I have put together a list of places I buy open water swim gear, for a few reasons; now I have all my links in one place and it’s great to share information, If anyone has better links, let me know!.
Here are SOME of the places I buy stuff, I’m not saying these are the only or best sites to use, these are just the ones I use. Happy Shopping!
Casio watch, waterproof, temp and time! nothing fancy, grand size. About £40stg
watch out, this site is addictive for buying and designing your own togs, but with a super price on ‘grab bags’
I’m yet to find an Irish or UK Site that sells these, I got mine from the States – it was my ‘best buy’ this past year!
I have a Panasonic Lumix Camera – There is a BIG difference in prices for Waterproof Cameras. You have to do a bit of research for yourself on this!
Light stick for the back of your togs for night swimming (or early dawn swimming!)
Guardian ‘goggle’ Light
To put on your goggle strap for night swimming !
These are available somewhere locally, just not sure where – Surf Shops probably!
I don’t have one, but lots of people do, not totally sure where to get them, but this is info!
I use the Contigo one touch auto spout bottles. Can be found in The Edge and CH Marine in Cork or google them for local/online buying!
I use SiS feeds and gels, which can be purchased online on most ‘TRI’ sites, or locally in Cork at The Edge
The Finis Hydro Tracker.. fits on your goggles. I Havn’t used them, but cheap (ish) compared to others.
A high Vis Safety float to use when in OW (I’ve seen them in action, they are noticable all right).