Choosing the Right Suit for Your Body Shape

Women come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes – and Swim2000 carries a wide variety of suits that cater to all those shapes! Everyone’s heard of an hourglass shape, but do you know what an apple or pear shape is? This handy guide will explain 5 shapes and how to pick an amazing suit for each type. Big thanks to Arena for the graphics and a good portion of the information!

Apple Shape Apple Shape
Embrace your body with a suit that supports your shape and compliments your assets. A ‘one colour’ suit with vertical panels or piping down the front of each side, curving inwards gives the impression of a waist. A swimsuit with built in bra and full body support will emphasise your soft curves.

Our Pick: Aqua Sphere Lima Round Back

  Pear Pear
You are all woman! Your wonderful lower curves may benefit from a ‘low leg cut’ swimsuit. Bright colour and design across the bust will emphasise and draw attention away from your womanly hips and bottom. Try a suit with a padded bra, it will certainly help boost your assets.

Our Pick: Aqua Sphere Acacia Body Shape Back

Inverted Triangle Inverted Triangle
You have a strong, athletic body shape. Flatter it by drawing attention away from the top half of your body but to your slender lower half. This can be done by wearing a suit that has bright colour and bold design to the lower section.

Our Pick: Speedo Empire Splice Adjustable Crossback

Ruler Ruler
Your body shape suits almost any swimsuit!. Vertical panels or piping down the front of the suit which curve inwards at each side give the appearance of a waist whilst cheeky padded cups only maximize your already admirable shape.

Our Pick: Aqua Sphere Anise Round Back

Hourglass Hourglass
Embrace your fabulous curves and enhance them further with a swimsuit that offers a cup sized bra. Opt for a back that provides chest support and adjustable straps. You have a wonderfully feminine body so why not honour it with bright colours and bold design.

Our Pick: Dolfin Xtra Life Lycra Lap Suit Print

Speedo Boardshort Technology

Speedo puts a good deal of thought into their boardshorts. Learn here about the technology utilized so you can decide which boardshort is best for you!


Welcome to Speedo® FLX System,™ the fit system that lets you customize your watershort fit to your body. By choosing the waist system that best fits your needs, you get more comfort, unrestricted freedom of movement and having a boardshort that feels like it was made just for you.

Side Stretch Insets

Side Stretch Insets
Hidden side construction providing a little extra stretch as you move.

Hidden Flexible Waistband

Hidden Flexible Waistband
Hidden inner waist construction with maximum stretch that expands as you move.

View Speedo FLX System shorts here.


You don’t make the world’s greatest swimwear by settling. Using 85 years of in-water experience, Speedo continually pushes design features to new levels of performance and style. From the world’s most elite swimmers to the everyday fitness swimmer, now everyone can benefit from Speedo style and innovation.

Speedo Mesh Insert

Speedo Mesh Insert
Men need support too. Many board shorts leave out the mesh liner, but our liner is specifically designed to provide the type of support active men need in and out of the water.

View shorts with Speedo Mesh Inserts here.

Speedo Bonded Zipper

Speedo Bonded Zipper
Sure, it closes and secures your pocket—but it also features a sleek, cool design. At Speedo, even zippers get a closer look.

View shorts with Speedo Bonded Zippers here.

Speedo Signature Boom Eyelets

Speedo Signature Boom Eyelets
You can say we have an eyelet for detail. Just another example of how we obsess about the smallest things that make the big difference.

View shorts with Speedo Signature Boom Eyelets here.


UV Block the Burn

UV Block the Burn
Block the Burn® with UV protection from Speedo. Founded in Australia in 1929, Speedo has been the leader in understanding how to protect the body against harmful rays. Our exclusive collection of Block the Burn® products feature:
• More body coverage for greater sun protection
• Tighter knit fabric for higher level of protection
• Improved fit so that over stretched product does not decrease the UPF rating

View products made with UV Block the Burn here.

4-Way Stretch

4-Way Stretch
Up, down, sideways and anything in between—move any way you want and never feel restricted by your swimsuit. Nothing’s holding back your fun or workout here.

View products made with 4-Way Stretch here.

