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Choosing a wetsuit

Wetsuits are a fantastic way to keep warm and are great for increasing buoyancy to allow you to swim with greater efficiency.

In this lesson you will learn how to make the right decision when choosing a wetsuit for open water swimming.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise the difference between a surfing and a swimming wetsuit
  • Understand the principles behind wetsuit design

Andre Slade

Andre is the owner of OceanFit with over 20 years in the swimming education, lifeguarding and coastal safety industry.



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