The 25 Best Gifts For Swimmers

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If you are looking for the best gifts for swimmers and you’ve got a large budget to spare, swimming headphones (#4) are the way to go. But don’t worry if you have a smaller budget, you will still find 24 awesome swimmer gift ideas on this list.

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Here are my top 3 swimming gifts:

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#1 Swimmers buoy

Swimmers buoy

Are you looking for gifts for open water swimmers? This buoy is the perfect safety gift for them.

Swimmers can attach it to their waste and go for a swim in the open water. Because the buoy is floating and bright yellow, swimmers will be better visible to boats and other people on the water.

It also has a storage compartment, so swimmers can take their phones and other valuables with them.

And lastly, because the buoy floats, swimmers can also use it as a floatation device if they need a rest.

#2 Smart goggles

Smart goggles

Smart goggles are the future for swimmers.

So if you are looking for the best gifts for swimmers who also love tech, this is the perfect gift.

The FORM smart goggles have a display that is built into one of the glasses. Swimmers can still see through the glasses, but they can also see their metrics while swimming.

The goggles can be synchronized with your phone or Apple or Garmin smartwatch, so swimmers can keep all their activities stored in one place. If the recipient doesn’t have a smartwatch, check out the next swim gift.

And as you probably already guessed, the goggles are waterproof, until a depth of 10-meters, which should be more than enough for swimmers.

#3 Smartwatch

Garmin smartwatch

Are you looking for more gifts for swimmers who are also techy?

Then a smartwatch to track all their activities is the perfect gift.

They can use it to synch with their smart goggles, keep track of the distance covered, and gain insight into their heart rates and performance.

Besides the use for swimming, smartwatches are also great for other sports and for casual wear. Because of the slim design, they match any outfit!

#4 Swimming headphones

Swimming headphones

If you are looking for more swimmer gift ideas for techy swimmers, these headphones are the perfect gift.

They are specifically designed for swimming, so clearly they are waterproof. But what makes them special is that they have an open ear design. So swimmers can still use a cap and earplugs to protect their ears while swimming. The headphones use the cheekbone to deliver sounds, which is why they are perfect for swimmers.

They also work outside the water. However, the sound is way better with your head underwater.

Another thing to keep in mind is that the headphones do not support Bluetooth, but use a 4GB built-in music storage instead. So swimmers need to have MP3 files of music because they can’t stream music.

This makes the headphones not very useful outside the pool, but inside the pool, it is by far one the best gifts for swimmers.

#5 Swimming gifts for her: necklace

Necklace of a swimmer

Are you looking for swimmer gift ideas for her?

This necklace of a heart with a swimmer inside is the perfect gift.

It’s cute, thoughtful, and it involves swimming!

#6 Swimmers backpack

Speedo swimmers backpack

The Speedo swimmers backpacks are an example of great practical gifts for swimmers.

One of the main things which makes it a great bag for swimmers is the side compartment with drainage for wet swimming gear. It is separated from the main compartment, so the rest of their items stay dry.

Another benefit is the fact that the bag stands straight, even when it’s empty. So their items will not end up on the wet swimming pool floor because their bag fell over!

#7 Swimming t-shirt

Turquoise swimming shirt

This cute shirt with “love” and the pictogram of a swimmer is one of the best swimming gifts for women. The shirt is available in eight different colors.

Gifts for swimmers for mid budgets

#8 Swimming cap

Speedo swimming cap

Swimming caps are great practical gifts for swimmers. They are beneficial in multiple ways.

They keep the swimmers’ hair from their faces and protect their hair from chlorine if they swim in pools. In combination with earplugs (#19), swimming caps also keep out water from their ears and thus reduce the chance of ear infections. And for competitive swimmers, caps are important to reduce drag.

So in other words, are you looking for practical swim gifts? This cap by speedo is the perfect gift.

#9 Swimming-themed passport cover

Passport cover with "Eat, Sleep, Swim, Repeat"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for the best gifts for swimmers who also love traveling?

Why not combine those two hobbies in this gift and buy a passport cover with a swimming theme.

I quite liked the one that said “Eat, sleep, swim, repeat”, but you can find over 150 different options on Zazzle.

#10 Books about swimming

Splash: 10,000 years of swimming

Splash: 10,000 years of swimming

Splash covers the 10,000 years of human history and swimming. It covers everything from the Egyptians to ancient Rome and Greece, to the present-day Olympics. As you probably already guessed, this is one of the great swimmer gift ideas for people who are into history and swimming.

The 100 greatest swimmers in history

The 100 greatest swimmers in history

Are you looking for swimming gifts for a competitive swimmer who loves to know more about famous swimmers? This is the perfect book. It is regularly updated with the new great swimmers.

