Originally Posted by gogglesnoseplugs
I have been swimming with board shorts just more out of feeling self-conscious and modest; yet the pool partner suggested I start using a Speedo, even if it was a jammer type to start with. I did not think the type of suit made a difference in the end, and I'm still trying to figure all of that out. He still insists on the suit thing, believing it will be one more step in a "right direction." What is your folks' take on that?
gogglesnoseplugs, a jammer or a speedo will decrease drag. Your swim buddy is right. Think of board shorts as a huge parachute strapped onto your hips. The more streamlined your body is the better you are able to move through the water. I'm not a fan of tight fitting clothing in general but in the water, the tighter the better!