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Gifts For Swimmers

Updated on July 10, 2014

Gifts For Swimmers

Does the swimmer in your life have a birthday coming up?

Are you looking for a Christmas gift for the rubber ducky in your family?

Is your friend Michael Phelps?

If you haven't hit the swimming pool in a long time, you might not know what swimmers need or want, or the technological advances in the sport of swimming that have occurred in recent years. Not to fret - this page will help you find a gift for the swimmer in your life today! Get the best gifts for swimmers here, in this list curated by me, a swimmer!

Why Swimming Gifts?

I am a swimmer and I would love to receive some swimming related gifts for Christmas or my birthday! (hint, hint)

However, I think some people who are not themselves swimmers find it hard to know what to get their swimming loved ones - things have changed a lot since you were a kid splashing around and learning how to float! Now you can find all sorts of technological advances that help swimmers become even better at their sport. So, I've compiled a list of some of my favorite pool and swimming accessories, gadgets and toys here. Hope this helps you shop for the swimmer in your life!

FINIS SwiMP3.2G Waterproof MP3 Player - Underwater, Waterproof MP3 for Swimmers!

This is, in my opinion, the ULTIMATE swimming gift! Unlike other athletes who might run with an iPod or have the television on while on their treadmill machine, swimmers are usually not able to be entertained by outside sources while participating in their sport. Many times I've been at lap swim, wishing I had an underwater MP3 player to break up the tedium. I promise that this gift will be a HUGE hit for the swimmer in your life!

NOTE: This is the newly upgraded and released version of the SwiMP3.1G player - if you liked the old version, check out this new upgraded device with more memory, better durability and a better underwater experience. This is a MUST HAVE for any swimmer!

Finis SwiMP3.2G Waterproof MP3 Player
Finis SwiMP3.2G Waterproof MP3 Player

Amazon.com says:

"The SwiMP3 Waterproof MP3 Player from Finis allows swimmers to enjoy music, audio books, podcasts, and more--easily and comfortably while in the water. Thanks to Bone Conduction audio transmission, the SwiMP3 offers clear sound while fully submerged in the water--without uncomfortable earbuds that may fall out. Designed not to interfere with your swimming technique, the SwiMP3 attaches securely to the your goggle straps with Hydrodynamic Clips and rests on your cheek bone. With 2GB of storage, the SwiMP3 can hold up to 500 songs for a varied playlist. The player is MP3 and WMA compatible and is also iTunes convertible. The device attaches to your computer via USB and contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that offers over eight hours of use per charge."

 

Speedo Vanquisher Swim Goggles - The Best Goggle Gift For Your Swimmer!

Good quality goggles are hard to find, and when you find some, you want to buy several to hold onto! The Speedo Vanquisher Swim Goggles are truly the cream of the crop, and no swimmer will want to be without at least a few pair of these goggles. You can never use enough!

Speedo Vanquisher 1.0 Swim Goggle
Speedo Vanquisher 1.0 Swim Goggle

Speedo's line of competition swim goggles are designed for the serious competitor. Made from the highest-quality materials available, the low-profile design of the Vanquisher Swim Goggle will give any swimmer the competitive advantage. The anti-fog, polycarbonate lens is shatter-resistant and is UV protected. The soft silicone lens gaskets sit in a low profile on your face and offer cushioned protection. For a more comfortable swim and to avoid water intake, choose the right size of nose piece from the three provided.

Excellent competition goggle with shatter-resistant, polycarbonate lens with UV potection, anti-fog coating, and hypoallergenic soft silicone seals. It comes with a silicone double-length head-strap for more secure fit. Very popular Speedo goggle style!

 

More Speedo Goggles

Here are some more varieties and sizes - these are all different versions of the Speedo Vanquisher Swim Goggles above, and are also recommended.

Timex Men's Ironman 100-Lap FLIX System Watch - The Ultimate Best Watch For Swimmers!

If you've ever been swimming at a pool with a lazy clock or one that is hard to read from the pool, you'll know the frustration in trying to keep track of your time and laps. The Ironman watch does it for you, and this would make a perfect gift for any swimmer!

Timex Men's T5E231 Ironman Classic 100 Full-Size Black/Yellow Resin Strap Watch
Timex Men's T5E231 Ironman Classic 100 Full-Size Black/Yellow Resin Strap Watch

Amazon.com Product Description -

Keep your sports training focused with the stylish Timex T5E231 Ironman Triathlon multi-function, performance sport digital watch, which features a dark gray resin top ring sitting upon a metallic silver case and top pusher for easy access to split and lap times. Sport timing features include a 100-hour chronograph with lap or split option, 100-lap memory recall, 199 lap counter, on-the-fly recall of lap or split, and interval timers settable up to 24 hours (9 timers with countdown/stop and countdown/repeat). The training log stores workouts by date, with best lap, average lap, and total segment time, and the total run format/synchro timer maintains total activity time (less time paused during workout and overall running time. Other features include two time zones, built-in setting reminders, water resistance to 100 meters, and a black resin strap.

