In sprint races, seconds count. In long races comfort is key. TRISLIDE ($16.20 / 4 oz. container) from SBR Sports, Inc is a silicone-based, aerosol lubricant that will get you in and out of a wetsuit in seconds while also preventing chafing and blistering for just about anyone who logs major hours moving over land or through the water.
Time lost in transition can negate almost any advantage a wetsuit may provide. The liquid silicone based TRISLIDE holds up through salt and fresh water swims, guaranteeing a quick wetsuit exit. When the race is over, TRISLIDE easily washes away with soap and water. Regardless of the length of the race, even a minute saved in transition is free speed applied to the bike and run.
Most anti-chafing alternatives have a hard time holding up to the heat of Mid-Atlantic summers. TRISLIDE’s unique, environmentally friendly aerosol means no melting lubes in a gear bag, and the 4 oz. sprayer is the best dispenser possible for re-applying between workouts. Whether you are in a wetsuit, skinsuit, or running shorts, TRISLIDE keeps your skin blister and hotspot-free without destroying your gear or covering your hands.
Aside from assuring you faster transitions, SBR Sports, Inc is committed to helping athletes improve. Check out their website for a wealth of information including swim workouts, drills and videos. Go to www.tri-swim.com to find out more.
Bruckner Chase is a triathlon and swim coach, ocean lifeguard trainer, endurance waterman and ocean advocate whose marine and community endeavors have taken him to waters around the world is places such as Australia, American Samoa, Denmark, Greece and Poland. He is a global ambassador for the Lifesaving World Championship 2018 organizing committee, and he is the Technical Director and Media Ambassador for the Red Bull Surf + Rescue Championships. Closer to his home in New Jersey he is a member of the Sea Girt Beach Patrol and the founder of the Ocean City Swim Club. He is a professional member of the US Lifeguard Association, the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Swim Coaches Association.
Bruckner’s athletic career spans the most challenging events on water and land. He competed as a professional triathlete, and he continues to be an elite level competitor in every endurance sport he takes on. On the water Bruckner has completed multiple ultra-distance swims and paddles in some of the harshest conditions imaginable: a record setting no wetsuit swim in Alaska, a 22-mile swim of Lake Tahoe and historic swims between the islands of American Samoa. Bruckner competes in professional surf lifesaving sports across multiple aquatic disciplines. He is the fifth American in history to compete in the iconic Coolangatta Gold Surf Iron Man in Australia, and in 2016 he became the only American to finish the event three times and the first to earn a spot on the winner’s podium.