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  • Sea Swimming

    Sea Swimming

    Sea swimming

    Sea swimming is a Brighton and all along the South Coast tradition. Due to its popularity, more and more people are inclined to swim in the sea for the majority of the year and not just on those nicer days and the holidays.

    We are getting asked a lot for Sea Swimming or Open Water wetsuits, and depending on what you want from your swimming experience in terms of equipment, this is where we come in.

    Are you after the ultimate experience of swimming when our local sea temperature drops as low as 5°C (41°F) at the coldest time of the year?  You may be looking for a little more protection in the form of a wetsuit and wetsuit accessories?

    Or, all you are looking for is a swim suit, swimming cap and goggles? Either way, we’ve got you covered.

    We have been selling wetsuits in our Brighton store (Ocean Sports) and online (Boardridersguide) for over 25 years. We pride ourselves in offering a wide selection and have friendly, knowable staff on hand to make sure you buy the right wetsuit for you!

    A wetsuit will keep your core warm and provide a little extra buoyancy too! The more neoprene you have on, the warmer you will be. Too much neoprene and you may start to lose the feeling of swimming through the water and just float.

    If you are a member of a sea swimming club, we suggest you speak to your instructor / organiser first, they will be able to offer you the best advice and what you will need for local conditions.  We have found lightweight, short arm and long leg or short leg wetsuits are preferred as they keep the body warm and don’t restrict your movement, allowing you to swim through the water at ease.

    You will find that your hands and feet may get cold also! Fingers and toes are the first to complain in the cold water, we have wetsuit boots and wetsuit gloves that will do just the job.

    Lightweight gloves will keep your hands warmer without detracting too much from the feeling of swimming. Wetsuit boots or wetsuit shoes for sea swimming are recommended to keep your feet warm and protect you from sharp stones and those nasty weaver fish. For colder temperatures we also sell neoprene beanies and hoods to keep all the heat you generate whilst swimming from getting lost through your head (these make a big difference). We also have a good range of sea swimming googles and swimming hats to offer.

    If you need more information please call us on 01273 412241 or check out our recommended sea swimming products in our Men’s Open Water Swimming and Women’s Open Water Swimming sections or better still call into our store in Brighton and say Hi..!

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