Photo: Oliver Baker



The draw: Improved body alignment

For newer swimmers who struggle in open water, the buoyancy and a neutral body alignment of the Vivid are its biggest draws. The suit put us in a neutral body position and rotation was fluid, leaving us with a smooth stroke. It was a little stiff in the shoulders starting out, but overall flexibility is good. It comes off quick, as long as you peel the top portion down immediately after exiting the water.