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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!


We offer discounts for group buys of 10+ wetsuits. Please contact Chris at (866)906-7848 or email


Lauren Belt

Merchandiser at Wetsuit Wearhouse
Lauren (LoLo) has been picking out the latest and greatest wetsuits and being the social media queen 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, practicing yoga, studying holistic nutrition or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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  • Avatar Carol Lollich says:

    I’m a 71 year-old woman, am new to lap swimming, and I’m not comfortable swimming in a public pool. I live in Southern California, and I want to swim in my own pool almost year round without heating it. I can tolerate water at about 80’F, and want to be able to swim in temps as low as 60’F or maybe cooler. I am 5’6″ tall, weigh 155 lbs., and have bad knees, one new hip, and two degenerating disc in my lower back. I’m concerned about injuring myself when trying to get into a wetsuit, but I think that’s the only solution for me to be able to swim in my own pool. I also want to make sure my feet don’t get cold.

    What can you recommend?

  • Avatar Cindy says:

    I am 5’1” and 109 lb. I am hesitant on the fit because I want a long-sleeve top and bottom that will be form fitting and not flop around in the water, particularly when wet. Many of the pics I look at show the model with a zip front jacket that shows the folds and extra fabric, even when dry! I teach water aerobics, so it needs to be chlorine tolerant.

  • Avatar Janis Hendrickson says:

    I’ve got Raynauds and had to stop water aerobics because of the water being so cold even at 85 degrees. My feet and legs get so cold and crampy, I cannot stay in the pool more than 25-30 minutes before they start aching and I end up hanging on the side of the pool because I can’t move. I really miss water aerobics and want to get back into it, so good for this old body. I’m thinking a vest, pants and heated shoe/booties for my feet. Most concerned about keeping the feet warm. I am open for suggestions, what would you suggest? Thank you.

  • Avatar Bobbie says:

    Hello Lauren, my name is Bobbie and I want something that protects my skin from the cholrine. I will be doing water arobics in an inside pool most of the time, so full coverage and flexibility is most important. Not so worried about temperature. I will also wear gloves, and water shoes, if you have any direction on those products that would be wonderful. I know there may be some chlorine that gets to my body but I can try this and see how I respond. Thank you so much!!

    I appreciate any thoughts you can give me.
    Much Care, Bobbie

    • Avatar Lauren Belt says:

      Hey there Bobbie,

      Thanks for reaching out about this! We’ve got a great selection of full wetsuits which will offer you full coverage and flexibility: The 2 to 3mm thickness range will suit you best for an indoor pool. As far as gloves and boots go, it’s totally up to you and your price/personal preference. Boots and gloves in the 1mm to 3mm range will suit you best temperature-wise. Here is our wetsuit boot selection: and here is our wetsuit gloves selection:

      As far as the chlorine goes, it will definitely get on your body even with a wetsuit on. Wetsuits work by trapping water (which in this case means chlorinated water) and that water heats up between your skin and the neoprene of the wetsuit. It won’t be a ton of water, but there will definitely be water that touches you. Also important to note is that over time, without proper care, chlorine can destroy neoprene – which is why chlorine damage is not covered by a warranty. You’ll want to rinse your wetsuit in fresh water after each use (you can use a wetsuit-specific shampoo) and hang it out to dry. Here’s a great article on how to take care of your suit:

      If you need additional help, feel free to reach out to our customer service team either via live chat, email ( or call 866-906-7848. Thank you!

  • Avatar Ursula says:

    I’m looking for a wetsuit for woman.
    Front zipper, short sleeves & shorts attached. I weigh 138lbs,
    5feet 4 inch tall my cloth size is a size 10

    • Avatar Lauren Belt says:

      Hi Ursula,

      This women’s 3mm Henderson Thermoprene short sleeve springsuit with a full front zipper is a great option: However, keep in mind that your clothing size is not the same as your wetsuit size. Check out the size chart on this product page to see which size your measurements line up with best. You’ll want to go off of your bust measurement (not bra size) first and then your other measurements (waist, hips and weight) next in order to find the best wetsuit size. If you need help with sizing or anything else, contact our customer service team either via live chat, email ( or call 866-906-7848. Thank you!

  • Avatar Kim says:

    I need a shorty wetsuit with a front zipper or a top and shorts for swimming in outdoor pool, unheated, in Orlando. What suggestions do you have? I do not know the water temperature, but it is definitely too cold for me.

  • Avatar Lourdes Ferris says:

    Hi, is there a suit that you would recommend for my elderly Mom. She is short 5’2 but needs probably a size 16. She gets in her outdoor pool in Florida to walk and do exercise and it is too cold for her in the winter. I was looking for something with a 3/4 sleeve if that exists because I feel the long sleeves might be too long for a petite person. I was considering a jacket like mine but thought a shorty might work better for her if it is relatively easy to put on. She has some help.

    • Avatar Lauren Belt says:

      Hey Lourdes,

      A shorty springsuit would work well for her and it’s fairly easy to put on, especially a front zip wetsuit. Height shouldn’t be an issue either with a springsuit. However, be sure to pay attention to her chest, waist and weight measurements to see if a size 16 is the perfect fit. This 3mm Women’s Henderson Thermoprene Shorty with a front zip is a great option and has a great size run: If you need additional help, feel free to reach out to our customer service team either via live chat, email ( or call 866-906-7848. Thank you!

  • Avatar Lee Rozier says:

    I just had both my knees replaced and lost about 15to18 pounds. I do water arobics in 80to83 degree waqter and now I am freezing in my upper torso. What would you advise on a upper suit with half sleeves. AAlso, I should be able to regain maybe 10 pounds in the next 6 months so I need to know if you have a suit that does not conform to any weight gains that is pretty flexible. Thanks for your help. Lee

  • Avatar Ann says:

    I’m looking for a wetsuit to do water aerobics in my pool this winter in Florida. Water temperature can get down to 60 degrees

  • Avatar Stacey says:

    planning to swim laps for excercise. speedo race suits are waay too unflattering. traithalon suit or aquatard looks more appealing, but I have not tried swimming in these. Do these feel normal to swim laps in?????
    Thank you so much for your time!

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