Tyr Torque Pro Swimskins

Ready to take your swim to the next level? Tyr’s Torque Pro Swimskin can take you there!


Designed to be first out of the water. Twice.

Kona 2011. First, came Andy Potts, taking the men’s swim by 1 minute 54 seconds in his Torque swimskin. Then, came Amanda Stevens, winning the women’s by a full 2 minutes. More competitors at Kona wore Torque than any other swimskin.

The Torque Swimskin Series is comprised of some of the most advanced technologies in Triathlon.

The Torque Pro features a revolutionary fabric never before seen in the sport. It’s comprised of a Hydrophilic Outer Layer with an ultra low drag coefficient of .021. Hydrophobic Inner Layer employs a 0.5% water absorption rate. Composite Knit Fabric offers a form-fit for minimal drag without sacrificing flexibility.

Lastly, the Pro Series features a durable coil zipper that cuts valuable seconds off the transition and the Secure Beaded Grip to make sure your suit stays exactly where you want from start to finish.


Purchase the men’s style and the women’s style from Swim2000 today!

Stay Protected: Lifeguard Headwear

You’re on the job in your lifeguard suit. But is that enough? Increase your visibility and protect your head and eyes with our Lifeguard Headwear picks!



The Tyr Standard Guard Baseball Cap showcases 100% Cotton construction, for luxurious comfort on the job. Engineered for lifeguards, this hat is a perfect choice for the pool or beach and features an oversized Guard Logo for increased visibility, separating you from the crowd and authenticating your role. Safety’s first, but style matters.

Purchase the Tyr Guard Baseball Cap Here!

Not feeling the baseball cap? Just want to protect your face and eyes? Perhaps you should try. . .



The Nike Swim Lifeguard Visor features sweat-wicking fabric and side mesh panels to help keep you comfortable while blocking out the sun. The inner band is made of a blend of spandex terry cloth and Nike’s exclusive Dri-FIT polyester for an ultimately comfortable fit against the head. The back features a quick-adjust closure to get the perfect fit!

Purchase the Nike Lifeguard Visor Here!

Our next selection is not specifically made for lifeguards, but we think plenty of you will appreciate it all the same!



The Speedo Straw Hat is made of all natural straw material for a traditional look. Don’t be concerned about what it will feel like on your head, because there is an extremely comfortable elastic band inside! The soft, adjustable chin strap will ensure your hat will not fly away in a strong gust of wind. Lastly, the wide brim makes this excellent protection against the sun’s harmful rays!

Purchase the Speedo Straw Hat Here!

We hope you’ve found this post informative. Any questions? Please leave us a comment!

Speedo Active Recreation Swimsuit Technologies

Ever wondered what exactly a Hydro Bra or a Silicone Gripper is? These are among the innovative technologies Speedo has included in their newest Women’s Active and Recreation swimwear. Knowing what these terms mean will help you choose your next swimsuit, and we are here to show you how these innovations will benefit you!

Speedo Hydro Bra

Our new Speedo® Hydro Bra brings together a more powerful mesh support, updated oval-shaped cup and extra-soft logo plush elastic for a more comfortable, athletic fit. Support has never offered so much freedom.


An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Hydro Bra Piped Moderate Ultraback.

Speedo Soft Cup

Light support provides modest coverage and a smooth appearance with no cup lines while stretching for added comfort while in motion.

An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Bars and Blocks Reversible 1PC.

Flattering Leg Heights

She’s fit, she’s strong, and she wants to show it. That’s why Speedo® offers three cuts to reflect–and flatter–the modern swim consumer. Featuring three dynamic leg heights for all your fitness needs–Contemporary, Moderate, Conservative

Want a contemporary cut? Try the Speedo Contemporary Ultraback.

How about a moderate cut? Try the Speedo Sweetheart Adjustable U-Back.

And a conservative cut? Try the Speedo Endurance+ Side Shirred Contourback.

Speedo Silicone Gripper

Featured in the new Contemporary styles, the silicone gripper is a silicone edge that provides the most secure fit for all your active needs. The silicone edge is found in most bikini tops, under the bust, and on the inside of the suit along the outer edge of bottoms.

An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Mesh Back 1PC.

