wetsuit question



Please forgive me for posting this in two different groups, but I feel
I will get the best aswer this way (sufring & triathalon).

I recently bought a house with a large pool and I want to take up
swimming laps for cardio and exercise. I live in central florida, but
my pool is still too cold to swim in. For a while, it has been in the
low to mid 60s. I was first thinking of thermal covers, and other ways
to heat my pool, but I decided the cheapest and most hassle free way
would be to get some type of wetsuit to warm me up just a tad.

I have been looking into triathalon wetsuits. I have never tried one
on. I see they come sleeveless and with sleeves. i understand these
are thinner than diving wetsuits and have better mobility. I also see
products geared for surfing, such as the O'neill Thermo-x vest or crew
shirt which is advertised as a thermal layering product, or the O'zone
Tech S/S, which is more of a rash and u.v. guard. Some of these are
sleeveless.

If I got one of these O'neill shirt thingys, would I be warm enough
just covering my torso? Maybe if it keeps me warm for just a little
while, the swimming will start to warm me up.

Thanks for any advice.
 
S

Stephen Trapani

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[email protected] wrote:
> Please forgive me for posting this in two different groups, but I feel
> I will get the best aswer this way (sufring & triathalon).
>
> I recently bought a house with a large pool and I want to take up
> swimming laps for cardio and exercise. I live in central florida, but
> my pool is still too cold to swim in. For a while, it has been in the
> low to mid 60s. I was first thinking of thermal covers, and other ways
> to heat my pool, but I decided the cheapest and most hassle free way
> would be to get some type of wetsuit to warm me up just a tad.
>
> I have been looking into triathalon wetsuits. I have never tried one
> on. I see they come sleeveless and with sleeves. i understand these
> are thinner than diving wetsuits and have better mobility. I also see
> products geared for surfing, such as the O'neill Thermo-x vest or crew
> shirt which is advertised as a thermal layering product, or the O'zone
> Tech S/S, which is more of a rash and u.v. guard. Some of these are
> sleeveless.
>
> If I got one of these O'neill shirt thingys, would I be warm enough
> just covering my torso? Maybe if it keeps me warm for just a little
> while, the swimming will start to warm me up.


Don't know how cold your water is, but you should be able to manage in a
vest or uppers if you can stand being cold for about 30 seconds. I do
know that if you exercise and spend much time in the cold your body will
convert white fat to brown fat which will raise your BMR and help you
lose overall body fat.

Stephen
 
M

Mark

Guest
Get one of these and you will be fine
http://www.rooworld.com/wetsuits/2005/quickjohn.aspx

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> Please forgive me for posting this in two different groups, but I feel
> I will get the best aswer this way (sufring & triathalon).
>
> I recently bought a house with a large pool and I want to take up
> swimming laps for cardio and exercise. I live in central florida, but
> my pool is still too cold to swim in. For a while, it has been in the
> low to mid 60s. I was first thinking of thermal covers, and other ways
> to heat my pool, but I decided the cheapest and most hassle free way
> would be to get some type of wetsuit to warm me up just a tad.
>
> I have been looking into triathalon wetsuits. I have never tried one
> on. I see they come sleeveless and with sleeves. i understand these
> are thinner than diving wetsuits and have better mobility. I also see
> products geared for surfing, such as the O'neill Thermo-x vest or crew
> shirt which is advertised as a thermal layering product, or the O'zone
> Tech S/S, which is more of a rash and u.v. guard. Some of these are
> sleeveless.
>
> If I got one of these O'neill shirt thingys, would I be warm enough
> just covering my torso? Maybe if it keeps me warm for just a little
> while, the swimming will start to warm me up.
>
> Thanks for any advice.
>
 
On Apr 11, 11:39 am, "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Get one of these and you will be finehttp://www.rooworld.com/wetsuits/2005/quickjohn.aspx
>

That reminds me of those tuxedo t-shirts:)
That looks like it might do the job.
Are those hard to zip up with the zipper on the back?
I am also considering an Ocean Tecn 3mm Step In Shorty. It has the
zipper on the front and are easy to get into.
see it at
http://www.boatersworld.com/product/185605391msk.htm
Thanks,
Roger
 
M

Mark

Guest
Surfing wetsuits are not designed for swimming at all. The Zipper in the
back is a snap as it comes with a long ribbon that you just pull up. It
really is as easy as one in the front. If you want to actually swim in a
wetsuit you have to get a tri wetsuit. Surfer suits are for keeping you warm
in the water, not for doing the front crawl. :)
Mark

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On Apr 11, 11:39 am, "Mark" <[email protected]> wrote:
> Get one of these and you will be
> finehttp://www.rooworld.com/wetsuits/2005/quickjohn.aspx
>

That reminds me of those tuxedo t-shirts:)
That looks like it might do the job.
Are those hard to zip up with the zipper on the back?
I am also considering an Ocean Tecn 3mm Step In Shorty. It has the
zipper on the front and are easy to get into.
see it at
http://www.boatersworld.com/product/185605391msk.htm
Thanks,
Roger