Hi everyone! I am going away for spring break and want to do lots of swimming, but hate wearing those hideous one-pc bathing suits outside - its fine for masters swims, or early mornings at the pool, but other than that - ugh!
Anyways, I am looking for a bikini that I can train in... what do people wear - any favorites? Recommended websites to order from? I live in Canada!
I have workout bikinis from both Speedo and TYR that I like. maybe she's born with it, maybe it's chlorine If you're injured and need some sympathy, PM me and I'm very happy to write back. disclaimer: PhD not MD
check out swimoutlet.com They have some super deals on suits. I have a lot of the club swim bikinis for ocean swimming. They have some splish 2 pieces, speedo cute bikinis and nike pretty skimpy ones. Not sure about shipping to canada, but it's a flat rate everywhere in the US.
I saw that site - I will definitely check out the club swim line, they looked nice. Its hard to tell from a website if they are good quality, supportive etc! I had a baby 18 months ago, and the boobs just aren't what they used to be ;-)
Are the swim club ones true to size? Our sizes are different in Canada too, just to make it more complicated. I am a 4 here, which I think is a 6 or 8 in the US....
I think U.S. up-sizes everything -- our "vanity sizing epidemic" -- so a 4 might be more like a 0 in US sizes. Def check into that more. Hopefully you can find a size chart that uses body measurements.
Though the competitive swimwear sizing (26-38) hasn't really changed over the years.
One thing to remember when going from a one piece to a two piece is that if you've got a shorter or longer torso than average, you don't have to adjust for that with a two piece like you do with a one piece. (ex. For a two piece, I buy 'right size' but in a one piece I have to go down a size from what's right in theory because I have a very short torso)
The club swim ones aren't the highest quality but, at $20 each you can get a few.
As for sizing. I wear an 8 in club swim. I would wear a 6, but the tops are way too small for me. In Splish 2 pieces I wear a Large because of the chest. The bottoms of the spish are super tight too. I wear the polyester Splish suits which are tighter than the other (I can't remember the fabric it is). They say to order up in sizing if you are getting a polyester suit.
I'm a 4-6 in regular clothes and a 32 in one piece swim suits.
Okay, clearly I have to get out the credit card and do some serious online shopping! ;-)
Thanks for the pic - I agree, great abs, girl! The suit is exactly what I am looking for - something where I can catch some rays, keep the 'girls' in place, play around with my little one, and get in a good swim workout all in the same suit (well, several versions of the same suit!)