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How to Buy a Water Aerobics Wetsuit

   January 27th, 2016   Posted In: How-To  

How to Buy a Water Aerobics Wetsuit

Water aerobics allows a person to exercise every muscle and joint in the body all at the same time. Sometimes though, your pool might be too cold or you could catch a chill from the outside air. For moments like those, we recommend that you consider adding a thin water aerobics wetsuit for your workout!

The most popular water aerobics wetsuit is a top and/or bottom set consisting of a wetsuit top and shorts. The 2 piece concept allows for maximum range of motion and flexibility. An added benefit is that you can mix and match sizing for the top and bottom.

Our best selling wetsuit for water aerobics is the NeoSport Front-Zip Vest because it offers excellent range of motion, lots of warmth, and an easy front zipper. This vest is available in Men’s sizes up to 6XL, and Women’s up to 18. Most customers in warm to moderate pools start with this product and then add shorts or pants if they need some extra insulation.

how to buy a water aerobics wetsuit

Full front zippers are rare in the wetsuit world, but are in high demand for water aerobics customers who need a hassle free experience. We have a pretty awesome selection of full front-zip wetsuit gear!

Looking for more warmth than a vest or jacket? Check out our 1 piece wetsuit offerings. We have sleeveless shorty wetsuits and sleeveless fullsuits for men and women. Remember, full front zippers make wetsuits less cumbersome.

Care and maintenance of your wetsuit is important for water aerobics customers exercising in chlorinated pools. Chlorine inevitably reduces the lifespan of any neoprene product, but you can take steps to minimize the damaging effects. The most important wetsuit care tip that we can share is to rinse the suit in fresh water after EVERY use and hang dry OUT of direct sunlight.

Customers in chlorine 3+ days per week should consider investing in a wetsuit shampoo & conditioner combo. Simply dump a capful in a 5 gallon bucket and dunk your wetsuit prior to a freshwater rinse. Wetsuits cleaners and conditioners help keep the neoprene soft and supple. *You can reuse the solution over and over for maximum bang for the buck!

In our Wetsuit Wearhouse Video Series, we break down all there is to know about wetsuits for water aerobics. Watch it below!


See our full selection of wetsuit care products! And shop for all of our water aerobics wetsuits!

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Lauren Belt

Contributor at Wetsuit Wearhouse
Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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  • Avatar Carolyn says:

    Hi, I am 5’0 tall and weigh 97 lbs so need something small for water aerobics. I thought I would start with a vest and then see if I needed leggings as well. I need something that is very easy to zip and also not too tight around my neck. Pleazse suggest.

    • Elizabeth Werdnik Elizabeth Werdnik says:

      Hi Carolyn! A wetsuit top is a great layer to throw on for a little extra warmth in the water. We have quite a range of women’s wetsuit tops (vest and long sleeve jackets alike!) and many of them feature an easy on/off full front zipper. I would recommend measuring your chest as well since that’s the most crucial measurement for wetsuit sizing, and referencing each individual product size chart to find your perfect fit. You can browse all our women’s wetsuit tops here to see if something stands out to you. If you need any more help to find your perfect wetsuit, you can also reach out to our awesome customer service team either via email ( or call +1 866-906-7848. Cheers!

  • Avatar Daniel says:

    Hi, Your “Water Rehab” describes my concerns–limited energy and movement, rigid body, need for extra warmth and flotation. I enjoy swimming several laps in a friend’s unheated outdoor pool in New England and want to extend the swimming season by a few weeks on both ends. It’s unlikely I’ll be able to rinse the wetsuit for an hour. I’m thinking of a wetsuit vest vs shorty, but don’t know how to compare ease of access vs extra warmth. I’m 73 years old, 5 ft 7 inch tall, with 36 inch chest and 145 lbs.  Please advise. Thanks, Daniel

    • Elizabeth Werdnik Elizabeth Werdnik says:

      Hi Daniel! Thanks for reaching out. A shorty would probably be the best investment to make the most of your swimming season. ‘Farmer john’ cut wetsuits are sleeveless, which allows for the best range of motion swimming, while still giving you that extra warmth and a little floatation! Depending on the average water temps, there are full-length and short leg styles. You can browse some of the options here. Always reference the product-specific size charts on the website with your above measurements to find your perfect fit since these can vary between brands. If you need more assistance finding a great wetsuit or your right size, please feel free to contact our customer service either via phone at 866-906-7848 or email Cheers!

  • Avatar Susan Manildi says:

    Need a wetsuit for use 3x/ day under cover exercise chlorine pool. Short sleeve, long zipper, short legs. Am allergic to latex and spandex. Tall 5’9″ and 170 lbs. Female.

    • Elizabeth Werdnik Elizabeth Werdnik says:

      Hi Susan! Allergies around wetsuits can be complicated to pinpoint because there are many elements in the construction of the suit. Your best bet would probably be to test a few options and see how they work for you. Many people with skin sensitivities have had success with Patagonia’s revolutionary YULEX natural rubber neoprene-free material. We can send you a sample to try on your skin if you would like. Let me know if that is something you would be interested in!

  • Avatar maia says:

    I am a swimming teacher and want to purchase a spring suit/ short legged and sleeved wetsuit to wear under my uniform. I work in chlorinated pools. I am looking at the Xcel 2mm Axis springsuit, the peak women’s energy 1.5mm short-sleeve spring suit, or possibly one from mirage as I read a blog on here about chlorine resistance.
    I am 180cm tall, and quite lanky and have been tossing up over the above Xcel and Peak suits. My main hesitation is i have 70cm waist but 103cm hips.

    Do you have any recommendations on an affordable and appropriate suit for me to wear? I will also be looking at purchasing wetsuit pants on their own as a possible under layer if need be, or to wear after winter when the wet suit isn’t needed.

  • Avatar Lisa Lucy says:

    I am looking at purchasing a body Neoprene “ dry “ suit for use in “indoor pools “ both salt and chlorine .
    The purchase would be to be the best way to serve as a “barrier “ to skin problems and aging from chlorine on skin and hair .
    Is there such a suit , face mask and swim cap ??

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