Lifeguard swimsuits are not really that fashionable. Considering the job of saving people from drowning in a crowded beach, style does not really matter. The concern on its durability and flexibility is more important than the style and design of the swimsuit.

However, because of the popularity of the TV series Baywatch, many have considered the lifeguard job as a cool and sexy one, not minding of course, that the swimwear they used are plain and are all for the sake of utility.

What's its main purpose?

The material that is used for lifeguard swimsuits should be able to make the users free. The fabric should not be too constricting to the users because of the risky job description.

The fabric used for this type of swimsuit is the Chloroban polyester that performs as well and as long lasting as your commitment as a lifeguard. Many lifeguard suits are also made of the Lycra material that is flexible and versatile.

Can it protect from UV rays?

Some lifeguard swimsuits have the long-lasting Durafast fabric that can provide sun protection and can resist chlorine damage.

This is very essential and important to lifeguards because of their all-day vigilance under the sun and if one is a lifeguard on the poolside, this fabric can help in preventing the damage that chlorine can cause on your swimsuit.

Considering the damages the UV rays can do to a person's skin and health, lifeguards cannot only rely on sunscreen for UV protection.

According to dermatologists and researchers, sunscreen lotion, creams, sprays, and others are not enough in protecting the skin from the harmful damages that sunlight can cause such as severe sunburn and skin cancer.

In addition, the investigations and experiments proved that out of 1000 sunscreen lotion brands, only 143 brands are reliable in protecting the skin. That is why, as lifeguards, it is essential to look for suits that have a range of SPF 50+ to avoid the risks.

Choosing the perfect suit

Also, it is very important to choose lifeguard swimsuits that are made of light fabric and is easy to dry considering the requirements of the job to run around both on land and on water, aside from swimming.

Many of these swimsuits are made of 100% nylon fabric or 100% polyester. This would ensure a faster, smoother, easier swimming over the angry waves of the sea and it would not impede the endurance of the swimmer.

Lifeguard swimsuits may look very plain to many people because of the lack of flowery designs imprinted or style of the swimsuit itself.

However, many swimsuits can be comfortable and stylish at the same time. Not because you have a job that requires extreme physical activity does not mean that you cannot have a swimsuit that is not on the fashion trend.

There are many lifeguard swimsuits now that are on this streak. Not only are these creations durable, flexible and versatile, they also have the youthful style whether in a one-piece, two-piece, tankini for women or trunks or broad shorts for men.

The most important thing is that it can help in protecting the wearer from getting fully exposed to the harmful rays of the sun.

Author's Bio: 

David has done years of research about UV (Ultraviolet) Rays and Sun Protection including skin cancer. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with special studies in waves.

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