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26 Gifts For Swimmers That Will Surely Make A Splash

Updated on January 5, 2021 Updated on Jan 5, 2021
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    For some, swimming is their entire world. But where to find unique, thoughtful, and useful swim-themed gifts? Our gift guide went for a deep dive and scooped up these best gifts for swimmers.

  1. Witty Hoodie
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    Give them the gift of a toasty post-pool hoodie–– with a slogan only a swimmer would understand. These drawstring hoodies are unisex and feature pill-resistant yarn with double-needle stitching. Choose from a variety of sizes, colors, and text options–– including glitter if you really want to jazz things up.

  3. Skull Swim Cap
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    Bring on the pool bad-assery with this “skull” swim cap, sure to have the competition quaking in their trunks. Made by top swim sports brand Arena, it’s 100% silicone with a classic fit and the perfect gift for the ever-competitive swimmer.

  5. Pool Duvet Cover
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    Once the suns sets, encourage them to dive in and take the slow lane for a change. Then drift off to sleep. This duvet cover is as realistic as it comes with a highly detailed photographic print on 100% Percaline cotton. Duvet comes in Twin or Full/Queen.

  7. Swimmer’s Soap
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    When they’re getting enough chemicals from the pool, why cleanse with more? This soap isn’t just a novelty; it’s an ultra-moisturizing, sensitive skin formula that’s handmade to effectively wash away chlorine with all-natural ingredients.

  9. Pro Pool Backpack
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    The ultimate swim gear for the pro swimmer or triathlete is the Speedo Teamster Pro Backpack 40-Liter. It’s structured to stand up by itself, features a main compartment for plenty of dry clothes, a side pocket with drainage for damp items, and a large water bottle pocket. On the outside, velcro straps and webbing can hold foam rollers, towels, competition tags, or a wet swimsuit.

  11. Sterling Silver Charm Pendant 
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    This charm pendant is made of sterling silver and accented with a bronze heart charm on an 18-inch sterling silver cable chain. Handcrafted in New York, it makes a great birthday gift, or good luck charm, for the competitive swimmer.

  13. iPhone Case
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    An iPhone case that both shows off their national pride and their love for the pool. Made from high-quality, durable plastic, it has a hard-shell backing and clear plastic sides and makes a unique gift for the swimmer who has everything.

  15. Aquatic Gloves
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    Up their “A” game with a pair of swim gloves that provide increased resistance for greater toning, muscle strengthening, and increased propulsion through the water. In other words, become a more kickass swimmer. Made from neoprene – wetsuit material – the gloves also have adjustable elastic wrist straps for an easy “on and off” process.

  17. Personalized Typography Print 
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    The perfect swimming gift for any age swimmer, this personalized print makes a great piece of room decor for swimming enthusiasts. The print comes in multiple color variations to fit any room’s vibe–– but note that it doesn’t come framed. Pair it with this Michael Phelps quote print to double the motivational vibe.

  19. Large Microfiber Towel
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    When you spend a lot of time at the pool, you don’t have time to dry your towels. So a large microfiber towel is one of the best gifts for swimmers –  lightweight, super absorbent, fast-drying, and mildew-resistant. In fact, these towels can hold up to five times their weight in water while drying up to ten times faster than ordinary beach towels. 

  21. Swim Like A Girl Tee
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    Swim like a girl? You wish! Kick-ass swim gals and guys will love this vintage-look, 100% cotton tee to throw down the gauntlet. If white’s too boring, it also comes in blue, yellow, heather, and pink.

  23. Motivational Hair Elastics
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    These hair elastics make great gift ideas for young swimmers, old swimmers, swim coaches, teams, or swim meets. They do a great job at keeping hair out of the face, but they also look cute on the wrist as a team “bracelet.” The thicker elastic design is more gentle on hair (especially wet hair) and tends to leave fewer creases.

  25. Water Bottle
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    Every sportsperson needs a water bottle. But a swimmer will appreciate this very original one that’s sure to stand out at the pool. A sturdy stainless steel body with a flip-straw top, it features the symbol for chlorine – every swimmer’s natural element.

