Planning on getting back into swimming in the New Year? We recap everything you need to be ready for the pool.
A good pair of goggles are a swim kit essential, regardless of your skills in the water and your preferred stroke. (Goggles are a little more optional if you're head up breast stroking, but donning a pair might also encourage you to pop your head under so we'd still strongly recommend). Look for goggles that offer comfort as well as wide vision, and any that come with anti-fog lenses can be helpful too.
Swim hats are great for both helping to protect your hair from all the chlorine in the water as well as keeping the pool cleaner and more hair-free for your fellow swimmers. Don't be scared of popping one on if you haven't before and, don't worry if you look a little alien in yours - we all do! Swim hats come in a variety of materials to suit your particular requirements (such as offering more warmth if you're an outdoor swimmer) and obviously we heartily recommend investing in one with a fun print!
Ahem, cue our entry. Not just something to help you to feel great about yourself in and out of the water, a good cossie that you feel good in is also a brilliant motivator for going for that weekly swim. Make sure you select swimwear that offers you support, comfort and full mobility - no chaffing, rubbing or slipping as you move. We (naturally) recommend our navy one piece for all newbie or long-returning swimmers; it's our best seller and available in sizes 8-24, AA-HH cup.
Trying to thrust your cossie and goggles into your handbag before and after each swim can be a pain. Instead, invest in a decent, pretty kit bag that can accompany you to every swim and keep it stocked with a good pair of flip flops (to avoid you slipping pool side) and a comfy towel.
We all know it's easier to take up something new or to stick to a goal when we have someone coming along the journey with us. Convince a friend to join you for your swimming and you'll find it all the easier to ensure you go.
Still feeling a little underprepared for the return to the water? Why not book yourself onto a refresher course of adult improver lessons or a one to one swim lesson with a swim coach to help you remember some of the basics.
Let us know how you get on!
We've developed our unique Muse Measurement sizing system to offer a comfortable, sleek and sculpting fit, whatever your shape or size.
We know that no two “size 12” bodies are the same, so our sizing is tailored to three different body shapes:
Step One: Pick your usual UK dress size from 8-20.
Step Two: Pick your bust size based on our Muse Measurements system:
|BRA CUP SIZE||AA - B||C - E||F - HH|
So if you typically wear a UK size 14 and wear a 34A bra, you’d order a 14 Hepburn. Likewise if you’re a UK size 10 and wear a 30F bra, you’d order a 10 Hendricks.
All our pieces are designed to offer stretch. However, if you’re in between sizes we recommend sizing up.
If you are very long in the body, we also recommend going up a dress size to offer additional length.
Our Swimbras & Swim Crops are designed to fit snugly so that you feel 100% secure as you move. We have developed a precise Bikini Sizing System to help you identify your correct size.
|BIKINI TOP SIZING||Cup Size|
Band Size (inches)
|26-28||8 Hepburn||8 Monroe||8 Hendricks|
|28-30||10 Hepburn||10 Monroe||10 Hendricks|
|30-32||12 Hepburn||12 Monroe||12 Hendricks|
|34-36||14 Hepburn||14 Monroe||14 Hendricks|
|38-40||16 Hepburn||16 Monroe||16 Hendricks|
|42-44||18 Hepburn||18 Monroe||18 Hendricks|
All our knickers come in standard UK dress sizes from size 8 - 18.
We currently offer all bikinis in sizes 8-18 and all swimsuits in sizes 8-20.
We are very aware that our size range is still relatively limited. We’re a small independent brand, and have focused initially on offering a highly comprehensive and effective set of products to women who wear dress sizes 8-20.
However we are very responsive to demand. If you would like to see more sizes in different types of products please get in touch at email@example.com - we'd love to hear from you.
For example, when we first launched back in June 2017 we tested customer demand for our products in sizes 8-16. So many of you got in touch to say that you were interested in our swimwear but needed larger sizes that within six months we expanded our size range up to UK size 20. We're really listening to you.
Any questions or want to check your size in more detail? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.