Last year I did the K-Town Tri in Kingston, Ontario and after finishing a great swim and finding my bike, I slipped out of my wetsuit quickly while watching the triathlete in front of me sitting on his bum, struggling to get out of his wetsuit. He was swearing at his suit. He was frustrated at the amount of time and energy it took to rip the darn thing off. I was wearing the Zone 3 Aspire wetsuit and it is a suit like no other.

Zone 3 was born in the UK and is the number 1 triathlon brand in Britain. They offer a variety wetsuits at various price ranges to fit any budget. Whether you are a beginner to triathlons or a seasoned Ironman athlete, Zone 3 has a wetsuit for you.

One of the great features of their suits are the Speed Cuffs. These help make taking the wetsuit off in a race fast and easy. Have a look at this video and see how fast this swimmer can get out of it.

Anthony Brown of Zone 3 says:

In the last 2 years, the Aspire has been arguably the best reviewed wetsuit on the market. Following 10/10 reviews in 2012 and 2013, expert opinion and feedback for the suit has continued into the 2014 season. 

Triathlete magazine, arguably one of the most prestigious tri publications worldwide, have looked very favourably on our Aspire wetsuit.

 They loved our speed orientated fit allowing great core compression and reduced drag. However they were clear that this sensation is only felt in the mid section and the arm and shoulders ensure great flexibility.  The testers went onto say:

 "The suit’s firm design helps put even more power into the water. Pure Swimmers will love the natural feel of this suit and those with less refined technique will benefit from its ample buoyancy"


For more information on the Zone 3 wetsuits, you can visit their website at

The wetsuits are available for sale here: Zone 3 Wetsuits





After the tragedy that occurred at the Boston Marathon, a group of individuals have put forth the idea of selling t-shirts to raise money for the Boston One Fund, a fund to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.

This inspired Ottawa resident and runner Brent Smyth to bring the idea here in Ottawa in time for the Ottawa Race Weekend later on this month. Please consider purchasing the blue and yellow T-shirts and wearing them for the race or make a donation directly to THE ONE FUND.

The T-shirts sell for $26.20 and you can order them here.

We are happy to inform you that we now have good stock levels for most of the goggle options. The only colour we are waiting on is the Gold competitive 101. We are phasing out the recreational amber and rose goggles.... Not enough of you wanted to buy them! :)

So if you are interested in getting a pair, now is the time to place an order, because once these are gone.... who knows how long it will take to get more?!


Sable Competitive Mirrored Goggles



The famous Sable WaterOptics goggles that so many swimmers and triathletes enjoy using have been out of stock for a while, but we are happy to announce that we have just received a shipment for some of your favourite styles and colours. The competitive tinted models are still out of stock but are due to arrive in the next week or two.

Stock shortages all over North America and the UK are due to the popularity of this item. We have been told by our supplier that they will be ordering from the manufacturer in smaller quantities but more frequently which will help to restock retailer shelves when they are low in supply.

Prescription goggles are always available online.

Click here to place an order or email us if you have any questions:




This video shows the story of a few athletes at Ironman USA in Lake Placid this year.




What an incredible day we had to participate in Canada's largest open water swim event on Saturday July 14th. 467 participants swam 3 km to raise funds for the Easter Seals of Ontario, helping kids with disabilities.

The sun was out, the water was calm and evryone had a great time. I managed to beat my time by 2 minutes last year with only swimming a few times a month so I am pleased with that. I will definately be doing it again next year.

There were some incredibly fast swimmers with the winners arriving within the first 34 minutes or so. There was the option of swimming with or  without a wetsuit.and prizes for each category. It looked like half of the participants had a swimsuit and talking to one participant afterwards, he mentioned he was very hot with the sun beaming down on him along with the warm water.

I am looking forward to participating in this event next year!


Jimmy Kelland




Tomorrow is the Bring on the Bay race in Ottawa which is one of Canada's largest open water swim race. It begins at 8am with a start at the Nepean Sailing Club and ending 3 km downstream at the Britannia Yacht Club.
There is a wetsuit or no wetsuit option. I did this race last year for the first time without a wetsuit and truely enjoyed this event. It is a great location and the organizers do a great job of running it.
I will be participating again this year, so watch for my race report in the next few days.
If you are interested in doing this event, there are only a few spots left from what I understand. Online registration is closed but you can do it in person tonight at the race kit pick up at the Nepean Sailing Club between 6-8pm. For more info click here.
Good luck to all of those participating!
Jimmy Kelland


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