2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Swimmers
Swimbuds$30 1 of 9
These 100 percent waterproof headphones are built for swimming. The short cord prevents tangling in inconvenient spots, and each headphone comes with three sizes of ear buds to make sure you get the best fit. Works well with the waterproof iPod Shuffle that Underwater Audio makes.
AquaSphere K180 Goggles$24.95 2 of 9
These are smaller goggles that fit within the eye socket, yet uses 180-degree technology with rounded lenses to give you a great field of vision and minimal water resistance. The pair comes with three different nose bridges so you're assured a comfortable fit through the entire swim.
SportCount Lap Counter and Timer$34.95 3 of 9
The LCT slips right over your finger and allows you to count laps by pushing a button with your thumb, so you can continue swimming laps uninterrupted. The counter keeps track of total time and time per lap as well as average lap time, splits, fastest and slowest laps and more. It's a great little tool that fits right on your finger for pool workouts.
XTERRA Lava Pants$125 4 of 9
Consider it half of a wetsuit. Lava Pants are an innovative approach to swimming, giving swimmers race-level buoyancy without the restrictions to your arm's range of motion that you get with a full wetsuit. Lava Pants can also negate the need for a pull buoy during training sessions.
Event RegistrationSwim Miami, $35 5 of 9
Race entries are a great gift that gives an athlete something to work for—and then something to remember forever. We suggest Swim Miami, a bucket list swim in the protected waters off the coast.
AquaSphere Swim Gloves$14.95 6 of 9
These gloves have webbing between the fingers to increase resistance in the water and, as a result, build strength. Paddles are another good tool, but these gloves have a more comfortable fit while having the same benefits. They are made of neoprene with a Velcro strap at the wrist that allows for a tight fit.
Cat Crap Anti-Fog$5.99 7 of 9
Don't let the name fool you—this product works great at preventing your goggles from fogging up at the worst possible time. Apply a thin layer on the inside of your goggles, buff it out and your goggles won't hinder your vision during your swim. A popular product with scuba divers, but it works for swimmers, too.
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