There is not a lot of equipment a diver needs but there are two things I can’t live without – my chamois and a good swimsuit.
The Chamois — otherwise known as an aqua-towel or shammy — a small (usually tie-dyed) water absorbent towel that you will often see draped over our bodies. This tiny towel is capable of holding 10 times its weight in water and dry out almost instantly after you ring it out. Seriously we rely on this small piece of poly-vinyl cloth as a source of comfort (squeezing and biting on this really does relieve stress) and practicality: It dries us off in between dives, and when you are often gripping your legs or other body parts, wet legs raises the possibility that your hands will slip, and slipping can mean losing control mid-dive and we all know that that leads to the previously discussed splat (remember entry # 2).
The Swimsuit – comfortable, functional, durable, unique – what I look for in my swimsuit-so I can’t go past AMANZI as my swimsuit of choice. When you are diving off 10m towers at speeds of up to 60km/hour you want to know that your swimsuit will stand up to the test – oh and still be there when you resurface. The thin shoulder straps on the AMANZI swimmers allow for maximum freedom and ease of movement around my shoulders whilst I am diving and as a fashion forward athlete I love that AMANZI understands that swimwear is not just something you swim in but is a reflection of your unique style and personality. With such a wide variety of prints, wearing AMANZI ensures that I always look and feel great at training.
Until next month,
Read Jade’s first diary entry here.