While everyone wants to look great in their swimwear, it is even more important that the suits you choose fit the sports and activities that you will be participating in. There are a few tips for choosing the right active wear for the sports that you will be participating in during the summer months.
If you are going to be spending a great portion of your time in waterparks, you will want to consider the best type of suit for going down waterslides, playing water volleyball, and floating in chlorine water. The chlorine levels in waterparks and public pools is very high so, if you have sensitive eyes, it is a good idea to get goggles or eyewear that matches your suit and protects your eyes from the water.
While bikinis are a great choice if you are not going to be overly active, they can be very difficult to wear gracefully down a water slide. Therefore, getting a Tankini or other separates that cover the sensitive areas of your bottom will make it easy to enjoy the slides and slip off when you want to wear your bikini bottom for tanning.
When you are going to be playing beach volleyball, separates are a great choice. They allow for ease of movement and will protect your stomach if you dive for the ball or get thrown into the net. When you are looking at separates, be sure that they are made of a breathable fiber, but is not a wide mesh that will allow sand to get into areas you want to protect.
Getting a matching halter top or bikini bottom for after play will give you the beach look you want without the burns and blisters normally associated with taking a header in the sand when you dive for a ball in a bikini top. There is nothing more embarrassing than coming up on a surf board, or rising on skis behind a beautiful boat and leaving part of your swimsuit in the water.
So, avoid this problem by making sure you have a suit that fits well and does not ride easily. If your halter top has a tendency to ride up, the chances are you are going to lose it if you are active in the water. If you are wearing bottoms that get air bubbles in them when you dunk in the water, they are not a snug enough fit for a ski boat or surf board.
Fabric will play an important role in your choice of attire as well. A polyester blend is great for some water sports and sunbathing, but does not have lasting power in high chlorine environments. When you are spending a long period of time in a waterpark or public pool area, be sure to rinse your swimsuit off in the shower area before you sunbathe. This will preserve the color and also help to keep the threads in the fabric from becoming weak.
When you know what types of activities you are going to be participating in, choosing the designs, colors and styles of your swimwear will be much easier. By choosing your summer wardrobe to meet the activities you are planning, you will have more fun and be able to fully enjoy every sport you participate in.