I am doing my first olympic distance triathlon soon and would like to take my pump with me during the swim. I have done shorter triathlons before and have left it in the transition area and plugged myself back in once I finish swimming with no problems. However, as this is a new distance I want to be prepared in case anything goes wrong as I could end up a long way away from my pump. - My concern is if I had to stop because of something going wrong and was put in a recovery boat for a while I want my insulin with me.
I have an Accu Chek spirit pump which isn’t guaranteed waterproof so I was wondering if anyone uses waterproof bags or mp3 cases? I have had a look but most of them don’t have a way to let the tubing out. Are there other options? I haven’t wanted to “test” how waterproof the pump is but it might be absolutely fine to cover in lake water?
What do other people do? Once I have finished swimming and am back to cycling and running it can just go into my top like normal.
I will enjoy(??) the triathlon a lot more if I know I have prepared as well as I can before hand.