How To Make Friends With A Swimming Pool: Choosing Outfits

Swimming – is good, helpful, pleasant and beautiful. Now we’ll tell you how is it necessary to start a relationship with a swimming pool, and how to turn it into a strong friendship.


How to choose a swimsuit (swimming trunks), swim cap and swimming goggles

Swimsuit (swimming trunks)

As you know, for cleaning and disinfection of water chlorine and combined chlorine purification methods (UV, ozone) are used. Regular bathing suit will become worthless soon, so for the pool you need to buy a swimsuit or trunks that are made specifically for this purpose. From exposure of chlorine not only the fabric but also the gum belt and shoulder straps are suffering. Therefore, choose a swimsuit (trunks), which performs the role of gum tissue itself and which is treated with overlock seam, due to its elastic properties, not the inserted gum. It is better to choose the swimsuit in the store personally, to be able to try it, to put it on. It should not cause discomfort when moving, press, pull, rub and dig into the skin or conversely to subside, bubble and wrinkle.


It is very comfy to swim in the pool in a cohesive sports swimsuit, the back can be opened, closed, or partially closed. Proper swimwear is laconic, ruffles and got no rhinestones. Its task is to provide the best body streamlining and freedom of movement.

  • КSwimsuit with an open back is suitable for women with small breasts. If your breasts are larger than C, but you want a model with an open back, then look for a swimsuit with a sewn chest support (it resembles the top with an elastic band). Some models of swimsuits of this type has in addition to the two vertical straps a cross strap from the back, holding a swimsuit tighter.


  • Swimsuits with wide shoulder straps crossed at the back or stitched on the back in the style of wrestling straps allows to feel yourself more confident and relaxed in the water and helps to do more active exercise, because it supports the breast better.


  • Sport swimsuit with a closed back fits girls with large and heavy breasts, but note that in the bodice must be sewn molded cup and / or a belt with an elastic band under the breast. Otherwise, your beautiful big breasts will be flattened on the ribs, instead of exciting surging.


  • Separate sports swimsuits are suitable, if you prefer an active vacation on the beach and does not like too intensive and frequent sessions in the pool.


  • Female swimsuit for competitions – it is a product of high technology. This suit has a positive influence on the rate, performs compression of muscles, reduces water resistance and allows the athlete to take a higher body position in the water. This swimsuit is very expensive and may be needed only to athletes who are taking part in different sport events.



There are several actual models for the pool:

  • classic (briefs or slips). Slips differ from briefs with the more narrow side part.


  • Boxers – it is tight shorts. There can have different lengths. Choose the model that is more suitable for your body type.


  • Initial trunks, hydro shorts and wetsuits – they reduce the water resistance, have the effect of “second skin”. Such a suit for swimming is suitable for professional swimmers and amateurs who train in the pool on the result.


  • Swimwear and shorts with a inhibitory effect as opposed to starting are supposed to increase the resistance of water to help the athlete develop strength and endurance.


Swimwear for competitive swimming has to sit tightly on the skin and even slightly to squeeze the body, because when the fabric gets wet swimming trunks become a little more free.

Basic requirements for sport swimming suits:

  • it should fit snugly to the body and cling to it, not to gather in folds;
  • it should not hamper the sweeping movements;
  • it should be easy to remove and put on;
  • swimsuit must be ideal in size;
  • fabric must be hypoallergenic, pleasing the body, have a resistance to chlorinated water;
  • swimsuit fabric must be resistant to UV rays and sea salt, if you are training not in a pool bit in open water;
  • swimsuit must dry quickly.

How to care sport swimsuit and swimming trunks

  • after training in the pool rinse the swimsuit in fresh cool water (it is not written on the label, but must be done!)
  • dry swimsuit at room temperature (not in the washing machine or on the battery)
  • swimsuit can not be washed at temperatures above 40 degrees
  • Wash the swimsuit with your hands
  • when washing, do not use bleach, powder and air conditioning

How to choose goggles for swimming

There are training and starting goggles. The first ones are more comfortable and soft, often equipped with a silicone strap and the rim. This is an option for every day for all the activities in the pool. The second ones are needed for festive occasions – the competition, because they are smaller in size and are very close to the head.