Speedo 360-Degree Core Control

Engineered with compression fabric 360 degrees around the waist. Our most slimming fit yet.

An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Sweetheart 1PC.

Speedo Core Compression

Features strategically placed mesh compression fabric that trims and slims for a flattering fit.

An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Empire Splice Adjustable Crossback.

Do you have any other questions on these technologies? Feel free to leave us a comment!

Speedo Female Suit Back Styles

It can be daunting to choose the perfect swimsuit. There are so many choices to be made! But let us help you demystify part of the process – which back style to choose. Speedo creates over 10 different competition and training back styles, and these pictures and descriptions will help you decide which is the right choice for you. Will it be the classic, supportive SuperPro Back or the daring Extreme Back? Only you can decide!



This versatile option can be worn clipped or unclipped for a best-of-both-worlds mix of comfort and style.

See Clip Back Styles Here



Our revolutionary teardrop shape features wide straps for serious support. Perfect for competitive swimming and training.

See Drop Back Styles Here



Inspired by our Flyback, this version features slightly thinner straps, a more open back and sits slightly higher and closer to the shoulder blades.

See Energy Back Styles Here



A sleek and sexy silhouette with the added benefit of comfort and fit. Perfect for fitness swimmers who want to bring standout style to the water.

See Extreme Back Styles Here



Thin, streamlined straps are reinforced with overlap binding for extra durability. Provides excellent support and freedom of motion.

See Flyback Styles Here



Fresh and sassy with a low, open back, our Speedo® Fresh Back also provides good support. Ideal for training and fitness swimming.

See Fresh Back Styles Here



This stylish Flipturns® features a new sporty two-piece back with a mesh insert and a banded bottom with drawcord.

See Mesh Back Styles Here



Our top competitive back, featured in Fastskin3®, Fastskin FSII® and Aquablade suits. A lower back and higher cut offers ultimate freedom of motion.

See Recordbreaker Back Styles Here



Features a flattering open back that delivers outstanding range of motion. Ideal for practice and training.

See Splash Back Styles Here



Make a statement the moment you hit the water in this flattering, ultra-open back with thin straps and a low-cut keyhole.

See Super Back Styles Here



Our best-selling back features wide straps for ultimate support and comfort in the water. Great for all ages, especially young swimmers.

See SuperPro Back Styles Here



Inspired by our best-selling Super Pro back, this version features slimmer, sleeker straps. Perfect for training and fitness swimming.

See Y-Back Styles Here


Sunday is Father’s Day and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy quality water time with dear old Dad.  If it’s a backyard pool party, there are a number of ways to enhance your aquatic experience this Father’s Day.  A backyard pool party for the family and friends will take on another dimension with the inclusion of toys and pool games for the festivities.  Grab a snorkel and mask set and set up a scavenger hunt using dive rings and pool toys.  For a combination of games, look to the Across Pool Volleyball/Badminton Set from Water Gear.  This set includes the standards, net, ball, rackets and birdies for guaranteed hours of pool fun.  If basketball is your game, add another dimension and play a championship series of your own with the Heavy Duty Water Basketball Game, also from Water Gear.  Team or one-on-one competitions will keep everyone involved, and it may give Dad a reason, or the perfect excuse, to officiate the action.

Perhaps Dad just wants to kick back and relax this Father’s Day.  Maybe he just wants to sit back and enjoy watching it all.  If that’s the case, let him lounge in style and watch all the competition with a quality flotation device.  Keep beverages at the ready and share some floating time with Dad on the River Run II from Wet Products.  This dual tube design features seating for two, two cup holders, two handles (for the rogue wave) and showcases a cooler in the middle that keeps beverages cold and ready.  Wet Products also offers the 18 Pocket Suntanner.  This raft is over 6 feet long, 2 feet wide and includes a pillow for Dad to rest his weary head on.  However, Dad may need to load up on the sunscreen in case the competition is so riveting he happens to doze off for a few minutes on this floating nap vessel.

Remember, whatever activities you have planned this Father’s Day, it’s always safety first.  Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day!

