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Don’t have a swimming background? This suit floats high in the water and keeps your hips up well for sighting. The tradeoff for all that help? The suit is snug over the shoulders, which could be a bother if you’ve perfected your stroke and snugness impedes it. Built rock solid, the Axiom 3:5 should last a good while. The low neck doesn’t chafe, and the like-a-glove fit keeps water and air bubbles out without restricting breathing. That A+ fit also helps maintain a sense of body alignment in the water.