Swimming Gear and Accessories

Swimming Gear and Accessories – Guides and Reviews

Over the years we have had the chance to test out and review some of the most popular pieces of swimming gear for the chlorinated athlete.

Our swim gear buyer’s guides include full reviews and how-to’s.

Whether you are looking for a new pair of swim goggles to hit up the lap pool, a high-end racing suit for competition, or anything else in between, we have guides and reviews of all the best swimming gear and accessories for crushing your practices and races.

Goggles & Caps

The swim cap and your trusty pair of swim goggles are one of the essentials to your workouts and competition.

Over three decades I’ve tried almost all of them, so you don’t have to. Here are guides and breakdowns of my favorite goggles.

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Swimsuits

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  • 9 Best Tech Suits for Fast Swimming on Race Day. Our flagship guide to everything tech suit, including the history of the suit, the current rules and regulations governing their use, and our best-in-class racing suits for men and women.
  • Speedo Tech Suits. Here is everything you need to know about Speedo Tech Suits, from features, reviews, their history, to where to buy ’em.
  • The Fastest Jammers for Racing. Looking to pick yourself up a new jammer? Here is a full breakdown and set of reviews on the most popular swim jammers on the market.
  • Suits for lap swimming (men). Need a new suit to crush your swim practices? We review the best swim briefs, jammers, square-cut suits, and drag-suits for swimmers.
  • Arena Powerskin 2.0: My Favorite Cheap Jammer. Looking to ball out in the water on a budget? Here’s why the Arena Powerskin ST 2.0 jammer is my favorite of the cheaper racing suits.
  • Arena Carbon Pro Jammer Review. The Carbon Pro is the most compressive of the Carbon suits. It’s raw, unbridled power.
  • Arena Carbon Flex Jammer Review. The Carbon Flex is the most versatile of the Arena high-end suits. It’s ideal for breaststrokers and medley swimmers who need full hip mobility in the water.

Swim Training Equipment

Whether it’s a kick-board, pull buoy, paddles or fins, or any other type of equipment you can think of to throw on while you are at the pool, here are guides and reviews of all of the best ones we could get our hands on.

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Wearables & Electronics

The electronic gear swimmers can take with them to the pool has come a long way over the past decade. Nowadays we can strap on a super-computer to our wrist and detail every last meter or yard of our workouts.

That said, it can be easy to get lost in the chlorinated sea of data and numbers–here are the tools and electronics to focus on to maximize your time and effort in the pool.

Swimming gear reviews and guides

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.
Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents  master the pool. His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has                                  appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more. He’s also                                    kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about                                       Olivier here.

Olivier Poirier-Leroy Olivier Poirier-Leroy is the founder of YourSwimLog.com. He is an author, former national level swimmer, two-time Olympic Trials qualifier, and swim coach.

Olivier is the author of the books YourSwimBook and Conquer the Pool. He writes all things high-performance swimming and is passionate about helping swimmers, swim coaches, and swim parents master the pool.

His articles were read over 4 million times last year and his work has appeared on USA Swimming, SwimSwam, STACK, NBC Universal, and more.

He’s also kinda tall and can be found hitting noon-hour lap swims. You can learn more about Olivier here.

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