Swimwear Size Chart
To select the right costume, first determine the activity for which you'll be wearing the swimwear most often:
- Racing/High Performance swimming - which includes racing at either the school, club, or higher level
- Training/ Fitness - which includes activities such as training and lap swimming
Racing/High Performance Swimming
Competitive swimmers need high performance costumes that maximize speed in the water and improve glide times by reducing drag and increasing water flow. Many swimmers buy separate costumes for training and racing. For both training and racing, compression, resulting in a tight fit, is the key.
- For training, buy your normal size, but realize that the fit will be snugger than that of a regular fashion costume
- For racing, consider buying a racing/high performance costume at least one size smaller than your training costume
To choose the size in whichever you measure greatest in, as these are slim-cut fitting.Sizing guide for Funkita are available in the individual descriptions of the item.
Sizing guide for Funkita can be found in individual descriptions or attached picture of each item.
The comparable sizes listed above are considered comfortable. Every swimsuit design is unique and each swimmer's body built is different, therefore order the size that would accommodate the swimmer's particular preference.
- Costumes for both training and racing provide support through compression.
- Women's racing costumes do not include any kind of bra or bust support. Compression, resulting in a tight fit, is one of the key characteristics of a suitable competition costume.
- Costumes for top-level competition are not lined, since reducing drag is a priority. However, many women's costumes for training are front-lined.
- A costume with lining will generally last longer, and hold its shape and colour better than an unlined costume.
- Costumes for racing and training are one-piece, usually with moderately cut leg openings, fairly high necks and either high backs or racer style X,Y or V backs for a secure fit and freedom of movement.
- Most costumes from Ying Fa are done in blends of polyester/lycra.
- Improvements in fibre engineering have resulted in costume materials that are more resistant to chlorine than ever. Costumes for racing/high performance swimming typically use these more durable versions of nylon and spandex.
- For lap swimming and training you will need a costume that provides comfort and freedom of movement, plus coverage and support.
- Fit should be snug but not tight. A good fitting costume will stay in place during vigorous movement, but not pinch, bind or ride up in the sent.
When To Replace Your Costume
Though the advances in fibre technology, chlorine will eventually deteriorate costume fabrics. When your costume begins to bag or feels looser than when it was new, it is time to replace your costume.
When you are trying on swimwear you should place each of your feet in a plastic bag and then pull the swimsuit over each foot. The use of the plastic bag will ensure no damage is done to the costume via toe nails etc… Reduces stretching in the pressure membranes and will generally aid in the longevity of the swimwear.
Rinse in fresh water and hang dry in shade after use. DO NOT machine wash or put in dryer or store wet.