New Women’s Speedo Swimwear with Hydro Bra

For all of you female swimmers out there who have searched for years for speedo swimwear that provides support for the girls – and I’m not talking children here – but doesn’t look like it was designed 50 years ago, Speedo Swimwear has finally nailed the category with its Muscleback with new and improved Speedo® Hydro Bra. I went by AquaSportWest to try one on and provide feedback. I’m a retired swimmer and lifeguard who is usually in the water with a masters or tri-fit group. But unless I’m doing […]

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Speedo Backpack

Speedo has made some great modifications to their 2014 Speedo backpack lines, in order to accommodate the wide range of swimmers who need to transport their equipment to and from the pool for practices. For the first time, Speedo is introducing a new medium size Speedo backpack, ideal for younger swimmers who can’t handle the weight of the larger Speedo Backpack, or anybody looking for a slightly smaller bag that still has the same function as the larger Speedo backpack. The new Medium size Speedo backpack will keep the classic […]

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TYR Swimsuits

When shopping for a new swim suit, the TYR swimsuit with microback straps meets all the criteria: great fit, long lasting fabric, and styles and colors to fit your personalities. With this checklist in mind, a great choice for female swimmers of all ages and skill levels is the TYR Microback suit. TYR swimsuit with Microback straps is one of the few training swimsuits available with thin adjustable straps, to ensure you get that perfect fit. Whether you have a long torso and find suit straps tend to always be […]

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AquaSphere Goggles

One of the most important accessories any swimmer can have is a reliable pair of goggles, and finding the right pair to fit your face can be tricky. For swimmers of all ages and skill levels, AquaSphere goggles are a great option for comfort and performance. Made in Italy, AquaSphere goggles are a favorite choice of triathlon and open water swimmers. The wider fit creates a more comfortable seal, and the treated lenses provide 100% UV protection when swimming outside in the sunshine. For those of you who like to […]

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Speedo Parkas Aren’t Just For Swimmers

Have you watched the Olympics and seen the swimmers in Parkas coming out for their races, clad in Speedo Parkas or Nike Parkas or Tyr Parkas? Well, they are not just for swimming. As a former swimmer and parent of swimmers and divers who spend hours at pools, often outdoors, I know the value of a knee length, fleece-lined, water resistant coat with a hood for hiding from the rain. But it wasn’t until one of the kids got a parka that was too big that I really began to […]

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Goggle Buying Tips!

If you’re planning to be in the pool, do yourself a favour and get some goggles! And do the same for your kids. Burning eyes are sure to turn you little ones off swimming and it’s hard to be first to the ring on the bottom when you’re blind and all the other kids are wearing goggles. With what seems like an endless choice of styles from Speedo, TYR, Nike and Aquasphere, across prices that range from a few dollars up to over $100 how do you find the right […]

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Swimwear Fabric – what does it all mean?

Feel like you need a chemistry degree to understand the array of swimwear fabrics? Well there certainly are a lot of chemists and engineers busy developing the fastest, sleekest, most durable swimwear fabrics possible. And yes, it’s difficult to decipher the array of options from Speedo, TYR and Nike so we thought we’d offer a little lesson to help you navigate all this swimwear. There are really two sets of criteria for buying swimwear, the first are practical considerations while the second are more about performance of the athlete in […]

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Suitable Swimwear for Swim lessons

Living on a planet that is more than 70% covered in water, it makes sense for us to want our kids to be water safe. What better reason to register them in swimming lessons. Once you’ve got them all signed up you need to decide what swimwear is best. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re looking for a suitable swimwear: – Don’t bare more than you planned to – There’s nothing worse than proudly diving into a pool, sporting your fancy new blue polka dot […]

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Out of the Lake and Into the Pool? How swim caps and other great ideas can prevent the green crunchies…..

The dog days of summer are behind us and, with them, those days of fresh water swims in the lake. With swimmers return to the pool, or at least increase in indoor hours, we all face the dilemma of slimy-when-wet and crunchy-when-dry hair. Every swimmer who has spent time in a pool is familiar with the challenge. Sure, that slippery, slightly green hair is cool at first and the chlorine shimmer when the sun catches your locks clearly marks you as a water baby, but we all know chlorine-soaked hair […]

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Welcome to the AquaSport West Blog – Swimwear for everyone!

Welcome! We’re glad you could join us. Consider this blog, like our new Greater Vancouver swimwear retail store, the place to visit for all things aquatic. AquaSport West is happy to bring to British Columbia what has been the ‘go to’ place in Eastern Canada since 1982. We welcome all BC swimmers, triathletes, lifeguards, water polo players, divers, aquafit aficionados and just about anybody who plans to get wet, to visit us in-store and online. Stop by and see our amazing selection of swimwear, equipment and gear made by top […]

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