What to Look for in a Swim Parka

What to Look for in a Swim Parka

With the colder weather, many people may think outdoor swimming isn’t really a thing. However, when it comes to competitive swimming, many teams still swim outdoors, even in the colder months of the year. This means swimmers need to find ways to keep their bodies warm on the side of the pool to ensure they can still perform their best. One of the best ways to do this is with a custom swim parka. As you shop for the right swim parka for you, whether you choose a Speedo swim parka or one from another major swimming brand, there are several things you should look for.

The Lining

A swim parka keeps you warm on the sidelines.
Stay warm on the sidelines with a swim parka.

One of the most important elements of choosing the right swim parka is the lining. The primary goal of this piece of swim gear is to keep you warm on the side of the pool, particularly in the colder months of the year. A good custom swim parka should be lined with fleece or faux fur. However, fleece is often preferred as it dries faster. Fur can also feel scratchy when you wear it. Therefore, you should only choose faux fur if you intend to wear your parka after drying off well.

Storage

You have a lot to worry about when you’re on the side of the pool. Chances are you aren’t going to want to wear your swim cap and goggles when you’re waiting for your next round in the pool. For this reason, it’s important to select a swim parka that has plenty of pockets to keep these little items close by. You might even want to keep your MP3 player in one of the pockets so you can listen to some relaxing music in between your races.

Ventilation

While the main purpose of a swim parka is to keep your body warm when you can’t be in the water, air flow is important. Properly positioned ventilation will help keep your body warm and allow you to effectively dry off over time without creating a cold feeling. This is why it’s best to choose a parka designed particularly for swimmers.

Customization

You want to show off your team spirit and what better way to do this than to choose custom gear? However, not all swim parkas can be easily customized. Look for options with a vast selection of colors or those that can have your team logo or your name embroidered on them for greater customization.

If you’re looking for the best swim parka to meet your needs, contact us. We carry all the products you need to be the most effective swimmer, no matter the season.

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