Before I talk about beach volleyball bikinis, I think it's important for
young female sand volleyball enthusiasts to know that the NCAA has
approved sand volleyball as a collegiate sport for females in Division I,
II and in the NAIA which is the National Association of Intercollegiate
Yep, that means now there's the possibility to play sand volleyball as a
When does this start? It already has!
Colleges and schools were given approval to begin to compete in the
spring of 2012.
That's not the only good news about sand volleyball in college. Here's
what's even more important.
There is volleyball scholarship money being offered by some schools to
female beach volleyball players who qualify.
Some schools like the University of Washington who has just announced
their plans to host a sand volleyball team are already recruiting for the
next season while others may not have their scholarship money just yet,
but will be able to start recruiting in a few more years.
If you are interested in playing sand volleyball at the college level and
want to learn about the sand volleyball scholarship opportunities that
currently exist or will exist, then visit the Beach Dig site to fill out this
application: Beach Dig Colleges And Recruits.
For a list of colleges and universities who offer womens beach
volleyball in their athletic programs visit the American Volleyball Coaches
site AVCA Sand Schools.
Remember the college institutions on the AVCA list aren't guaranteeing
that they will have a varsity program, or that they will be offering sand
volleyball scholarship money.
These are schools that have discussed the possibility and may have an
interest in supporting a womens beach volleyball program.
For more information on womens sand volleyball being played in college
visit the Beach Dig site for details at Beach Dig NCAA Sand Q & A Page.
A lot happened in womens beach volleyball news in 2012.
That was the year that beach volleyball was again a big hit at
the London Olympics when Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh
won their third Olympic gold medal!
Kerri Walsh and Misty May Treanor Serve Receive in the London Olympics
Beach Volleyball Photo by Alex Groundwater
That's great news that has motivated current collegiate and future
womens beach volleyball champions to go out and practice and compete
during each subsequent summer season.
Of course I've tried to make it easier for you to build up your wardrobe
of fun, stylish beach volleyball bikinis by showcasing the latest styles in
this section of my site.
Based on my past experience of competing in beach volleyball
tournaments worldwide and in all kinds of weather conditions I have
gathered together what I think are some of the best options to consider
including in your wardrobe of beach volleyball bikinis.
I've played in FIVB womens beach volleyball tournaments including a
tournament in Norway when it had just snowed, it was raining
constantly and during our games the temperature was below 30 degrees
which forced us to play in turtle necks and long tights under our
traditional beach volleyball uniforms.
Note to self! Dont just bring my beach volleyball bikinis, bring my
leggings and light turtlenecks in case it rains or snows like it did in
Norway! The show must go on...
I've played in Pismo Beach, California in swirling winds that simulated
mini-tornadoes where the sand was blowing so hard you could barely
see the opposing team on the other side of the net and if you didnt
serve the ball hard enough it just wouldn't go over the net.
Note to self! Be sure to bring my sunglasses to keep the sun out of my
I've played in many AVP tournaments which typically held their season
opener in Florida which has had above 100 degree weather at 8 am in
Note to self! No matter how much I sweat be sure to wear something
that doesn't slip or move around when I hit the sand.
I've also had the experience of my beach volleyball bikini top pop off
right when I was going up to hit in warm ups because I made the
mistake of wearing a top with plastic rings on it in competition.
Note to self! Dont try to be so super cute that I forget to wear
something that won't cause a beach volleyball bikini malfunction!
I've won two Manhattan Beach 6-person beach volleyball tournaments
and I've played for Team Champion and won the 1993 four-women
Budlight Beach volleyball tournament series that was televised on ESPN,
both in front of live crowds that were seated at very close range to the
court my team was playing on.
Note to self! make sure I play in a suit where I dont have to worry
about any beach volleyball bikini malfunctions!
I've played in (CBVA) California Beach Volleyball Association games that
took hours to finish and I've played in Italy and Brazil in front of
televised and live crowds of thousands of wild beach volleyball fans.
Note to self! Wear cute but functional suits that stay on and have
fabric with colors that won't bleed when I sweat and contains material
that stays up and stays on no matter how many times I roll around in
These are only a few of my beach volleyball playing experiences which
have included years and years of having to choose the right beach
volleyball bikinis that had to fit the right occasions and that would
stand up and survive harsh conditions or close scrutiny by many
live and televised volleyball fans and spectators.
A few choices are specifically included to offer you options for post
game lounging and not necessarily the ones I would recommend for
So let's get started.
Be sure to visit the pages below to search for new
options to include in your collection of beach volleyball bikinis.