Stay Active This Summer With These Sporty Swimsuits

Stay Active This Summer With These Sporty Swimsuits

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Not all swimsuits are created equal: some provide support, padding, and security, and others, well… can you say “nip slip?” If you’re someone who prefers surfing over sunbathing and laps over lounging, you’re going to need a swimsuit that stays put and feels comfortable.


Active Swimwear Options for Your Most Sporty Summer Ever

Here are some of the best women’s active swimwear options so you can focus on your stroke worry-free, while still looking great.

1. American Trends Women’s One Piece Athletic Swimsuit (Amazon)
Amazon active swimwear

This Amazon bestseller is as comfortable as it is stylish. It features wide straps for optimal support and a streamlined silhouette for fulfilling those daily laps with ease. The material is “nice and thick,” says this enthusiastic reviewer. [I like] “how great it moves with me, and how it covers up, but is also very nice and sporty and feminine.”


2. Will The Wave Long Sleeve One Piece (Lululemon)
lululemon sports swimsuit

Created by pro surfer Malia Manuel, this suit provides UV protection, a four way stretch fabric that’s chlorine and salt resistant, and just the right amount of support to let you catch waves all day long without having to constantly re-adjust.

One reviewer raves: “This is by far my favorite ever swimsuit. I swim a decent amount as well as teach classes in the water. This suit stays in place, is actually quite cozy and zips up quickly and easily. The end of the sleeves have a stay put fabric, AND it looks divine.”


3. Baleaf Women’s Athletic Training Adjustable Strap Swimsuit (Amazon)
sports swimwear amazon

This is your go-to active swimsuit for those seeking function over frills. With thick, durable fabric that fits snug, and adjustable straps for a custom fit and optimal comfort, you’ll be coming to this piece again and again for all your sport swimwear needs.


4. Women’s High Neck One Piece Swimsuit – Sea Angel Gingham (Target)
Target Active Swimsuit

Bring retro vibes to your beach volleyball game with this gingham, plus size one piece from Target. The curved bust seams create a contoured fabric to flatter your shape, and the high neck provides maximum coverage so you can stay active in style.


5. Reversible Seaglass Bay Bikini Top (Patagonia)
Patagonia Sports Bikini Swimsuit

If you’re on the hunt for active swimwear bikini-style, Patagonia has you covered. This reversible halter-style surf top is made with soft, durable fabric, and features elegant and functional straps on the back. Finally, a bikini that can withstand the test of a fierce water workout! Plus, two designs for one price? *Adds to shopping cart.*

Just take it from this reviewer: “I have this bathing suit in both black and blue. It is awesome. It doesn’t move! I wear for kiteboarding, wake boarding, and swimming with kids.”


6. Brina Halter Bikini Top (PrAna)
Prana Sports Bikini Swimsuit

This high-neck halter top provides full bust coverage and moderate bust support for those seeking a more modest sport bikini. You won’t have to worry about any ladies spilling out, says one reviewer. “The full coverage gives me confidence to jump cliffs and join my kid on waterslides. PrAna suits last forever and I’m excited about wearing this one for many summers to come.” Now the next step is to decide which of the nine colors you want!


7. Maldives High Neck Tankini (Athleta)
Althleta active swimwear

For our bustier ladies, this high neck tankini provides maximum support specifically for cup sizes B-DD. The underwire design lifts, supports, and protects your girls from the elements, and the high cut neckline locks everything into place. You can even adjust the neck and back hooks for a fit that’s perfect for you.


8. Lalagen Women’s Plus Size Rash Guard Capris Tankini (Amazon)

Here’s a great plus size piece of active swimwear you can feel amazing in, all while staying within a tight budget! It features removable sponge padding, power mesh inserts, and provides excellent bust support, all while staying under $30.

“I love love love it,” says this happy reviewer. “I am anywhere from a size 26 to 22 depending on the brand and the XXXL was perfect. I am also almost 6ft and it was long enough for my body as well. Everything stayed covered… I was able to move around freely and with confidence. nothing popped out or jiggled loose… and getting out of it was no problem.”

Chelsea Frank


Chelsea Frank was born and bullied in Los Angeles, CA. When she's not performing stand up comedy or crying while doing squats, Chelsea writes about all things health, beauty, and travel. Her work has been featured in Shape, Uproxx, TripSavvy, The Daily Beast, Thrillist, and Reductress, among others. Fun fact: she's traveled to over 50 countries and has gotten sick in pretty much all of them! Follow her on Twitter.