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16 Best Sporty Bathing Suits Of 2021

It’s time to stock up.

Clothing, Swimwear, One-piece swimsuit, Bikini, Swimsuit bottom, Undergarment, Undergarment, Maillot, Neck, Abdomen,
Jewelyn Butron

Just like their land-only activewear cousins, these sea-worthy swimsuits boast technical and performance driven design elements like compression and fast-drying fabrics, as well as built-in bras and higher necklines for added support, making them ideal for water sports like surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, swimming, aqua cycling, and even waterfall hikes. Whichever one you choose, rest assured that you're guaranteed to make a big splash.

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Nike Solid Cross-Back Bikini Top

A clean and simple design, this Nike suit boasts "movement-enhancing fabric" to support all your underwater fitness endeavors. Pair it with any basic black bottom at the beach or high-waisted leggings on land, as it could easily double as a sports bra during sweaty classes like hot yoga. 

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Hurley Quick Dry One & Only Reversible Surf Top

This full-coverage cut looks like a classic sports bra, but its designed to perform in the water. Comfortable and quick drying, it can be worn all day.

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Roxy Pop Surf High Leg Bikini Bottoms

High-leg cut swimsuit bottoms are (once again) having their day in the sun. Fortunately, so too are high-waisted bikini bottoms. The combo offers full coverage, so you be active and not have to worry about tan lines later. 

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SeaSelfie Retro High Waisted Halter Bathing Suit

The halter style and adjustable straps of this bikini top offer customizable comfort while the high-waisted design of these bottoms provide full coverage. 

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Speedo Pro LT Super Pro

The name Speedo is synonymous with sporty bathing suits designed for active lifestyles. So, it doesn't get more classic than a red one-piece from the heritage brand.  

Sweaty Betty
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Sweaty Betty Glide Swimsuit

The color-blocked side panels on this Sweaty Betty one-piece are designed to be ultra-flattering on any body shape. What's more, its criss-crossed coral straps, high neck line, and built-in bra promise extra support for bigger busts. 

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Firpearl Women's Bikini Top

The ruffles on this swimsuit top offers a little extra coverage, and the wire-free support stays comfortable all day. Plus, soft, removable pads give you extra lift if you want.

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RELLECIGA High Waisted Bikini Bottom

With more coverage than a classic bikini bottom, this high-rise option is designed to stay in place—no matter what water activity you're doing.  

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Patagonia Bottom Turn Bikini Top

This colorful bikini top will give you the support of your go-to sports bra—and it features a fun racerback strap in the back. Plus, it's made with 83 percent recycled material.

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Patagonia Shell Seeker Bikini Bottoms

These high-rise bottoms offer ample coverage. Grab a pair that matches your "Bottom Turn" bikini top or mix and match.

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CUPSHE One Piece Knotted Color Block Bathing Suit

A flattering low-cut front and side-tie belt, along with a fun colorblock pattern make this one-piece the suit you'll love to throw on for any pool party. 

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Athleta Freestyle Camo One Piece

If you prefer one-pieces, this sporty, camo Athleta suit is a great option. It's made with quick-drying fabric that will keep you dry and comfortable when you're out of the water, plus it has UPF 50+ sun protection. 

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Body Glove Women's Kate Crop Bikini Top

Snaps and a bow add a bit of fun and frill to this bikini top, while a built-in shelf bra and removable cups offer support.

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Body Glove Women's Smoothies Bikini Bottom

Mid coverage and a low-rise makes this bikini bottom a classic, while the spandex in here makes sure it stays in place when you jump in the waves.  

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The Upside Leopard Claudina One Piece

Unsurprisingly, Australian activewear brand The Upside makes the some of the best sporty bathing suits Down Under (or anywhere, for that matter). This classic high-cut maillot gets a modern twist thanks to its magnified animal print.  

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CUPSHE Women's One Piece Swimsuit

If you need a one-piece that offers a little help with certain areas, this high-neck, tummy control suit is the answer. It comes in 11 different colors and patterns, too.

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Meyeeka High Cut Monokini

Besides making a bright, bold statement, the beauty of this hot-pink monokini is that you never have to worry about losing your bottoms when you hit the surf. 

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SEBOWEL Sleeveless Zippered Surfing Swimsuit

This colorful one-piece surfing swimsuit totally gives off fun retro vibes. It's made with comfortable nylon and spandex, features zipper-front rash guard, and removable bra pads.

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Holipick One Piece Mesh Bathing Suit

Nothing is more timeless than a little black bathing suit, especially with a classic cut like this one. What's more, the high neckline is ideal for active women looking to do more than lounge by the pool, while the mesh paneling adds a playful touch as well as extra ventilation. 

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Robin Piccone Ava Knot Front Tee Bikini Top

The cap-sleeve crop top design of this bathing suit top offers full coverage and extra support thanks to an adjustable tie at the bra line. Pair it with the matching, high-waisted bottoms on the next slide. 

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Robin Piccone Ava High Waist Bikini Bottoms

Cut high on the leg but offering full-coverage in the back, this navel-grazing bikini bottom will never go out of style. Pair it with a matching top for a monochromatic look or use it as a simple base layer for a brighter bikini top or rash guard. 

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