How to wear and clean your racing swimsuit: practical advice for swimmers
Racing suits are designed to be as close-fitting and streamlined as possible to minimize friction with the water and increase swimmers' performance . In addition, racing suits often have inserts made of rubber or other form-fitting materials, which help keep the suit close to the body and prevent slippage during turns or pace changes.
Competition swimsuits can be worn by both men and women, and can be made in different lengths and designs depending on the swimmers' preferences. Some racing suits also have a shorter bottom, called a "jammer," that covers the legs down to the knee. Jammers are usually worn by swimmers who prefer more freedom of movement or who want to prevent the legs of the suit from rolling up during the swim.
In summary, the racing suit is an essential garment for professional swimmers , which helps improve performance in the water thanks to its lightness, adherence and aerodynamics.
- Here are some tips on how to wear your racing swimsuit:
- Make sure the swimsuit is dry . A wet swimsuit can be slippery and can cause discomfort when swimming. If the swimsuit is still a little damp, dry it well with a towel before putting it on.
- Wear the costume over the dry body. Avoid wearing the costume on damp or sweaty skin , to prevent it from sticking or causing discomfort. If you have just come out of the shower, dry yourself well before putting on your swimsuit.
- Adjust the seams well. Make sure the seams of the swimsuit are snug against the body and not too tight. If the seams are too loose or too tight, they could cause discomfort or impede your freedom of movement .
After the race it is important to always take care of the costume. These tips will help you keep your racing suit looking like new :
Wash your swimsuit immediately after training or competition. It is important to wash the costume immediately after wearing it, both to prevent the formation of unpleasant odors and to eliminate any residues of chlorine or other substances present in the pool. Leaving the swimsuit damp for too long can also favor the formation of mold and other bacteria, which can damage the fabric and reduce its life over time.
Do not use bleach or other harsh chemicals. Bleach is a very aggressive chemical product, which can damage the fabric of the swimsuit and alter its colour. Other chemicals like fabric softener or dish soap can also be harmful to your costume, so it's best to avoid them.
Do not use the dryer . The heat from the dryer can damage the fabric of your swimsuit, causing seams to shrink or tags to peel off. Also, the movement of the dryer drum can cause premature wear of the suit. It is best to hang the swimsuit to dry in the open air, away from direct heat sources.
Hang the swimsuit out to dry in the open air , away from direct heat sources. The costume should be hung out to dry in a cool, well-ventilated place, away from direct heat sources such as the sun or a radiator. Fresh air and exposure to sunlight help eliminate odors and disinfect the fabric. Remember to spread the swimsuit so that the seams and labels are not in contact with hard or rough surfaces, to avoid damaging them.
The racing costume is an important investment. If your racing suit has a broken seam or other defect that prevents it from being used, do not attempt impromptu repairs. Contact TOP LEVEL SPORT and we will help you repair your swimsuit . If it is a manufacturing fault we will ask the manufacturer to repair the costume and if possible replace it. If it is accidental damage we will help you to repair it, if possible, with the help of specialized professionals at a low cost.
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