WOMEN'S SWIMWEAR INFORMATION
- Choosing the right swimwear for your swimming needs can make a lot of difference. The style and design is of course important; different styles suit different body shapes. Choosing the right material is also important. Finally the size must also be right. The fit should be snug but not tight. Here is more information on these points:
- Fabric used in women'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. Speedo Endurance Womens Swimsuits are among the most popular as they last a long time.
- 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 high chlorinated water.
- Which style for you?
- Competition swimwear: Competition swimsuits are first intended for lap swimmers. The priorities in competition swimwear is comfort, durability and performance. The swimsuits come in different designs and prints: some colorful, some very plain.
- Technical suits: Technical swimsuits are specifically designed for racing in competition. Manufacturers use the newest technologies and the best fabrics to build technical swimsuits. That is why the cost is greater than regular competition swimsuits. Ready, Get set, Go!
- Fitness swimwear: Most commonly called "Water Aerobics Swimsuits". Fitness swimsuits have more conservative cuts and can have additional support like shelf bras or soft cups. Fitness swimwear is available in plus sizes as well.
- Lifeguard suits: traditional swimsuits with lifeguard/guard logos. Lifeguard swimsuits are most appropriate for certified lifeguards. Different styles include: one-piece, two-pieces, trunks and boardshorts. Lifeguard suits are usually red, but navy or black colors are also available. Check our Lifeguard Apparel »
- Practice swimwear: Most swimmers use traditional practice suits for training. Practice suits come in different fabrics like polyester or Lycra. Polyester swimsuits remain the #1 choice because they last longer and are chlorine resistant.
What Customers Are Saying...
Reviewing: Waterpro Tango Splice Unitard
Great for old ladies
MILDRED H., WEBSTER, TX
| Apr 22 2017
This was an excellent selection for an older lady like me that still wants to swim but does not want her thighs to be visible. It was very flattering fit.
Reviewing: Dolphin Ocean Swimwear
DARREN Y., YAMANTO, QLD
| Apr 16 2017
On behalf of my wife.
She indicates that the neck opening is way too small and finds it very difficult to put the suit on and take it off. She has the same size/style suit in Speedo and the neck opening is far larger and has more stretch. This makes the Spedo suit a breeze to get into and out of. The Dolfin ones are a real struggle. Personally she believes that the design is lacking in this area. Very disappointed and will purchase Speedo over Dolfin in the future.
Reviewing: Aqua Sphere Bikini Kobi
It is not usually the kind I buy but It fitted me good
CATHY B., CHIBOUGAMAU, INTERNATIONA
| Apr 11 2017
I am happy I took the time to look at all the size charts