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Best Swimwear Shops In Pittsburgh

Picture it: the hot July sun simmering on your skin, the cool grass tickling your bare feet. Well, maybe not quite yet, but the official start of summer is just around the corner. Now is the time to score a great deal on your swimwear. Sure, you can go to your generic sporting goods or big box store—or you can make a splash in stylish and affordable swimwear from these five retailers chosen as the best swimwear shops in Pittsburgh.

Knabe's Swim & Trophy Shop
2526 Monroeville Blvd.
Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 824-6540
www.knabes.comHours: Mon to Wed, Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thurs – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat -10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Since 1952, Knabe's Swim & Trophy Shop has been the one-stop shop for more than 130 swim teams in Western Pennsylvania. Knabe's has been giving competitive swimmers a winning edge "from the starting blocks, to the water," as the store's motto proudly states. Now you can get in on this edge, too, with an inclusive line of swimwear and gear from brands like Speedo, Nike and Dolfin. Whether you're looking for competitive swimwear or a practical, quality swimsuit, Knabe's provides the best in the latest swimwear technology and excellence.

B&R Pools and Swim Shop
1105 Washington Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 661-7665
www.bandrpools.comHours: Mon to Fri – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dive into even more competitive swimwear at B&R Pools and Swim Shop. Located on Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, B&R Pools and Swim Shop promises more selection than the typical sporting goods store. Individual fitness swimmers and competitive U.S. swimming team members alike will find all their swimwear and accessory needs at this competitive swimming headquarters, which has been proudly serving the Pittsburgh area since 1955. B&R Pools and Swim Shop is an authorized team dealer of TYR, Dolfin and Speedo competitive swimwear and accessories.

A Mother's Boutique
145 Lake Drive, Suite 102R
Wexford, PA 15090
(724) 934-8795
www.mothersboutique.comHours: Tues, Fri – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wed – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Whether you're a new mom who longs to feel confident and sexy again or just looking for a stylish and functional swimsuit, A Mother's Boutique carries all the latest mommy-must-haves for summer swimwear. Browse designs from Glamourmom and Breast-Is-Best, all for under $80. From maternity tankinis to nursing one-pieces, you'll be sure to find a bathing suit to fit your needs at this independently owned, woman owned and operated boutique. Busy mothers will especially appreciate the flexible store hours that include evening and weekend times.

The Frog N' Princess
3015 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 941-8589
www.frognprincess.comHours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more than 18 years, The Frog N' Princess in McMurray has been styling Pittsburgh's children with the most chic and on-trend fashions. While this swanky store is best recognized for its couture children's clothing, the arrival of its spring 2012 collection brings with it designer swimwear in a variety of solids, prints and stripes to suit every style. Toddlers will make a splash in their adorable one-piece suits and tweens in bright bikinis and boy short tankinis. Turn every summer day into a fashion show with swimwear from The Frog N' Princess.

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Ned's Fitness Supplies
2859 Saw Mill Run Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
(412) 884-5274
www.nedsfitnesssuplies.comHours: Mon to Fri – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat – 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ned's Fitness Supply is the place for bold and sexy swimwear for women who want to look hot while staying cool. With designer styles from Ritchie Swimwear and Pan Dulce, you'll be turning heads with their assortment of tankinis, bikinis and beachwear cover-ups. Purchase swimsuit tops and bottoms separately for a customized, even sexier fit. Ned's Fitness Supply also carries a wide selection of swimwear for children and men.

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Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at

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