The best sport swimsuits for laps, surfing, snorkeling and more

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Friday June 23rd, 2017

If your workout plans involve water, you’re going to need a sport swimsuit that stays in place and allows you to move freely. Since different water sports (SUP, surfing, snorkeling, or logging serious laps) have unique challenges, choosing the right swimsuit can be difficult. While surfers may want extra coverage to protect from UV rays, for example, someone doing SUP may require a suit that lets them move their arms freely for perfect form. Here, the best sport swimsuits for the water workout of your choice.

For SUP: TYR Brooke Bralette and Classic Bikini Bottom 

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The top’s thin straps and open back boost mobility for a more powerful stand-up paddleboarding stroke.

To buy: Top ($40; kohls.com) and bottom ($30; kohls.com)

For Laps: Nike Core Solid Tank One-Piece Swimsuit

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Don't let the barely there feel fool you: The streamlined fit keeps you fast in the water. 

To buy: $60; kohls.com

For Laps: Speedo Quantum Splice-PowerFlex Eco

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Bouncy breasts can be a problem while you're doing laps; the built-in bra puts an end to jostling.

To buy: $78; amazon.com

For Snorkeling: Patagonia Fair Trade Solid Nanogrip Bikini Top and Bottom

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Don't worry about your suit beating you to the surface. Textured lining helps this one cling to the body.


To buy: Top ($69; patagonia.com) and bottom ($65; patagonia.com)

For Surfing: Roxy Pop Surf Long-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit

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The in-between swell time can bring on chills super quick—luckily this number has extra coverage to keep you warm while you wait for the next wave. 

To buy: $90; roxy.com

For Everything: Athleta Tri-ssential Tankini

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The back pockets on the top—great for stashing fuel—make this suit ideal for multi-sport days.

To buy: Top ($79; athleta.com) and bottom ($49; athleta.com)

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