|Clothing Size (approx)||
|Girls 6-8||Girls 8-10||Women 2-4||Women 6-8||Women 10-12|
Measure about 1`` above waist, or just above hip bone.
Competitive swimsuits maximize speed in the water and improve glide times by reducing drag and increasing water flow. Many swimmers buy separate suits for training and racing, with racing suits sometimes being one size smaller than training suits. For both training and racing, compression, resulting in a tight fit, is the key.
Women's racing suits do not include any kind of bra or bust support. A tight fit across the chest creates a more streamlined silhouette for the swimmer, reducing drag and increasing glide times.
FabricationMost Yingfa suits are made with blends of polyester and lycra. (Lycra is a specific brand of spandex made by DuPont and is found in many costumes).
E'tamche Fabric costumes are a blend of 82% polyester & 18% Lycra.
Sharkskin costumes are 81% polyester and 19% Lycra.
Improvements in fibre engineering have resulted in swimsuit materials that are more resistant to chlorine than ever. Suits for racing/high performance swimming typically use these more durable versions of nylon and spandex.
FitFor lap swimming and training you will need a swimsuit that provides comfort and freedom of movement, plus coverage and support. Fit should be snug but not tight. A good fitting swimsuit will stay in place during vigorous movement, but not pinch, bind or ride up in the seat.