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Speedo swimsuits are arguably some of the best in the biz. And if you're like us, your first encounter with them came as early on as childhood when you were learning to swim. But the brand has come a long way since the plain-black-one-piece-with-the-cut-out-back days you probably remember.
Now you'll not only be able to find swimwear that is performance-focused but said sports swimwear will most likely look pretty darn snazzy too. News that will come as a relief for all those pool-goers who have ever opted for style over support when training and spent the entire session swimming in fear of exposing their one bum cheek to an unsuspecting lane mate.
Speedo's costumes aren't just for regulars, though. If you're a newbie looking to dip your toe into the sport and experience some of those swimming benefits, not having to think about what you're wearing, what it's doing and what body part might be on show will help you to feel more confident and comfortable in the water and leave more space for you to concentrate on the task at hand.
With that in mind, we've gone and found performance-focused swimsuits for those training for a major event, modest swimwear styles for the waders wanting a little more coverage and extra good-looking one-pieces for folks aiming to score style points from the sidelines. Scroll on for our pick of the 19 best Speedo swimsuits available.
Speedo swimsuit review
WH fashion assistant Courtney Smith has been a long-time fan of Speedo. 'I have had a Speedo swimsuit tucked somewhere in my closet ever since I started swimming at school. They're just so reliable, and it's nice to know that if I want to get some work done in the pool, I don't have to think about what to wear.'
'Plus, they last a really long time regardless of how often you're in the water. At the moment, I am loving the Eco Endurance+ Thinstrap Swimsuit in black. It's simple and gets the job done, but the thin straps and open back add a little something extra.'
How to wash a Speedo swimsuit
According to the brand, you'll want to wash your suit ideally every time you wear it, even if you don't end up getting in the water. This will prevent any sunscreen or moisturizer on your body from damaging the material and keep it in good working condition.
Detergent-wise, a delicate, spandex-specific or swimwear-friendly option is your best bet. And if that isn't available, half a cup of baking soda mixed in a sink full of cool water should do the trick.
As for how you go about washing your new bathing buddy, Speedo recommends skipping the machine cycle and hand washing it instead. All you need to do is soak it for an hour and a half, rinse it in cool, clean water and let it dry naturally out of direct sunlight. Easy!
19 best Speedo swimsuits
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