Let’s be honest: whatever you’re doing in the water before the race (ahem) probably isn’t washed away during your swim. Cleaning and disinfecting your wetsuit after every swim will keep odors at bay as well as extend the life of the material.
Science writer and television host Mike Senese tested multiple home cleaners to clean and remove a mildew odor from his wetsuit. The winner? A combination of Listerine and white vinegar. Mix the two ingredients and soak for 60 minutes.