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antespaz
July 11th, 2013, 07:07 PM
She just turned nine and is heading to the junior olympics this weekend. Without breaking the bank, which racing suit would you recommend? Thank you

Michael Heather
July 11th, 2013, 09:18 PM
She is nine. Don't over think, buy the pink one.

Karl_S
July 11th, 2013, 09:44 PM
My daughter loved this one: http://www.swimdownhill.com/id66.html (and I loved the price)

Martel
July 11th, 2013, 10:49 PM
I'd figure you it wouldn't matter too much for a 9 year. I agree with the person above, a nice one piece pink suit should do the trick. Just make sure it fits right and you should be good to go.

orca1946
July 11th, 2013, 11:25 PM
Unless pink will make her look funny, a hated thing by youngsters of all ages ! Maybe something she thinks is fun looking. Ask her !

aquageek
July 12th, 2013, 10:37 AM
She just turned nine and is heading to the junior olympics this weekend. Without breaking the bank, which racing suit would you recommend? Thank you

Racing suits provide absolutely no benefit to a 9 year old. She should wear her team suit.

JimRude
July 12th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Racing suits provide absolutely no benefit to a 9 year old. She should wear her team suit.

At a recent age-group meet (NOT the age group sectionals, or even the state championships) out here, I saw several 10/u girls wearing B70s, Arena Carbon Pros, etc.

The mind boggles.

Then I heard that the head coach of one of the clubs wants all their swimmers to wear the best suit they can afford....

The Fortress
July 12th, 2013, 03:38 PM
At a recent age-group meet (NOT the age group sectionals, or even the state championships) out here, I saw several 10/u girls wearing B70s, Arena Carbon Pros, etc.

The mind boggles.

Then I heard that the head coach of one of the clubs wants all their swimmers to wear the best suit they can afford....

Don't most clubs have a policy about not wearing tech suits in non-champs meets?!

Wouldn't an aquablade tank do for a 10&U? Not a good idea to teach tech suit dependency at a super young age. You should at least wait until you're a master to be a tech suit addict. :-)

Karl_S
July 12th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Wouldn't an aquablade tank do for a 10&U? ... Agree. Definitely a classic style suit. IMO there are a lot of reasons for not getting kneeskins. 1) Sends wrong message - swimming fast should be about swimming, not a suit - see Fort's comment. 2) Probably impossible to find a pair that fit and poorly fitting kneeskins are definitely going to be worse than a well-fitting classic suit. 3) Too expensive. This is why I suggested the Yingfa. It's "techy" enough to feel special - like you are getting ready for something big, but doesn't cost more than the typical team suit.

ElaineK
July 12th, 2013, 08:42 PM
She is nine. Don't over think, buy the pink one.

Great points were made in the posts following this one, but Michael's post is still making me :lmao:!
PERFECT.

antespaz
July 15th, 2013, 07:04 PM
She is nine. Don't over think, buy the pink one.
thanks, but my daughter hates pink. but I get the idea. I went with a Speedo endurance but may get the aquablade. Yea, at 9 a tech suit is a total waste of money.

ElaineK
July 15th, 2013, 09:41 PM
thanks, but my daughter hates pink. but I get the idea. I went with a Speedo endurance but may get the aquablade. Yea, at 9 a tech suit is a total waste of money.

Good call! I would bet the Speedo Endurance will last longer than your daughter at that size! She'll outgrow it before it wears out; it's a very tough suit.

As for her taste in colors: :agree:

magick17
July 18th, 2013, 05:03 AM
Ohhh..the finals sells these great sparkly ones..I think it's called the funkies series.. So cute & 9 year old really get away with these..I know I have one..we always go for the sparkliest because I hate for her to put more faith in a product to win rather that her own talent..good luck to her JOs are fun!