What equipment should be in a triathlete’s swim bag?

January 16th, 2020 by Triathlon Magazine | Posted in Feature, Gear, Swim Gear | No Comments »

Beginner triathletes are often overwhelmed by the equipment they need for swimming. We look at the basics of what should be in your swim bag, and look at some other pieces of equipment that might be worth adding to your swim-training arsenal.


2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Water toys

December 6th, 2019 by James Sutherland | Posted in Gear, Swim Apparel, Swim Electronics, Swim Gear | No Comments »

If you’re searching for a thoughtful present to get the triathlete in your life this holiday season, look no further than a new piece of swimming gear.


Nike Swim introduces new Vapor Performance Goggle

November 7th, 2019 by James Sutherland | Posted in Gear, Goggles, Swim Gear | No Comments »

Nike’s new Vapor Performance Goggle maximizes field of view and comfort while minimizing drag for peak performance.


Garmin Swim 2: GPS swim watch with underwater wrist-based heart rate

October 16th, 2019 by Kevin Mackinnon | Posted in Feature, Gear, Swim Electronics, Swim Gear | No Comments »

Garmin has launched a new version of its swim watch, one that provides wrist-based heart-rate data. The Swim 2 works for pool workouts or in open water, providing distance, pace, stroke count and distance-per-stroke […]


REVIEW: Blue Seventy Helix wetsuit

July 22nd, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Swim Gear, Wetsuits | No Comments »

Before slipping into the Blue Seventy Helix, I had only seen the suit on Canadians Lionel Sanders, Paula Findlay and Jackson Laundry. So, I was pretty stoked to give the Helix a “tri” on […]


REVIEW: Blue Seventy Reaction wetsuit

July 11th, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Swim Gear, Wetsuits | No Comments »

Right away, I knew I was going to enjoy the Blue Seventy Reaction wetsuit. At face value, it is an affordable option (MSRP $625), but it still offers high-performance features including a more flexible […]


REVIEW: HUUB Varman wetsuit

July 3rd, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Swim Gear, Wetsuits | No Comments »

Finally, after months of lane swimming, the open water season is back. As I prepare for the half-Ironman race in Muskoka on July 7th, I was able to do several open water swim sessions […]


REVIEW: Blue Seventy Hydra-Vision

June 19th, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Goggles, Swim Gear | No Comments »

Because of Blue Seventy’s Hydra-Vision low profile fit, it offers a great cross-over between the pool and open water swimming.


Review: Blueseventy Core Short

May 3rd, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Swim Apparel, Swim Gear, Wetsuits | No Comments »

Much like a wetsuit, the Blueseventy Core Short provides triathletes with a seamless transition to wetsuit swimming.


SWANS Ascender, triathlon-specific goggles

April 26th, 2019 by Cam Mitchell | Posted in Gear, Goggles, Swim Gear | No Comments »

With a wide view, the SWANS Ascender makes for a great triathlon-specific goggle. Comparable to the Speedo MDR 2.4, the Ascender adopts an outer eye fit with comfortable pads around the eyes. The mirrored […]