Swimming is like religion for those who spend more time in water than out of water. If you’re lucky to be a swimmer, and have friends who are swimmers, here are 10 solid tips for the perfect Christmas gift.
1. Medal Holder
Competitive swimmers usually don’t know how to display their medals, so they usually end up siting in a box, placed on a shelf somewhere in a closet. This is a great way to display medals….and encourage more training to win more medals!
2. Swimming Towel
These towels are not easy to find! They are special microfiber towels that absorb more than regular bath towels….and are extremely compact. A must have for every swimmer!
3. Remarkable Swimming Gear
TYR created the special collection The Finals Funnies. This collection is true to its name—pure fun! A combination of great quality and bright colors….especially useful during those dull fall days in the pool. I bought myself that one. There are models for guys too.
Swimmers do read, but we prefer to read about swimming =). Here is a great book: Find a Way by Diana Nyad, who on September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. A great motivational book about how strong humans can be, especially swimming humans =)
Swimmers know what this means. It’s an acronym for You Only Breathe Once. They have some cool t-shirts with catchy swimming statements! Google “chlorine is my perfume” to get what I’m talking about. You will find a lot of Christmas presents for swimmers if you know their statements.
7. Classic Swedish Googles
We devoted an entire article on goggles some time ago—take a look. It’s the perfect gift!
8. Underwater Headphones
Swimming can be [no, is DEFINITLEY] more fun with music. Moreover, researches found that swimming with music make us move faster—what real swimmers want….speed! Choose headphones here.
9. Fun Character Swim Caps
Pretty basic, but fun! A swimming cap for all types of personalities!
10. Mermaids and Sharks
Ever dream of being a mermaid or a shark (I mean when you were young)? Make that dream come true for a friend!
Merry Christmas Everyone!
P.S. And for a swimming coach you need to make a present by yourself. Here is a great idea with instruction.