28 Gifts For Swimmers That Will Surely Make A Splash

Updated on September 26, 2022 Updated on Sep 26, 2022
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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 has lots of gifts that swimmers will use on a daily or weekly basis to take their swimming to the next level or make their lives more convenient. We cover gifts for all types of swimmers from beginner to open water swimming to recreational. Take a deep dive and scoop up these best gifts for swimmers.

  1. 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. Every swimmer needs a good towel.

  3. 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 keeping hair out of the face, but they also look cute on the wrist as a team “bracelet.” In addition, the thicker elastic design is more gentle on hair (especially wet hair) and tends to leave fewer creases.

  5. 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.

  7. Garmin Smart Swim Fitness Tracker
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    Use it in the pool or in open water to monitor underwater heart rate at the wrist and track distance, pace, stroke count, stroke type and distance per stroke. Garmin Swim 2 includes advanced features for timed sets and logging drills, and a new auto rest feature makes it ideal for all swim levels. This watch’s slim profile won’t slow you down, and you can wear it all day to track steps, monitor sleep and more. Analyze your activity, track your progress, or create custom workouts with the Garmin Connect online community.

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

  11. 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 various sizes, colors, and text options–– including glitter, if you want to jazz things up.

  13. 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.

  15. 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 of chlorine – every swimmer’s natural element.

  17. Chlorine-Zapping Shampoo 
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    This isn’t your average shampoo! This swimmer-specific, ultra-moisturizing shampoo removes chlorine, salt water, hard water deposits, and chemical odors. Amazon reviewers declare soft, shiny hair and itch-free scalps.

  19. Pillowcase 
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    This pillowcase will genuinely 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 blue, white, and red and fits a standard or queen-size bed pillow.

  21. Waterproof Headphones / Mp3 Player
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    These headphones will help them to always train with good beats! This 8GB wearable MP3 player is waterproof for pools or even open water triathlons–– with up to 10 hours of playback! It’s also ergonomically designed for a comfy, secure fit. So music makes those workouts fly by!  

  23. 10,000 Years of Swimming Book
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    Swimming has caused a ripple that touches everyone, from heroes to ordinary folk, from natural 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.

  25. 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, and 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.

  27. 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.

  29. 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 hand paddles also have adjustable elastic wrist straps for an easy “on and off” process.

  31. New Wave Safety Buoy
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    New Wave Swim Bubble is the ultralight swim buoy that provides a safe way to float and rest during your swims. The Swim Bubble gently tows behind you without pulling you back or adding extra drag to your swim. The Swim Bubble provides reassurance for safer swimmers by adding extra visibility and floatation, in case you cramp up or simply need rest. 

  33. Swim Socks
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    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.

  35. Necklace
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    This charm pendant is silver plated and accented with a blue rhinestone charm on an 18-inch stainless steel chain. Perfect for daily wear, it makes a great birthday gift, or good luck charm, for the competitive swimmer.

  37. Swimming Lessons Print 
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    The perfect swimming gift for any age swimmer, this print makes a great piece of room decor for swimming enthusiasts. The print demonstrates French swimming lessons, measures 11×14 inches, and comes unframed. 

  39. 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, 

  41. 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.

  43. Swim Sign
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    A great accent piece for the home or office, this wooden sign can be used as a desk or shelf sign, or as a bookend. With a solid, flat bottom it can freely stand anywhere. Just keep swimming!

  45. 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.

  47. 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.

  49. iPhone Case
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    An iPhone case shows off their national pride and 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.

  51. 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 dull, it also comes in blue, yellow, heather, and pink.

    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 decorations come personalized and are laser engraved on lightweight birch wood and handcrafted in the USA.

  53. 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 Hydrospex–– budget-conscious and continuously voted as a fave by competitive swimmers. With a universal unisex fit, they’re best-selling for a good reason –– they’re comfy, fog-free, stay put, and have a good seal.

  55. 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. In addition, each frame includes white matting and clear styrene glass.