SWIM WITH THE TRI CENTRE...
We stock a good range of wetsuits from 2XU and Orca. We can also help you to find exactly the right size with our extensive knowledge of fit.
You can rent wetsuits from The Tri Centre. £40 buys a weekends or event hire and if you choose to buy a suit after you get the bug we will knock £20 off the price of a new suit. Please call 0131 662 8777 or use our online rental system here for details.
Summer Swim sessions.
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS 2013 :
Our Wednesday night sessions are held at Threipmuir
Reservoir every fortnight during the summer.
We will be there this year on May 1st, 15th, 29th; June 12th, 26th; July 10th, 24th; August 7th and 21st unless otherwise advised.
To be informed of any changes please send a text to 07860 026 345 with your name and we will add you to our SMS update system.
TRY BEFORE YOU BUY:
We bring a fleet of Orca Equip loan suits in a range of both Men's and Women's sizes which can be borrowed free of charge.
Please get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment - or perhaps a cold, wet suit!
We usually arrive around 6.30pm and stay until approximately 8pm.
Come along - it's fun!
Follow signs to Threipmuir from Balerno, you can also access it from the Harlaw carpark.
Our extensive swim shop is now available in store. Goggles, Hats, Neoprene accessories, floats, fins, paddles and more.
Info: Wetsuit Fitting
There is a knack to getting the right fit for your wetsuit and we can help...
When fitting a suit use plastic bags on your feet and hands to help ease the rubber over sticky skin and to reduce the potential for damage.
Beware of fingernails as they can pop right through!
Get all the rubber you can up to the crotch area before attempting to fit the top half. Then, before zipping, put your arms in the sleeves, move as much rubber as possible to the shoulder areas by pushing up the arms (assistance is good) and then finally bend forward and move excess rubber from the belly to the chest.
Now you can zip away!
Here's a little story written by one of our customers about her experience buying a wetsuit from The Tri Centre:
Batman and Robin (PDF)