The amateur open water swimming magazine

What is a natural swimming wetsuit? 

A natural swimming wetsuit 101. What is a natural swimming wetsuit, what are the benefits, and do I need one? What is a natural swimming wetsuit?  A natural swimming wetsuit is a wetsuit designed to…

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Women in alpkit wetsuits preparing for a wild swim

Why i made the switch to a natural swimming wetsuit

Amateur open water swimmer Audrey Sanchez explains what made her decide to switch to a ‘natural’ swimming wetsuit and why she’ll never go back. Audrey Sanchez grew up pool swimming in Illinois. “Swimming was my…

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Woman stretching in a tight wetsuit before going open water swimming

Open water wetsuit fitting guide

This wetsuit fitting guide explains the five important measurements you need to properly fit a wetsuit,  how to measure yourself accurately, how to determine the correct wetsuit size, and how to read a sizing chart…

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Open water swimmer on jetty in orca hi-vis women's wetsuit with mountains in the distance and lake behind

Why I love the Orca Vitalis Openwater Hi-Vis Wetsuit

You might already know that i’m a big fan of Orca Wetsuits. The fit is usually great for me as a woman. I find their suits comfortable, light, and i wore my last suit until…

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Four men on the beach sporting various styles of 80s wetsuit

How should a wetsuit fit?

That farmer john that Aunt Jody has had in her basement since the 90s? The neon kite-surfing shorty you found at a garage sale? If, like me you’ve ever tried swimming in a wetsuit that…

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