These instructions will save you time and avoid unnecessary damage to the suit.
If wearing a suit for the first time it can feel slightly claustrophobic, don't panic!
A swimming wetsuit is designed to fit like a second skin. It should feel very snug when you put it on. When you begin your swim the wetsuit will fill with water, which will expand the suit and slightly lift it away from your body. The water between the suit and your body will quickly warm to a comfortable temperature.
Remove watches or wrist jewellery.
Avoid nail contact with the rubber. Use your fingertips!
The body should be dry.
Zip goes to the rear.
1.The use of plastic bag’s on your feet will help with entry, then from the ankle pull the suit up the legs inch by inch high into the crutch and around the waist..at this stage its good practice to pull up at the back of the waist and slightly push down at the crutch. This should eliminate the neck being too high up later on)
2.Work arms one at a time right into the suit, again inch by inch from the wrist until the suit is over your shoulder, this will gain you the shoulder freedom you require.
3. Zipping up. If you hold the bottom of the zip area with one hand and the zip cord with the other hand, by pulling up with the zip cord and pushing your shoulder blades together the zip should pull closed. However this can be an art form so is best to ask someone to pull the zip up for you.
4.You can then make any final adjustments as needed, remembering at all times to only use the fleshy parts of the fingers NOT THE NAILS!!
When using the suit do not use Vaseline as it can rot the rubber, please use a product like BODY GLIDE which does not affect the neoprene!