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Orphues1379
April 2nd, 2015, 10:24 AM
I wanted to get a swimsuit that covers from my knees to elbows (male), more for modesty reasons rather than staying warm or anything like that. I mostly do lap swimming in an indoor pool but would also like something I can use in outdoor pools, lakes, or oceans on warm days. I was thinking of getting a spring suit that surfers use but am worried it might not be flexible enough for freestyle.

What are the suits that the guys in these videos are wearing called? Are they just wetsuits or something else?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv_sDYHYzFw

http://www.swimsmooth.com/learn2swim.html (video is down the page a bit)

Debugger
April 2nd, 2015, 01:43 PM
You might like one of these http://www.proswimwear.co.uk/mens-swimwear/mens-open-water/men-s-wet-suits.html?manufacturer=blue-seventy You might feel hot though in the pool in such suits. In addition, if you plan to compete, depending on a meet you might want to check with organizers if you may use a suit, what kind of suit you may use and whether the suit should be in the list of FINA Approved Swimwear (http://www.fina.org/H2O/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=304&Itemid=1006) to avoid DQ. Just keep in memory that nowadays in conventional pool swimming you cannot compete in anything but trunks and jammers.

arthur
April 2nd, 2015, 02:14 PM
I wanted to get a swimsuit that covers from my knees to elbows (male), more for modesty reasons rather than staying warm or anything like that. I mostly do lap swimming in an indoor pool but would also like something I can use in outdoor pools, lakes, or oceans on warm days. I was thinking of getting a spring suit that surfers use but am worried it might not be flexible enough for freestyle.

What are the suits that the guys in these videos are wearing called? Are they just wetsuits or something else?

http://www.swimsmooth.com/learn2swim.html (video is down the page a bit)
The style of suit in the video was called a bodysuit. It might be hard to buy though since it was banned from competition in 2009. There are wetsuits designed for swimming but they might be too warm to swim in a pool with.

You can buy a rashguard shirt like this: http://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-mens-s-s-sport-fit-rashguard-35368/?Search=SAYT-rashguard and jammers to get knee to elbow coverage.

Allen Stark
April 2nd, 2015, 07:56 PM
You might try one of these.My wife has one of the women's suits for sun protection and loves it. http://www.ecostinger.com/mens/