This is the most common question that came out to our mind before we step into the swimming pool. Not that because we could not swim, but we are too unique to live in this world.
The answer is a resounding YES!
You can swim with a chest binder….BUT of course, with proper attire to swim safely and healthily because most types of chest binders are not designed for swimming purposes.
CAUTION: If you do swim regularly, please kindly take good care of your body and read this carefully.
To swim with a chest binder, you need a binder made with high stretchability fabric as it allows you to move your body unrestrained in the water.
While we are swimming, our breathing is so much faster than usual, and we need stretchable fabrics to prevent the feeling of suffocation and the intense tightening in the chest.
It is also not recommended to wear a pullover binder to swim, if you have ever experienced or know the difficulties taking off the pullover binder, then the difficulties will increase a lot after you soak them into the water. (you’re gonna regret it so much in the changing room)
Wearing a non-bandage binder to swim is dangerous too because it could cause difficulty breathing. Most of them are made in non-stretchable fabrics and you might experience shortness of breath while swimming.
A non-bandage binder is designed for a flattening chest, not for swimming purposes.
The founder of TOMSCOUT is a person who loves swimming and it makes her kind of picky while designing a SWIMMER BINDER, from choosing an appropriate fabric to the comfort cutting, it took her more than a year to get prepared and it has finally been on the road again!
Here’s the worry-free swimming binder.