Speedo Size Charts for Adults and Kids

Speedo size charts consider the body in stages. Development of the body will determine the events the clothing will be used for, the stress the clothing will go through, and the desired performance benefits.

Chemical damage from pool chemicals and oil residues is the greatest deterrent to swimwear. Long-distance events pose more damage and therefore swimwear for younger children is safer.

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To reduce the damage, soak the swimwear in clean water for 2-3 minutes. Cold water is best because it replicates the temperature at which the swimwear will be used in. Use soapy water only if there is a physical stain.

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Speedo Size Charts Table of Contents

Speedo Size Chart For Boy’s (4-7 years) Swimwear

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For decent performance benefits, the leg openings for children’s swimwear should not be too tight to obstruct motion and not too loose to allow water resistance to cause noticeable friction.

GlobalChest (In)Chest (Cm)Waist (In)Waist (Cm)Hip (In)Hip (Cm)
S2255.92255.92358.4
M2358.422.557.223.2559.1
L24612358.42461
XL25.564.823.559.72563.5

Speedo Size Chart For Boy’s (8-20 years) Swimwear

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Competitive age-group swimmers usually begin at this age. Competitive swimmers undergo a wide range of motion in a typical swimming event. From breaststroke events to freestyles, you can count on your Speedo to be effective.

GlobalChest (In)Chest (Cm)Waist (In)Waist (Cm)Hip (In)Hip (Cm)
XS25.564.823.559.72563.5
S27.569.9246127.2569.2
M29.574.925.564.83076.2
L32.582.627.569.934 86.4
XL35.590.229.574.93794

Speedo Size Chart For Men’s Swimwear

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A correct Speedo size chart for men differs from that for boys mainly in the measurements for chest size. Men’s swimwear needs to provide enough body compression as there is a possibility that they might end up in a race event involving distance swimmers.

They are also designed to work with accessories. There is no point in swim goggles slipping off regularly because of the swimsuit.

GlobalChestWaistHip
0S29 In
73.7 Cm
23 In
58.4 Cm
27 In
68.9 Cm
4XS31 In
78.7 Cm
25 In
63.5 Cm
29 In
73.7 Cm
XXXS33 In
83.8 Cm
27 In
68.9 Cm
31 In
78.7 Cm
XXS35 In
88.9 Cm
29 In
73.7 Cm
33 In
83.8 Cm
XS37 In
94 Cm
31 In
78.7 Cm
35 In
88.9 Cm
S38 In
96.5 Cm
32 In
81.3 Cm
36 In
91.4 Cm
M40 In
101.6Cm
34 In
86.4 Cm
38 In
96.5 Cm
L42 In
106.7 Cm
36 In
91.4 Cm
40 In
101.6 Cm
XL44 In
111.8 Cm
38 In
96.4 Cm
42 In
106.7Cm

Speedo Size Chart For Girls (4-18 years) Swimwear

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Fitting garments for growing women can be quite tricky. Apart from body height, the manufacturer also needs to cater to a changing chest-bust ratio.

With the aid of 4-way flat seams, Speedo uses these measurements for young ladies.

GlobalChestWaistHipTorso
422 In
55.9 Cm
22 In
55.9 Cm
23 In 58.4 Cm  38⅜ In
97.5 Cm
523 In
58.4 Cm
22.5 In
57.2 Cm
24 In
61 Cm
40.5 In
102.9 Cm
624 In
61 Cm
23 In
58.4 Cm
25 In
63.5 Cm
42⅜ In
107.6Cm
6X24.75 In
62.9 Cm
23.5 In
59.7 Cm
25.75 In
65.4 Cm
43 In
109.2 Cm
726 In
66.0 Cm
23.5 In
59.7 Cm
27.5 In
69.9 Cm
44⅝ In
113.3 Cm
827 In
68.6 Cm
24.75 In
62.9 Cm
28.5 In
72.4 Cm
46¼ In
117.5 Cm
1028.5 In
72.4 Cm
25 In
63.5 Cm
30 In
76.2 Cm
48⅛ In
122.2 Cm
1230 In
76.2 Cm
26 In
66.0 Cm
32 In
81.3 Cm
50⅝ In  128.6 Cm

Speedo Size Chart For Women’s Swimwear

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First things first, your dress size is not necessarily your Speedo size. Depending on body type, the right size waist plays an important size in typical waist hip Speedo size ratios.

