Swim shirts are now part of today's regular swimming kit
for beach and swimming pools.
There is a wide variety for different sports
from the quick drying tee-shirt to hooded outdoor shirts with clever zips and other features.
Swim shirts come in these main categories:
- Short sleeve tee-shirts for the pool
- Long sleeve shirts for sun protection
- Hooded shirts for snorkelling and outdoor sports
Main features are:
- No zip, short zip, or full length zip
- Side or chest pockets
- Thumb loops provide better sun cover for the back of your hands
and keep the sleeves from riding up when you swim.
Leisure swim shirts with a loose fit are called "water shirts".