Swimming in Florida isn’t a hobby – it’s a fundamental part of the lifestyle. Whether you’re paddling out to catch a wave off an Atlantic Ocean beach or crushing the competition in the local swim club, the proper trunks are the most critical piece of gear for swimming. We found several models that should meet whatever level of commitment you give to the sport of swimming – from old-school styles to the latest cutting-edge models.
For all ages
Sure, there are plenty of designs to choose from with this model, but we love the basics: an elastic closure with drawstrings, two side pockets and a mesh liner inside to keep everything in place. Plus, the 11-inch length is just about perfect for swimmers of any age.
With a 9-inch inseam, these trunks are timeless. And call me old-fashioned, but I lean toward the solid color options here. (Save the flowery designs for the Hawaiian shirts, fellas.)
The ’80s live on
If this swimsuit gets any shorter, they can be used for the next “Baywatch” movie. I can picture David Hasselhoff sporting the “Atomic Red” model while saving Tiffani Amber Thiessen from a riptide. But, hey, if there’s an appetite to watch reruns of “Beverly Hills 90210,” then there’s a reason these shorts are still a popular pick.
Maybe you’re a threat to make the next U.S. Olympic swimming team – or maybe you just want to look like you are. This suit– I wouldn’t dare call them trunks – are aimed at those who take their laps seriously. The fabric offers a four-way stretch along with muscle compression to make your time in the pool count.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.