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When I was pregnant, I found that it was hard to locate a maternity fitness swimsuit – you know, one designed for swimming laps with a big ol’ bump.  So instead, I just bought a regular TYR suit two sizes larger than my pre-pregnancy size, and it fit all the way through from Month 5 to Month 9…


… And 10 weeks later, I’m still wearing it.  Only because I don’t own another suit.  Obviously, it’s time to buy another, and I’m super pumped to buy a Splish suit.  They are pretty darn cute – way better than my normal basic black.  It would be so much more fun to swim laps in one of these!


I’m torn between the Tuxedo Suit…


The Keystone Cop…


The Tsunami…


Awesome Girl…


Which should I buy?!



  • Kristina August 20, 2012, 9:36 pm

    They’re all so cute! I’m torn between tsunami and awesome girl. But you could totally rock anyone of them.

  • Jen August 20, 2012, 9:39 pm

    Maybe avoid the tsunami–white suits can kinda, um, show what’s underneath, especially when wet.

    • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete August 21, 2012, 12:13 am

      It looks like it is lined. If it is, it should be fine! My first choice is the tsunami, but you would look cute in any one of them!

      • Elizabeth Brown August 21, 2012, 9:15 pm

        I own this particular suit and it is lined with a black liner-so there is no see through. However, on the backside there is a giant wave on the butt and it looks as if you may be getting an enema…

  • Mary August 20, 2012, 9:43 pm

    Omg go for the awesome girl! Because now you’re a supermom!

  • Lauren T August 20, 2012, 9:44 pm

    Those are adorable! I love the tsunami one!

  • Maura August 20, 2012, 9:48 pm

    Awesome girl all the way.

  • Nancy August 20, 2012, 9:49 pm

    Tsunami – the other’s are fun, but i’m more conservative

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed August 20, 2012, 9:52 pm

    Haha, these are hilarious! I like the tuxedo!

  • Colleen August 20, 2012, 9:54 pm

    I would so do Awesome Girl! LoL!

  • Sara@RunningInPinkProject August 20, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Awesome Girl. No question! 😀

  • jennyv August 20, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Awesome Girl – hands down!

  • Leatitia August 20, 2012, 9:59 pm

    I vote awesome girl!! But they all look super cute!

  • La August 20, 2012, 10:00 pm

    The tsunami is beautiful–love it.

  • Jen August 20, 2012, 10:04 pm

    Love the Tsunami! Super cute! Make some waves, girl!

  • Cristen August 20, 2012, 10:05 pm

    I say either Tsunami or Awesome Girl.

  • Katya August 20, 2012, 10:07 pm

    hilarious! I vote for ‘Awesome Girl’!

  • Heidi August 20, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I LOVE the tsunami! That might have to be my next suit! 😉 (Although Awesome Girl reminds me of the Superwoman Underoos I had as a kid and those were definitely pretty awesome!)

  • Brittney August 20, 2012, 10:14 pm

    Tsunami or Awesome Girl.

  • Jenna August 20, 2012, 10:14 pm

    Awesome girl. No questions.

  • Brianna August 20, 2012, 10:16 pm


  • Brooke August 20, 2012, 10:16 pm

    Awesome girl!!!!!!!!! Definitely!!!!!!!!

  • Whitney August 20, 2012, 10:19 pm

    Awesome girl!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 20, 2012, 10:30 pm

    Definitely Awesome Girl!!!!

  • Amanda August 20, 2012, 10:33 pm

    I love awesome girl! So cute!

  • Courtney August 20, 2012, 10:35 pm

    In thinking the tuxedo or the tsunami. They are all cute though!

  • Morgan August 20, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Awesome girl!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch August 20, 2012, 10:42 pm

    Please get the awesome girl suit. And get wristlets. Yessss!

  • Wendy August 20, 2012, 10:44 pm

    Another vote for Awesome Girl here!

  • SaraJoan August 20, 2012, 10:45 pm

    Awesome Girl. Definitely Awesome Girl. 🙂

  • Jasmine August 20, 2012, 10:48 pm

    Tuxedo all the way!

  • Holly P. August 20, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Awesome Girl….all. the. way!

  • Amanda August 20, 2012, 10:50 pm

    The tuxedo! Definitely!

  • Elizabeth August 20, 2012, 11:08 pm

    Tsunami! Love it.