USGlobalChestWaistHipTorso
43235 In
88.9 Cm
27 In
68.6 Cm
37.5 In
95.3 Cm
60.5 In
153Cm
63436 In
91.4 Cm
28 In
71.1 Cm
38.5 In 97.8 Cm62 In
157.5Cm
83637.5 In
95.3 Cm
29.5 In
74.9 Cm
40 In
101.6 Cm
63.5 In
160.5 Cm
103639 In
99.1 Cm
31 In
78.7 Cm
41.5 In
105.4Cm
65 In
165.1 Cm
123840.5 In
102.9Cm
32.5 In
82.6 Cm
43 In
109.2 Cm
66.5 In
169 Cm
144042 In
106.7Cm
34 In
86.4 Cm
44.5 In
113.0 Cm
68 In
172.7 Cm
164243.5 In
110.5Cm
35.5 In
90.2 Cm
46 In
116.8Cm
69.5 In
176.5 Cm
184245.5 In
115.6Cm
37.5 In
95.3 Cm
48 In
121.9Cm
71 In
180.3 Cm
204447.5 In 120.7Cm39.5 In
100.3 Cm
50 In
127 Cm
72.5 In
184.2 Cm
224449.5 In
125.7Cm
41.5 In
105.4Cm
52 In
132.1 Cm
74 In
188 Cm

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know my Speedo size?

For the perfect size, measure focus on your body loop measurement and bust measurements. High contrast between your chest and bust measure is good enough reason for you to skip on to the next size.

If you are a man, things are pretty straightforward, measure yourself and pick your size. If your measurements fall between sizes, pick the larger size.

How do I buy the right size tech suit?

The difference between tech suits and “non-tech” suits (forgive the term), is not in size but in fabric and intended use. Speedo tech suits are popular tech suits that are known for maximizing the speed and effort of the swimmer by reducing drag.

To buy a better one, just consort the size charts after measuring yourself as accurately as possible. For best accuracy, measure in a physical store. If that is not possible, then let a friend measure you.

As long as your measurements are correct, your tech suit will most likely be a great fit.

Is Speedo true to size?

Yes, but with a twist. Speedos are designed to be snug. Previous flagship tech suits and budget tech suits are known for being so streamlined that swimmers who don’t appreciate a body-tight water-resistant fabric usually size up.

Should I size up or down for a Speedo?

If you don’t want tight-fit suits, especially their advanced tech suits and flagship suits, then it is advisable to size up. But if you are buying regular swimwear, there is really no need to buy any other size than your size.

What size is a 12 in Speedo?

Ladies size 12 in Speedo is global size 38. It is made for a chest of 40.5 inches, a waist of 32.5 inches, a hip measurement of 43 inches, and a torso length of 66.5 inches.

In metric units, all these translate into: 102.9 cm for the chest, 82.6 cm for the waist, 109.2 cm for the hip, and a torso of 169 cm.

What size is 20 in Speedo?

US size 20 is global size 44. If the measurements are in inches then the size is meant for a chest of 47.5, a torso of 72.5, a waist of 39.5, and a hip of 50 inches.

Meanwhile, metric measurements go as follows chest of 120.7 Cm, the torso of 184.2 Cm, waist of 100.3 Cm, and hip of 127 Cm.

Conclusion

Speedo policies allow retailers to consider customer objectives when designing their customer service. In other words, retailers are allowed to use their discretion to decide what they plan to do with the customers.

This is so as to allow retailers to tailor their actions to the needs of the particular market they are dealing with. Some retailers are fun and returns due to sizing are easy, while others are more difficult. The best case scenario is to not get the size wrong to begin with.

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