Take a Dive: The Best Athletic Swimsuits

For the beach and pool-goers who can’t sit still waterside, an athletic swimsuit that keeps up is a non-negotiable for literal fun in the sun. Take on beach volleyball, surfing or paddle boarding—whatever floats your boat—in swimwear that looks stylish and stays secure during your every move. Whether you’re lounging on land or riding the waves, VENUS has options.

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What Factors Make the Best Athletic Swimsuit

If you’re getting in your fitness goals on the water, sun protection is essential for your active adventures. Along with a healthy dose of SPF, long-sleeve suits can protect your arms from harsh rays. Another bonus: sleeves or a rash guard can also prevent chafing.


Another tip: find a suit that moves with you. Sport swimsuits with a closer-to-the-body fit are best for a lot of movement, especially swimming, since they don’t create resistance.


With all this in mind, it’s also important to think about your body shape. For a larger bust, consider high-neck sport tops and crop tops to keep the girls contained and covered. For bottoms, choose something that offers enough coverage to stay in place as you move around.

The Ultimate Athletic Swimsuits Guide

Dive into our ultimate guide to the best athletic swimsuits from bikinis to one-pieces. We’ve got you covered with inclusive sizing and stylish, yet functional designs.

Best Athletic Bikini Tops

VENUS has tons swimsuits that are perfect for sports. Move freely in swim tops that keep your chest in check. Explore our top picks for active bikini tops.
  • The Sport Bikini Top:The Sport Bikini Top has a strappy back and banded bottom to ensure you have both style and support. Removable foam cups give you the option of a little oomph! The scoop front shows just enough cleavage, while wider straps offer comfort and support. Pair with swim shorts for added coverage.
  • The Blanc Sport Long Sleeve Top:The Blanc Sport Long Sleeve Top is made with UPF 50 fabric to give you sun protection up top. You’ll have the perfect mix of stretch and support so you can move without worrying about slippage. Pair with high waisted bottoms for extra coverage that won’t slip or fall down.
  • The Bold High Neck Bikini Top:For a sporty-chic swim top that can go the distance, try the Bold High Neck Bikini Top. This high-neck top features adjustable shoulder straps, adjustable back clasp and removable cups for a customizable fit. The fabric has plenty of stretch and strength for long days on the water. Pair with a skirted or mid-rise bottom for style and coverage.

Best Athletic Tankini Tops

Tankini tops come in many designs, most of which make great sport tops. For active days, reach for a tankini with a high neck and straps that cross in the back. This is your best bet to avoid annoying slipping, and the high neck will keep your bust in place as you swim, surf or play. Here are our top picks for sport tankini tops:

  • Hanky Hem High-Neck Tankini: Featuring adjustable straps and a built-in shelf bra with removable pads, the Hanky Hem High-Neck Tankini is the perfect mix of style and function. The hanky hem flatters your figure and helps you look extra stylish even when you’re in sport mode. Pair with a flirty bottom to balance the coverage of the hanky hem.
  • Shimmer High Neck Tankini: Give your athletic swimsuit a touch of mermaidcore! The Shimmer High Neck Tankini has a fun, shimmery blue finish with a high neck that’ll keep you moving in style. Side ruching gathers at the front for added chicness while the fabric has plenty of stretch for comfort. Designed with a shelf bra and removable cups, this style keeps you secure. Mix it up with low-rise bottoms for a flirty-yet-sporty look.
  • Scoop Neck Tankini Top: The Scoop Neck Tankini Top is a more sophisticated rendition still allows for comfort and movement. Wide straps and a shelf bra provide support and comfort up top while ruching along the sides flatters your figure. This piece is made of recycled fabric for an environmentally conscious and sporty option. Keep the active look going by pairing it with scoop front bottoms, or go for curve-hugging shorts.

Each of these active swimsuit tops provides adequate bust support and coverage that’s ideal for swimming, surfing and beach sports. No need to worry about spillage or slips!

Best Active Bikini Bottoms

Any surfer or swimmer knows that bikini bottoms that slip are a no go. That’s why you want to make sure you wear a bottom that’s snug and provides enough coverage. There are several styles at VENUS that pass the test for sports, and here are our top suggestions:

  • The Volley High-Waist Bikini Bottom: This sport friendly bikini bottom features a higher rise that sits just below the waistline. The back offers moderate cheek coverage with a well-fitting seam that won’t easily ride up. For all your active beach or pool days, grab this style in several colors.
  • Adjustable Side Swim Short: For a chic full coverage sport swimsuit bottom, the Adjustable Side Swim Short is a perfect choice. The side ties allow you to adjust the coverage, while a thick waist band keeps them in place for active water sports or beach games. The recycled nylon fabric makes it an environmentally friendly option, too. Pair with a wrap bra top for a worry-free sports swimsuit.
  • Sunrise Boardshorts: For a classic solution, turn to boardshorts. The Sunrise Boardshorts from VENUS have a mid-rise foldover waist that makes these a great choice for women of all shapes and sizes. For more or less coverage, just turn the band up or down. Side pockets allow you to carry small items while a looser fit and stretchy material gives you room to move. Pair with a rash guard for a full coverage surfing swimsuit that looks trendy and stylish.


The Sport Top
The Blanc Long Sleeve Top
The Bold High-Neck Top
Hanky Hem High-Neck Tankini
Shimmer High-Neck Tankini
Scoop Neck Tankini
Volley High-Waist Bottom
Adjustable Side Swim Short
Sunrise Boardshorts
All VENUS we design bathing suits for every body and any body with a focus on fit and quality. You’ll find stylish swimwear options in sizes small to 3X and bra-size tops up to a G cup. Shop hundreds of stylish colors and designs in women’s swimwear for your next day of fun in the sun!
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