Have a swimmer in your life and not sure what to give to go with H20? Here are 10 gifts for swimmers that will have them merrily swimming along well after Christmas. Some big, some small, we’re sure you’ll find something for the swimmer on your list.
Silicone Swim Cap
Silicone swim caps are great for the pool and open water. They last longer than latex caps and don’t have the nagging burn on the neck or pulling of hair. Plus, there are fun designs to keep ‘em smiling all year long. Here are a few of our favorites…
Mack’s Silicone Earplugs
A great stocking stuffer to stuff in the ears. Did you know that over a prolonged period of time, cold water can damage your hearing? Mack Earplugs are great for pool and open water swimming. A definite favorite!
Finis Tempo Trainer Pro
Finis™ has their all-new tempo trainer available just in time for the holidays. The Finis™ pacing device uses beeps to help set a stroke rate and keep it over long periods of time. Just set the tempo and tuck it under the swim cap and swim, swim, swim away! No more fading at the end of the workout with this device helping you finish strong. Best of all, the new tempo trainer uses a standard 3V replaceable battery.
Thermos & Drinks
Unless you’re lucky enough to live in the tropics, a swimmer’s best friend can often be the magic mix they take along with them poolside or out on the open water to heat the core. A great thermos with an assortment of Ginger tea, Mint tea and hot chocolate will surely keep them warm and happy.
Sporti Equipment Mesh Bag
Large, sturdy and loaded with useful compartments, this convenient sized mesh bag will hold loads of swim gear – including and adult kickboard and swim fins. Whoo!
Swimsuit by Betty Designs
If you don’t know Betty Designs, you don’t know hip. Choose from signature 1-piece designs or 2-piece racing bikinis, Betty has it going on. Suits are made to order.
SwimOutlet.com Gift Card
For the gifts that are hard to buy – such as their favorite goggles, a particular suit or an unknown, you can’t go wrong with a gift card from SwimOutlet.com.
This waterproof MP3 player from Finis holds approximately 240 songs – both MP3 and WMA files. Ideal for swimmers, triathletes, surfers, synchronized swimmers, and anyone else involved in general water activities, the Finis SwiMP3 1G waterproof MP3 player allows you to listen to music underwater. Unlike standard waterproof MP3 players–which transmit sound through the air or water and produce only a muffled noise when submerged–the SwiMP3 1G relies on your bones to conduct the sound. This direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheekbone to the inner ear produces exceptional sound clarity, so you can listen to all of your favorite tunes while working out or taking a leisurely swim.
Private Swim Instruction
Everyone needs a little one-on-one instruction from time to time. Offer to pay for a few lessons to help the swimmer or triathlete in your life through the off-season.
A Month of Masters Swimming
Masters Swimming is one of the best use of training time for any swimmer. A month of masters swimming can range anywhere from $40 – $125 depending on the local club. A monthly fee generally covers all-you-can-swim workouts during the month. Click to find a Masters Swim workout near you.