My Favorite Swimming Clothesby Felix
Often I get asked what my favourite swimwear is. As you've guessed I enjoy swimming in clothes a lot and like to vary my swim kit as much as possible. It's great fun and keeps the game interesting.
What I wear depends of course on where I go swimming, like the sea, lakes or indoor pools, or if I just relax at home in my bathtub. Another factor is what water sports I enjoy at the time. Different wet activities require different clothes to get wet.
Here is a quick run down of my favourite swimming clothes,
worn by friends and wet models.
Hooded Jogging Suit
For fitness training I run and swim in a comfy jogging suit. This outfit is great for getting the pulse going in the morning as it is easy to put on when you're still half asleep, but it is hard to swim in. Beach running gets tougher the more your clothes get wet. Tees, hoodies, and jeans make a tough workout kit when wet. Hoods keep you warm.
Hoodies and Jeans
Most of the time I wear these clothes, including for swimming. In summer or hot climates this avoids sunburn. When I get too hot I get these clothes wet and I'm cool. Wading in is exciting fun when the water slowly soaks jeans and hoodie. I keep my hands in the pockets and watch how they fill up with water when I go in deep enough. Then I put up the hood and duck under. Awesome feeling.
Running kit is light weight and feels good both wet or dry. It is very easy to swim in. The tights and sports shirt cause only a little resitance. On cooler days I often wear a jacket or anorak on top. The best running trails have resfreshing water crossings that involve swimming.
Still dry, but not for long.
Anoraks and Cagoules
Waterproof clothes are really practical for beach fun. Canoeing cags and rain pants over fleece tops and leggings keep me and my friends warm on the beach and in the water. Anoraks are very useful for pool training.
Long cagoule tied up at waist
Long cagoule full down to knees
Wet cagoule after swimming
Anorak in swimming pool
Pool training in clothes
Lifeguard pool training clothes
Ponchos and Hiking Capes
Ponchos and hiking capes are my favourite clothes for a relaxing bath. They dry fast and can be worm for other purposes like rain hiking. If you're into baggy clothes, it doesn't get any better than this. Are you man enough to pull this off?
A quick drying hiking cape worn on its own, or over other clothes, is one my most versatile swimmimg outfits. It doubles up as sun protection, warm-up shelter or changing room.
Cycling cape for sun and rain
Water Meditation Cape
My water meditation cape always brings a sensual good time in the bath tub. Made from very soft nylon, it caresses me in the soapy water, which brings me quickly into the here and now. Once I put the hood up I'm ready for blissful immersion. I pull my arms inside and lay back into the warm water. This is one of the most beautiful experiences in wet clothes.
Lycra clothes are very easy to swim in and feel good in the water. One piece full body swimsuits, swim tights and swim shirts are my fallback option when a pool doesn't let me swim in other clothes. Often I wear an anorak on top.