It incorporates the Timex Flix system, which activates the Indiglo night-light with a simple flick of your wrist. To activate FLIX, put the watch into Night-Mode by pressing and holding the Indiglo night-light button 3 seconds until it beeps. With the watch in Night-Mode, a forward "flick" of the wrist with a sharp "stop" will activate the Indiglo night-light for three seconds.

The Indiglo night-light uniformly lights the surface of the watch dial using patented blue electroluminescent lighting technology. It uses less battery power than most other watch illumination systems, enabling your watch battery to last longer. The Night Mode feature allows you to illuminate the Indiglo night-light for 3 seconds with any button press, regardless of the mode or function.

 

Review of the Timex Men's Ironman 100-Lap FLIX System Watch

UltraSwim Chlorine Removal Shampoo - The Best Shampoo For Swimmers

If you are a swimmer, you know how annoying it is to have your hair damaged by pool chemicals. This is the best shampoo for swimmers available!

UltraSwim Chlorine Removal Shampoo, 7 fl oz (207 ml)
UltraSwim Chlorine Removal Shampoo, 7 fl oz (207 ml)

Moisturizing Formula. Gently removes chlorine and chlorine odor. Chlorine strips your hair of life - leaving it dry, brittle and unmanageable. UltraSwim is uniquely formulated to remove chlorine & chlorine odor from hair while it replaces lost moisture. This non-drying formula gently removes build-up of harmful elements such as chlorine & oxidized metals to give your hair a fresh, clean start. Vitamin E, Aloe and protective conditioners nourish and add moisture back to your hair every time you shampoo. Leaves hair soft, silky & healthy-looking.

 

Speedo Performance Pro Backpack for Swimmers - The Best Backpack Gift For Swimmers!

One of the struggles that swimmers face is that traditional duffle bags, gym bags and backpacks aren't made for them. Your wet swimsuit or towel drips all over your belongings, creating a mess! With this special backpack designed for swimmers, there's a wet pocket and a dry pocket to separate your belongings and keep them tidy. Plus, there are lots of pockets for goggles, swim caps, and all the other things swimmers need.

Speedo Performance Pro Backpack
Speedo Performance Pro Backpack

Tote your wet or dry belongings in this best selling large Performance Pro Backpack from Speedo. Made of durable 100% polyester dobby and PVC free textiles, it is sturdy and practical around the water or on dry land. The wet pocket protects your dry contents from a damp swimsuit or any wet item, while all of the zippered pockets and pouches can hold anything from a cell phone to goggles to writing instruments - you name it, this backpack will hold it! It comes In 14 great colors, so we are sure to have your favorite!

 

If backpacks aren't your style, how about a different type of swimming bag?

All of these swimming bags are recommended - choose the one that fits your needs best!

Aqua Sphere Aqua Dry Towel - The Best Swimming Towel Ever!

Many people think you need a large towel, but really you just need one of the legendary Aqua Sphere sports towels to get dry! This synthetic materials towel soaks up all the water when you get out of the pool and leaves you dry, without taking up too much room in your swim bag! If you ask me, it's essential!

Aqua Sphere Aqua Dry Towel
Aqua Sphere Aqua Dry Towel

The Aqua Sphere Aqua Dry Towel for swimmers is the ideal towel. Made of soft synthetic and absorbent material, it dries quickly. At a full 16" x 32" this is one of the largest towels on the market, but folds small and goes into a reusable storage case, saving space in your gym bag.

 

Great Books For Swimmers - Inspirational Reads For Swimming Fans

Do you swim? What's on your wishlist?

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    • VspaBotanicals profile image

      VspaBotanicals 4 years ago

      Great items here.

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      webgal 4 years ago

      new suit!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I swim. I boogie board. I am not a competitive swimmer though. One of the best books of 2010 was Nicola Keegan's "Swimming"

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would love to try one of the waterproof MP3 players to see if it made doing laps a bit less boring

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      Genesis Davies 4 years ago from Guatemala

      I don't swim, but my son is showing signs of wanting to get into it, so I'm getting prepared. That MP3 player is pretty awesome!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For me it would be different colored swim caps, the same ones get boring and wear out more easily without dry time!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      One should never be without the rubber ducky lol

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      Perfect gift for a swimmer friend.

