So what do you get somebody that has a mild addiction to salt water and chlorine? Being one of these people I have some ideas to help kick start your shopping.

1. Workout Suits… especially ugly ones!
I’m proclaiming 2010 the year of the ugly/obnoxious swimsuit. While a black swimsuit is appropriate for any occasion I think an overly colorful swimsuit is much more fun. My current favorite suit is Vegas themed but unfortunately you can’t buy it anymore.

Women’s Swimsuits

Men’s Swimsuits

2. Aquatic MP3 Players


When I’m swimming solo I really like having some music. I own the 2nd Generation H2O Audio Interval Ipod case and it’s pretty decent. Not perfect, but good. I think the 3rd generation Interval would be better just because it’s so much smaller. I’m hoping to get my hands on a FINIS SwiMP3 sometime in the near future to check that out, I’ve heard good things about it. (If you buy a SwiMP3 use the code: robaquatics09 to save 20% on your order!) **UPDATE: I got myself a FINIS SwiMP3 and just posted a review here

3. Monofins!

I love monofins, they’re just the right mix of fun and good for you. I just recently bought the shooter style monofin and totally dig it. If you buy a monofin or anything else from FINIS, use the code: robaquatics09 to save 20% on your order!

4. Goggles


Goggles are never a bad idea. Personally I have a pretty impressive goggle collection because whenever I buy swim stuff I get some goggles too. I have a goggle for ever season and situation but I still end up buying more… I have a feeling that I’m not the only person that does this.

5. Neoprene Swim Cap


If you have an open water fan that you’re shopping for a neoprene swim cap is a pretty good gift. No one appreciates a frosty noggin and a fancy cap like this will make your life a little nicer. I still need to buy myself one of these things.

6. SharkShield

I just learned about this the other day… I’m not sure how legit it is but I love the idea. As much as I know it’s statistically incredibly improbable that a shark will ever take a bite out of me, I hate tempting fate. The Shark Shield isn’t cheap, but if it works it may be worth the dough.

7. Swim Vacation

If any of you want to buy your favorite blogger a present, this is it! If you send me for a week long swim vacation in the British Virgin Islands I promise to take a lot of pictures and blog a whole bunch :)

5 Responses to “Swimmer Xmas Ideas”

  1. Swimming for ME says:

    Okay so how do I know which monofin is right for me? And how did you swing such a sweet discount? Awesome.

  2. Rob D says:

    A whole series of coincidences mixed with asking very nicely :)

    From what I've gathered, if you want to be able to kick at a race pace the Shooter monofin is the way to go. It's still pretty big and goes really fast. I dig mine, it's fun and a good strength builder.

  3. Hadar says:

    Thanks for the code, Rob! I got a monofin just like yours and am ready to resume working on my pathetic fly.

  4. Rob D says:

    Hadar – cool! Have fun with your new fin, good luck with your fly!

  5. Tony Austin says:

    Rob, thanks for all those Virgin Island vacations your readers sent me. , I will sell the ones I can't use on eBay. ;-)