  • Chelsea August 20, 2012, 11:09 pm

    OMG AWESOME GIRL! I love that one so much haha!

  • Samantha August 20, 2012, 11:09 pm

    Awesome girl!

  • Beth Bray August 20, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Those are awesome! I’ve got a question for you though. You review sports bras for larger chests (which I totally appreciate, by the way) but wear these swim suits with no support. I’m wondering how you do it and if you have any recommendations for swim suits for women who are well endowed. I’d like to take up swimming but have been having trouble finding a suit that would work. I wore a Speedo when I was younger but they no longer do the trick. Any ideas? Thanks – and by the way, I’ve never commented but LOVE your blog and read it every day!

    • Sarah August 21, 2012, 10:43 am

      I second this question. How do you get by with these sorts of suits? I have to find suits that can be ordered by bra size, and that go up to the larger cup sizes. I often use lands end which has some suits that go up to DDD, and some have an underwire, which is great. Athleta goes up to a DD I think, and also has some with wires. Herroom and Figleaves both have even bigger sizes, but not much by way of one-pieces for exercising in. It’s really tough to find good ones, so if anyone has any recommendations I’d love to hear!

    • Heather August 21, 2012, 10:47 am

      I tend to purchase from Land’s End because their suits are good for larger chests. I have a lap suite that I have loved. They aren’t super cute though. I have also been know to double up and wear 2 speedos- you get more support that way.

    • Brigid August 21, 2012, 12:43 pm

      Just my two cents: I’m well endowed, and for swim fitness I only buy racing suits that are measured by the bust measurement. Most (all?) competition suits are sold this way. Basically the swim suit size is the measurement of the fullest part of your bust in inches. Make sure you get a good brand, too. I like TYR and Speedo. I looked at the sizing chart for this brand, and it’s a little confusing, but I think that’s how they’re measured, though the largest size appears to be a 38. (I’m a 36 at an E cup, so 38 isn’t all that large.) Hope that helps!

      • Caitlin August 21, 2012, 12:46 pm

        I just accept the fact that swim suits have zero support LOL. Sounds like the above responses are great options!!!

    • Katie August 21, 2012, 1:46 pm

      For lap swimming, I’ve always used the typical Speedo/TYR suits. I buy mine a size too small, which causes it to ride up in the rear end, but holds the ladies down. LOL. And since I’m in the water, does it really matter if the rear end is not as covered???
      For non lap swimming, I don’t own a one piece & try to find bra sized swimwear (Dillards, Athleta, etc). Most swimwear goes on sale in July/August, FYI.

      • Caitlin August 21, 2012, 3:02 pm

        I’m not well endowed, but the suit I’m wearing is from about 30 lbs ago. It seemed like it would work when I tried it on, not wanting to spend money on a new suit for doing laps one day a week, but at the end of every lap I have reach down and put my boob back in. Ha. Lifeguards probably see me walking in the pool and think, “there’s the girl with the boob slippage”. :/

        • Caitlin August 21, 2012, 3:08 pm

          Haha this is me!

  • Emily August 20, 2012, 11:11 pm

    Awesome Girl, hands down.

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs August 20, 2012, 11:15 pm

    Awesome Girl for the win!

  • Megan S August 20, 2012, 11:21 pm

    Definitely the cop or tsunami!

  • Karen August 20, 2012, 11:21 pm

    Oh my God. There is no debate. You have to get the Wonder Woman one!!!

  • Amy Q August 20, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Tsunami is awesomely bad a$$.

  • Laura August 20, 2012, 11:36 pm

    Awesome Girl!

  • Samantha @ Mama Notes August 20, 2012, 11:43 pm

    This is a joke, right? 🙂

  • Ashley August 20, 2012, 11:45 pm

    haha! I’m for the cop!!! : )

  • Jen August 20, 2012, 11:51 pm

    AWESOME GIRL! There is no other option.

  • Kyla August 20, 2012, 11:59 pm

    Tuxedo! You can never be overdressed 🙂

  • Kristy August 21, 2012, 12:02 am

    The tuxedo reminds me of a playboy bunny halloween costume. I LOVE the cowgirl one or the wonder woman one! Those are friggin’ cute!

