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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.

Make sure you check out our full range of swimwear at Universal-Textiles.com!

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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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How to Choose Men’s Swimwear

Many men currently opt for swimming shorts, although there are a variety of options in the men’s swimwear range.  These are typically manufactured from polyester or a nylon blend.  Both of these fibres are synthetic and designed to keep their shape and last a long time.  Polyester also has the added bonus of being quick to dry, which makes it ideal as a swimwear material.

The shorts are perhaps best for those who are holidaying on the beach and just dipping in and out of the water on occasion.  These are comfortable to wear and are not clingy.  The elasticised waists often have drawstrings that make them adjustable.  The designs are usually bright, often with patterns, which are perfect for a bright holiday feel.

Serious swimmers who are in training for competitions might prefer the men’s swimwear briefs.  These are considered by most men as being a bit too tight and revealing for wearing on holiday because they are constructed to be more resistant to chlorine.  They are often made from polyester that gives them a good lifespan.  These also come in the form of shorts, and these are a fitted skin-tight style.

The briefs and tight shorts tend offer a limited choice in terms of colour.  These are usually only available in dark colours although some have a coloured stripe down the side.  Men’s swimwear is available with or without lining depending on the preference of the customer.

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