How to Properly Fit a Swimsuit

24 01 2014
Swim Team Suits

As you shop for the right competition swimwear, make sure you choose the right fit.

Competition swimsuits require you to choose one that has the perfect fit. This type of fit is much different from what you would be looking for in your regular swimwear for recreational purposes. For instance, competition swimwear should fit more tightly than your average swimsuit, though it shouldn’t be so tight it impacts your ability to move. Tighter swimwear has a tendency to last longer. Learning how to properly fit your swimwear, such as Speedo swimsuits, will ensure you purchase the right size to maximize your efforts.

Torso

Your swimsuit should fit flat against your torso without causing any bunching or pulling from any other areas of the suit. While it is important that your suit is as flat as possible around your middle for optimal compression, it should never be too tight. If you try on the swimsuit and it is difficult to move freely, you may need to choose a larger size.

Legs

The opening around your legs should fit snugly but should not dig into your legs or bunch up around the edges. In addition to its fit around your legs, it is also important to make sure the suit you choose offers the right coverage in the back. In many cases, inadequate coverage means you should try a different Speedo swimsuit style rather than a larger size.

Shoulder Straps

The shoulder straps are another important aspect of a properly fitting competition swimsuit. Straps should lie flat against the shoulders without creating additional pressure or easily falling off the shoulder. To verify that your shoulder straps fit correctly, circle your arms a few times while you are wearing it to ensure there is no restriction on your movement and the straps don’t dig into your shoulders.

Chest

The final area you must pay attention to is the chest area. Competition swimsuits should offer optimal coverage in this area as well. The swimsuit should offer some compression in this area but shouldn’t flatten the bust too much. Raise your arms and move them around a bit to ensure the suit will offer the same coverage, no matter how you move.

Whether you choose a Speedo swimwear option or you choose other competition swimsuits, you need to make sure you purchase one that will fit well. If your swimsuit fits properly, you have a greater chance of doing well in the water so you can make the most of your training sessions and your races.

If you are ready to shop for your competition swimsuits, contact us for a full listing of swimwear options.





Technical Suits – Are They All in Your Head?

20 01 2014
Technical Racing Suits

Technical racing suits can provide an advantage in the water.

Technical racing swimsuits have seen their fair share of controversy over whether they are crossing the line into giving individuals an unfair advantage in the pool. However, as long as you choose a swimsuit that falls within the FINA guidelines, you can wear it in your competitions. The question remains, though, is the advantage all in your head or is there a true advantage to using these advanced racing suits for your competitions.

Contouring Features

One of the best advantages of the technical swimsuits is the contouring they perform with the body. Instead of simply covering your body, the materials in these suits are designed to compress certain areas of the body to create better hydrodynamics. This can lead t faster swim times without the need to change anything about the way you swim. While you still need to know how to swim properly, these swimsuits make your body better able to glide through the water unimpeded. The Speedo LZR Elite Recordbreaker Kneeskin and Jammer are great examples of this contouring and compression.

A More Streamlined Effect

Many of the technical swimsuits on the market, including the Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2, use other materials that tighten the weave on the fabrics from which swimwear is made. In this case, the additional fibers are made from lightweight carbon. This means it is more likely to repel the water, rather than absorb some of it and create more friction that can slow a swimmer down. However, it is important to make sure you choose a swimsuit that doesn’t violate FINA guidelines if you intend to wear it for competitions.

Is the Higher Cost Worth It?

One of the primary concerns over the technical racing suits is whether they are worth their high cost. The high cost can also give some swimmers an advantage over those who can’t afford to pay for them. If you can afford it, though, buying a technical swim suit for your competitions will ensure that you have the latest swimwear that will enhance your performance in the water.

Technical swimsuits, such as the Speedo LZR Elite and the Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2, can be a great advantage. It won’t make you a better swimmer, but it can improve your speeds in the water due to its construction. You will still need to master the basic swimming techniques. The goal is to make swimmers more hydrodynamic to help them move more easily through the water, improving performance.

If you are interested in technical racing suits, contact us for a full listing of FINA-approved competitive swimwear.





Water Aerobics Is Gaining in Popularity

17 01 2014
Water Aerobics Gear

The right water aerobics gear can help you succeed in your efforts.

Water aerobics has become a more popular method of working out. Some individuals choose this method of working out for fitness purposes. Others do it in an attempt to lose weight. Because water aerobics puts less stress on the joints and the body, it is a preferred option for the elderly and others who are weak for a variety of reasons. If you are interested in joining the bandwagon to participate in this method of exercise, you will need certain swim gear.

