There is little to compare to a Swim in the open Sea. Lose yourself in the salt water cocoon that will wash away your worries and refresh your body and mind. There are more and more places and opportunities to go swimming nowadays with Coastal Swimming clubs such as Tralee Bay Swimming Club or your local Triathlon Club that will organise open water swimming sessions.

Swimming in the sea in Ireland will almost certainly require a Swimming Wetsuit or Triathlon Wetsuit, unless you are one of those brave, hardy souls that swims in a togs all year round. Thankfully these days there are plenty of wetsuits to choose from, with one to fit every body shape and every budget. The basic requirements of any Swimming Wetsuit would have to be Flexibility, Comfort and Buoyancy and even the most basic wetsuit for swimming will have these features and will make your sea swimming experience so much more rewarding.

As with most sports equipment, the more you spend the more you get. In the world of Swimming Wetsuits this means lots more Flexibility and usually extra buoyancy. Take for example the Zone3 Aspire, not only’ the best value swimming wetsuit on the market’ but it is the only Swimming Wetsuit to ever get a 10 out of 10 review in the Triathlon magazines. The Aspire is the middle of the range Swimming Wetsuit by Zone3, yet it offers amazing flexibility in the shoulders and arms, couple this with the extra buoyancy in the legs and torso area and you’ve got the first step into performance wetsuits.

But, it’s not all about the wetsuit. Swimming in the sea is a lot more challenging than pool swimming for several reasons, none more so than visibility. If you can’t see where you’re going you could end up way off course. A good pair of Goggles with a wide field of vision and polarised lenses is a must for everyone. Take a look at the TYR Special Ops Goggles. They are without doubt the best Sea Swimming goggles available.

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