Swimming Gear!

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!

WATCH

Casio watch, waterproof, temp and time! nothing fancy, grand size. About £40stg

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-AQF-100W-7BVEF-Resin-Combi-Watch/dp/B000LCSLEE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381488520&sr=8-3&keywords=casio+aqf-100

Casio Waterproof Watch

Casio Waterproof Watch

 

 

SPLISH TOGS

watch out, this site is addictive for buying and designing your own togs, but with a super price on ‘grab bags’

www.splish.com

Splish (Super Thin Straps)

Splish (Super Thin Straps)

Parka Coat

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!

http://www.swimoutlet.com/Swim_Parkas_s/226.htm

Warm Parka Jacket

Warm Parka Jacket

Camera

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!

http://waterproof-camera-review.toptenreviews.com/

Panasonic Waterproof Camera

Panasonic Waterproof Camera

Lazer Stiks

Light stick for the back of your togs for night swimming (or early dawn swimming!)

http://www.usefulstuff.co.uk/product.php?catid=7&groupid=1048

For the Back of your Togs

For the Back of your Togs

Guardian ‘goggle’ Light

To put on your goggle strap for night swimming !

http://www.usefulstuff.co.uk/product.php?catid=7&groupid=1049

or

http://evaq8.co.uk/Emergency-Beacon-Personal-Flashing-Rescue-Strobe-Green.html

Loop through Goggle Strap

Loop through Goggle Strap

ROBIE ROBE

These are available somewhere locally, just not sure where – Surf Shops probably!

http://www.robierobes.com/buy/standard-robie

Easy to throw over head to stay warm.

Easy to throw over head to stay warm.

DRY ROBE

I don’t have one, but lots of people do, not totally sure where to get them, but this is info!

http://www.wandering-star.co.uk/outdoorchangerobe/weatherproof_outdoor_robe.html

A Coat Like Robie, close to a Parka!

A Coat Like Robie, close to a Parka!

WATER BOTTLE

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!

http://www.gocontigo.com/water-bottles/autospout-addison-water-bottle-753.html

One Touch Open, perfect for Numb hands!

One Touch Open, perfect for Numb hands!

FEEDS

I use SiS feeds and gels, which can be purchased online on most ‘TRI’ sites, or locally in Cork at The Edge

http://www.scienceinsport.com/sports-nutrition/

Lots to shoose from within the Range

Lots to shoose from within the Range

GPS

The Finis Hydro Tracker.. fits on your goggles. I Havn’t used them, but cheap (ish) compared to others.

http://www.finisinc.com/eu/swimmer-type/triathlete/hydro-tracker-gps.html

A Good route Tracker

A Good route Tracker

Safe Float

A high Vis Safety float to use when in OW (I’ve seen them in action, they are noticable all right).

https://shopdesq.imgstg.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=productlisting&CategoryID=4480&OrgID=20431

Swimmers Floats - to be easily seen.

Swimmers Floats – to be easily seen.

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3 Responses to Swimming Gear!

  1. IronMike says:

    Would love for those Robies or Dry Robes to be available in the states!

  2. LoneSwimmer says:

    Nice links Carol. Has anyone local started using one of the floats? I saw a few in action on the day of the Conference Sandycove swim, (made me giggle, 120 expert swimmers in the water, plus kayakers).

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