  • Michelle August 21, 2012, 12:03 am

    Awesome girl! Because really, if you ever need motivation, you’re already wearing it!

  • Bula August 21, 2012, 12:05 am

    Awesome Girl, no doubt!

  • Devonshire August 21, 2012, 12:12 am

    def the Awesome Girl!!

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras August 21, 2012, 12:19 am

    I’m feeling the tsunami 🙂

  • Jenn August 21, 2012, 12:44 am

    Wonder WOMAN!

  • Gina (fitnessista) August 21, 2012, 12:54 am

    i would like to vote for 3 write-in candidates:
    the donuts:
    the dolla bill:
    and the hula:
    i’m having way too much fun over here. and this website is making me want to swim. can i wear it and float on a raft? haha

  • Laura August 21, 2012, 1:02 am

    Awesome Girl! Absolutely!

  • Elisabeth August 21, 2012, 1:29 am

    Love the tuxedo 🙂

  • Lindsay Loves Veggies August 21, 2012, 1:34 am

    Totally have to go with the super hero option! It’s a reminder of what a super hero you actually are!

  • Carly August 21, 2012, 1:58 am

    I vote Awesome Girl for sure!

  • Alisa August 21, 2012, 2:00 am

    I see you in the tsunami. Very kitschy!

  • Ksenija August 21, 2012, 2:28 am

    hahaha, Awesome girl, totally!

  • Kristen August 21, 2012, 3:26 am

    I mean Tsunami is pretty and all but how could you not go with the Awesome girl one?!?!! I dare you to wear that and NOT have full scale action adventures going in your head while swimming. Also you could totally create a fun theme song to sing to yourself…the possibilities are endless!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance August 21, 2012, 5:12 am

    Hands down–The Awesome Suit. Gotta love Wonder Woman!!!

  • Kim August 21, 2012, 6:08 am

    Too cute! I’d go with Awesome Girl.

  • Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) August 21, 2012, 6:37 am

    I would totally go for awesome girl! Will make you feel like you have super woman powers!

  • Tasha August 21, 2012, 6:53 am

    Most definitely the Awesome Girl one!!! How can you not have a great workout in that?!

  • Tricia August 21, 2012, 7:03 am

    Awesome girl!!!

  • Sara August 21, 2012, 7:07 am

    Awesome girl! As I was scrolling down I was thinking they should have a super hero suit and then there it was.

  • Alett August 21, 2012, 7:28 am

    awesome girl period.

  • jen August 21, 2012, 7:58 am

    i think awesome girl is the obvious choice…but too much so. now, the keystone cop? hilarious and completely unexpected!

  • Susan August 21, 2012, 8:05 am

    You’re kidding, right? They are all hideous!!

  • Steph @ A Life without Ice Cream August 21, 2012, 8:07 am

    Oh they’re all so cute! I’m partial to the Awesome Girl though… I feel like on days when you really weren’t feeling it you’d look down and think “damn, I’m super woman” and it would be very motivating!

  • Katie D. August 21, 2012, 8:08 am

    Tsunami is awesome!

  • Allie August 21, 2012, 8:09 am

    OMG these are fantastic. Either keystone cop or awesome girl!

  • Lee August 21, 2012, 8:17 am

    Awesome girl.

  • Sara August 21, 2012, 8:21 am

    Awesome girl!

  • Christin August 21, 2012, 8:23 am

    Tsunami or Awesome Girl!

  • Dani August 21, 2012, 8:26 am

    The tsunami!!! That thing is beautiful!! I might have to get one for myself!!

  • Sara August 21, 2012, 8:30 am

    Tsunami or Awesome Girl!

  • Barbara August 21, 2012, 8:35 am

    awesome girl!

  • Ebernst August 21, 2012, 8:50 am


    I want to buy that one right now. Actually, I want to buy all of them!

  • Liza August 21, 2012, 8:54 am

    Awesome girl! (Tsunami is a close second.)

  • Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots August 21, 2012, 9:05 am

    why did they not have cool suits like this when I was a swimmer!! I am thinking the Awesome girl!

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction August 21, 2012, 9:07 am

    Tuxedo for sure!

  • Katie @ Year of Katie August 21, 2012, 9:07 am

    Tsunami for sure! Everything else is cute, but a little too silly for my liking. The tsunami suit is fun and goofy, but still really pretty.

