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  • 15-10-2007 2:03pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 4

    Hi all...have just gotten into swimming, mostly over the summer and want to conrinue for as long as possible (into the winter) until the weather gets too cold!.I have been swimming mostly in waterford in the sea but have just moved to dublin. Can anyone tell me where to get a good swimsuit / wet-suit and what should i be looking for. I have a 5.3mm which i use for surfing but its too boyant for swimming.

    Also are there any decent swimming spots around north dublin?......Thanks for the help. :).


  • Registered Users Posts: 681 ✭✭✭Killgore Trout

    Hi Emmet.

    Apparently a triathlon wetsuit would be what you're looking for to not impede your swimming. I've never used one, so i can't comment - but they're much thinner than a surf wetsuit but your tradeoff is going to be warmth. (i have tried to swim in surf suits and agree they're crap)

    I was in Saturday and Sunday at High Rock, Between Portmarnock and Malahide - got a good 1500M in yesterday. Temperature was fine.

  • Registered Users Posts: 321 ✭✭EMPM

    It is a triathlon wetsuit that you need, they are made from neoprene, . The body of the suit will be thicker that the legs and arms. You should find some good deals this time of year. I know there is a surf shop (cant remember the name) in Monkstown selling o'neill suits for €150. But also check out

    Best of luck

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 Emmet M.

    hi guys/girls

    Thanks very much for the info.... much appreciated.

    I might also check out surfdock in ringsend. I bought a surfboard there last year, cool little shop. The one down in monkstown is

    As i said i am new to swimming, its really great to be able to get some feed back here on general questions, it can sometimes be a little intimidating going into a sports shop when you really dont know what your looking for.

    Must check out High Rock too for a swim.:)