Rev3 Shimmer Suit

 

First up; Rev3 Shimmer suit: 

 

This suit was used as my baseline.  Just a speedo.  To make things more ‘fair’ I did shave my body as I figured if anything the wetsuits would eliminate the drag of hair and since any swimmer could tell you the big event requires a full shave.  I have been a swimmer for a long time but open water swimming (OWS) usually has me in a wetsuit simply for the ‘safety’ blanket that is buoyancy.  So this was a rare occasion for me.  The results,I was VERY comfortable temperature wise.  Having a great deal of OWS in wetsuits I could and did feel the difference in leg position.  I felt I had to kick a little  to keep my legs from dragging to low.  Overall a comfortable swim.

 

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