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Wetsuits and Kit Guide

Wetsuit Hire & Kit Guide

Although we love swimming in 'skins' wearing a wetsuit will undoubtedly benefit your open water swimming. It guarantees warmth, buoyancy and - if you've got your swim technique sorted - extra speed? Come along and get zipped up!

At our venues Uswim hires and retails Zone 3 Advance wetsuits which were tested by 220 magazine in 2013 and given an overall rating of 92%, achieving the BEST BUY award.

HIRING A USWIM WETSUIT
We hire suits for Uswim related events (see list below) and for our regular weekly open water swims at Salford Quays and Boundary Water Park.


REGULAR SESSION HIRE (SALFORD QUAYS / BOUNDARY)

  1. Once you have signed in at the Uswim desk and received your swim band, visit the wetsuit desk where you will be provided with an appropriate suit. Please bring the correct change: £8 + £12 deposit (U16’s, £5 + £15 deposit)
  2. Get swimming!
  3. Return the wetsuit, have it checked for damage, and, if all in good order, receive your deposit back.

Please note: We expect your wetsuit to be returned in the same condition as it was when you collected it. If the wetsuit is damaged you will be asked to pay for its repair or replacement. 

EVENT HIRE
We also hire out event wetsuits in 2018 for Uswim related events only which include the following;

  • Boundary Park Tri (15th April)
  • Greater Manchester Swim! (19th May)
  • Chorlton Triathlon (10th June)
  • MediaCityUK OSwim Challenge (7th July)
  • Colwyn Bay Oceanswim (15th July)
  • Morson Salford Triathlon (29th July)
  • Neon Swim (8th September)

Event hire cost is £15.00 payable in advance with a £15.00 cash deposit (returnable) required on the day.

We recommend that you swim with us and try a wetsuit on prior to the event to get an exact fit and, once happy with the sizing, reserve it by contacting sales@uswimopenwater.com 

Note: Although we have a large fleet of suits for events demand is always high so please book early to avoid disappointment. 


Tutorial on how to put on your wetsuit

 

Size Guide

Please refer to the size guides below although our staff will be on hand to provide advice at the sessions.

Men's Wetsuits

 
Height Weight Chest
  feet/inches Kg inches
Small 5ft 0 – 5ft 6 55 – 61kgs 31-36
Small Medium 5ft 5 – 5ft 10 61 – 68kgs 35-38
Medium 5ft 6 – 5ft 11 67 – 74 kgs 38-40
Slim Medium Tall 5ft 7 – 6ft 2 68 – 76 kgs 38-40
Large Medium 5ft 8 – 6ft 1 75 – 82 kgs 40-42
Large 5ft 10 – 6ft 1 84 – 95 kgs 42-45
X Large 6ft – 6ft 2 98 – 108 kgs 45-48

Women's Wetsuits

 
Height Weight Chest
  feet/inches Kg inches
X Small (size 6-8) 4ft 10 – 5ft 5 46 – 53 31 – 33
Small (size 8 – 10) 5ft 3 – 5ft 6 54 – 61 33 – 35
Tall Small* (size 10-12) 5ft 7 – 6ft 54 – 64 33 – 36
Medium (size 12-14) 5ft 5 – 5ft 10 60 – 67 35 – 37
Large (size 14+) 5ft 10 – 6ft 1 68 – 78 37 – 39