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: Tyr Nylon Trainer
So far so good, but it has only been one day
LEONEL A., EMERYVILLE, CA | Dec 4 2018
Reviewing: Tyr Durafast Elite Solid Racer
front pouch design
ROBERT J., SALEM, OR | Nov 21 2018
I am a long time triatlete and have always worn Tyr male swimsuits (and other Tyr gear). In the past the swimsuits had a extra layer of cloth on the front inside of the suit. This extra layer of fabric as often white in color and triangular in shape. It ade the front of the suit smooth and less liley to show the outline of the male form. It provided an extra layer of modesty for the male wearer. That layer of fabric is no longer part of the suit. i miss it and i am not as comfortable wearing the suit in public as i was with the suits that had this panel of fabric . wish you would put the fabric back in the suits - i would even pay a bit more if it was optional.★★★★★
Reviewing: Dolfin Water Short Mens
BRUCE S., TROY, OH | Sep 19 2018