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 Uglies HALLOWEEN BOO
Dolfin Halloween Uglies Boo
SANDRA B., LARAMIE, WY
| Oct 18 2016
This is a very cute swimsuit. One of my buddies asked if it glows in the dark (it doesn't), and I've received a lot of compliments on it. I wear Dolfin Uglies whenever I swim, and this one fits the same as my others.
Reviewing: Dolfin Ocean Aquashape Lap Swimsuit
antoinette d., florence, AL
| Oct 11 2016
Will receive as Christmas present.
Reviewing: Speedo Hydralign
Speedo Hydralign Crossback (Pink)
KIMBERLEY N., SUNRISE, FL
| Oct 7 2016
After spending hours reading reviews for countless swimsuits online, I came across this one. The reviews convinced me to buy it. So far, I have almost no complaints. I love the style and it fits comfortably (I'm 5'3" & 125 lbs. I ordered a size 34). It's also great to practice in. I've used it five times. However, I wish it had a little more breast support. It's tight enough to hold me in place (I'm a B-cup), but I'm afraid that when the fabric stretches out after a while, I might have a problem (This is hypothetical -- I don't know if the fabric will stretch. So far it's great).