7 Best Gifts for Competitive Swimmers

7 Best Gifts for Swimmers-min

Looking for the perfect gift for the swimmer in your life? Here are the seven best gifts for swimmers.

Swimmers might look like an easy bunch to shop for.

Swim goggles. Cap. Swimsuit.


But not so fast.

Swimmers are constantly on the hunt for ways to improve in the water, and there is no shortage of tools, equipment, and books to help them swim faster than ever.

If you want to give a swimmer what they really want (the gift of faster swimming), start with this collection of the best gifts for swimmers.

  1. FINIS Stability Snorkel

FINIS is synonymous with snorkels for swimmers, and their latest update of their classic swimmer’s snorkel is the FINIS Stability Snorkel.

Designed for swimmers who train on the higher end of the speed spectrum (“I like to go fast!”), a dual-strapped, bracket-free fit keeps the snorkel in place as you launch yourself off the wall and rip down the length of the pool.

The tube can be adjusted to fit your mouth and face, and FINIS makes these bad boys in a few different colors to give you some styling options.

Best Gifts for Swimmers - FINIS Stability Snorkel

Photo Courtesy: FINIS

You can pick up a pair over at Amazon and at SwimOutlet.

  1. AquaVolo DragSox

One of my favorite pieces of swim gear are these genius resistance tools for powering up your kick. Used by countless swimmers and swim teams, including top NCAA programs.

DragSox are a brilliant way to level up your kicking speed and power without resorting to wearing shoes, which limit range of motion.

Gift for Swimmers - DragSox

Photo Courtesy: AquaVolo

Kick with them, swim with them—get faster with them. Pick up a pair over at AquaVolo’s website.

  1. FINIS Swim Parachute

In keeping with the power-development side of things, I had to add the FINIS Swim Parachute. As an age grouper, our coach fashioned empty paint buckets and tied a rope and diver’s belt to our waist. While it was an impressive feat of MacGyver’ing, the bucket-chutes were not very portable.

The FINIS Swim Parachute is easier to stow away, which means that you can take it with you to training camps, swim meets, or your neighbour’s backyard pool. It comes in a couple different sizes (or rather, levels of resistance), and if you haven’t tried using one before, get ready to feel like a child at the end of a harness the first time you push off the wall!

FINIS Swim Parachute - Christmas Gifts for Swimmers

Photo Courtesy: FINIS

Pick up a swim parachute from the folks at Amazon or over at SwimOutlet.

  1. Speedo Speed Socket 2.0 Swim Goggles

The Speed Sockets have been around for a while. The 1.0’s were a favorite of Michael Phelps when he was still sponsored by Speedo, and these days, it’s Caeleb Dressel who is often seen rocking out in the Speedo Socket 2.0’s.

Made of highly durable silicone, the Sockets, one of my favorite swim goggles of all time, come with adjustable nose pieces to fit every type of swimmer’s face, adjustable head straps for a leak-free fit, and a soft socket that sits comfortably on the face.

Swimmer Gifts - Speedo Speed Socket 2

Photo Courtesy: Speedo

They look great, they work great. Great, great, great. Grab yourself a pair at Amazon or through SwimOutlet.

  1. YourSwimBook Logbook for Swimmers

Logging your workouts is an old-school way of getting more from your swim practices. Unfortunately, most swimmers are logging the wrong stuff and not using their logbook for maximum benefit.

YourSwimBook, a logbook made specifically for competitive swimmers, helps swimmers track the things that matter most so that they can spend more time improving and less time treading water with their swimming.

It comes with a 10-month logbook, goal setting section, evaluations for competitions and training, and much, much more.

Best Gifts for Swimmers - YourSwimBook Logbook

Photo Courtesy: YourSwimBook

YourSwimBook retails for $39 and comes with some bonus PDFs and a mental training skills blueprint and is available here.

  1. DMC Elite Swim Fins

Swim training fins are one of the favorite pieces of equipment for swimmers. What’s not to like about being able to hurtle yourself across the pool faster than you normally would?

The only drawback to fins are getting the right fit and blistering. The DMC Elite Swim Fins, made specifically for high-performance swimming, are made of soft silicone which don’t blister and chafe your feet.

Gifts for Swimmers -- DMC Elite Swim Fins

Photo Courtesy: DMC Fins

Comfortable, blister-free, and available with an open-heel that maximizes range of motion in your feet, the DMC Elite Fins are available over at Amazon.

  1. Conquer the Pool Mental Training Workbook for Swimmers

Mental training doesn’t need to be complicated, confusing, or imply that there is something wrong with your brain. Conquer the Pool: The Swimmer’s Ultimate Guide to a High-Performance Mindset, takes this complicated piece of your training and gives you a step-by-step blueprint that will help you master your mindset, so that you can master the pool.

Written by swimmers for swimmers, and developed with the feedback of 200+ Olympic, NCAA, and world champions, the book is a complete battleplan for a high-performance mindset on race day and in competition.

  • “This book is really, really beneficial for swimmers looking to elevate their game.” – Cody Miller, Olympic Gold medalist
  • “It is the best (only real) product for helping kids through the mental side of the sport.” – Don Heidary, Head Coach, Orinda Aquatics
Gift for Competitive Swimmers - Conquer the Pool

Photo Courtesy: Conquer The Pool

The book retails for $39, has a 30-day money back guarantee, and is available here.


The above press release was posted by Swimming World in conjunction with Lane 6 Publishing. For press releases and advertising inquiries please contact Advertising@SwimmingWorld.com.


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