What Are the Measurements for a Speedo Swimsuit?

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What Are the Measurements for a Speedo Swimsuit?
Speedo is one of the most recognised names at the swimming pool. (swimming path image by Georgiy Pashin from Fotolia.com)

Speedo is one of the most popular and best recognised brands for swimsuits. Worn by Olympic-level athletes and recreational swimmers, Speedo delivers high-quality suits for men, women, and children. The sizing for Speedo swimsuits is different than for other clothing. It's important to take your measurements into account when purchasing a Speedo. A snug fit is recommended for competitive use.

Children's Suit Sizes

It is standard practice for swimmers to get as tight a fit as possible when buying a suit for competition. Speedo has multiple lines of swimwear, including a comprehensive line of suits for competition, casual racing and recreational use.

The sizes for a suit from Speedo for girls start at 20 and go up to size 32. The sizing is a factor of multiple measurements, including chest, waist, hips, and torso length. For girls, it is possible to estimate the size for a suit by using a dress size. A girl with a dress size of 4 would wear a size 20 Speedo. Other measurements for girls are as follows:

Dress Size: 5/6 Speedo Size: 22

Dress Size: 7/8 Speedo Size: 24

Dress Size: 10 Speedo Size: 26

Dress Size: 12 Speedo Size: 28

Dress Size: 14 Speedo Size: 30

Dress Size: 16 Speedo Size: 32

For boys, sizing is the same as for men's. See the information below.

Women's Suit Sizes

As with girls, the measurements for a woman's Speedo suit are based on dress sizes.

Dress Size: 0 Speedo Size: 26

Dress Size: 2 Speedo Size: 28

Dress Size: 4 Speedo Size: 30

Dress Size: 6 Speedo Size: 32

Dress Size: 8 Speedo Size: 34

Dress Size: 10 Speedo Size: 36

Dress Size: 12 Speedo Size: 38

Dress Size: 14 Speedo Size: 40

Sizing is different for Speedo's line of fashion swimwear. In this situation, sizes are traditional small/medium/large. Again, dress size is used as an equivalent measurement.

Dress Size: 0/2 Speedo Size: XS

Dress Size: 4/6 Speedo Size: S

Dress Size: 8/10 Speedo Size: M

Dress Size:12/14 Speedo Size: L

Dress Size: 16 Speedo Size: XL

What Are the Measurements for a Speedo Swimsuit?
Whether a competitive or recreational swimmer, Speedo offers a style for everyone (Swimming pool and pool house image by Jim Mills from Fotolia.com)

Men's Suit Sizes

The sizing for men's suits are different. Because men's suits rest on the hips, that measurement is added in. Although measurements are still available for waist and chest, most men's suits cover only the lower half of the body, making these measurements unnecessary. When between two sizes of a men's suit made by Speedo, always go with the size that best takes into account your hip measurement. The following measurements are for both boys and men's suits.

Hip Size: 28.5in. Speedo Size: 22

Hip Size: 30.5in. Speedo Size: 24

Hip Size: 32.5in. Speedo Size: 26

Hip Size: 34.5in. Speedo Size: 28

Hip Size: 36.5in. Speedo Size: 30

Hip Size: 38.5in. Speedo Size: 32

Hip Size: 40.5in. Speedo Size: 34

Hip Size: 42.5in. Speedo Size: 36

Hip Size: 44.5in. Speedo Size: 38

Additional Sizing Notes

The sizing for Speedo's line of racing suits is the same as its line of competition suits. One difference to note: racing suits tend to be made from more pliable fabrics, meaning they are likely to stretch out over time. If you're between two sizes, opt for the smaller size, as it will fit you for a longer period as it stretches.

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