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Look Good And Be Safe with Swim Accessories

Browse through any online retail store’s collection and you will find a wide range of swim accessories. If you want to be practical and not overspend on swim accessories, keep in mind that you really need only three essentials if you want to stay safe in the water. These essentials include your swimsuit, swimming cap, and swimming goggles. Here are some tips on choosing the best swim accessories:

  • Swimsuit – For men, swim briefs or trunks are the best choice for training, especially when you want to achieve fast lap times. Board shorts, while less revealing and ultimately more fashionable are not as good for swimming as briefs as they create too much drag. For women, a one-piece suit is best as they help build a streamline shape, and also provide better body coverage.
  • Swim cap – There are many different types of swim cap available on the market. Latex and rubber designs tend to offer a tight fit around the head, whereas silicone swim caps are a popular choice for those allergic to latex. Whilst slightly more expensive than latex, silicone protects the hair very well against the water, but tends to be more prone to slipping. Lycra is another alternative, and is ideal for creating a more uniform look. Lycra caps are made out of the same material as most swimsuits, but they are not as waterproof as their silicone and latex counterparts due to their tendency to slip.
  • Swimming goggles –There are four things that you should look for when buying goggles; comfortable lenses, adjustable straps, waterproof sockets, and 100% UVA/UVB protection. There are all kinds of tints available, from dark to light. Remember that dark lenses are only advisable for use in bright environments.

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Our Top Summertime Swimwear Picks

One of the best things about the arrival of warmer weather is finally being able to shed our winter layers and hit the beach, and with a heat-wave supposedly heading our way next week, the opportunity might arrive a little sooner than you’d thought! But if your family’s swimwear selection could do with a bit of an update then take a look below at our top picks for making the most of the sunshine this season!

Whether you’re travelling to the coast for a seaside adventure or simply taking them to the local pool, kids love to take to the water at the first opportunity. With a netted interior lining and vibrant summer design, these Boys Palm Tree Swim Shorts are a stylish and practical choice for kids from the age of eight to thirteen, and these Cargo Bay Camo Print Swimming Shorts are great for younger kids also hoping to visit the beach with friends and family over the coming months.

There are plenty of options for girls too. This Fluorescent Heart Print Halterneck Swimsuit is a great choice for kids looking to stand out from the crowd, and this Patchwork Two-Piece Bikini is another colourful, beach-friendly option for the warmer months.

With their fun anchor and yacht print design, these Brave Soul Nautical Swimming Shorts are a fashionable choice for men looking to feel the sun on their skin this summer, and with an elasticated drawstring waist, a comfortable fit is guaranteed. For male shoppers seeking something a little different, these Colour Fade Swim Shorts boast a longer over-the-knee cut and come in a selection of three colours, each with a detailed Hawaiian flower pattern.

For women who take their swimwear seriously, this Aqua Sphere Womens Naiad Swimsuit is a sleek and stylish option, boasting high UV protection and quick-dry capabilities. The suit’s breathable polyamide build is constructed with elastane, ensuring a snug but comfortable fit, and built-in chlorine resistance makes it ideal for combating the cocktail of chemicals found in many swimming pools.

Accessories such as these Aqua Sphere Adults Kaiman Goggles are a great way to improve your swimming experience and investigate the world beneath the waves. The easy-adjust buckle and sturdy, elasticated straps makes the design easy to alter to your liking, and with scratch-resistant lenses that also boast 100% UVA protection, comfort and protection are both guaranteed. The Aqua Sphere Kids Moby Swim Goggles make a great leak-free companion piece, ensuring that younger eyes can also play and explore free from the effects of chlorine.

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Introducing Aqua Sphere!

Universal Textiles is delighted to announce it is now selling Aqua Sphere swimwear products!

Formed in 1998, initially focusing on creating more comfortable eyewear for swimming, Aqua Sphere has become one of the World’s largest swimwear manufacturers. Creating swimwear suited to everyone from casual to professional swimmers, triathletes and water enthusiasts, their products have a reputation for innovative technology, quality and comfort.

Their vast plethora of products includes swimming costumes made for greater performance and with high chlorine resistant fabric such as the Aqua Sphere Ladies Mayfair Swimsuit.

For Men, Women and Children, find market leading goggles and masks. Made with ultra-durable Plexisol lenses for 4-point expanded, 180-degree visibility. They also have one-touch, quick-fit buckles for perfect fit with simple adjustments – even while wearing. With tinted, clear and blue lenses available, many also have 100% UVA/UVB protection. One such pair is the Aqua Sphere Adults Kayenne Tinted Ultra Durable Swimming Goggles.

For diving and swimming accessories, shops from a wide variety of products including masks, swim caps, swim training equipment and fins. Products include this U.S. Divers Kids Dorado Jr Mask, Snorkel and Fins Set great for training and open water diving.

To view the full range of Aqua Sphere products click here, and for more information on Aqua Sphere, read Lava Magazine’s profile of the company:

http://www.aquasphereswim.com/us/images/news-pr/Lava_Magazine_June2012_Low.pdf

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