My name is Nura, I am a physical education and swimming teacher. It is a little hard for me to find the perfect swim wear but Nashata’s swim wear has helped me do my job with less hassle.
I work with kids and my work is very sensitive, I have to be vigilant at all times and I have to be prepared for anything that might happen in the swimming pool. My swim wear needs to be light but covering. It also needs to be heavy duty but not something that will be uncomfortable. This swim wear have given me everything I need. I have not had issues with feeling that something is dragging me in the water.
I owned this swim wear for about a year and it is still holding up well. I am in the swimming pool at least 3 days a week with my students.
I really like the concept of having a body suit under the top, it feels nice. It can be problematic at times. If I have more than one swimming lesson in a row then bathroom trips can be a problem (it is not easy to change with the body suite under). Other than that, I am happy with my modest swim wear from Nashata 😀
Nashata’s modest performance swimwear is finally here after more than a year working on it. This is very close to my heart as I love swimming and I wanted my sisters to be able to enjoy swimming for performance. My love for swimming started at 10 years old, when my cousins, brother and I went for swimming lessons with Mr. Wong at the Ipoh City Council Swimming Pool Complex. Years after that, while at the university, I continued swimming frequently. I would take time off to lap swim either in between classes or when I get stuck with my projects. I always got out of the pool with a clearer mind. That was also when I started to improve swimming performance. When you are in a pool with swimmers segregated by slow, medium, fast lanes, you just do not want to be in the slow lane. What I thought was fast, wasn’t fast enough. I was wearing conventional swimwear back then and when I started to wear hijab, the only swimwear I could feel good swimming in was a full body suit. This is because the modest swimwear I tried gave me anti-laminar flow and dragging effect. It is unpleasant and difficult to improve swimming performance when there is a drag.
Sarah feels the difference swimming in Nashata’s Sibaha that now she wants to swim even more!
1. Why improving swimming performance is important?
Swimming is a good low-impact, full-body exercise. You get to move your full body with little ‘pounding’ on your body as to compared to running and jumping. This reduces risk of injury, especially the joints. As you get older, low-impact exercise like swimming is more gentle on your body.
Improves heart and lung function. The rhythm you get into when you swim improves your breathing and lung capacity.
Swimming frequently improves endurance. Your body just gets stronger and stronger.
It is good for your brains. Repetitive movement like swimming improves blood flow to brain. Perhaps this explains why I always get out of the pool with a clearer mind.
However, I was not able to get the same swimming experience in modest swimwear available in the market. I needed a modest performance swimwear that maintains laminar flow and lesser dragging effect so that I could focus to swim faster and longer.
Nashata Sibaha for Performance gives freedom to swim swiftly and modestly, so that I can reach my full potential.
Together with Ida Bakar, we design and test Nashata Sibaha for performance and introduce key concepts in modest swimwear that are aesthetic and athletic. The concept of our swimwear is to wear Nashata’s body suit and pair it up with Nashata’s Sibaha tops on the outside.
Nashata Sibaha for Performance & Body Suit
2. Why Nashata’s sleeveless body suit?
The tight body suit gives good support and comfort
Other than easy movement, the tight body suit gives good upper-body support and comfort
No additional innerwear required
With the body suit, you need not wear additional sports bra or undies. No bra is required because the body suit is very tight. You can insert removable bra pads provided if you like. For hygienic reason, the body suit comes with built-in crotch lining.
You can swim, turn or dive with a peace of mind in the body suit. Your key body parts are covered & secured at all times! Your top on the outside would slide accordingly to maintain a good laminar flow.
No strings or tying up is required and you can just focus on your swim. You get to reduce turbulence flow at different pressure and water condition.
3. What’s so special about Nashata’s Sibaha for Performance? Aesthetic & Athletic
Aesthetic in the water
Be it by the pool or in the water, Nashata Sibaha looks just great.
Visual slimming effect is achieved from the design and separate side panels
Aesthetic color combination that looks good underwater. The colors was tested for diving and under water.
A sporty design with safety in mind
Colored sleeves that enhances your hand movements in the water. It is nice to see when you swim in any strokes and visible when you wave your hands
Vest-like design on upper body, making you visible both on the surface and underwater.
Athletic design for performance yet modest
Long loose top that maintains laminar flow of water and lesser dragging effect
Hijab attached to the top for a swift swimming experience
Aqilah loves the seamless design of the hijab and swimming top.