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August 13, 2018

HOW TO| How to put a wetsuit properly on by Emma Pallant

Welcome to our latest post! Today we are with another member of the BMC-Vifit Sport Team powered by Uplace, none other than Emma Pallant, silver medalist in last year's Ironman 70.3 finals and Aquathlon world champion.

Below, you will find a video of her explaining how to put on a wetsuit before competing.

Orca's entire range of wetsuits comes with foot coverings and gloves which are highly recommended by the high-level athlete in order to ensure that you do not cause any damage to the wetsuit. She also shows us how to put it on.

One point that Emma stresses in the video is pay attention to the fit of key areas such as the crotch, armpits and shoulders, as well as the sleeves and neck. This way, you can make sure that there aren't any wrinkles that could allow water enter the suit or pockets that could increase resistance when swimming.

Once you have your suit adjusted out of the water, Emma recommends getting in the water in order to see if it is really on properly or if it needs some final adjustments. After this process, you will be ready to get in the water!