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So i was at the pool and the water is getting cold and the outside temps aren't helping things out very much. So i was wondering if anyone has ever worn their wetsuit to the pool to swim in. I got one for christmas thanks to the inlaws and want to try it out. Its a off brand that they bought at Costco i am not even sure if i cn swim in it or if it is a scuba diving suit.<br>
Anyways is it ok to wear at the pool becasue of the chlorine or will i just look like a dork. Like when you wear black socks with sandals and shorts.
 

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I've worn mine a few times. I always get looks...then the questions come.<br><br>
I don't care. I do what's good for me. My pool's not cold...I just like to practice a few times before a race...<br><br>
Make sure yours is pool wearable...my DeSoto is...lots aren't I think
 

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Yup you'll get looks.<br>
You should rinse it off after. Neoprene is pretty inert but Cl is a bad thing.<br>
I can't believe you need a WS in a pool for warmth though (and I'm a wuss).
 

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I wouldn't do it for warmth but to give it some practice since OW swimming is out of the question right now (depending on where you live).
 

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well i probably dont need it for warmth the whole time just the initial 2 minutes or so until i warm up. I just hate being cold and anything below 65-70 is cold to me. I didnt' think about just doing it to practice in it, that makes even more sense.
 

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Trust me...when you take the wetsuit off, the water will be cold still...it's warm INSIDE the suit...<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I wondered if people do that, I've never seen anyone wear a wetsuit to the pool, but I always thought it was a good idea for practice. I need a new one, so I'll probably show up in one this year. I'm not jumping in lake michigan to break it in for my April race!
 

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I've done it many times. I get looks anyways, so what's a few more?
 

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My zoots say no chlorine...could ya just wear jammers?<br><br>
Has anyone noticed your tri suit deteriorate in the pool?<br><br>
Is it bannon that goes through like a speedo a month?
 

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For training suits, I tend to get speedos in the "Endurance" fabric. The hype says that they last longer than lycra....and for once, they're right. When I get lycra suits, eventually, the hiney starts to get a bit transparent. Thanks, but that's something that only someone who's married to me will get to see.<br><br>
Also, sometimes I"ll go ahead and wear the transparent suits, just double them up. It's a nice way to get more usage out of suits that you likely paid a pretty penny for to begin with.
 

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I personally would never wear my wetsuit in a pool to stay warm, unless it were outside. The assumption here is that the pool water temp is above, say, 65 degrees. This number is arbitrary, but the point is that I would much rather save my wetsuit for where I really need it.<br><br>
However, I would use my wetsuit -- and I have done before -- in a pool before the open water season starts to get used to it prior to a race that the weather where I lived didn't give me ample time outdoors. Because a full-sleaved wetsuit does take some more arm strenght. In other words, it is more fatiguing, but after a few sessions, you'll never know it.<br><br>
As for Tri-shorts, I would not have a problem wearing Tri-shorts in the pool, but you would only find me wearing them if I had forgotten my jammers and didn't have anything else. I say that because the Tri-shorts are a more expensive item, meaning I'd rather not subject my good clothing to the chlorine, which will cut the life of the fabric and will certainly fade.
 

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To piggy back on Thor's post...I posted in the fall about my LS and how hard it was to swim in...<br><br>
Apparantly-THANKS TO WHOMEVER POSTED THE LINK-I had the top half on wrong...as in the arm seams were twisted or something. Once I put the damn thing on right it was like magic!!!!!!!!!
 
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