“To all whom it may concern:”
Robert Henry Wallace Dunlop wrote already in 1876 and little did he know that his letter to the US Patent Office would come to affect swimming from that moment on, up until today.
What Robert had invented was the heart-shaped swim paddle with accompanied swim fins. After years of field testing he felt confident that his hand-and-foot-plate invention would “help improve human locomotion in the water.”
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Wetsuits are arguably the most important piece of equipment in swimrun training and racing. It should provide good buoyancy, keep you warm in the water but also be easy to run in on land and to ventilate or ‘cab down’ (fold down the upper part) in hot conditions. This is the major difference compared to regular triathlon or open water wetsuits, only used for swimming. A good swimrun wetsuit should align itself properly with the body but we all have different needs and are individually shaped in different ways, e.g., have different body types; mesomorphic, endomorphic or ectomorphic. It can therefor be challenging to find a good wetsuit with a proper fit.
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There are many different types of goggles on the market why it can be a bit cumbersome to choose. You basically have to decide if you want to buy a comfortable pair with silicon, rubber or foam gasket, or a low-profile type that sits directly on your eye-socket. Also, if you’re going to use them for racing or only training.
There are pros and cons with all types.
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