2017-2018 National Team Athlete Announces

Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel

USA Swimming Today has finally announced the long anticipated 115 members of the 2017-2018 National Team. This complete USA Swimming National Team roster honors the nation's top swimmers according to this year's performances. The roster reveals the top six swimmers that will represent the USA in each individual Olympic event.

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Top 3 Waterproof Fitness Trackers

Sycamore Swimming - Garmin VivoActive

If you are looking to get in shape, lose weight or improve your health and fitness, swimming is one of the most beneficial and rewarding forms of exercise you can do. It is a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise but is also great for resistance training as you can strengthen your heart, burn calories, lose weight and build and tone muscles in the process.

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15 Swimsuit Shopping Tips

  • Sycamore Swimming - Women Swimwear Bottoms

    1. Only Purchase New Bottoms

  • Sycamore Swimming - Women Swimwear Tops

    2. Only Purchase New Tops

  • Sycamore Swimming - Care for Swimsuit

    3. Take Special Care of Your Suit

  • Sycamore Swimming - Your Inventory of Swimsuit

    4. Check Your Inventory

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swap with Friends

    5. Swap Swimsuits With Friends

  • Sycamore Swimming - Women Swimwear Tops

    6. Purchase Black Bikinis

  • Sycamore Swimming - Athletic Top and Shorts

    7. Try Using Athletic Tops and Shorts

  • Sycamore Swimming - Women in Classic Swimsuit

    8. Select Timeless Pieces

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swimsuit for Your Body Type

    9. Consider Your Body Type

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swimsuit for Performance

    10. Buy for Performance

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swimming with Friends

    11. Keep Oldies Yet Goodies

  • Sycamore Swimming - Clearance Racks

    12. Always Scan the Clearance Racks

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swimwear Shop

    13. Explore Your Options

  • Sycamore Swimming - Swimsuit Cover-Ups

    14. Buy A Stylish Cover-Up

  • Sycamore Swimming - DIY Bikini Top

    15. Create a DIY Swimsuit

1. Only Purchase New Bottoms

Solely purchasing a new pair of bottoms will not only save you money but it is also helpful when half of your swimsuit is still in good condition and doesn't need replacement. Plus, you might score on a great clearance deal which usually happens on single pieces.

2. Only Purchase New Tops

If your swimsuit bottoms are still decent and you feel like switching up your bath suit routine, only purchasing new tops will save you a buck or two and allow you to miss and match several bathing suit choices. Again, be sure to check out the clearance racks for the best possible deals on swimsuit separates.

3. Take Special Care of Your Suit

There are special precautions you can take to ensure an extended lifespan of your swimwear. It is in your best interest to soak each piece of your swimwear in cold water after use to remove as much chlorine as possible. Additionally, you should always avoid using the a machine dryer as it will eventually ruin the elasticity. By following these few simple steps, you will save money by ensuring your swimsuits last longer.

4. Check Your Inventory

Every girl has a drawer full of swimsuits. It may be time to check your inventory and see which suits fit or not. If a good number of suits are still flattering, then you should only purchase a new swimsuit when you discover a real deal. This method can save you major money by stopping you from buying new styles that you don't truly need, which avoids any unnecessary spending.

5. Swap Swimsuits With Friends

There is a great chance that you and your friends have swimsuits with tags still on them. Or alternatively, you may own a suit you have only worn a handful of times that fits your bestfriend perfectly. Set up a Facebook event with your closest friends organizing a fun filled night of swimsuit exchanging. You never know - you may score an expensive new suit for free.

6. Purchase Black Bikinis

Black bikinis are a great investment since they can typically match with any pattern or color. When you need a swimsuit update, you can simply purchase a new top or bottom in a different pattern or color to match your staple black pieces. This way you will cut down on personal bathing suit cost and reap great sales on single pieces.

7. Try Using Athletic Tops and Shorts

Swimwear is typically made from nylon and spandex materials and coincidentally so are athletic tops and bras. This means they can be utilized as swimsuits which really opens up your swimsuit selection - not only in your closet but also when bargain shopping. Similarly, certain types of running shorts can also double as swim bottoms for both women and men. Just make sure to double check that the material will not be ruined by long exposures to chlorine.

8. Select Timeless Pieces

When purchasing swimsuits you should think long past this summer's trends. While men's swimwear seems to have fewer changes in style, women's trends are constantly changing annually. So, to save money when shopping for swimwear - skip the bold prints and cutouts - opt for a more classical swimsuit style in a solid color with simple designs.

9. Consider Your Body Type

Buying a bathing suit that fits the body you only wish you had is a complete waste of money. Instead, buy a bathing suit that flatters the body you have right now. Take the time to try on multiple styles until you find the one that fits you just right.

10. Buy for Performance

If you are a competitive swimmer, it is best to purchase a swimsuit for performance instead of style. Athletic swimsuits are typically built to last and purchasing a higher quality suit the first time around may save you from spending more money in the future. Lands' End sells Speedo, AquaSport, and Endurance Lite - all quality brands suitable for avid swimmers.

11. Keep Oldies Yet Goodies

Do not immediately throw out an old bathing suit that you love. It is best to keep around a semi worn bathing suit for the times you do not need to put on a fashion show, like when you are washing a car or swimming in your own backyard. This way you are not overusing and abusing a brand new swimsuit.

12. Always Scan the Clearance Racks

When walking into department and discount stores like Target, be sure to always scan the clearance racks. You never know when you might find a great swimsuit at an extremely affordable price. Plus, you can multiply the amount of your saving by using Target Coupon with your purchase.

13. Explore Your Options

Although it may seem scary to stop at stores you do not typically frequent, they may offer great swimsuit deals worth a look.

14. Buy A Stylish Cover-Up

If you are one to never take off your clothes or be caught dead in a swimming pool, then maybe it is time to stop yourself from purchasing yet another swimsuit you won't ever wear. Instead purchase a fashionable cover up for half the price at retailers like Target, H&M, and T.J.Maxx.

15. Create a DIY Swimsuit

Pinterest offers great ideas for DIY swimsuits. For example, you can create a one piece bathing suit by combining a two piece swim set with adding lace to the mid section. Or you can add contrasting straps to a once strapless swimsuit and place in extra cut outs with scissors.

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