  • Libby August 21, 2012, 9:18 am

    Tsunami!! Unless it is halloween, then any of the others.

  • @stephcherkezian August 21, 2012, 9:21 am

    Awesome girl for sure!!!!

  • Beks August 21, 2012, 9:23 am

    Awesome girl!

  • Erin August 21, 2012, 9:28 am

    Another vote for Awesome Girl! Although the Tuxedo is pretty fun, too.

  • Willow @ My Own Trail August 21, 2012, 9:29 am

    Awesome Girl! That’s the best one!

  • Bobbie August 21, 2012, 9:30 am

    I like the Tsunami and my 2nd choice would be awesome girl 🙂

  • Maddie August 21, 2012, 9:31 am

    While I do love the idea of the Splish suits, I had one back when I was a competitive swimmer, and it was horrible. The material didn’t stretch at all (I had to keep sending back and re-ordering until I found a size that fit me, 2 sizes above my normal size), and whenever I did a flip turn and pushed off the wall the suit would completely fill up with water, so I would have to stop and flatten it out. A few of my friends also got suits from Splish and the same thing happened to them. Like I said, I love the idea of the suits, but there are definitely better quality ones out there- just a heads up!

    • Caitlin August 21, 2012, 12:47 pm

      Oh no! I hope they are improved.

  • Katie August 21, 2012, 9:39 am

    The tuxedo is my fave! What a great conversation piece 🙂

  • Vicky (Little Baby, Big City) August 21, 2012, 9:40 am

    Awesome girl or tuxedo… Both?

  • Nelly August 21, 2012, 9:42 am

    totally the wonderwoman one

  • Megan R @ August 21, 2012, 9:47 am

    I would TOTALLY buy the tuxedo! No reason you can’t be dressed fancy for a workout! But Awesome girl is pretty cool, too. But seriously… tuxedo 😉

  • Margo August 21, 2012, 9:51 am

    Hilarious! Awesome girl all the way!

  • Rob Runs August 21, 2012, 9:57 am

    I spent hours on the Splish website trying to decide which suit I wanted, then I remembered that I don’t swim. I love them all, but the Awesome Girl is my fav!

  • Jen August 21, 2012, 10:08 am

    Awesome girl for sure!

  • Samantha Angela August 21, 2012, 10:09 am

    tsunami or awesome girl.
    i think the tuxedo one is kinda weird.

  • Christy August 21, 2012, 10:09 am

    Awesome girl, 100%

  • Natalie August 21, 2012, 10:13 am

    Definitely awesome girl!

  • Kendra @ My Full-Thyme Life August 21, 2012, 10:15 am


  • maria August 21, 2012, 10:21 am

    love tsunami!

  • Ashley O. @ The Vegetable Life August 21, 2012, 10:22 am

    I vote for the Awesome Girl! Love it!

  • Shephalli August 21, 2012, 10:31 am

    The Tsunami!! That suit is so cute.

  • Heidi August 21, 2012, 10:37 am

    Awesome girl! Hands down!

  • Kristyn August 21, 2012, 10:41 am

    Definitely AWESOME GIRL!!!! 🙂

  • Ashley August 21, 2012, 10:42 am

    AWESOME GIRL!!! THese are so great!

  • TiffanyS August 21, 2012, 10:49 am

    Tsunami is really cool looking, but I like Awesome Girl too. Reminds me of my favorite Halloween costume as Wonder Woman.

  • Margaret August 21, 2012, 10:51 am

    The Tsunami one is SO CUTE!

  • Alina August 21, 2012, 10:57 am

    Definitely tsunami or awesome girl! And you can pick up an extra one for me 😉

  • Amy August 21, 2012, 10:59 am

    no questions, awesome girl!!

  • jamie August 21, 2012, 11:01 am

    they’re all a bit too flashy for me.. even though I was a competitive swimmer through college! I love Dolfin Uglies- they hold up well and are fun without being obnoxious 🙂 And VERY reasonably priced (why are such small pieces of lycra soooooo $$$??)

  • stephanie August 21, 2012, 11:29 am

    all are cute but i’m torn between tsunami and awesome girl

  • Lily Rose August 21, 2012, 11:31 am

    I love Splish suits! If you’re looking for more silly suits (that are cheaper than Splish ones) check out Dolfin Uglies at ! I’ve been wearing them my entire swimming career!

