Did you know there are different swimsuits for different uses? Yep, just like there are specific training and athletic wear for different sports, there are swimsuits designed for particular uses. A bikini, tankini, and one-piece, all have different purposes—especially when it comes to being active. In fact, if you swim laps for leisure or competitively, you know that you need a certain swimsuit designed for this sport. Not just any swimsuit will do! In this blog post, we’re sharing our top swimsuits designed for swimming laps. Check it out!

Lap swimming swimsuit must-haves

Swimming is a great exercise—it’s low impact, easy on your joints, and works out your entire body from arms to back to core and legs. It’s also a great cardio workout you can do at the beach or pool! So if you’re ready to start lap swimming, these are the top must-have features to look for in a swimsuit:

  • Full bust support 
  • Medium-to-high neckline
  • Snug and secure fit
  • Durable, quality fabric
  • Stomach support and coverage

    Ensuring your swimsuit has all of these features will set you up for success for swimming laps. Afterall, having an ill-fitted suit without the right fabric, coverage, or support can be a disaster in the swimming pool. Now that you know which criteria to look for, check out our favorite one-piece, tankini, and bikini swimwear options below.

    Woman in HAPARI Moxie Bikini Top and High Waisted TummyTuk Bottoms on the beach

    Modest swimwear for lap swimming

    We know many women want modest choices when they are actively swimming, features like: medium-to-high necklines, full stomach coverage, low cut hips, and full bottom coverage. Below are our favorite modest swimwear options for lap swimming, all of them can be found in our new 2023 Swim Collection.

    • Long Sleeve One-Piece: The Long Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit is one of our favorite and most versatile swim pieces. Made using gorgeous, colorful prints, this suit stands out with its timeless one-piece design. Full length sleeves, a high neckline, and a lower cut hip design, provide full coverage support. With the Long Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit you can comfortably swim laps without worrying about anything falling out or being over exposed.

    • High-Neck Strappy Tankini Top + Tummy Tuk High-Waisted Swim Bottom: If you’re looking for a tankini option for swimming laps, the High-Neck Strappy Tankini Top is it. This suit features an adjustable high-neckline and sewn-in bra with removable foam pads, giving you the flexibility to create the support you need on top. Pair this with our High-Waisted Swim Bottoms for a stylish look that has even more coverage than your typical bikini swim bottoms. Available in our high-waisted swim bottoms is the Tummy Tuk option. This optional feature has an ultra high waistline to support your stomach and midsection area.

    • Sport Tankini Top + Boy Short Swim Bottoms: Next up, we recommend the Sport Tankini Top, paired with the stylish Boy Short Swim Bottoms, for a perfect active-ready swim look. This top features a scoop neckline with three-way straps that can be worn as a halter, tank, or criss-cross, to create just the right coverage and support you need. Pair this top with a fuller coverage bottom—like boy shorts—to get more support and coverage through the hips and rear area.

    • Luxe Tankini Top + Swim Skirt Swim Bottoms: Give the Luxe Tankini Top a try for lap swimming and active swim workouts. This top features a scooped neckline and tank style straps in the front to provide optimal support for activity. The back has dual criss-crossing straps that create an intricate design and added styling detail. Paired with a Swim Skirt, this swim outfit is both stylish and supportive enough for active swimming. 
    Woman in High-Neck Strappy Tankini Top in front of tropical foliage


    Two-piece swimwear for active swimming

    Being active in your swimsuit doesn’t automatically rule out a two-piece option. In fact, there are a few two-piece designs that are fantastic options for intense activity like lap swimming. Check out these two styles that are designed with support, full movement and athletics in mind.

    1. Moxie Bikini Top + Boy Short Swim Bottoms: First up, the Moxie Bikini Top is a great option if you want both a two-piece and optimal coverage and support. Designed to fit like a sports bra, the Moxie Bikini Top features a scooped neckline, tank-style straps, full frontal coverage, and a supportive underband. Pair this top with Boy Short Swim Bottoms for a stylish and moderate coverage option.

    2. High-Neck Bikini Top + Tummy Tuk High-Waisted Swim Bottom: Next up, the High-Neck Bikini Top paired with High-Waisted Swim Bottoms is also a great option for active beach or pool days swimming laps. The top features an adjustable high-neckline that goes all the way up to the collarbone. The High-Waisted Swim Bottoms is a retro-style with an ultra high-waist band, lower cut hip designs, and full rear coverage. This pairing is a great two-piece option for swimmers! 
    Woman in HAPARI Moxie Bikini Top and High Waisted TummyTuk Bottoms on the beach

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Continue reading below to check out the Frequently Asked Questions on the best training swimsuits for swimming.

    • What are the best women's lap swimming suits? In short, the best swimsuit for you is the one that you feel comfortable in. Many women prefer to wear more modest or conservative swimsuits for sports or athletics, including lap swimming. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear a two-piece if you want. There are two-piece suits that offer high-necklines and full coverage swim bottoms that are great for sports and activity.

    • What swimsuit features are best for swimming laps? Look for a suit that offers the following: 
      • Full bust support 
      • Medium-to-high neckline
      • Snug and secure fit that stays in place during swimming
      • Durable, quality fabric
      • Stomach support and coverage

    Shop now—and Buy One, Get One Free!

    Now that you know all about the best swimsuits for lap swimming, don’t forget about our limited time Buy One, Get One Free sale! Now is the time to stock up on swimsuits for the season. Score a BOGO when you use code B1G1 at check out. Better hurry though, this deal won’t last long!

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