LSW – Tyr Performance Stopwatch Rank # 1

Athletes and coaches spend countless hours preparing and training for competitions.  They also want a detailed and accurate account of their practice efforts and their race day performance, whether it’s an individual event, relay split or segment split.  There are a number of timing devices coaches, swimmers and triathletes can choose to use, and the Z-100 from Tyr is the timing device that is chosen time and time again.

The Z-100 from Tyr is loaded with advanced features that make it an ultimate timing and performance data device.  Showcasing a straightforward design that is easy to use, the Z-100 allows for accurate and detailed tracking of practice and race performance data.  It features an auto-stop rapid memory review function that makes storing and retrieving data simple and easy.  Additional features on the Z-100 include an entry/exit timing feature, a stroke frequency counter and day, date and calendar display options.  The Z-100 also has a 100 dual split auto memory/timing capability that records times to 1/100th of a second that make it possible to record an individual or a team.

Shock resistant and water resistant up to 10 feet, the Z-100 also has an adjustable neck lanyard that makes self-timing hassle free.  With the Z-100, you can time yourself in the water, on the bike and on the road.  If you’re a triathlete, take it to another level and use the Z-100 to time yourself practicing in the transition area to help shave precious seconds off your time.   Yes, the Z-100 is perfect to use for any number of timing activities.  After all, every second counts, in and out of the water.  The Z-100 lets you count them all.

Tyr Z-100 Stopwatch is ranked # 1 at Swim2000 for the last 12 months. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Summer and Mirrored Goggles!!!

Both competitive and recreational swimmers are likely to spend more time
outdoors during the summer months.  They also have to contend with the
intensity of the summer sun, an intensity that can negatively impact a
swimmer's vision both in and around the water.  We all have only one set
of eyes, and it's important to take every precaution to protection them. 
Wearing a quality pair of goggles every time you're in the water is strongly
recommended, whatever the water activity may be.  Goggles provide a water
tight seal for hours on end, making it easier to see clearly and ensuring the
safety and protection of your eyes from the harmful elements and irritants
found in the water.  Goggles also include quality protection from the harmful
rays of the sun, incorporating UVA/UVB protection features that are second to
none.  And if you’re concerned about comfort, don’t be. 
Components found in goggles today not only provide a water tight seal, they also
provide a comfortable fit you can rely on time and time again. 

Increased glare is a factor all swimmers have to contend with in the pool and
the open water during the summer months, and it's a factor that can have a huge
impact on swimmers during a competition.  The best way to combat the
negative effects of increased glare from the summer sun during competition is
with a pair of mirrored swim goggles.  Mirrored lens goggles are
specifically designed to help reduce the glare associated with the reflection
of sunlight on the water, reducing eye strain and enhancing your vision in even
the most intense sunlight.  And for the fashionistas, mirrored goggles
provide a sleek look that will keep you as cool in your mind as you feel you
need to be each time you put them on.

A number of manufacturers offer mirrored goggles, in a variety of styles and
designs suited for any competitive or recreational discipline, as an integral
part of their product lines.  For speed in the pool, Speedo offers the
Liquid Storm Mirrored goggles.  Ideally suited for racing, these goggles
showcase a hard frame that provides a water tight seal, a low-profile fit that
reduces drag and mirrored, wide angle lenses that reduce glare, enhance vision
clarity and provide increased peripheral vision capability that enables you to
keep an eye on the competition. For open water and triathlon use, Tyr offers
the Nest Pro Metallized goggles.  Inspired by the bird nest design of the
Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Nest Pro Metallized goggles are quality performance
goggles with a high-tech design suitable for competition, training, triathlon
or open water use.  These goggles incorporate a VTS (Varied Tensile
Strength) headstrap that combines with the TPR gasket/frame system to enhance
comfort, provide a water tight seal and conform to your head for a secure fit. 
Nest Pro Metallized goggles are also comfortable, durable, and feature
mirrored, anti-fog lenses with wide angle vision capability and embedded
protection that reduces glare and enhances clarity whenever you're in the water.

Remember, it’s always safety first, especially where the eyes are
concerned.  And if you’re looking for some mirrored goggles to enhance
your summer season, contact Swim2000 and we’ll help you select a pair of
mirrored goggles that are right for you.