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Get the Edge in the Swim: Wetsuits Can Trim Time Off Your Swim


David races for Gear West, the premier specialty sports store in the Midwest.

You'll sometimes hear triathletes debate whether or not to wear a wetsuit if the water's warm enough to swim without one yet cold enough to be legal. The prevailing argument against a wetsuit is that you lose time taking them off.

David Thompson, a highly respected pro triathlete with over 200 races and 90 wins under his belt, checks in this week with Get the Edge Triathlon Tip #7, which you can use to speed through the swim portion of the Pigman Sprint and the Pigman Long Course with confidence.

If It's Legal, Wear a Wetsuit     
Training Tip #7:
"A wetsuit will make a big difference in speed even for a competitive swimmer. For the average triathlete, the improvement in speed is 8 seconds per 100 yards. For Pigman Sprint, that is a 1 minute and 10 second difference."

Remember, the Pigman Sprint fills up every year, and is on pace to do so again. Now's the time to claim your spot.

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