Типичная стартовая модель очков для плавания – «стекляшки», или «шведы», которые продаются в разобранном виде: переносица, две линзы без оправы, веревочка для регулировки расстояния между ними и безразмерный ремешок с фиксатором. Спортсмен берет все это и собирает, как конструктор, под себя.

A typical model of starting goggles for swimming are cold “glasses” or “swedes”, which are sold being unassembled: bridge, two lens rimless rope to adjust the distance between them and the dimensionless strap with a clamp. Athlete takes it all and assemble as a constructor for themselves.


What goggles consists of

  • Bridge of the nose of goggles for swimming can be removable and adjustable in length. But if you come alloy with goggles with silicone nose bridge, you are the lucky one – this is the most durable option.
  • If you swim in the pool choose lighter lens goggles for swimming, and for open reservoirs buy goggles with protection from UV radiation: water intensifies the negative effect of the sun, so there is risk of damage to the retina. If you are going to participate in an amateur swim, lenses color must be chosen such way that the buoys won’t be blended with water. For example, a blue lenses make red object gray or green – so there is a risk to stray off course. If you have problems with eyesight useful vision goggles.
  • Strap of goggles for swimming is fixed to the sides or behind. It must be flexible and strong.

How to try on

Trying the goggles on when you buy, hold it to your eyes: they have to suck at once, even before you threw the strap over the head (by the way, it is the right way to put on this accessory). Make sure that the goggles fit you anatomically, sit comfortably and color lenses satisfyes you.

How to take care of goggles

Goggles should not be touched with hands from the inside, don’t wash it with hot water and it does not need to be further processed. If the lens started to fog, you do not need to spit on them as you did in a childhood, there is a more hygienic way – spray antifog treatment (buy one specifically for swimming glasses, not for diving).

But in general, the training goggles in the hands of professional athletes can live a maximum of three months. Then they wear out, become cloudy, proceed.

How to choose a pool cap

Cap types:

  • Latex (rubber) – a variant with a short life span (a thin, easy to torn), but the low budget one and quite comfortable.
  • Silicone. We can say, athletes are using only whis kind of caps, and choosing the classic model with 90% probability. There are professional caps for the pool, like a dense silicone helmet. Or, for example, a model with a high forehead – to increase the sensitivity of the body in contact with water. Fans of these options are unlikely to be useful, but silicone caps – it is a universal thing.
  • Fabric. These are more suitable for water aerobics – for those who are rarely wets their head.
  • Combined: fabric inside and silicone outside. These caps are expensive ones. Plus, in practice, it is convenient for all to swim in this kinf of caps. In general, at least you have to try first.
  • Neoprene. This is necessary only for swimming in cold water. In addition to the head protection, it protects the cheekbones with the bridge under the chin.

How to put on and remove the cap

Universal way to put on – put both hands in the cap with fingers spread, dilute to the sides and pull the hat from the forehead.

There are more original methods – for example, when the cap is turned out and filled with water, and then plops down on the head of the host. This can be done by yourself or with the help of others. However, the accuracy of this method is not high.

At the competitions swimmers are wearing caps over their goggles and completely cover the ears. In ordinary life, there is no clear instruction how to put the cap on. For example, while training for many people it is convenient to pull the cap to the middle of their ears (stop water to go in the ear and hear the instructor), and swim goggles – on top of it: because it is easier to wash them out.

Important: Do not rinse the cap for the pool in the hot water, do not dry it on the battery, but once a week wash it with soap and water from the inside.

Slippers, towel and bag for the pool

For athletes of both sexes, we recommend to buy most ordinary slippers of a classical form for the pool.


Flops poorly kept pace, and it is easy to slip and fall in them, so it is better take the classics. Or Crocs.

If your pool does not give out a towel, you should buy not the usual furry, but a tech microfiber one. It takes up a little space, dries quickly, absorbs well.


It is very convenient when the bag for the pool haas a compartment for wet stuff and a mesh pocket for slippers and towels.



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