Tech Suit, Swimwear & Goggle Care
New Tech Suit Instructions
Before putting your new tech suit on for the first time, relax your suit by gently stretching the material, seams, and openings, making sure not to snag with jewelry or fingernails. If possible, put your new tech suit on at home for the first time, when you are not rushed, and your environment is calm and temperature is cool. Warm up in your new tech suit before racing in it for the first time, so that you become familiar with how it feels and make any placement adjustments on the body needed. Take proper time and care putting your suit on to reduce risk of ripping or pushing a hole through. Too tight fitting tech suits can result in seams, both bonded and stitched to rip and on either side of the seam.
Tech Suit Care
Do not sit or lean on rough surfaces. Do not wear for extended periods of time. Rinse chlorine out of the suit in cool water after each use, preferably before the suit dries. Do not roll the suit up in a towel. Shake suit lightly to shed any excess water. Lay flat to dry completely. Do NOT machine wash or dry. We recommend storing your suit draped over a non-rough surface hanger.
Tech Suit Life
The life of tech suit varies depending on individual care, and pool factors. Please be aware that tech suits are manufactured for performance NOT durability.
Competition Suit, Goggle Care & Information
Lycra Suit Fabric:
is a very delicate fabric, and it is this very feature that allows for the sleek, low-drag fit desired in a competition suit. As with any high-performance product, your proper care will prolong the usable life of this garment.
Lycra Suit Fit: Should fit snugly and should not be purchased one size up for growth. Loose fitting garments do not wear as well as those that conform to the body. Take gentle care when putting on your suit. Do not pull hard on the suit; be careful that your fingers do not break the elastic. It is best to put your suit on by pulling it on in stages using the edges. Once your suit begins to relax, it will go on with greater ease.
Polyester Suit Fabric: More durable fabric that does not hug and form to the body as much as Lycra. It does not stretch like Lycra fabric. Polyester is more resistant to the chemicals in the pool and for this generally will last long if properly taken care of.
Polyester Suit Fit: Should fit well and should not be purchased one size up for growth. Loose fitting garments do not wear as well as those that conform to the body. Take gentle care when putting on your suit. Do not pull hard on the suit; be careful that your fingers do not break the elastic. It is best to put your suit on by pulling it on in stages using the edges. Polyester suites do not stretch like Lycra and therefore will not relax as much. Knowing your size in a Lycra suit does not guarantee the same size in a Polyester suit.
- Does not hug & form to the body like lycra fabric
- Lasts longer than lycra fabric
- Lycra fabric stretches & will relax
- Does not stretch like lycra fabric but will relax
- Breaths better than polyester fabric
- Not as breathable as lycra fabric
TIPS TO REMEMBER
- To prevent chlorine damage, rinse your suit in cold water immediately after each use. Allowing the suit to dry before it’s rinsed is particularly damaging.
- Hand wash and do not wash suit with any detergent
- Gently wring or blot excess moisture
- Drip dry, and try to keep out of direct sunlight
- Do not bleach
- Do not place suit in a plastic bag nor roll in a towel for more than an hour; mildew can be just as damaging as chlorine.
MOTTO: Keep it wet or keep it dry but do not keep it damp!
- Rinse goggle with cold water prior to first use
- Rinse with cool tap water after each use
- DO NOT WIPE OR TOUCH INSIDE OF LENSES
- Shake the goggle dry before storing
- Do not leave in direct sunlight
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