The Right Swimwear

One of the first things you need to purchase is a good swimsuit to wear when participating in your workout. The typical suits you wear for recreational swimming and can buy from your local department store do not offer the same quality as other swimsuits. Instead, you should choose water aerobics swimwear that is designed for optimal support and freedom of movement. You can find swimsuits with a variety of coverage levels for your comfort.

 Other Wearables

Before you begin your water aerobics sessions, you need to make sure you have other wearables that are necessary to your success. While not a necessity, a swim cap can be a great addition to your water aerobics wear, especially if you want to protect your hair from the harsh chlorine in the pool. A good pair of water aerobics shoes is also essential to give you maximum traction on the pool floor.

Effective Water Aerobics Tools

There are also certain tools you need to use when you are participating in water aerobics, whether you are taking a formal class or working on your own. For instance, aqua fitness barbells and aqua fitness gloves can be a great way to add some additional toning to your workout, as well as resistance as you move your arms through the water. An aquajogger, such as the Swim Stuff Aqua Jogbelt, can be a great option to add a little extra weight to your body in the water.

If you are ready to start taking advantage of water aerobics and all it has to offer for fitness and weight loss purposes, you will need to make sure you purchase the right gear. This includes buying a quality swimsuit that will offer you the support and comfort you need in your workouts. You will also need to purchase other wearables and certain water aerobics tools for the most effective workout.

To find out more about what you need for an effective water aerobics workout, contact us to speak with one of our representatives.





Speedo Powerplus Sprint Splice Free Back: A Lighter Suit

10 01 2014
Swim Team Suit

The Speedo Sprint Splice Free Back makes an excellent swim team suit.

When you are choosing your competitive swimwear, you need to find an option that will best meet your needs and provide you with the flexibility and support you need to move more effectively through the water. If you are part of a team, you will also need to find a swim team suit that will work best for your entire team. The Speedo Powerplus Sprint Splice Free Back suit is one of the best Speedo team suits that is on the market.

All the Features a Good Suit Should Have

As you shop for the right swim team suit, you will need to find one that offers all the best features that will complement the abilities of the swimmers who wear them. For instance, this Speedo team suit offers the compression individuals need without causing restriction in their movement. The way this suit fits will give swimmers the comfort they desire, as well as increase their power and allow for more fluid motion to help them move more effectively through the water. The Free Back design also provides free range of motion for even better results.

The Makeup of the Suit

The makeup of this Speedo team suit gives individual swimmers all these advantages and so many more. The Nylon/Lycra fabric from which this suit is made is 50 percent lighter than many of the other swim team suits on the market. The suit also resists piling and keeps its shape, regardless of the number of times you wear it. This makes it a great option for those who swim often.

A Variety of Colors

If you decide the Speedo Powerplus Sprint Splice Free Back swim team suit is the right option for you, you will find it is available in several colors. The suit comes in combinations of black and one of four other colors, including sapphire, yellow, green and true red. Choose the one that reflects your team colors or your favorite if you aren’t part of a team.

Finding the right swim team suit can mean all the difference in your success in the water. There are many variations that are available, each of which offers its own benefits. The Speedo Powerplus Sprint Splice Free Back suit offers the right compression, range of motion and less drag, all while offering a lighter material that will help you be the best swimmer you can be.

If you would like more information on finding the right swim team suit, contact us for help!





Poly vs Lycra? Which Is Best?

6 01 2014
Competitive Swimwear

Polyester and Lycra both have their place in competitive swimwear.

Competitive swimwear can be made from any number of materials. While some individuals personally feel that one material is better than others, each of them offers its own advantages to competitive swimmers. Two of the most popular material options for this type of swimwear is polyester and Lycra. Whether you choose a poly swimsuit or Lycra swimwear, you will see certain advantages that will carry you through your swim meets.

Polyester

If you choose a Speedo poly swimsuit or any other brand, you will experience some incredible advantages. For instance, polyester has a history of lasting much longer than other materials. This durable material will allow you to enjoy a good fit that won’t change as you wash and continue to wear your suit. It also means you won’t have to replace your swimsuit as often as you would with other types of materials. This can save you money and allow you to get used to your swimsuit.

Lycra

Another option for your swimwear is Lycra swimwear. While this swimwear won’t last quite as long as polyester, this material offers a tighter fit, which can help you swim more efficiently through the water. When you have the right fit with your swimwear, it will create the proper compression in the right places and give you the hydrodynamic shape you need to move more quickly through the water.

Which Is Better?

