Mind & Body

The best running-to-swimming sports bras, shorts and tights when you just gotta go for a dip

Train smarter, not harder, when you’re combining your run training with your swim skills. Whether you’re a triathlete in training, or just like a quick dip post-jog, these workout essentials will see you through. 

The Body+Soul editors are a discerning bunch, so when they recommend the best running shoes, or the sleep aids that actually work, or sustainable swaps that look as good as they feel, we suggest you take note. Each week we’ll be sharing a handpicked list of the best buys for your health and wellness, so keep your eyes peeled for The Edit.

The ultimate goggles

These have everything you need: – anti-fog technology, UV resistant lenses, hypoallergenic silicone straps and interchangeable nose bridges for a tailored fit.

Shop it: Speedo Opal Swim Goggles, $29.99, at Rebel Sport

The all-terrain two-piece

Fashion-forward and practical, this two- piece keeps you feeling secure while swimming laps in the pool or training in the ocean.

Shop it: Seafolly Active Tank Bralette top $79.95 and Active Hi rise Bikini Pants $49.95, at Seafolly

The long-distance runners

Made with long distance runners in mind, the inbuilt carbon fibre plate and angled heel design ensures a smooth, powerful stride.

Shop it: Nike Zoom Fly 3, $230, at Nike

The reusable water bottle

Made with a ceramic inner layer and a stainless steel outer, it takes reusable water bottles to the next level keeping water fresh and cool while you work up a sweat.

Shop it: Frank Green water bottle $59.95, at Frank Green

The running jacket and short set

Rainy weather is no match for these lightweight cotton essentials. An inbuilt under layer in these track shorts keep chaffing at bay, while the pullover keeps you warm and protected.

Shop it: Camilla and Marc Driver pullover $350 and track shorts $170, at Camilla and Marc

The deodorantanti-chafe combo stick

A multi-tasking stick ideal for any athletes kit. Coconut oil, shea butter and kaolin clay work to wick up sweat and provide slip for underarms and thighs, as orange and sage counteract odour.

Shop it: Woohoo All Natural Deodorant & Anti-Chafe Stick, $16.95, at Nourished Life

The heartrate monitoring smart watch

Not just another smart watch, Garmin’s latest addition allows you to monitor your training and progress with preloaded sport apps. It even tracks your steps, sleep, calories, breathing and heartrate so you can stay on top of your goals.

Shop it: Garmin Venu Sq, $349, at The Iconic

The extra-cushioning runner

For those who need a little more cushion and comfort, look no further. Ideal for regular days at the gym, or when a session longer than 5km is in order.

Shop it: Adidas Performance Womens X9000L3, $180, at Platypus

The lightweight towel

Thin, lightweight and made from super absorbent microfiber it’ll sop up sweat and water post-swim without weighing you down.

Shop it: Lululemon The Small Towel, $25, at Lululemon

All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.