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The world’s fastest wetsuits

Over the past week we’ve had the opportunity to test some of the best swimming wetsuits on the market. Needless to say, we’re not going to reveal the results on-line. You’ll have to buy issue 2 for that.
We know that open water swimming and wetsuits do not always sit comfortably together. Some people love them. Others hate them. We have Lynne Cox and Richard Stannard arguing the case for and against in our new “Big Debate” section.
What can’t be denied is that a wetsuit helps most swimmers cut through the water much faster. We saw times drop by as much as 10% in testing. However, to get the most out of a wetsuit you have to use it properly. We’ve asked wetsuit swimming expert Dan Bullock to talk us through the dos and don’ts for making the most of your wetsuit swim.
Issue 2 will be available from 11 April.