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The111
June 5th, 2007, 07:12 PM
I have been to Sports Authority and a variety of surf shops and haven't had any luck.

A few years ago I bought some at Macy's at the mall, but they were some weird brand... I'd like to find a place that just sells standard Speedo briefs.

The111
June 5th, 2007, 08:24 PM
Add to that: earplugs. Also not at Sports Authority, and I used to get them from Wal-Mart OR Target but right now I can't find them at EITHER. :confused:

smontanaro
June 5th, 2007, 08:34 PM
Go to Kiefer (http://www.kiefer.com/). If you want a store you can walk into, check
your local yellow pages for sporting goods stores that specialize in either
triathlons or furnishing the local high schools.

funkyfish
June 5th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Might try swimoutlet.com. They seem to have a decent selection as well as earplugs. Probably other online shops as well. Locally, we have an Academy sports and Champs, and they also sell them at the pool where I swim. Unfortunately, we don't have a Macy's nearby, oh well. Good luck.

Blackbeard's Peg
June 5th, 2007, 11:07 PM
The111,

I don't know where you are, but I would bet there may be a local swim or dive shop in your area that would carry these.

If you're metro DC, I can think of plenty of places that could help you out.

waves101
June 6th, 2007, 08:11 AM
The only walk-in shops that I've found have been either a Dunham's or an MC Sporting Goods. Limited selection but a few anyway. Not sure if you have them in your locale but you can check it out.

aquageek
June 6th, 2007, 10:35 AM
Might try swimoutlet.com. They seem to have a decent selection as well as earplugs. Probably other online shops as well. Locally, we have an Academy sports and Champs, and they also sell them at the pool where I swim. Unfortunately, we don't have a Macy's nearby, oh well. Good luck.

I had a recent cruddy experience with swimoutlet.com. I ordered two goggles, one leaked and the other one had a strap break as I was getting ready for a race. Obviously, since I had worn them a couple of times they can't be returned. Frustrating.

knelson
June 6th, 2007, 10:41 AM
Your best bet is a dedicated swim shop. Generic sporting goods stores may have some competitve swimming gear, but it's a real crap shoot. If there isn't a swim shop near where you live go online and order. As someone else mentioned Kiefer and swimoutlet.com are both good choices.

The111
June 6th, 2007, 11:19 AM
Yeh, I'm definitely looking for brick and mortar stores. I am in Central FL (Orlando)... I would imagine there has to be SOMETHING. Somebody mentioned Champs, I think we have one of those in the mall.

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

knelson
June 6th, 2007, 12:23 PM
I'm sure there's a swim shop in the Orlando area. Check the Yellow Pages for "Swimwear and Accessories."

Gil
June 6th, 2007, 12:24 PM
I had great luck in Penney department store in Daytona Beach , FL. Maybe Pennney in Orlando would have as good a Speedo selection as the one in Daytona Beach.

Rob Copeland
June 6th, 2007, 12:39 PM
There is a swim shop at the YMCA Aquatic Center on International Drive.

smontanaro
June 6th, 2007, 01:47 PM
Yeh, I'm definitely looking for brick and mortar stores. I am in Central FL (Orlando)... I would imagine there has to be SOMETHING. Somebody mentioned Champs, I think we have one of those in the mall.

Champs falls into the "crap shoot" category someone else mentioned, right up there with Dick's or Sport Mart. You might talk to the coach(es) at your local high school or swim club (there must be tons of swim clubs in Orlando) and ask them where a dedicated shop is nearby.

Or touch base with someone at Team Orlando Masters (http://www.teamorlando.com/).

Skip Montanaro

Dennis Tesch
June 6th, 2007, 03:35 PM
Call me... I can get you any racing suit you want. 801-897-6787

Dennis

aztimm
June 6th, 2007, 04:31 PM
Wow, the Sports Authority, Sports Chalet, and Big 5 here, as well as our specialty swim shops, all sell men's swim stuff (seems like all kinds of stores carry women's speedos). Sports Chalet is a newish store in this area, and usually has a fair amount of stuff (they have pools onsite for scuba training), and has good sales throughout the year. Of course, I usually buy online from Kiefer, since the local places rarely have the exact goggles I like.