If achieving faster times in the pool is a high priority for you and your goals, choosing the right type of swimwear is paramount. Professional swimmers pay close attention to what they wear in the pool, as the make of the pieces actually have a significant effect on overall performance, especially in competitive swimming. With this in mind, Nova has specially designed their swimwear to maximise performance.
In the last decade and a half, manufacturers have put their scientific hats on and looked at the effects of drag and friction on the movement of swimmer’s bodies through the water. So the role that this plays has assumed a much greater importance in recent years.
Where function is paramount
Fabric, design, and the fit of competitive swimwear has been examined in detail lately. In particular, the fit and design of such swimwear is very important. If an item of swimwear is a close fit to the athlete’s body, then drag and friction will be decreased and the speed through the water increased.
In addition, a firm fit will also decrease the vibration of the muscles in the swimmer’s body as they execute the movements involved in the stroke. This in turn also decreases drag and increases performance. In competitive swimming fractions of a second can mean the difference between winning and losing, so every advantage counts.
Naturally, the fabric used in swimwear also contributes to a good fit. Fabrics that are low resistance and reduce drag in the water are also used during manufacturing. The development of smooth fabrics that mimic the naturally efficient skin of some sea creatures has seen some remarkable innovation in the science of swimwear in the last 10 years.
So those manufacturers that play close attention to good design and the fit of their swimwear, are worth looking at when choosing which swimwear to purchase. Our range is designed to do just that. A good quality fabric will hold its firm fit for many years and so increase the life of your purchase.