Beach Volleyball Bikinis 

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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

Athletics. 

Yep, that means now there's the possibility to play sand volleyball as a

collegiate sport!

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

eyes while playing and my resealable beach bag to keep the sand out of

everything else!


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

the morning.


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

the sand.


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

competition.


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.


Reef Surf Bikinis

ONeill Bikini Tops and Bottoms

Billabong Bikini Tops and Bottoms

Poko Pano Brazilian Bikinis

The Hurley Bikini

Voda Swim Bikinis


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