Swimming for fitness gear

swimming for fitness gear

Pictured from left: swimsuit / swim cap / one piece swimsuit / fitness tankini / goggles

If you have been following my swimming for fitness series, you might be thinking about getting some new gear for the pool! While most pools provide kickboards, pull boys, and paddles, you will need to bring your own swimsuit, goggles, and cap.

I am extremely picky when it comes to my swimming for fitness gear. I trust two brands to supply quality construction, comfort, and performance enhanced gear. These two brands are Speedo, and Nike. Over the years, I have found these are the two brands I can trust to manufacture the ideal gear for swimming.

When it comes to swimsuits, Nike and Speedo make the most comfortable suits. If you are looking for swimsuits for fitness, both brands are perfect. If you want to move into competitive swimming, I would recommend standing by Speedo. All of their gear is engineered for performance, and I have to admit, every record I set as a child was done in a Speedo swimsuit, with Speedo “Sprint” goggles on my head.

Since swimming for fitness is not necessarily a performance situation, you can have a little bit more fun with your gear. Both Nike and Speedo make really cute, and comfortable, two piece suits in both tankini, and bikini form. These are great for working out in the pool since you can keep your belly out, and it can get a little sun.

When you swim a lot, especially in the summer months, the one-piece suit can give you what I like to refer to as a “Speedo tan.” This is a very modest, one-piece tan which makes your white torso look bright in a bikini. The two-piece suits by Nike and Speedo are great for eliminating this stark white belly problem by allowing the sun to tan your belly while you workout. Love that!

Unfortunately Speedo does allow clipping from their website, so I cannot provide a scroll bar for you with my picks. You can find fabulous swimsuits, goggles, and caps online at Speedo.com. I am sure you will find something you love!

My picks from Nike, and other websites, are in the scroll bar below. I hope you find the swimming for fitness gear you love! Happy swimming, and stay fabulous 😉

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