Cool Swim ‘Stuff’
In the north … summer is upon us. In the south you will need dreams of Fun Swims to get you through the winter months. Wherever you are we’ve compiled a little list of ‘cool swim stuff’ that we love and we think you may too:
AloeUp – It’s a sunscreen but it doesn’t feel like it. Any true open water swimmer knows the value of a good sunscreen and the importance getting it on at least 20 minutes prior to swimming. Ever have that feeling like your just putting chemical laced concoction on your skin? Try Aloe Up in the UK or New Zealand . This is a sun screen we actually feel good about putting on our bodies. Its waterproof, doesn’t sting the eyes and the high Aloe content … well your skin feels just great – like you’re moisturising and protecting!
Zoggs Predator Flex Titanium Reactor Goggles – Zoggs latest and greatest in the Predator range. We believe this is the most popular goggle of open water swimmers. It’s design seems to fit the greatest range of face shapes and the unique ‘photochromic lense’ means it’s a goggle for all occasions cloud or sunshine. Available in New Zealand from July 2015.
The Garmin Foreunner 920XT – the latest in this Garmin range. It’s a more ‘wearable’ watch. Not quite a fashion statement but unlike previous models at least you don’t feel like you’re strapping a brick to your wrist! It’s easy to use, has open water swim (GPS feed) or pool (Non GPS inertial measurement) options. A nice clean display screen. Plenty of swim stats for the techs amongst us plus the important basics , distance time and speed. Most important is the massive battery life even while the GPS function is active.
PURE Sport Nutrition – We love the stuff. Why? Its tastes good ! But of course there is a whole lot more ; No nasty aftertaste, natural fruit, no colour or preservatives, no lab made flavours (you can read all of this on their website and it’s all True!). Already available in many places around the globe including the UK and New Zealand . Their electrotlye hydration range is available now. The Endurance Hydration range is available from July 2015. We tested it in January at the Epic Epic swim in Lake Taupo (17.5km) ~ we are pleased this product is now coming to market. If you’ve had stomach upset issues with feeding we recommend you give the PURE range a try.