deboer wetsuits is my new partner

I am proud to announce that deboer performance wetsuits and me are now working together. deboer has delivered a huge contribution to the existance of my new adventure in Germany and for that I am gratefull.

What is deboer wetsuits?

deboer offers premium wetsuits to both open water swimmers and triathletes. The wetsuits stand for high-quality.. The most high-end suits of deboer are: the Flõh 1.0 and the Fjord 1.0. Both wetsuits are very fast thanks to the WhaleSkinTM technology. This gives the neoprene of the suits 18,3% more surface compared to regular neoprene. Besides that, the Fjord 1.0 is very thin compared to suits of other brands: something I value much. The Flõh 1.0 is better suited for cold water races, because it offers more neoprene than the Fjord 1.0. Nevertheless, the Flõh 1.0 is also very flexibel.

I am very happy with our partnership

Thanks to deboer I have access to the best wetsuits on the market. I like them very much. Especially the flexibility behind the Fjord 1.0 is truly amazing. That is made of ultra thin (0.3mm) neoprene around the arm and shoulders. The special DuraFlexTM neoprene made that possible. Now I can use my full range of motion and profit of that while swimming in a deboer wetsuit. And on top of that I experience better heat regulation which helps me to remain cool during the most tough racing situations.

All set for a good future

We have put some cool items on our joint calender. I look forward to share them with you. Alex and his team make me help chase my dream here in Würzburg, Germany. Last but not least, I am certain that with deboer I am going to reach even better results.

Partners who believe in my Olympic Dream

deboer is my new partner and with the help of him and their brand and neoprene high-end wetsuits I am going to reach the Olympic Games of Paris 2024

Woning Welzorg op Maat steunt Lars Bottelier in zijn carriere om de Olympische Spelen te bereiken. Donatie voor zijn zwemblog zwem blog. Lars is topper in het open water zwemmen. Parijs 2024
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Lars Bottelier en Virtuoos werken samen om de top van het open water zwemmen te bereiken topsport

6 thoughts on “deboer wetsuits is my new partner”

  1. Hi Lars, could you recommend a good swim cap for long open water events please? I’m constantly having to touch my head to readjust the cap so it doesn’t slide off. Sometimes I feel like because of the huge wrinkles the cap is creating more drag than it is reducing. Thanks, Steve

    • Hi Steve, sorry for the late reply. I’ve always had struggles with my swim cap! I haven’t stumbled on a magic swim cap which doesn’t slip. However, there’s couple things you can do: 1) in open water you can wear your goggles over your cap. 2) when you’ve washed your hair your cap will slip extra – keep that in mind for big races. 3) You can fold over the sites and the back of the cap – this creates some kind fo resistance so your cap doesn’t slide of that easily. Let me know how you go!

      • Hi, I managed to get a Swans SA-10 R cap with almost no wrinkles for 9 Euro , which oddly enough is the same price as a regular Arena training cap, but it sure is tight on the head. I have a rather big head so that obviously doesn’t help. I’m guessing it is only meant for short sprint events in the pool. I can’t say I noticed a drag reduction along with shaving. It may only be 1-3 percent or something like that. Probably wouldn’t be noticeable in open water anyway with all the wind and waves…

        • Hi Steve, I am glad you’ve found a cap that suits you. Maybe after wearing it a couple of times it starts to get a bit more loose and it’s more comfortable? Funny it’s a Swans because it’s not a very common brand, but I do like the goggles of them very much. Good luck with your sessions and competitions, keep up the good work!

  2. Hello Lars, do you have any experience with Aquasphere wetsuits if they are any good for the money? I’m only getting started with open water swimming and could definitely use a wetsuit in Ireland and Wales where it is rather cold all year round. Will definitely consider a Deboer suit once my skill level improves. Cheers, Graham

    • Hello Graham, I have no experience with the Aquasphere wetsuits. I do know some people who are very happy with it. Is there a place in town where you can try out any wetsuits? I say this because wetsuits are also very personal: one wetsuit can be perfect for someone, but horrible for another. It’s really trying on and see what’s fits best. It’s very important that no water is coming in, because that creates a lot of drag. Let me know, cheers Lars


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