Wetsuit Drying Tips

Getting a practice swim in before your race is always recommended, and depending on when you arrive at the venue that may mean the day before the race could result in a wet suit on race day. 

If you have ever been to a triathlon a couple of days before an event you may have seen wetsuits draped over railings, on balconies or porches, and wonder.....is that the best way to dry my suit?

Putting on a wetsuit when it is not fully dry is a nightmare, so here are some tips on how to dry your suit faster. 

1. Rinse and hang your wetsuit inside out on a wide plastic hanger, OUT of the sun;
2. Wait 20 minutes until the water in the wetsuit starts to pool in the lower arms and legs;
3. Squeeze the pooled water out of each arm and leg. Start at the shoulder and squeeze your way down to the wrist. On the leg, start at the thigh and squeeze your way down to the ankles;
4. Repeat the previous step after waiting another 20 minutes;
5. Leave your wetsuit hanging in the breeze and it should be dry for race morning.

 

Julia Aimers
CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologist
CSEP High-Performance Specialist

Certified Triathlon, Cycling, Yoga and Swimming Coach
USA Cycling Level 2 Coach
Training Peaks Accredited Coach


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