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Old 05-15-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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So I was trying to locate the perfect swimsuit for my lifeguard training class this fall. Since I am top-heavy, choosing the right suit is no small task (no pun intended). So far, I like this one for its apparent boob coverage; the person who reviewed it said she can move around without popping out which is a 100% vital concern for me. My concern is that the print is not conservative enough as I'm trying to avoid giving off the "sex pot" vibe.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Diamondback Racerback Maillot Milk Chocolate - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

I was thinking to get the traditional Speedo swimmer's one piece because they always look so blah and generic, but I don't know if that style of suit is going to do much about keeping the girls snug and in place.

Any boobalicious ladies have some feedback here? Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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I'm surprised they don't have swimsuit requirements for the training. They will once you are a lifeguard -- you may as well get used to wearing what you will have to wear.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:35 PM
 
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That one doesn't look like it has good boob coverage. It's pretty low-cut. There are plenty of suits that have higher necklines. Try sports clothing catalogues like L. L. Bean, Eddie Bauer, Athleta, etc. Try Talbot's for ones with underwire support.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:41 PM
 
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Speedos with racing backs have complete coverage almost up to your neck; that's what Lifeguards wear.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:55 PM
 
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So I was trying to locate the perfect swimsuit for my lifeguard training class this fall. Since I am top-heavy, choosing the right suit is no small task (no pun intended). So far, I like this one for its apparent boob coverage; the person who reviewed it said she can move around without popping out which is a 100% vital concern for me. My concern is that the print is not conservative enough as I'm trying to avoid giving off the "sex pot" vibe.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Diamondback Racerback Maillot Milk Chocolate - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

I was thinking to get the traditional Speedo swimmer's one piece because they always look so blah and generic, but I don't know if that style of suit is going to do much about keeping the girls snug and in place.

Any boobalicious ladies have some feedback here? Thanks in advance.
That suit is not modest or the right type for lifeguard training. The back is especially inappropriate - also easily could end up getting grabbed and pulled during some exercises. Even the front doesn't look like it could stand up well to any kind of physical contact with a struggling swimmer (or instructor pretending to struggle). Moreover, it just doesn't look very serious. For lifeguard training you need a lifeguard or sport swim suit. Do a search on Zappos for fitness and competition, and you will see appropriate suits by companies like Nike and Speedo. Here's an example:

TYR Alliance T-Splice Maxback Black/Red - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If you don't need to wear any specific sort of swimsuit, try Lands End. They tend to make more conservative suits, and I know they make at least some of them with built-in bras, sized by bra size. This one comes in a DDD, for example.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:05 AM
 
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So I was trying to locate the perfect swimsuit for my lifeguard training class this fall. Since I am top-heavy, choosing the right suit is no small task (no pun intended). So far, I like this one for its apparent boob coverage; the person who reviewed it said she can move around without popping out which is a 100% vital concern for me. My concern is that the print is not conservative enough as I'm trying to avoid giving off the "sex pot" vibe.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Diamondback Racerback Maillot Milk Chocolate - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

I was thinking to get the traditional Speedo swimmer's one piece because they always look so blah and generic, but I don't know if that style of suit is going to do much about keeping the girls snug and in place.

Any boobalicious ladies have some feedback here? Thanks in advance.
Find out where the local swim teams get their swim uniforms (so you can try them on)....there should be several types that would be appropriate for a life guard class. You won't find what you need at a mall or typical 'swimwear' site online.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:53 AM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Thanks to all who replied, I've repped each of you.

I realize the suit I linked isn't right, it's the reason I started the thread. I liked the fact that it has plenty of fabric in the side boob area, which is lacking in the suit by TYR posted up thread. That suit makes the model look like she has sad pancakes for breasts. I was hoping a similarly busty woman would have some feedback on competition-style swimsuits that work for large chested women, where they don't feel or look like a corseted opera singer with her boobs mashed together into a "mono-boob" to avoid the "side-show".

I think I'll contact the instructor and ask her what the rules are. Perhaps something like this would be the best for modesty:

O'Neill Bahia Jane Black/Black/Black - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

Body Glove 2/1 Pro 3 Springsuit Black/Violet - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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I see little difference in the amount of side boob fabric between the Kors and the Tyr suits. Really.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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A short-sleeved rashguard might also work. You can just put it on over the suit and not worry about anything.
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