Michael Phelps: The greatest Olympian

Michael Phelps: The greatest Olympian

Are you looking for swimming gifts for someone who is a great fan of one swimmer in particular? Well, if it’s Michael Phelps, then this book is the best gift.

#11 Swimming-themed socks

Socks with Swimmers
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With over 250 swimming-themed socks on Zazzle, you should be able to find cool pairs of socks as fun swim gifts.

I quite liked the ones with the floating swimmers in a pool, mostly because I liked the floating unicorn.

#12 Havaianas flip flops

Flip flops

Flip-flops are another example of practical gifts for swimmers. Havaianas are firm, comfortable, and cute flip-flops, that are great for in the pool and outside. You can find them on Amazon, or at the Havaiana store.

#13 Swimming-themed travel mug

Travel mug wit pictogram of a swimmer
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Swimming-themed travel mugs are great swimmer gift ideas for people who love coffee and swimming!

You can find over 1700 different options of Zazzle, or go for the one with the swimmer pictogram.

#14 Swimming suit

Speedo swimming suit

Swimmers can never have too many swimming suits. So if you are looking for the best swimmer gift ideas for her, this suit by speedo is a great gift idea.

Obviously, you can find swimming suits of all kinds. I just liked the one by Speedo because of the small details on the side and because it’s a great brand.

But you can also check out Arena or Dolfin.

#15 Swimmers gift ideas for her: earrings

Earrings in the shape of fish
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for swimming gifts for women? These earrings of fish are perfect.

They come with a cute sign that says “Swim in your own direction”. And if you want, you can also personalize the gift bag. So instead of “Wue” it will be the recipient’s name.

#16 Swimming-themed water bottle

Water bottle with "sink or swim"
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

With 1600+ swimming-themed water bottles on Zazzle, I am sure you can find one that will work for your recipient.

I liked the “sink or swim” design, but there are plenty of options to choose from.

#17 Shampoo for swimmers

Swimmers shampoo

Swimming in pool water with chlorine is terrible for the condition of your hair. And though, wearing a cap definitely protects your hair to some degree, it’s almost indivertible that your hair gets in touch with chlorine.

So another way to protect your hair is by using TRIHARD specialized swim shampoo, which eliminates pool chemicals and helps to keep your hair is as shiny and soft as ever.

So if you need swimmer gift ideas for someone with (long) hair, this shampoo is what you need.

#18 Swimming gifts for the home

Wall poster of someone diving in water
Photo courtesy of Not on the High Street

Are you looking for cool swimmer gift ideas for someone’s home? This poster of a swimmer diving in the pool is a great idea.

Especially because you can personalize the poster with the recipient’s (nick)name.

Gifts for swimmers for small budgets

#19 Swimming earplugs

Swimming earplugs

If you are looking for practical gifts for swimmers, earplugs are a great idea.

Earplugs keep water out of the swimmer’s ear and prevent them from getting ear infections. The silicone earplugs are great to wear for a longer period of time because they are soft and don’t hurt as much as hard ones.

#20 Swimming-themed luggage tag

Swimmers luggage tag
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for practical swimming gifts for travel lovers? Then this colorful luggage tag of a swimmer by night is an awesome gift.

Or if you prefer a different style, check out the 1000+ swimming-themed luggage tags on Zazzle.

#21 Swimming logbook

Wild swimming journal

Are you looking for cool gifts for open water swimmers?

This logbook is the perfect gift for them.

It comes with a checklist and pages to record everything they want to remember from their open water swims. Things such as location, parking, weather, air and water temperature, water quality, hazards, currents, and rips. Of course, there are also blank spaces to write whatever they want about the swim.

#22 Swimming goggles

Swimming goggles

Goggles are another example of practical gifts for swimmers. Whether the recipient is a competitive swimmer or a recreational swimmer, goggles are practical either way. Just like the earplugs they can prevent infections by keeping the water out.

And a very big bonus of using goggles is that swimmers can keep their eyes open and see where they are going.

#23 Swimming-themed make-up bag

Peace, love, swim make-up bag

This make-up bag is another one of the great swimmer gift ideas for women!

#24 Microfiber fast-drying towel

Fast-drying towels

Fast-drying microfiber towels are great swimming gifts because they are small, light, and easy to take in their swimming bag. They dry super fast which makes them perfect for swimmers who always carry around wet stuff.

#25 Swimming-themed tote bag

Tote bag with evolution
Photo courtesy of Zazzle

Are you looking for small, cute, and practical swimmers gift ideas for travel lovers? A tote bag in a swimming theme is the perfect gift.

My favorite one was the tote bag with the evolution of men leading to a swimmer. But I can imagine this is not a great gift for someone who doesn’t support the evolution theory. So lucky, you can find over 3500 different tote bag designs on Zazzle.

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