Best Swim Team Suit of 2012

26 10 2012
Top Competitive Swimwear

The Speedo Rapid Splice is the top swim team suit of 2012.

Each year, the top names in competitive swimwear introduce new swimsuits that are meant to outshine the suits of the previous year. As the year wears on, some of the new swimsuits clearly begin to outshine the others in popularity and performance.  For 2012, the best swim team suits that have risen above the rest of the field was the Speedo Rapid Splice suit for both men and women, providing swimmers with the competitive edge in the water.

Speedo Rapid Splice Energy Back

For the women, the Speedo Rapid Splice Energy Back proved to be the best swim team suit of 2012. This suit was designed in Xtra Life Lycra Fiber that provides the best fit over a longer period of time. The suit features thin straps for the least resistance in the water, as well as the perfect support and freedom of motion while you swim. The fabric from which the suit is made offers more than just the perfect fit over the long-term. It is also resistant to deterioration and holds its shape for much longer than Spandex. The Xtra Life Lycra Fiber is also resistant to sunscreen, chlorine and perspiration, which means you won’t need to buy a new one too quickly. It is available in seven colors.

Speedo Rapid Splice Jammer

The Speedo Rapid Splice Jammer is the male version of this high-quality, top swim team suit of 2012. Like the women’s version, the men’s jammer is made from the Xtra Life Lycra Fabric, making it a long-lasting suit that will hold its shape and won’t wear down too quickly. This makes it one of the most effective competitive swimsuits for men that will allow you freedom of motion in the water. When your swimsuit isn’t holding you back, it is allowing you to move forward and perform better than ever. The men’s Speedo Rapid Splice is available in eight color combinations.

Being the best swimsuit of the year requires a piece of swimwear to hold up under the harsh conditions of training and competitive swimming. For 2012, the swimsuit that came out on top is the Speedo Rapid Splice, available in the women’s Energy Back and the men’s Jammer. This suit is available in a wide range of colors, allowing swim teams to choose just the right color to create a uniform look for the entire team. See for yourself what makes the Speedo Rapid Splice such a great swim team suit.





How Women’s Competitive Swimwear Should Fit

17 10 2012
Competitive Swimwear

The right fit in competitive swimwear is critical to your overall performance.

When you are on a swim team or swim competitively, you have to worry about more than your swimming abilities. The fit of your competitive swimwear plays a large role in how well you swim. You need to ensure your swimsuit is one that does not restrict your movement but also allows for the least amount of resistance from the water. A swimsuit that is too tight will make you uncomfortable and restrict your movements, while a suit that is too loose will slow you down in the water. Your competitive swimwear should have more coverage than the standard swimsuit you’d wear to the beach to allow for fluid movement in the water. Taking the time to find the proper fitting swimsuit will allow you to show off your best swimming abilities.

Tight

You want your competitive swimwear to fit like a glove. It should be tight, but not so tight you cannot breathe or perform your motions easily. There should not be any loose areas that sag or pucker or any type of pulling on the seams. When you try the swimsuit on, stretch like you would in the water to ensure there is no pulling in the openings at the neck or legs. You want your competitive swimwear to be comfortably tight without cutting off your circulation and making it difficult to breathe.

Leg Openings

The leg openings should fit comfortably around your legs. They should not be too tight so they restrict your leg movements or dig into your legs, causing you discomfort while you swim. The leg openings should also not be too loose so water can get up into the openings because this will slow you down.

Straps

The straps should stay in the same position during all swim strokes. When you try the swimsuit on, move your arms in various swimming motions; the straps should stay in the same position, no matter how you move your arms. You should ensure the straps are not too loose because not only would they become a distraction, they will slow down your swimming times.

Chest

The competitive swimwear you choose should have ample coverage in the chest area. You don’t want it to completely flatten your chest, but you need proper support in that area to allow for fluid movement. Look for swimsuits with adjustable straps to ensure the perfect fit in the chest area.





Proper Care for Your Sport Swim Wear

13 08 2012
Competitive Swimwear Care

Taking proper care of your competitive swim suit is important.

Chlorine and the various other chemicals in the pool can be harmful to your sport swim wear. If you do not take proper care of your suit, you could shorten its life significantly. If you are a competitive swimmer, you probably go to great lengths to find the perfect suit that will allow you to swim fast and perform well. The material used to construct these suits is fragile. Manufacturers use these specially woven fabrics to increase speed by decreasing drag and increasing compression. The fragile material requires special care to lengthen the life of your competitive swim suit.

Rinse Your Swim Suit

This might seem like a waste of time, but the simple act of rinsing your swim suit right after getting out of the pool can add more use to your suit. This will remove the chlorine from your suit right away rather than sitting on the suit, causing damage while it waits to be laundered.

Washing the Chlorine Out

While rinsing is helpful, it does not get rid of all the chlorine. You should carefully wash your competitive swim suit as soon as possible. Washing it by hand is best because it allows for a gentle wash to preserve the fragile fabric of your suit. Simply add a few drops of mild laundry detergent to a sink full of water, turn your suit inside out and gently wash it. All it takes is a few gentle glides back and forth in the water to thoroughly wash it. Never use abrasive or harsh cleaners and avoid bleach at all costs.

Drying Your Suit

You will want to get rid of the excess water on your suit, but you must do this carefully. Excessive wringing can cause more damage to your suit than putting it through the washing machine. Simply give your suit a few gentle squeezes to get the excess water out. Once the excess water is out, lay your swim wear flat on a towel to allow it to dry. Never use the dryer because it will cause fading and shrinking.

