Suits for Warrior Women I Suits You Can Wear While Doing All Water Sports
At Hakuna Wear we are inspired by all water women warriors. Their fierceness and grace in the water is poetry in motion and what motivates us to try harder and go bigger in our own sports.
We love watching other surfers, sailors, kite surfers, wakeboarders, water skiers, wakeskaters, water polo players, snorkelers, scuba divers, cliff divers, spear fishers, divers, and swimmers. And newer to the mix, underwater torpedo league players.
Hakuna Wear loves swimmers too!
And the base of all these fun sports is swimming. Swimming is a low impact way to get a great workout and gain access to beautiful locales. We love the opportunities it provides for playing, exploring, being in nature, and feeling carefree.
Women have been crushing it in swimming since before Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel and beat the men’s time by 2 hours. She was one of several women vying for the title of first to cross. Ederle had already broken 5 world records, was an Olympic champion and had swam 22 miles from Battery Park to Sandy Hook.
More recently, in 2019, Sarah Thomas was the first woman to swim that same channel four times non-stop one year after completing cancer treatment. The mileage was to be 80 miles but with strong currents, she swam closer to 130 miles lasting about 54 hours. In 2017, she conquered 104.6 miles in Lake Champlain then spent 2018 beating breast cancer.
Also, smashing records is Katie Ledecky, who according to her wikipedia page “has won five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer.” Ledecky won her first gold medal in the 800 meter freestyle at age 15 and went on to be the most decorated female athlete just four years later at the Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. Her list of medals is a long one in addition to breaking 14 world records!
We just can’t get enough of these victories. We want these ladies and especially you, reading this now, to know that we are some of your biggest fans.
We are sometimes in the mix and sometimes on the sidelines but are always cheering you on. We want you to try new things, become experts at old things, and always feel free to be you. This is the reason we made our guaranteed-to-stay-on suits. So you can pursue your curiosity, push yourselves, and ignite that fire in your belly absolutely worry free.
If you can’t get enough of these stories either then check out this list of books about women in sports. We also enjoyed reading about Gertrude Ederle in The Great Swim by Gavin Mortimer. And for the ultimate celebration of swimming, look into Why We Swim by Bonnie Tsui. “Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein's palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck. New York Times contributor Bonnie Tsui, a swimmer herself, dives into the deep, from the San Francisco Bay to the South China Sea, investigating what it is about water that seduces us, despite its dangers, and why we come back to it again and again.” We haven’t read this one yet, but we can’t wait to dive in.