Open water swimming has become incredibly popular over recent years as more and more people take up the sport. We can help with some great gift ideas for open water swimmers and to help encourage new swimmers into the water.
In this blog we have pulled together our top 10 gifts for open water swimmers to give you some ideas.
We have tried to find things for every budget. We are also really happy to provide advice if you are unsure about anything. You can pop into our large shop any time or give the team a call and we will help.
1 Fourth Element Beach Towel – £29.99
These towels from Fourth Element are massive, supper snuggly and fast drying. In addition, they are made from Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) cotton and part of the Fourth Element Ocean Positive range, meeting the highest standards for socially and environmental textile production, so you are buying something from a company that really cares for the environment and is making positive changes to support the oceans. We love wrapping up in these after a swim!
2 Fourth Element Dry Sac – £17 – £28
Another Fourth Element product but we really do love this company and all they stand for and do! These dry sacs come in various sizes from 5 to 30 litres and have a roll top closure to keep equipment dry. They are great for keeping you valuables in to keep them dry with your swimming kit and to keep them sand and dirt free on the beach, riverside or wherever you may be. There are so many uses for them that they make a great gift if you are unsure what to get someone!
3 Waterproof changing mat – £22.50
Not all open water swimming sites have lovely dry ground or decking to get changed on and that’s why a waterproof changing mat can be really helpful. Its idea to stand on to protect your feet and wetsuit (if you use one!) as well as keeping your clothes clean and dry. An absolutely essential bit of equipment that any open water swimmer will love!
4 Swimming Tow Float – £19.95
A swimming tow float is essential for all open water swimmers to help keep them safe in the water. They are highly visible and have enough buoyancy to support a swimmer for a rest if required.
5 Fourth Element Tidal Robe – £169.95
vailable in a range of colours including orange and green, the Fourth Element Tidal Robe is perfect for warming up when getting out of the water. We love them after swimming or diving, on the beach, camping or pretty much anywhere you want to be warm and protected from the elements whilst feeling snuggly!
Made from recycled material, this full zip Tidal Robe has been built to keep the warmth in and the elements out. Tested by hardy ocean users, this super soft fleece-lined robe, with handwarmer pockets, is perfect for keeping cosy after time spent in the water.
Use it to warm up after a session in or on the water, or to cover up between swimming sessions. This robe is fully fleece-lined for after-swim warmth and is made using approximately 50 recycled plastic bottles.
If you prefer a over the head version with out a zip then check out the Fourth Element Storm Poncho!
6 Yonda Spook Open Water Swimming Wetsuits – From £269.99
There is nothing worse than getting cold (in our opinion!) and these brilliant wetsuits from Yonda are the perfect wetsuit for getting into the wild to enjoy open water swimming whilst staying warm! Yonda Sports wetsuits are made by swimmers for swimmers and they put safety and comfort at the top of their design list. The result is a great wetsuit that is flexible, practical and looks great. We would love to have one waiting for us under our Christmas tree.
7 Stream2Sea Products – Various
Do you know most sunscreens and body care products, even “natural” and “organic” ones, contain toxic and harmful ingredients to our reefs, waters and bodies? That’s why we love Stream2Se products: Stream2Sea are leaders in reef safe swim care and the only company that ensures ALL their products are scientifically proven as safe to fishes and coral? We stock a wide range of their products, and love them all but our favourite has to be the Sun and Sting Relief Gel!
8 Gloves – £34.95
We have already said how much we hate being cold but what is the absolute worst is cold hands! These gloves are super stretchy and really comfortable which makes them great for open water swimming.
9 Discover Scuba (Try Dive) Experience – £15
We know you are looking for the open water swimmer in your life but how about giving them the opportunity to experience what it’s like below the water for a change? We hold discover scuba sessions every Thursday evening at Moorways pool in Derby and it’s a great introduction to what it takes to explore the underworld. Suitable for anyone over the age of ten who is in reasonable health it makes a great gift for all the family. We can issue lovely gift vouchers for the sessions too.
20 Go Dive Vouchers – £10 – £200
If all else fails and you are still unsure then why not give a Go Dive gift voucher that can be spent on any of our open water swimming products? For last minute gifts we can send these by email direct to your recipient (or to you if you prefer!) or you can choose to have a physical gift voucher if you would prefer! Vouchers can be anywhere from £10 – £200 but if you require a large value voucher (or a physical one posted out) then just call the shop and the team will help.