If you don’t know what to look for when it comes to swim gear, then this blog post is just for you. We will go over the basics so that you can start your search and buy the best swimwear and swim gear for yourself. Here are three of the most important swimwear items:


You need a good pair of swimming trunks that can be worn without revealing too much, no matter how fast or slow you may be swimming. These are usually made from latex or spandex and cover both your front and backside appropriately. They also have either an elastic waistband or drawstrings around the bottom so that they stay in place while in use.


The only thing more satisfying than taking a languid, totally relaxed swim in the cool water is knowing that you did it all under your own steam. But with all of the different swim gear out there, how are we supposed to know which items we need and which ones are just going to get in our way?


We've put together this post that will talk about what swim gear every swimmer needs so you can be one with the water and glide through it gracefully and elegantly. Read on for a breakdown of why each item is on our list, as well as where you should go to find a good suit or some flippy fins.




You are going to want to wear some form of swimwear while you're swimming. While swimming, you will bring heat to the water which will increase your buoyancy. Not wearing a swimsuit will reduce your buoyancy which can cause drowning if you go under for too long. I'm not suggesting that you would ever do this, but it is always better safe than sorry. So make sure you have some swimwear on underneath your clothes when doing laps or practicing so that you don't risk ruining a perfectly good set of golf pants or making a swimmer's ass out of yourself.


Swim Goggles


There's nothing more annoying than having your swim goggles fog up while you're out there chugging through the water. Luckily, there are a few clever product designers out there who have created goggles that don't fog at all. The trick is to keep the air out and let in as much of the moisture from your breath so that it doesn't cloud your vision. While these types of goggles cost a bit more than traditional ones, they are well-worth the money if you are someone who swims a lot. Not having to stop every five minutes or so to defog your gogs is certainly an upgrade worth considering for any frequent swimmers.


Swimming Fins


When you're learning how to swim, flippers are a great way to build up your leg strength. You have to get used to kicking with more force and could use all the help you can get in maximizing your kick. When you're a bit more advanced, however, it is important that you learn not to use fins while swimming laps – as this can lead to injury if you don't do it correctly. Instead, use fins when doing swimming drills like kick sets or treading water – which can be a bit easier on the joints since there's no heavy movement above them.