10 best children's swimwear

Get the kids kitted out for the beach, pool or back garden with these suits, trunks and shorts

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Thankfully, much of your children’s clothing will see you through at least one year, especially as they get older. But sadly this is a rarity with swimsuits. That’s why we are bringing you a round-up of the best kids’ swimsuits available for summer 2014.

Whether they want to splash about in a paddling pool in the garden, dip into the sea on holiday or do some serious swimming in the local pool, we have it covered. We’ve also considered different ages, ranging from the NCT Striped Buoyancy Suit for tiny tots right up to the Wolf & York Abbie Tankini, which is suitable for teenage girls.

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Next’s range of kids’ swimwear is particularly impressive, with lots of sun safe options, including their Sunsafe Suit and Hat Set for young boys. Boden’s Fun Swimsuit is also proving popular with girls, as well as mums who like the fast-dry action and durability.

Buy now

1. Next Sunsafe Suit and Hat Set, from £17

2. NCT Striped Buoyancy Suit, £25

3. Mini Boden Fun Swimsuit, from £14

4. Speedo Boys’ Acquashorts, £10

5. Marks & Spencer Indigo Hibiscous Print Swim Shorts, £12

6. Wolf & York Abbie Tankini, £15

7. Mothercare Ice Cream Sunsafe, from £14

8. Frugi Beach Shorts, £20

9. Speedo Endurance Medalist Swimming Costume, from £6.25

10. Zara Stripes and Applique, £12.99

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