  • Katie August 21, 2012, 11:34 am

    Awesome girl or Tuxedo – very cool and you’ll rock them all!

  • Laura August 21, 2012, 11:38 am

    Oh, the wonder woman one. For sure!

  • Marta August 21, 2012, 11:45 am

    ummm hello!! awesome girl!!

  • Alex @ Healthy Life Happy Wife August 21, 2012, 11:48 am

    The tuxedo one is hilarious!! Love that one!!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 21, 2012, 11:49 am

    Oh god, they’re all so cute.

    I’d pick Awesome Girl!

  • Lisa August 21, 2012, 12:05 pm

    OBVIOUSLY Wonder Woman!!! 🙂

  • lauren August 21, 2012, 12:13 pm

    wonder woman FTW!

  • Annette@FitnessPerks August 21, 2012, 12:21 pm

    AWESOME girl, for sure.

  • Amber August 21, 2012, 12:35 pm

    My vote is for awesome girl but I”m biased I’m planing on going as her for my halloween 5-k….only I’m doing the tutu version.

  • Lindsey August 21, 2012, 12:39 pm

    Keystone Cop YEEHAW!!

  • Angela August 21, 2012, 12:47 pm

    I am all about the Wonder Woman one!!!

  • Jessica August 21, 2012, 12:55 pm

    awesome girl for sure!!!

  • Alison August 21, 2012, 12:56 pm

    I live the wonder woman suit! My friend and I ordered the Harry and Lloyd suits (think Dumb and Dumber) from Splish last summer and they were a HUGE hit among the kids we coached – they thought it was hilarious! Splish suits are really fun to get with a friend or group of friends – something to keep inning if you train with a group for a race/tri!

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut August 21, 2012, 1:08 pm

    These are hilarious! I’d get the Tuxedo for when you’re feeling a bit brave and the Tsunami for when you just want to wear something cute (and not too attention-grabbing!) Love these.

  • Julie August 21, 2012, 1:15 pm

    Another vote for Awesome Girl! Fer shure! 🙂

  • Sarah August 21, 2012, 1:34 pm

    No contest! It’s awesome girl all the way!

  • Amanda K. August 21, 2012, 1:37 pm

    i love the tsunami…which i think they should have named suit-nami.

  • Taylor @ Nuts for Apples August 21, 2012, 1:39 pm

    the awesome girl for sure!

  • Jillian August 21, 2012, 2:57 pm

    Awesome girl all the way!

  • Sarah T August 21, 2012, 3:27 pm

    Awesome Girl, hands down. Soooo awesome!

  • Heather@YSP August 21, 2012, 3:38 pm

    Tuxedo or AwesomeGirl, though I like Tsunami too… So maybe any of them?

  • Gloria August 21, 2012, 3:55 pm

    Awesome girl! 🙂

  • Christina August 21, 2012, 3:57 pm

    tsunami with Awesome Girl as a far second. I think the tuxedo and cop are funny once or twice but they’ll get old quick.

  • Sarah August 21, 2012, 4:55 pm

    Awesome girl- hands down.

  • Danielle August 21, 2012, 6:16 pm

    I’m going to go against the grain and say Keystone Cop- I know that would make me feel a little tougher…like a cop, like “I’m going to do these laps – yeah!”

  • Rae August 21, 2012, 7:57 pm

    YAY for splish suits!! Im a fan of awesome girl (I have that one and the tux one) but if I may suggest it…I would just pick your size and go with the $25 grab bag suit. thats how Ive gotten all my suits-mad cheaper, plus still fun!!

  • Kristina August 21, 2012, 8:20 pm

    Tuxedo is so cheesy and hilarious, but I am soooo digging the tsunami one!!

  • Emily J August 21, 2012, 8:57 pm

    I like the tuxedo and awesome girl the best. So fun!

  • stephs August 21, 2012, 9:12 pm

    tsunami for sure!

  • BroccoliHut August 21, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Another vote for awesome girl!!

  • Jess@atasteofconfidence August 22, 2012, 9:42 am

    Definitely awesome girl! I like the tuxedo too, but I think awesome girl is a lot more fitting 🙂

  • Jessi @ doctorate housewife August 22, 2012, 2:46 pm

    My vote is for awesome girl!

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