Generally, standard swimming pool requires proper swimming attire. The very reason is to avoid discoloration of the water. If they will allow the people to swim in inappropriate wear, they will need to put more treatment, which means, it will require higher maintenance.
|Example of Complete/Proper Swim Wear for Men & Women|
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The complete swimming attire consists of a head cap, goggles, swimsuit (female), swimming trunk (male). Head cap is used to lessen the friction of the water and gain more speed in gliding. It is also used to avoid distractions when swimming specially for swimmers with long hair. It also protects your hair from chlorine. According to www.enjoy-swimming.com , there are four (4) major types of swim cap. They are the: 1.) Latex and rubber; 2.) Silicone; 3.) Lycra; 4.) Others or Customized.
|Latex Swim Cap|
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|Silicone Swim Cap|
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|Lycra Swim Cap|
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Goggles is also needed in swimming. It helps the student to be more at ease with the water. Kids easily get their confidence with water when they used goggles in early age even if it was just for recreation. It also helps to have more focus in learning swimming skills. The two important factors to consider when buying goggles according to http://swim.isport are comfort and fit. Goggles are classified into 1.) Competition 2.) Practice 3.) Recreational 4.) Swimming masks. The main purpose of wearing goggles is to protect your eyes from the harmful chemicals and dirt from water and from the harmful rays of the sun.
|Swim goggles for kids (Recreational) |
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|Swim goggles for adults (Practice) |
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Swimsuits and trunks come in different forms. The most conservative type is the rash-guard (top for men and women). Types of trunks are; 1.) the boy-leg cut also known as square leg swimsuits 2.) Swim jammers or the cycling cut 3.) Two- piece (for female) 4.) Monokini or One piece swimsuit 5.) Brief cut 6.) Long swimming trunks. Board-shorts are generally not accepted as proper swimming attire in swimming pool. It is more accepted as attire for recreation swimming.
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In buying your swimming attire, choose the best in quality and those that lasts to save money. Your swim wear may last according to care and maintenance. For swimming enthusiasts you can have at least three (3) sets. Remember that board shorts are generally for pool and beach party only. When doing a lap, you will swim better when you wear the proper attire.