Gifting Ideas from the Pros

Gifting Ideas from the Pros

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas gifts! Deciding on the perfect gift can be a challenging task, let alone finding the perfect gift for the triathletes and open water swimmers in your life.

Fortunately for you, our athletes and ambassadors are here to help! Here are a few suggested gifting ideas from our ZONE3 athletes and ambassadors for all the triathletes or open water swimmers in your life, this Christmas.

Tim Don’s Gifting Guide

Tim Don (@tri_thedon) • Instagram photos and videos

Glide - This is a must have for any triathlete or swimmer even, I have two on the go 1 in my swim bag full of toys, pull buoy, kick board, fins and snorkel and also one in my transition bag for race day, It is just the best and a great stocking filler for Christmas, and it is 100% Natural and organic. I love it!!

Tow Float  - We are defiantly getting to the cold water season now and people are still loving the freshness that open water swimming gives you, that clear head, the buzz of getting in and getting after it, but anything can happen in there so I would 100% say every swim whether you are a legend of the sport or a first timer in any open water really is a Tow Float, with it is the basic lime green one or the bigger one with a with a dry bag.

Towelling Robe - Without a doubt whether you are swimming open water or in the pool, kid's sizes as well mine love there's !! wrapping a towel round your waist is so old school. I love my Towelling Changing robe, wetsuit down to my waist then I throw it on and rub dry as I get changed, for colder days it has a hood as well just perfect ! Summer swims, pool swims, or cold winter open water swims it's great

Vapour Goggles - This has to be at the top of everybody's Christmas wish list, they not only look so fresh and are made to their highest standards they are comfy, awesome for the pool or open water and the very best bit is...they have my signature on them of course. I just love the Vapor Swim goggles 'Tim Don' exclusive. You turn up in these bad boys and people know you know a thing or two about swimming and also have great taste!!!

Daniel Evans’ Gifting Guide: (Ambassador)

Daniel Evans (@d11evs) • Instagram photos and videos

Transition Backpack - This has to be the best bag on the market. The compartments make for easy packing and organising.

Vanquish-X Wetsuit - My go to and only wetsuit. I’ve raced multiple Ironman events and it’s pure bliss.

Run Shorts - I love the wider waistband, so it doesn’t cut in. A light short with ample size storage for your key and or a gel for the longer runs.

Mark Foster Swim Jammers - These are fast, they are tight and they feel epic!

Performance Jammer - Like the Mark Fosters, but these are quicker in my personal experience. All my PB’s have come from these shorts. 100m - 1500m TT

Amy Kilpin Gifting Guide (Ambassador):

Amy Kilpin - Triathlete, Cyclist, Climber (@akilpin) • Instagram photos and videos

Aeroforce tri suit - Advanced technology makes this one of the fastest tri suits available, and not just that, but it’s sleek looking too. This would definitely go at the top of any triathlete’s Christmas list that wants comfort and performance throughout their race – no matter the distance.

Polar fleece parka robe - You’re not an open water swimmer until you own one of these! Or at least, you won’t be as comfortable doing so! The warm and cosy fleece-lined robe makes lake or seaside changing a breeze. An ideal gift for the person who wants to stay warm and dry after swimming (don’t we all!).

Michelle Vesterby’s Gifting Guide:

Michelle Vesterby 😃🌸 (@vesterbytri) • Instagram photos and videos

The Vanquish X Wetsuit - It's my absolute favourite and it makes open water swimming so much more fun!

Venator X swim goggles – I love these goggles and they offer great visibility whether in the pool or the open water.  

The Strap Back Swimsuit – My favourite swimsuit! Perfect to swim in as it looks good and is super-fast! Offers a great fit too.