While the word "swimsuit" has a simple meaning to a leisure swimmer, it takes on many variations for a competitive swimmer. Swimmers who race competitively typically have different suits for every occasion, from training to meets to championships.
When it's time for a big race, competitive swimmers choose technical suits — swimwear explicitly designed to help swimmers go faster. At Kiefer Aquatics, we carry swimming tech suits from industry-leading brands like Speedo, TYR Sport, and Arena to give you the competitive edge you need to win races and clock your best times.
What Are Tech Suits?
Technical suits are swimsuits made with advanced fabrics that propel swimmers through the water faster. They were first introduced in the United States in 2000 when swimmers wore them at the Olympic Trials.
FINA, the international federation for administering international water sports competitions, regulates tech suit manufacturing. They provide a sticker stamp of approval — typically a white sticker fused on the outside of a suit — indicating the swimsuit has successfully gone through the FINA testing process.
Benefits of Tech Suits
Tech suits are made with advanced fabrics, designs, and technology to support fast swimming. They're commonly made of durable materials like polyester, nylon, and lycra that are knit or woven together. Knit fabrics are made from one continuous thread configured in tiny braided loops, offering superior stretch. Woven fabrics consist of microscopic crisscrosses that provide exceptional structure.
Tech suits are also designed to fit like a second skin. Instead of the traditional seams found in most swimwear, tech suits have bonded seams fused by heat and pressure. These seams provide a smoother surface, free from bumps and threads that create water resistance.
Tech suits also feature compression technology to support a swimmer's muscles and hold their body in a streamlined position, helping them cut through the water with less drag. Many tech suits also have hydrophobic coatings that cause water to bead and drain off the suit.
All of these characteristics work together to instantly improve a swimmer's position in the water and increase their speed.
Why Purchase Tech Suits From Kiefer Aquatics?
At Kiefer Aquatics, we carry the best women's, men's, and kid's tech suits on the market. You'll find kneeskins and jammers manufactured by top brands with premium materials and technology.
When you buy from us, you'll get a tech suit that looks great and helps you perform at your best. Our technical suits come in numerous styles, colors, and designs, so you're sure to find an option that suits your preferences. We'll also customize your tech suits with embroidery or screen-printed logos so you can show off your team spirit.
Whatever tech suits you decide on, you can count on us to deliver your order promptly. We provide fast shipping turnarounds and no-hassle returns to get you the suits you need as soon as you need them. We also offer affordable prices and free shipping on orders over $60 to help you get the best value on your purchase.
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