ok, so I'm really into swimming and I swim at least 2-3 times a week. I usually wear a speedo as I find them the most comfortable for swimming in. Recently though I noticed that a lot of people seem to be against them, saying that they look really bad. Do most people think this? I asked a friend about it recently and she couldn't believe that I wear a speedo at the pool, Do they really look that bad? Is it offensive to some people?
( If it has any relevance, I have an athletic build and exercise a lot.)
You know what? Don't even worry about it. I swim at the university pool 6 times a week and I see guys wearing speedos all the time. If you exercise a lot and you're in good shape, you probably look good in a speedo so I don't see why you should avoid them. I have to admit I was a bit weirded out the first time I saw my boyfriend in a speedo (he's as good a swimmer as I am, if not better, and he's got a really fit body). Now I actually like seeing him wear one because it shows off his great body :) I don't think I would like to see guys in speedos at the beach though, but at the pool it is perfectly fine (if the speedo suits you, of course).
Whatever you're most comfortable in...but maybe people say that because it's easier for people to make eye contact with you when you're more covered (shorts) and have less of your groin area exposed...lol
Well, the people who make fun of it aren't swimmers. They're just not used to it and don't understand the purpose, so there's no reason to worry about that. I was on swim team and I'm a lifeguard so I think it's normal and practical for guys to wear a speedo. All of my coworkers and other swimmers I know think the same. Trust me, no one at the pool will care. And no, you don't have to be an Olympic swimmer to wear one. I think you should stick with your speedo, but if you're really self conscious about it you could go with jammers. Board shorts are terrible for swimming in, and I think they look kind of silly for lap swim.
I swim for training as well, though not as much lately. I went to longer leg triathlon type shorts. I cannot stand swimming 3000m in board shorts. I wear a towel wrapped around my waist and drop it right before jumping in the pool and cover up up as soon as I get out. As for the beach, surfing, general hanging around, guys need to stay with board shorts.
I wear speedos and ONLY speedos. I love them! I swim two an I always where them. I hate board shorts. My mum hates me wearing them tho she insists on me wearing board shorts. Yuk. In the end she threw them away but I'm buying a new pair so long live the speedo.
I play waterpolo and you won't find a single man out there worth his salt wearing anything more than a Speedo. Speedos in my opinion are very comfortable cause it gives me a wider range of motion with my legs. When I was swimming competitively I also wore a Speedo.
In all honesty it's more about whether you feel good in either Speedos or jammers(thighlong version of Speedo). And also if you feel you'll move faster in either or.