Dare2Tri is the only brand in the world that has a wetsuit in its range for swimmers who swim during a triathlon breaststroke or partial breaststroke. We have given it the name 'Dare2Tri to Swim'. By adjusting the panels and the thickness of the neoprene, we have developed a unique wetsuit in which you can swim both breaststroke and breast crawl.
The wetsuit has been tested by 'Open water swimming' Magazine in Great Britain. This was their response: "Great wetsuit, kept me warm at 5 Centigrade, less buoyancy so that I can swim breaststroke without getting too much above the surface of the water!"
The Dare2Tri wetsuit has more buoyancy in the upper body and less around the waist and legs, so you can swim breaststroke without tilting, but you can also swim front crawl (but with slightly less buoyancy in the legs).
The women's model of the Dare2Tri to Swim has a slightly longer zipper so that it is easy to put on and take off.
Collar 2mm: Made from a single layer of neoprene. The collar fits precisely, ensures minimal water passage and does not sand. The closure at the back is reversed. Dare2Tri is the only law brand that has chosen this option and the reason is that if the suit is not closed properly, the hard part of the Velcro fastener will not rub on your skin. They are convinced that our wetsuits (all models) do not cause planes.
Shoulders and armpits: 2.5mm
The shoulders are made of a 2.5mm smooth skin stretch neoprene. The armpits are made of 4-way stretch nylon that is not only soft to the touch, but also very durable.
Chest panel: 5mm
The 5 mm thick chest panel provides buoyancy, which makes you faster and gives you a better body position in the water so that you are less likely to get tired.
Both the ITU, ETU, Ironman and Challenge have a maximum allowable neoprene thickness of 5 mm.
From the upper leg to above the knee: 3.5 mm
To ensure that your legs do not sink, but do not give them too much buoyancy, the thigh panels are made of 3.5 mm thick neoprene. It provides sufficient buoyancy for swimming breaststroke and front crawl.
Panels lower legs: 2mm
The neoprene in the lower legs of the Dare2Swim is only 2mm thick. This ensures that when you swim breaststroke you have the most optimal body position in the water. The material on the outside is made of Glide Skin so that you can take the suit off quickly and easily.
Calf panels: 2 mm
The calf panel is finished on the inside with our unique 4-way pre-stretched Super Stretch. Together with the Glide Skin on the outside and the obliquely cut leg opening, it ensures that you can take the suit off without any difficulty.
Panels on the hindleg: 3.5 mm
With a thickness of 3.5 mm, this panel ensures a perfect position in the water. If the neoprene were thicker, it would cause a hollow back and if it were thinner, it would cause a low position in the water.
Back panels: 3.5mm
The back panels are not only there to generate extra buoyancy, they are also an extension of the shoulders. This is why we have chosen 3.5 mm thick neoprene with a 4-way stretch lining. It gives more freedom of movement and provides more buoyancy.
The zipper has a metal hanging closure that ensures that you can open and close the zipper gradually. After a survey among the Dare2Tri followers on Facebook, they decided to close the zipper from bottom to top. A large majority said that this closure is preferable to a zipper that closes from top to bottom.