What to look for when buying training swimwear

Selecting the best swimwear for training isn't the easiest or quickest task. With so many brands and options, it can be difficult to know which is best for you. Equip yourself with the right swim gear and make the most of your training sessions with our helpful tips!

Chlorine Resistant Swimwear 

One of the most important things to look for when buying swimwear for training is materials. Most swimming pools have a percentage of chlorine that can damage the typical swimsuit - swimsuits made with Nylon and Elastane fabrics cannot withstand the chemical. This can lead to the breakdown of fibres causing a loss of elasticity and fading of colour. A loss of elasticity in your swimwear can negatively affect training sessions.

When looking for a training swimsuit look for something that is made out of 100% Polyester fabric. Speedo, Funkita, Funky Trunks and Zoggs are all reputable brands that specialise in designing swim training and competitive swimwear in a range of chlorine resistant styles. 

The Best Fit for Training Swimwear 

Getting the fit right is another critical aspect to be considered when selecting the best swimsuit for training. A snug, tight, comfortable fit is crucial for an adequate training session. Avoid swimsuits that are too tight or too loose, as they can cause discomfort and hinder movement in the water. When choosing your size, we suggest to go your usual underwear size. If not sure, size down.

The Best Training and Racing Swimwear Styles 

When it comes to training for men, JammersSwim trunks and briefs are your best bet. The streamlined design of mens briefs and swim trunks facilitates peak performance in the water, minimising drag for an optimal swimming experience.

Men's swim jammers are another great option for the athletic swimmer looking for more coverage and the benefits of body compression. Swim jammers create a streamlined shape ideal for effortlessly gliding through the water at optimal speed. For the women, one pieces are the way to go when training, offering optimal coverage, support and compression.

Speedo's Medalist swimsuit style is designed to allow for freedom of movement in the shoulders, making it a great swimsuit for long training sessions. If one piece's aren't for you Speedo and Funkita offer a great range of womens training swimsuits in two piece options, offering more flexibility and ease of movement. Racerback or cross-back tops are the most suitable styles for swim training, providing additional support and freedom of movement for the shoulders. 

The Best Goggles For Training 

A good training session can't be accomplished without the proper eyewear! When it comes to selecting goggles, it's important to factor in comfort, visibility and fit. Speedo have a large array of goggles, suitable for all training conditions.

Speedo's Fastskin Hyper Elite goggles are perfect for training, and for those with smaller face shapes the Fastskin Speedosocket 2 is another great option! Both feature adjustable nose bridges, anti fog, and wide vision. Don't look past the V-Class Vue - Speedo's most premium fitness goggle. For those training in outdoor pools, be sure to select goggles that protect the eyes and won't hinder vision.

For bright, sunny days opt for polarised and mirror goggles. Smoke coloured lens's work well in bright environments and so, make the perfect option for both bright indoor and outdoor conditions. 

Achieve your health and fitness goals and make the most out of your swim training with premium gear this year. Whether you're a competitive swimmer or fitness enthusiast, investing in swimwear specifically designed for training in the pool is a must!