For many of us, a big part of triathlon training is swimming in a pool.
While it is ok every now and then to take your tri suit for a pool swim it is best not to do it often as chlorine can break down the fabric. This means you need a swimsuit for training that is different than what you wear on race day. Here are 3 Men’s and Women’s Swimsuits to consider.
Women’s Triathlon Training Swimsuits
ROKA Women’s Elite HD One-Piece Triangle Back
Why we love it: With its new updated fit, this swimsuit has built-in compression that will eliminate drag and boost you to your fullest potential. The ROKA Elite HD suit is made with premium Italian chlorine-proof fabric, so it is there for you workout after workout.
Speedo Women’s Endurance Lite Perforated Two Piece Bikini Set
Why we love it: This a great option for a two-piece bikini that still measures up to the competition on performance. The endurance lite fabric is 10 percent lighter weight that won’t weigh you down in the water, resists sagging, bagging and fading.
Why we love it: This patent-pending suit is a game changer. It’s better than a pull-buoy, because it lets you kick and turn naturally. It also gives just a touch of warmth for those cold morning workouts. The SIM makes every swim a race-specific training workout. Once you try it, you won’t ever want to go back. Note, these shorts are designed for the pool and should have excellent durability if you rinse them after use with fresh water and dry them thoroughly.
Men’s Triathlon Training Swimsuits
ROKA Elite HD Racer
Why we love it: If you are into the smaller look this one is for you. The Elite HD Racer’s shape-retention construction rests smoothly against your body, creating a streamlined fit. The fabric is chlorine and pill-resistant so it keeps the surface of your suit smooth, plus it offers UPF 50+ UV protection.
Why we love it: Made of 100% premium Yamamoto neoprene to mimic the body position and experience of a wetsuit swim by lifting you up. This short is considered by USAT rules to be the same as a wetsuit, so it is also perfect for those races that are wetsuit legal but you don’t want to wear a full wetsuit because of short swim distance or air temperature.
Why we love it: The TYR Alliance Splice Jammer has above the knee compressive fit with a drawstring waist for perfect sizing. It is also made from recycled material and provides UPF 50+ protection and chlorine resistance for long-lasting use