The Brownlees Choose HUUB!
HUUB wetsuits are only entering their second year but they're already taking the swimming and triathlon world by storm, and now the elite athletes are joining the party. HUUB are very proud to announce today that Alistair and Jonny Brownlee (Gold and Bronze medal winners at London 2012) have chosen HUUB as their wetsuits of choice.
Alistair said: "Since I started Triathlon, I have always known that you have to have a top wetsuit. I choose HUUB because they spend a lot of time researching how to help make me faster in the water. The new suit feels great and I'm looking forward to racing in it this year. It's just a shame they've given Jonny one as well!"
Swim Smooth are co-designers of the range and it's a very proud day for us that two of the greatest triathletes of all time have chosen HUUB. We can't wait to see the swim splits this phenomenal pairing can pump out in these super-fast suits!
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For more information on the HUUB wetsuit range and which suit is best for your individual swimming, see our swim shop: swimsmooth.com/huub
We're Coming Stateside In June
For all our frustrated US readers we have some great news, we're planning a trip to the US in June this year. Paul Newsome and Adam Young will be kicking off in New York after Paul takes on the mighty 46km Manhattan Island swim - let's hope he's got some energy left to coach afterwards! More details of the tour to follow soon.
The Triathlon Show March 1-3rd
Kicking off a week today, Swim Smooth will be at the Triathlon Show (formerly TCR) at Sandown Park, London. Paul is flying in from Australia and will be joined by Adam Young and many of the other Swim Smooth Coaches from around the UK.
We're sharing a stand with HUUB wetsuits - come and say hi and bring a video clip of your stroke along on a pen drive and we'll give you an analysis of your stroke to take away. Of course, we'll also have all our DVDs, training plans and the new Swim Smooth book for you to check out on the stand.
Since the sport of triathlon began two of its disciplines were able to fall back to many years of research and the benefits to be had within running and cycling product development. Swimming for triathlon is a different story. Swimming with wetsuits is seen by many as the “Easy option” for open water swimming, and the hardcore of the sport will not allow wetsuits for such challenges as the channel crossing and other marathon swimming feats. Wetsuits for swimming did not exist until triathlon gave them a place, yet time trial bikes and running shoes were firmly planted in development and the product was exciting.
For the past 24 years the wetsuit has evolved very little aside from the development of more flexible and buoyant neoprene materials. Manufacturers still offer the same material, the same thickness and the same make up with key differences unverified and unsupported with science and testing. And what we find kind of bizarre, there are three parts to a triathlon and the swim is currently the one area the majority of athletes can drastically improve their performance through identifying their own body type and choosing a product designed to increase their performance rather than having to settle for one product that suits all.
You choose stack and reach, rim depths, bar widths and materials to suit you
You choose shoes on: foot type, weight, terrain, widths and running style.
You choose a wetsuit, you swim, there are no great differing body type options….Until now.
We understand at Huub that in order for our products to make a difference, we need to understand how products currently available perform and how we make changes be they minor or major. The ultimate goal for us here at Huub is to maximise your potential. By aligning ourselves with the worlds leading experts we are able to squash a few myths and realize a few ideas, some surprisingly we have been believing for years to improve our performance yet have no benefit whatsoever.
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The best wetsuit in our opinion ever created. The Archimedes (named after the great Physicists and Mathematician Archimedes and his Buoyancy principle) This suit quite simply delivers the buoyancy and flexibility that you would expect along with a host of benefits created by the experts in scientific and practical swimming development.
Available in two versions, because we do not all swim the same. Presented in 3:5 and 4:4 versions for those with sinking legs and those with good body alignment. No other suits on the market today aids your stroke, kick and body position like the Archimedes.
X-O Skeleton for body alignment and Buoyancy
NBR X-O Skeleton for aided buoyancy (3:5 Version only)
Bicep release for stroke efficiency
Arm Crossover alignment for correct positioning and reduced snaking/Fish tailing in the water
Calf Release for improved kick, propulsion and circulation
Break-away zipper for Transition speed
The most flexible lining material available
Neoprene flexibility, thickness and stretch combination unmatched in the industry.
The only Top level statement wetsuit available in two differing buoyancies. 4:4 and 3:5 Because irrelevant of your swim style, you still want the best.
spain shop ( coming soon )