Summer 2018 Store Hours
7:30-8:30 am June 15 and 21 and July 5 and 19
Need Christmas gift ideas?? Look no further…
There are SwimTulsa backpacks still available. These make nice gifts and look great at the meets! Also available are team parkas, warm ups and towels to keep your swimmer toasty warm.
Remember, goggles and caps make great stocking stuffers! Come shop with us while the kids are swimming.
There is also a nice selection of gently used Parkas at great prices.
Carrying one of the largest selections of name brand competition suits in Tulsa. The SwimTulsa Store can fill all of your swimmer’s needs. Team and practice suits, goggles, backpacks, towels, parkas and warm-ups are always in stock at the store. Equipment is available for SwimAmerica swimmers as well as any local high school swimmer.
Proper Suit Fit
(9/4/2007 Note: This info predates the ban on full body suits but there is still good info on how the suit should fit. Only suits approved by FINA can be used in competition. Please read related articles in the News tab on the menu at the top of the page. Our swim store sells only approved suits.)
This week’s Speedo Tip of the Week comes from Lindsay Goodson, the corporate marketing manager at USA Swimming. Goodson, who recently traveled the country fitting swimmers in Speedo suits, offers swimmers some advice on the proper fit of a competitive suit.
- The process of finding a proper fit of a suit takes time and patience. Competitive suits, whether it is a full-body suit or record breaker, are meant to compress the body but not constrict it. A suit can take as long as 20 minutes to get on, but this does not necessarily mean the suit is too small. It is important to remember not to sacrifice size for mobility.
- Ask your local dealer to try multiple sizes before purchasing the suit. While the suit may not be tested in the water prior to buying it, keep in mind that it will loosen and mold to your body once in the pool.
- When putting on a full-body suit, continually pull it from the knees – not the straps or torso region – similar to putting on women’s nylons. If you are struggling to pull the suit up, try getting your finger tips wet to work the suit over your hips. If the suit does not go over your hips, this is your first sign it is too small. But once it is on your hips, make sure the seams are not twisted. Align the seams with your hips and torso.
- Once the suit is on, it should be tight across the chest and core. It if is loose, then try a size smaller. A good rule of thumb is the straps should only be pulled one to two inches away from the shoulders.
- Don’t be afraid to try different suits for different races. While many breaststrokes prefer a jammer-style suit, this may not be what works best for you. Try a variety of suits and pick the one that gives you the most comfort.
Most importantly, remember that while the suit can help propel you to faster times, it is the work you do in the pool that determines the end result.