out to use them but they can be a valuable resource in helping you get into your technical suit.
Test Your Range of Motion
Once you feel as though your suit is securely in place, check out the fit in the mirror to make sure the suit lies smoothly against your skin. It can also be useful to move your arms and legs a bit to ensure you have the proper range of motion.
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