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I enjoy cycling, I even enjoy running but since venturing into the world of triathlon over the last few months I've really struggled with the swimming.
I have no technique and probably annoy other swimmers with my mad splashing but I have tried to improve over the last month or so ready for the new season next year. I get frustrated being constantly overtaken by little old ladies and I struggle getting a few lengths going whilst I try to concentrate on everything.
A friend of mine reckoned that I would find swimming in open water easier because of the buoyancy of a wetsuit and that with my legs and body in a flatter position I would find my technique improving.
I wanted to work hard on my swimming over the dark winter months but realised that wearing a wetsuit in a pool is impracticable so was intrigued when I read a few items on Zone 3's buoyancy shorts. I decided to take the plunge and bought a pair which arrived this week. They have the cut of swimming shorts but are made of rubber, just like a wetsuit that has been cut in half. I was a bit unsure of wearing them for the first time because of the rubber look but once your in the water nobody can tell. I started my swim slowly and found that the shorts really do lift the legs and body allowing you to get a much better body shape and meaning your swim becomes more consistent. Usually I get about 4 lengths done before I need to stop for a rest but today I was swimming 16 to 20 lengths in one go before taking a quick breather.
Hopefully this means I can start to enjoy my swims and see some improvements (even if they are only small) . I was wandering if anybody else has had positive results with the shorts