If you follow these simple steps with your competitive swim suit, you will not only prolong the length of time you can use it, but you will also keep the specific features of each suit intact. This will allow you to increase your performance when you wear your sport swim wear.





Thin Strap Swimsuits for Summer

25 06 2012
Thin Strap Swimsuits

If you are looking for a great summer swimsuit, you can find what you need in thin strap swimsuits.

When you are swimming in the summer months, whether competitively, for practice or for leisure, having a swimsuit that is perfect for the warmer weather can work to your advantage. When you are looking for a suit that is comfortable despite the summer heat, you want one that has thinner straps to keep you cooler while you experience the pool. However, you must also keep in mind that you will need extra skin protection as well when wearing one of these suits.

Speedo Thin Strap Suit

Speedo is one of the most well-known names in the world of swimming. When it comes to thin strap swimsuits, you have two options in the Speedo brand: the Solid Flyback and the Rapid Spliced Energy Back. The Flyback offers crossed thin straps that give you freedom of movement and less rubbing as you swim through the water, along with less drag and reduced chaffing. This suit is available in red and black. The Rapid Spliced Energy offers a similar style with maximum support and freedom of movement. The material from which this suit is made is resistant to chlorine, sweat and stretching, making it a great option. The suit is available in black with a range of trim colors, as well as maroon with black trim.

Nike Thin Strap Suit

If you prefer Nike suits, you will find two options for thin strapped suits. The Labyrinth Classic Lingerie Tank suit is a fun addition to your collection with its labyrinth design, available in a range of colors, including grape ice, green, team orange and varsity royal. If you don’t want a suit that has such a busy print, the Poly Solid Cut-Out Tank is a great alternative in the Nike suits. Available in six different colors, you can find one that fits your style.

TYR Thin Strap Suits

Fans of TYR will enjoy the creative Sand Castles Diamondback suit. The design of this suit provides less coverage with more support so you can feel comfortable in it. The suit is chlorine proof, as well as sun resistant, color fast and anti-stretch, so it will last you much longer than other types of suits. It is available in several colors, including blue, blue/green, navy/red, green and red.

Buying your summer swimsuit with thin straps will provide you with the comfort and support you desire in a range of suit styles. Whether you prefer Speedo, Nike or TYR, you are sure to find the cut, style, colors and patterns that will best fit your desires.





Choosing High School Swim Team Suits

7 02 2012

Choosing high school swim team suits revolve around what the coach and

Choosing High School Swim Team Suits

school district or region require. Just as there are requirements for professional swimmers, many school districts and regions have their own list of requirements for high school swim team suits. These requirements are typically outlined for parents and students at the beginning of the school year and sometimes prior to a student joining the team.

1. Choose quality swim suits. Quality swim suits will stand the test of numerous swim practices. Many high school swim team students spend hours a day in the pool. Chlorine eats through cheap fabrics, which will wear down and thin out over the course of a few months. You don’t want to have to go back and buy more practice suits, so choose high quality swim suits for both practice and competitive suits.

2. Buy the best you can afford. Most high schools do not require any particular suit for practice. Shop smart and compare prices when buying practice suits for a student. Buy the best quality you can afford so the suit lasts through many practices. The average high school swim team student will wear out 1-2 swim suits a year, so be prepared to invest in 3-4 suits (at least) for the school year.

3. Experiment with prints and colors. Some swimmers start out thinking solids or school colors are best. You will be wearing these suits numerous times per week. A solid navy blue suit can get boring fast. Instead opt for some of the interesting prints and patterns done by major brands like Speedo and Dolfin.

4. Know that you double up. Most swimmers wear at leasttwo suits layered during practice. This is to create a drag for the swimmer, allowing him or her to feel lighter when they eventually wear one suit during competition. Because of this you will need at least four suits to practice in, but you may need more if you are swimming both morning and night every day of the week.

Taking these things into account when choosing high school swim team suits will help you make the best choice. A few suits is needed and colors and prints can be fun to wear when you’re reaching for suits so often. Remember to abide by any high school or regional regulations for competitive swim suits. These regulations usually do not effect your practice gear, but you may want to abide by them so a swimmer has the same feel during practice as when competing.





Fun Summer Swim Suits

13 05 2010

There are lots of new swimsuits out for the summer. One of my favorites is the new TYR Shockwave Durafast swimsuit. This fun new print has a wavy water looking pattern and is available in several different styles, including a female 2 piece, and male jammer swimsuit. The TYR Shockwave 2 piece swimsuit has TYR’s new ringback design. The ring on the back of the suit top allow the straps to stay put and minimize the need for additional fabric. Thus you get a fun swimsuit and minimal tan lines!

TYR Shockwave Swimsuits

Many swim teams will also like the TYR Shockwave since they have great team colors and matching female and male styles. The male TYR Shockwave jammer features a solid body with the spliced Shockwave pattern going down the leg. TYR’s legendary Durafast 100% polyester swimsuit fabric is another reason not to pass up this fun swimsuit. The 100% polyester swimsuits will last as much as 10 times longer than the traditional Lycra based swimwear.





New Speedo Swimsuits Coming Soon

24 04 2010
Speedo 2011 Swimwear

Coming Soon 2011 Speedo Swimsuits

Just got a sneak peek at the 2011 Speedo Swimsuit line this week. D&J Sports will soon be offering the new line of swimwear. Some of the new suits will start arriving at our retail locations in the next few weeks and we will be adding them to our online store in the next week or two. Speedo is sure to have you covered whether you are shopping for a new team suit or just looking for a fun practice swimsuit.








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