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: Dolfin Aquatard Aquashape SOLID ZIP-FRONT
Yashoda B, Florida
| Sep 20 2016
This suit is best worn by women who have a smaller bust size and larger hips and thighs. The lower portion of the suit is very generous while the bust could be larger proportionately. Also, the zipper seems a bit short making it not a breeze to get in and out of especially when its wet. Leg width is generous and reaches just above the knee. I purchased this suit because I liked the longer leg length. I found the sizing chart on the suit tags to be more accurate than the chart on the website. All the seams are finished and it seems well made. No strings hanging. It clings nicely in the water. I can not substantiate the durability claims as this is my first Dolphin suit purchase. The straps are not what I would call thin as the tag describes. All in all I am happy with the suit but will consider another brand and style next purchase.
Reviewing: Dolfin Aquashape Lycra Lap Suit
Great fit and appearance.
PATRICIA A., DUNDALK, MD
| Sep 17 2016
This suit is perfect for my aquafitness class. It fits very well and looks beautiful.
Reviewing: Dolphin Ocean Swimwear
NANCY L., MOUNT AIRY, MD
| Sep 15 2016
Good, reasonably priced lap-swimming suit, but a little tighter than I am used to. I thought it would have gotten looser after wearing it for awhile, but it has not. Must be good quality material! For the price, it's good, but keep in mind it runs small.