We went to a beach today on Lake Winnipisaukee and I decided to take my wetsuit to try out. I haven’t swim in a wetsuit ever and I haven’t done an open water swim in more than a year and half.
Once I started swimming, the 58 degree water started seeping into my suit. Not sure if that is normal. Because of the water temps and foggy goggles, I had a difficult time relaxing and getting into a groove. My breathing was too erratic. I probably spent 15 minutes “swimming” and called it a day.
The good news is that the suit felt fine and it definately helps you to stay in a good position. I just need to get comfortable again in open water.