What To Buy A Swimmer For Christmas

Nancy Farmer is an artist based in North Somerset and is passionate about open water swimming and cats.  Nancy thoroughly proves that imagination has no limitations and has incorporated swimming themes into calendars, wrapping paper, greeting cards, prints and swim hats, or in one particular case; is that really snowflakes on that swim hat or are they ladies swimming?

Christmas shopping for friends and family can be nightmarish at the best of times.  If you have a swimmer in your life (or you are a swimmer that doesn’t know what to ask for), here are a few ideas that you might not have thought of:

Dryness (hair or skin) can be a real problem for the regular swimmer and I can highly recommend Paul Mitchell hair products for keeping your hair moisturized and in good condition.  The products are a little on the expensive side, but the results are definitely worth it.  For skin care, Simple face moisturisers and creams are kind to the face and are unscented and Nivea products are ideal for the body.  Vaseline do a selection pack of their lip therapy which is perfect for keeping in the pocket for when your lips get sore unexpectedly.

For swimming costumes, bags and everyday training equipment try visiting www.swimshop.co.uk, this company is fast, reliable and offers a vast range of equipment suitable for the beginner right through to the competitive swimmer and once you have been thoroughly kitted out, how about a gift voucher for a swimming lesson or two with a local swim school?

Hopefully that has given you some ideas for that special swimmer in your life and I hope that you, yourself have a merry Christmas!

Swimming is very much a solitary sport, so to relieve the boredom how about a waterproof iPod Shuffle by Audioflood?  Costing just under £140, these iPods have been specially waterproofed to a depth of seventy six metres and can be used in chlorine and saltwater swimming.