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The collar on the SWIFT is low, below the laryngeal prominence at the front of the neck to ease your breathing while swimming. The collar is made from a lazer cut 2mm neoprene panel which is not doubled over so that it remains as comfortable as possible while not allowing for water entry.
You'll notice by inspecting the inside that the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit is made with a particular attention to quality finish. All seams are glued, sewn and re-enforced so that the neoprene suit is as tough as possible.
Contrary to most wetsuit brands, Kiwami places the soft Velcro on the closing flap so that you won't be injured by the rough Velcro rubbing against you neck when lifting your head to see where you're going.
The reverse zip closure with maximum strength YKK zipper means that the wetsuit is closed when the zip is pulled downwards. This prevents the wetsuit from opening while swimming.
The SWIFT triathlon wetsuit has bright colored shoulder panels so that the swimmer remains visible from the shore for spectators and supporters.
Depending on the water temperature, a neorene suit or other thermal protection may or may not be mandatory equipment for a triathlon race. Event organizers measure the water temperature before race start and inform the participants which of 3 possible scenarios apply :
-Water temperature is below 16°C : a neoprene wetsuit is mandatory to ensure the saftey of all competitors (it's too cold without a wetsuit, athletes risk hypothermia) ;
-Water temperature is between 16 and 24.5°C : Triathletes can choose if they wear a wetsuit of not ;
-Water temperature is above 24.5°C : Neoprene wetsuits are forbidden to ensure the safety of all participants (it's too hot with a wetsuit, athletes risk dehydration).Other than the safety factors, a specifically designed triathlon wetsuit will optimize the swimming body position and increase bouyancy. Internal test with the SWIFT triathlon wetsuit show a speed gain per 100m of between 8 to 16sec depending on the athlete!! New in 2019, the new neoprene triathlon wetsuit SWIFT grous together the technical characteristics of a high quality performance wetsuit and an original classy style.
If the use of wetsuits is forbidden because the water temperature is too high, you are allowed to wear a "Swimskin" - a suit made from fabric covers your triathlon suit.
You can use the Swimskin for the swim section of the triathlon only, removing it before the bike section. Kiwami is a specialist designer and manufacturer of Swimskin's, with our AQUARUSH leading the way.
The Aquarush's hyper-water repellent yet breathable fabric and specific design help you float better and reduce your drag in the water, boosting performance while also providing moderate thermal protection.
Internal tests show the Aquarush to provide gains of between 4 and 8sec per 100m compared to swimming with a regular swimsuit. Not as fast as a neoprene wetsuit such as the SWIFT, but still not bad either !The Aquarush can also be used for triathlon, open water swimming training and racing in warm weather and for Swim-Run events.