Swimming Holiday Gift Guide: A Range of Gifts Your Swimmer Will Love
The holidays are quickly approaching, and swimming gear might be the perfect gift for any swimmer you know. Accessories can enrich a swimmer’s practice or keep them warm and comfortable going to and from practice or on deck between races at a meet. Gear that could be useful for a swimmer come in a wide variety of price ranges, so here are some gift ideas for you to check out.
Apple Watch: Coming in three different trim levels, the Apple Watch has become a favorite of swimmers and non-swimmers around the world for providing instant feedback and internet connectivity at close proximity. All three versions currently on sale are water-resistant and swim proof and offer fitness tracking, including for swimming.
FINIS Smart Goggle: This product has quickly become a favorite of swimmers by showing a clock in the peripheral vision of the left goggle, allowing swimmers to keep pace on sets across the board but particularly long-distance sets. The goggle gives splits to swimmers instantaneously and tracks time of swim and distance. After a workout, it syncs to an app to map out a practice and give swimmers a video of their head position throughout the workout.
StrechCordz: Products from NZ Manufacturing called “StrechCordz” are perfect for swimmers in need of resistance training. This range of products includes cords to hold a swimmer in place for stationary swimming, various lengths of longer belts for resisted and assisted sprinting and even tubing to help master kick motions or limit the kick entirely.
Olukai Ulele: This shoe is ideal for swimmers who deal with slippery decks at practice or meets. According to Olukai, this shoe is the “ultimate sandal built with water-resistant materials, extra grip, and the support of a sneaker. Made to go anywhere!”
Arena Team Backpack: One of the most spacious swim backpacks on the market, this product gives space for swimmers to carry a towel, their caps and goggles, any equipment and a change of clothes for after practice — and keep it all dry.
Stocking Stuffers: Under $50
Nuun: For a series of sports nutrition and hydration products, check out Nuun, which sells sports drinks and power that can be added to water bottle for similar effects. Nuun advertises the use of “clean ingredients that work with your body, giving you the nutrients you need to stay healthy and hydrated.”
Bombas: A great source of t-shirts, undergarments and socks, Bombas says that “putting on clean, comfortable clothing every day is a powerful thing.” Additionally, for every purchase, Bombas donates clothing to those experiencing homelessness, with over 100 million items given so far.