If you are looking for gift ideas for swimmers there are many of them available. During the off-season, swimmers still need to keep in shape. During the swim season, they need other ways to maintain their muscles besides simply swimming. Swimmers also need clothing and other necessities for meets. If you know what your swimmer already has, it makes it easier to get swimming gifts but there are still some unique gifts available that the swimmer probably does not already have.
Gift Ideas for Swimmers for Practice
Kickboards are useful items to work on the swimmer’s kicks. Most pools have kickboards but if there are not enough to go around, your swimmer is without one to use.
Pull buoys and pull floats are also important training tools for swimmers. The pull buoy keeps the feet afloat and adds a little drag while the swimmer works on the upper body and strokes. The swimmer puts the pull floats between his legs, which neutralizes the use of the legs and focuses on the upper body to do most of the work. These gift ideas for swimmers are universal but it is also important to know whether the swimmer already has one. You will find several selections online that are close to $10.
Swim gloves and hand paddles also add to the training. Hand paddles come with different goals in mind. If your swimmer participates in freestyle swimming, a freestyle hand paddle helps them learn to maximum extension, proper hand position and high elbows. Other hand paddles help with strength training. Swim gloves also provide additional resistance to improve the swimmer’s stroke.
Swim gloves also provide additional resistance
The swimming gifts of training equipment also might include a forearm fulcrum. The fulcrum helps maintain the wrist in proper position to maximize the effectiveness of the swimmer’s stroke. You need to know your swimmer well and their strengths and weaknesses for these types of gift ideas for swimmers.
Gift Ideas for Swimmers That Pamper Your Swimmer and Prevent Injuries
Of course, good body cream is important for swimmers. A vigorous workout depletes the swimmer of the moisture protection on the skin's surface and leaves the skin dry and wrinkled. The chlorine in the pools also takes its toll on the skin. Look for a good moisturizer that offers relief from the rigors of the pool. You will find many of these online at stores that sell special equipment for swimmers. Special body cream and lotion help restore the swimmer’s skin.
Does your swimmer like to move with the music? Look for a personal swimmer’s MP3. This little gem is waterproof and is a perfect gift to help make practice less monotonous and with the right music, add rhythm to the swimmer’s strokes.
A vigorous workout depletes the swimmer of the moisture protection on the skin's surface and leaves the skin dry and wrinkled.
Other gift ideas for swimmers that involve a little pampering also come under the guise of medical care. You will find a plethora of gifts online from a glide on muscle warmer to a powder that hardens and prevents chaffing from the bathing suit. You have an ample choice of ways to help your swimmer feel better after a brutal workout.
Gift Ideas for Swimmers to Eliminate the Effect of Chlorine
Anyone that swims in a chlorinated pool knows the negative effect it has on hair and the swimsuit. Swimming gifts of shampoo and conditioner to fight the hazards of the pool are great gifts for female swimmers. Some of the body washes fight the smell that the chlorinated pool leaves on the body besides neutralizing its effects on the skin. There are also special soaps to help save the swimsuit from the effects of the chlorinated pool.
No matter how devoted your swimmer is to his sport, there is still a need to break the monotony
Cross Training Items Make Great Gift Ideas for Swimmers
No matter how devoted your swimmer is to his sport, there is still a need to break the monotony of training. The best way to do this is find a method of cross training that still gives plenty of exercise but also gives the swimmer a mental break. One such item is a paddleboard. Paddleboarding is one sport to help your swimmer develop stronger muscles, provides for cross training in the water and is a great mental outlet.
Consider weight lifting gear or other exercise equipment for use at home. Every swimmer knows that maintenance of the body core is important and personal equipment gives the swimmer an opportunity to work out at home.