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      I ADORE swimming and would love the mp3 player. Have the Ironman watch and would recommend that to anyone and everyone, great piece of kit. Thank you for creating a gifts for Cathi, sorry, swimmers lens! With thanks and appreciation. Cathi x

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      I could use a new pair of goggles. Neat selection!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      A lap timer would be a great gift for any dedicated swimmer.

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      itgraphix 5 years ago

      Good gear Good Lens. Thank you

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Wow, I had no idea there were so many great ideas for swimmers. MP3 player, backpack and that towel are excellent gifts. Thanks for sharing.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      Sometimes it's so hard to know what to buy. Great ideas here!

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      Great suggestions and thank you for taking the time to share. Best gift I got for my mother was the most simple (aka small) watch for her to keep track of laps since she tries to let her mind wander when swimming.

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      johnnywatson3 5 years ago

      To just get to an indoor pool and begin swimming again is on my wish list..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I don't swim, but I have a friend who does that would love to find some of this stuff on the other side of some wrapping paper.

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 5 years ago from Texas

      Great gifts for serious swimmers. I'm just a splasher!

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Cool stuff and nice lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The underwater MP3 player is a nice selection for swimmers

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      TheBestGadgets 5 years ago

      Some great ideas here, I've never seen the chlorine removal shampoo before. Not sure if I've got enough hair to really need it, but it's a great idea.

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Jen. What a terrific list of gifts for swimmers you have here. I've featured you on my sports gifts lens because I only know about 'ball' sports, so have no swimming gifts on my list. Now my visitors who are swimmers or looking for gifts for the swimmers in their lives will have a place to go for their selections.

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      Tracy Gibb 5 years ago

      Great gifts!

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      I love to swim and would love to get any of the ideas you have given. I also love big, big beach towels to wrap up in after a good swim.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      These are great ideas. I wondered how the underwater mp3 player might work. So it's all in transmission of vibrations through the cheekbones. Cool. Blessed by an angel and lensrolled/featured on the Water Sports Angel Blessings lens.

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      ash2ash 6 years ago

      @CruiseReady: @CruiseReady Your wish came true. Underwater digital cameras are available and I believe most gadgets should be waterproof to make things simpler. I have a Panasonic TS1 (12 mp) and it works perfectly well underwater in fresh rivers and streams and in the salty open seas too. They already have a panasonic TS2 available I believe. Let me know if you go ahead and buy one of those shiny things . I did and I absolutely love it!

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Hi, Jen. I would live in the water if I could! My big wish is for an underwater digital camera. This is probably destined to remain a wish for a long time, however. (sigh)

      Like this lens, and am lensrolling to my CocoCay and Cruise Ship Swimming Pool lenses.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      Yes - I swim ... was on the swim team and worked as a lifeguard in my teens... and what a great lens. These days, I love to snorkel, and my wish is for an underwater digital camera. Oh, but that's a big one!

      Lensrolling this to a couple of my lenses!

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Smart gifts. Blessed by a squid angel.

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      JenOfChicago LM 6 years ago

      @hotbrain: Thanks for the blessing!

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      hotbrain 6 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Great selection of gifts here. Angel blessed!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I wish i could swim, on my wish list am planning to learn to swim. Great lens!!

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      Wanda Fitzgerald 6 years ago from Central Florida

      The chlorine removal shampoo works great. Great selection of ideas.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Great , water-proof MP3 player is just amazing. My wish-list would also contain cream for chlorine protection, as the skin becomes darker in chlorinated water, a water-proof watch and a waterproof TV (maybe some day you can have that too).

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      Jimmie Lanley 6 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Waterproof MP3 player? That's amazing!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Some other great books to read are:

      Penny Heyns: An Autobiography (Amazon price $30)

      Lewis Gordon Pugh: Achieving the Impossible (Amazon price $20)

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      Moe Wood 7 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I'm going to add swim shoes. Our feet need protection, even in water. :D

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Whoa! I had no idea there were waterproof MP3 players! Awesome!!! Both of my children will want one of those. Thanks! Also, thank you for blessing my panda cupcakes. I will gladly send one to you!

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      The waterproof MP3 player, transferring sound thorough your bones, is such a good idea for swimmers! Wow!

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      enslavedbyfaeries 7 years ago

      Wow, how cool is that waterproof MP3 player! Great lens. :)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Great Gifts for Swimmers. I am very particular about my Goggles and I agree that Speedo are the best. The rule at our pool is that "We share our Pool but not our Goggles".

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      Mary 7 years ago from Chicago area

      Swam for years but only recreationally now--my SIL does laps daily and would love these gifts, though. Plus with my kids, you can never have too many goggles! A gross of them would be the best gift ever ;)

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      pkmcr 7 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Another really nice lens which is well crafted and presented. Blessed by a Squid Angel :-)