Can I Swim on my Period? Introducing Period-Proof Swimwear

It's time to dive into our new Period-Proof Swim!

Whether you’re in swimming lessons, getting ready for camp, or off on a vacation, we’ve all had the thought: oh, no… what if I get my period? From there, annoyance ensues. We pack extra tampons, we throw on a pair of swim trunks, and despite the gorgeous weather and hot sun, we suspiciously tell everyone “I just don’t feel like swimming today”.  The thought of leaking in the water or on a beach towel is simply stressful and uncomfortable. That’s why we created our new Period-Proof swim line— so you can dip, dive, and swim comfortably even on your period! 

KT period proof swim

How does KT Period-Proof Swim work? What makes it different from period underwear? 

We’ve spent years perfecting our Period-Proof underwear, so we got you when it comes to Period-Proof swimwear. KT swim has a super discreet absorbent pad in the liner that absorbs up to 3 tsps of liquid, which is 1-2 pads.  

But how does it work? Let’s get sciencey! The layers in the gusset of the underwear work to trap and absorb your period so it doesn’t leak in the water (or on land!). It features the same absorbent technology as our underwear, but it has an extra thin layer of waterproof material for extra protection. 

But I thought I didn’t leak in the water!

Although it may seem like it, your period doesn’t really stop while you’re in the water. Instead, you might be experiencing a reduction of flow due to the water pressure. Your period is still happening, it’s just not flowing out of your body at the same rate. KT’s Period-Proof Swim traps these leaks, leaving you to swim laps around everyone. 

When should I wear them? 

If your flow is light, or you’re at the end of your period— you can wear these completely solo. If your flow is heavy but you’re planning to hit the water, you can still wear a tampon or cup while swimming if that's what you're comfortable with. Our Period-Proof Swim will catch any leaks that might sneak in, especially if you’re in and out of the water. Everyone’s period is different, and you know your flow best! Just remember that they absorb up to 1-2 pads or 3 tampons. PS. You can wear these when you're not on your period too! 

Where can I wear them? 

Where? Anywhere! In a lake, at the beach, in the pool, running through the sprinkler, catching some rays in the backyard. Whether it’s a camping trip or a relaxing hot tub dip, they’re equally comfy in and out of the water.

kt period proof swim
Are they easy to care for? 

Yes! And it couldn’t be easier. Not only is the fabric in KT swim chlorine and seawater resistant, but they also have 50+ SPF protection. That means you’re good to go in any body of water of your choice. So throw on some sunscreen, hop into your KT swim and say “not today rays!”

They’re also super easy to wash. All you have to do is throw them in the washing machine with cold water (detergent but no bleach or softener!), and lay flat to dry.

How do I find my right size? 

You can find sizing charts on every product page, but if you’re not sure or need help double checking you can book a free virtual fit appointment with one of our fit experts! They’ll make sure you get the right size so you can just keep swimming. 

With a ton of different styles and the cute colors, shop our entire Period-Proof Swim Collection here

Shop Period-Proof Swim Now

Get our latest posts straight to your inbox.