In general, both materials are great options for competitive swimmers. The major difference that will determine which is better is how much you will use it in the pool. For instance, if you want swimwear you can wear daily in the water with less damage, polyester or a blend that contains polyester will be your best option. However, if you want a swimsuit that is more comfortable, such as in competition situations, Lycra can be the best option. In fact, some swimmers choose polyester for their training suits and purchase a high-quality Lycra suit for competitions.

If you are in the market for a competition swimsuit, you need to learn which type to choose for the best results. Polyester swimsuits and Lycra swimwear are among the two most popular options for swim team suits. In some situations, personal preference plays a major role in your choice. However, the amount of time you will spend in the pool should also play a major role due to the strengths of each type of fabric.

If you are having difficulty choosing between polyester and Lycra, contact us for more information.





Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2 Is Now Available in USA Camo

23 12 2013
Competitive Swimwear

Stand out in a crowd with the Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2 USA Camo.

Camouflage has become a popular option for many individuals. However, you won’t always find it in the traditional natural colors most people think of, such as blacks, browns, greens and whites. Arena has decided to offer its Carbon Pro Mark 2 competitive swimwear in a limited edition USA Camo color that features America’s colors: red, white and blue.

Available for Both Men and Women

While camouflage is more typically worn by men during the hunting season, it has actually become a popular option for both men and women in daily life. This is why Arena chose to offer their Carbon Pro Mark 2 for both men and women in the red, white and blue camo. The Open Back Kneeskin for women provides the optimal coverage female swimmers need to perform her best in the water. For men, the Jammer style is the perfect option for optimal compression and the right shape in the water.

A Unique Look in the Water

Some swimmers love to be able to stand out from the other swimmers while they are in the water. Camo is one of the best ways to stand out from the crowd. When that camouflage is made from America’s colors of red, white and blue, everyone will want to know where you got the suit. Because this is only available for a limited time, the odds of encountering someone else who is wearing the same suit will be quite small.

One of the Fastest Suits on the Market

The Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2 is one of the fastest suits available on the market today. While competitive swimwear can’t help individuals improve on their technique, it can provide them with the advantages they need to swim even faster. This includes the right compression, proper coverage and a comfortable fit that provides free range of motion. When you add in the great color options, such as the USA Camo color, you have a swim team suit that can’t be beat.

If you are looking for a way to stand out in the water or want to show your patriotic spirit, the USA camo color that is available for a limited time is a great option. The Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2 is one of the best suits on the market to help swimmers improve their times and swim even better. With this new option, you can find a way to improve your speed, show your team spirit and appreciate where you came from.

Anyone who is interested in purchasing this limited edition suit should contact us immediately to place an order.





The LZR Elite 2 Closed Back Is a Great New Option

13 12 2013
Competitive Swimwear

The right competitive swimwear can improve your performance.

If you don’t like the style or feel of the LZR Elite 2 Open Back swimsuit, there are other options for your competitive swimwear. The LZR Elite 2 Closed Back swim team suit offers many of the same advantages of the open back suit with greater coverage on your back. This makes it a great option for many women who want to stay warmer or have other reasons for not liking the open back swimwear.

Great New Features

When you choose the LZR Elite 2 Closed Back swimwear, you will enjoy a large number of great new features that will help you perform even better in the water. For instance, the new straps offer even greater comfort than you previously found on the other kneeskin options from Speedo. This can make a big difference in your ability to perform better for longer periods of time. The closed back also offers greater coverage, as well as better compression and core stability to assist women in their ability to swim.

The Latest Technology

As Speedo designs more swimwear, they use the latest advances in competitive swimwear technology to help them move more effectively through the water. The material from which this swimwear is made, as well as the way it is made, provides less drag and offers a snug fit that ensures you will be able to swim without worrying about your swimwear slowing you down. This is incredibly important when it comes to your competitive swimwear.

Available Soon

Unlike the other two new releases by Speedo, the LZR Elite 2 Closed Back Swimsuit will be available starting December 25, 2013. This FINA approved swimwear can be used in competitions beginning January 1, 2014. This swimwear is also only available in two colors: black and black/sapphire. While there are fewer options for this swimsuit, it proves to be an incredible option that will help you improve your times in the water.

Buying competitive swimwear requires you to pay attention to the latest changes in technology. Speedo is one of the biggest names in competitive swimwear and strives to provide the best to their swimmers. With the release of the LZR Elite 2 Closed Back Swimsuit, they are launching an incredible line that can offer a wide variety of advantages to best fit your swimming needs.

If you are ready to place your order for this new swim team suit, contact us today!








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