How Should a Competitive Women’s Swimsuit Fit?

How Should a Competitive Women’s Swimsuit Fit?

Get the proper fit for women's team swimsuits.
Women’s team swimsuits should fit properly.

Many women have a view of how swimwear should fit, but when it comes to a women’s team swimsuit, it’s important to make sure it offers the ideal fit for competitive situations. This type of fit is slightly different because it’s not as much about aesthetics as it is about streamlining the body for effective swimming techniques. If you aren’t familiar with taking the proper measurements, you may find your performance is hindered by the fit of your suit.

Tips for Measuring

It may be tempting to take your own measurements to prevent embarrassment, but it’s best to ask a friend or family member you trust to take them for you for the most accurate results. Always measure against the bare skin to ensure the proper fit. Soft measuring tapes are a better option than a stiff measuring tape that won’t hug your curves as well, resulting in added fractions of an inch that can negatively impact the fit of your swimsuit.

Handling Sizing Differences

No two women are the same as far as proportions go. Therefore, you may find your upper body measurements don’t match up with  your lower body numbers, making it difficult to choose the right fit for your women’s team swimsuit. If your hips are measuring larger than your chest, we recommend you choose a size up from your chest measurements. Likewise if you find your chest is larger than your hips, choose a size down from your chest size.

Suits Will Change Over Time

Putting on a tight-fitting swimsuit may not seem comfortable in the beginning, but it’s important to remember your swimsuit will change over time. As you wear it, a women’s team swimsuit will begin to stretch out some, eliminating the tight fit. The overall feel of the suit will also change once it has been exposed to pool water. Finally, it’s important to know any bag or loose-fitting area on your suit can create unwanted drag, which has a negative impact on your swim speeds.

As you select your women’s team swimsuit, you need to make sure you choose one that fits properly. It’s about more than just buying the same size suit you would wear for recreational swimming. Being able to find the right fit will help you swim your best and reduce your swim times.

If you’re looking for the best women’s team swimsuit for competition, contact us. We carry a vast selection of suits from which you can choose.

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