Competitive swimmers spend a lot of time in the pool, practicing so they are able to swim their best when the meets arrive. However, because of the harsh conditions of swimming, including chlorine from the pool, perspiration and the chemicals in sunscreen, the material from which many swimsuits is made will begin to break down. While many competitive swimsuits are made from materials designed to resist these conditions, they will still break down over time.
Practice swimwear is a great low-cost option, allowing you to enjoy the quality swimsuits required to swim well without putting excess wear on your expensive competitive swimwear. The swimsuits you use for practice will be in the pool a lot more than those you use for meets. Because you won’t spend a lot of money on these swimsuits, you won’t feel guilty when you have to replace this suit more often. In general, the suit you practice in really doesn’t matter much, though it can impact your times so you need to make sure you are still using suits designed for competitive use.
One of the best ways to purchase the low-cost practice swimwear you need to perfect your stroke in the pool is to purchase a random practice suit. When you choose this method of purchasing a low-cost suit with which to practice, you won’t know the company, style, color or design of the suit you will receive. You simply choose between a men’s or women’s suit and indicate your size. Then you will receive a random suit. One of the greatest benefits of receiving a random suit with which to practice is it will give you the challenge of swimming in a different style of suit, allowing you to better your ability to swim, no matter what you wear. This can have a positive impact on your overall performance.
Your performance in the pool depends greatly on the amount of time you spend practicing in the pool. Because the constant swimming in the pool can have a negative impact on your competitive swimwear over time, it is often best to have a few practice suits on hand to use for practices. These suits often cost less and can be purchased at random so you don’t know what kind of suit you will be dealing with. This can help you become a better swimmer overall.