NIKE'S new swimwear line will include a hijab and loose-fitting bodysuit for "modest swimmers".

The Victory Swim Collection is lightweight, breathable, quick-drying as it's made from warp-knit fabric with UPF40+ sun protection.


According to a Nike News release on Tuesday: "The collection, which includes the Nike Victory Full-Coverage Swimsuit, along with swim separate options — the Nike Victory Swim Hijab, the Nike Victory Swim Tunic Top and the Nike Victory Swim Leggings — brings performance innovation to modest swimwear.

"Its sleek, innovative silhouette provide a game-changing option for female athletes seeking full coverage and full range of motion in the water."

Mesh pockets were even incorporated into The Swim Hijab to keep hair in place while athletes are underwater.

The new line's full-coverage top and tunic top has a sports bra with perforated cups built into the swimwear.

Martha Moore, Nike Creative Director, explained how the idea originated: “The more we listened, the more possibility we saw to serve female athletes in new dimensions.

“As we continue broadening our vision for innovation, we’re excited to inspire more women to see themselves in sport by thinking creatively and designing inclusively.

"To us, Nike Victory Swim Collection shows the power of innovation to invite all women to discover the joy of sport.”

I’ve been waiting a long time to share this with all of you and Im extremely proud to be part of this. As you all know I’m OBSESSED with water! The Nike Victory Swimsuit is a dream suit. It is extremely light, water just falls off of it, and of course very stylish. It is definitely one of a kind ? thank you @nike for supporting us women and allowing us to do what we love is a modest [email protected] #nike #justdoit

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Elite Nike athletes – Nike+ Run Club Coach Manal Rostom and Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari – tested the garments, along with everyday athletes from around the Middle East.

Zahra praised the new design for giving her confidence and allowing her to do what she loves in a "modest" way.

She shared a photo of herself on Instagram, along with the caption: "As you all know I’m OBSESSED with water! The Nike Victory Swimsuit is a dream suit.

"It is extremely light, water just falls off of it, and of course very stylish.

"It is definitely one of a kind."

The Victory Swim Collection will be launching globally online and at select retailers on February 1, 2020.

Nike's innovative swim line comes two years after the company revealed The Nike Pro Hijab worldwide – which was designed to compliment cultural requirements and various styles in each Muslim country.


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