  27. USA Swim Socks
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    Whether they have dreams of repping Swim Team USA at the Olympics or just want to let the world know how much they love swimming, these socks are perfect for passionate swimmers. They’ll also keep their feet stink-free with moisture-wicking technology that drys faster than cotton and keeps feet cool.

    Swimming Ornament

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    These ornaments make a wonderful Christmas gift (and keepsake) for your favorite swimmer to remember the swim season or this year’s challenging training. The ornaments come personalized and are laser engraved on lightweight birch wood. Handcrafted in the USA.

  29. Waterproof Headphones / Mp3 Player
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    Please help them to always train with good beats! This 4GB wearable MP3 player is waterproof for pools or even open water triathlons–– with up to up to 12-hours of playback! It’s also ergonomically designed for a comfy, secure fit and has an ambient noise function that ensures they aren’t completely cut off from the outside world. 

  31. Luggage Tag
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    Whether it’s used for vacation luggage or competitive swim bags, these tags are personal and super durable. Professionally personalize the front and use a permanent marker to add an address to the back. It’s a great end-of-year gift for any team, player, coach, or swim fan who loves to travel.

  33. Retro Tee
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    If retro is more their style, this 100% cotton tee says, “Swimming is my life” with a cooler, more subtle approach. The tee has a lightweight, classic fit and comes in 10 different colors to suit their swim personality.

  35. Swim Goggles
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    Goggles make a superb gift for swimmers, but it can be hard to know what a good pair looks like. Enter the Speedo Vanquisher–– budget-conscious and continuously voted as a fave by competitive swimmers. With a universal unisex fit, they’re best-selling for good reason –– they’re comfy, fog-free, stay put, and have a good seal.

  37. Chlorine-Zapping Shampoo & Conditioner
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    This ain’t your average shampoo and conditioner gift set. This swimmer-specific, ultra-moisturizing duo is about removing chlorine, salt water, hard water deposits, and chemical odors. Amazon reviewers declare soft, shiny hair and itch-free scalps.

  39. Whale Fin Necklace
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    A little more subtle than the swimmer necklace, this dainty necklace in rose gold, silver or gold instead bears a little whale fin and a personalized letter pendant. The perfect good luck charm for swim meets that also pairs beautifully with a nice dress.

  41. Swim Frame
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    Perfect for the swim star (or coach) in your life, this sleek black metal frame is engraved with all the words that come to mind when you think of the pool. Choose from a horizontal or vertical frame, pop in a favorite photo of your loved one in action, and gift-giving is all sorted.

  43. Swim Goggle Case
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    Here’s the ultimate protection for their goggles–– a durable yet deluxe pouch that keeps goggles in place with an internal elastic strap. It also comes with a convenient clip so it can be attached to a bag or belt. The case is one size (but multiple colors) and will fit most competition and training goggles, 

  45. Swim Goggles Vintage Poster
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    Digitally printed on archival quality card stock, this vintage goggle print makes for an original gift for swim-obsessed loved ones. The best part is that not only can you choose your canvas size, but you can also from multiple print colors to suit their decor or taste. Each frame includes white matting and clear styrene glass.

  47. Pillowcase 
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    This pillowcase will truly put the sleep into Eat.Sleep.Swim., after a long day perfecting their freestyle. Made from a super-soft, stretch jersey, the pillowcase comes in vibrant purple, navy, and gray and fits a standard or queen size bed pillow.

  49. Swim Display
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    A great accent piece for the home or office, this wooden “swim word” can be used as a desk or shelf sign, a bookend, or as a signed memento by teammates–– just grab a metallic pen. With a solid, flat bottom it can freely stand anywhere.

  51. 10,000 Years of Swimming Book
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    Swimming has caused a ripple that touches everyone, from heroes to ordinary folk, from real to mythic. This book dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows underground through the Middle Ages, reemerges in the Renaissance then plunges into today’s Olympic games. But it also has a heap of fun along the way.