MEN'S SWIMWEAR INFORMATION
- Swimwear for men comes in various styles and designs. Choosing the right swimwear for your swimming needs can make all the difference in your performance.
- Jammers: swimsuits that go from the waist to the knee. The most popular swimsuits among lap swimmers. Swim jammers provide more coverage than the conventional brief, yet still fit tightly to the body. They can vary in length and in many ways resemble cycling shorts. Jammers are used for racing as well as practice.
- "Speedos", briefs, racers --- 3 terms that describe just the regular and traditional swimsuit. Briefs offer great support and are good for both swimming and sunbathing.
- Drag suits are purposefully baggy swimsuits that create resistance while swimming. Drag suits are part of resistance training and could be considered training gear. They should be used for practice only.
- Square legs: Those are a little bit longer than traditional briefs. The outseam may vary from 5" to 9" depending on the manufacturer. In general, swim square legs are used for practice, but some swimmers use it for racing.
- How to size men swimsuits? The right swimwear provides comfort and coverage as well as support for freedom of movement. See our standard men's swimwear sizing chart »
- Fabric used in men's swimwear
- Polyester: swimsuits made of 100% polyester are more resistant to chlorine and last longer. 100% polyester swimsuits are recommended for training and practice.
- Lycra/Spandex: swimsuits made of Lycra stretch better and usually fit more comfortably. However, they have a tendency to fade quickly and to get baggy with time. Recommended for some racing and comfort. Not recommended for training/practice. These swimsuits won't last long in highly chlorinated water.
MEN'S SWIMWEAR REVIEWS
What Customers Are Saying...★★★★★
Reviewing: Speedo Jammer CAGED OUT
Speedo Caged Out Endurance Jammer
JULIA S., SAINT LOUIS, MO | Aug 21 2018
Reviewing: Dolfin Ocean Water Short
Good suit for the price
BRIAN O., RICHMOND, VA | Aug 7 2018
I liked it so much I wore it until the back split, which was embarrassing, but I just worked the suit to death over 2 years.★★★★★
Reviewing: Nike Swim Brief VIBE
Great-fitting, and well-made swimsuit
P G, Washington | Jul 12 2018
Nike makes some of the best suits. It has a fun yet still subdued pattern. I ordered a few of these, and the ones that I received were lined only in front, which is just how I like them. (I find fully-lined suits to be too bulky.) I buy and wear size 28, and found these to be comfortable for all-day use.