What are swimming trunks?
Swimming trunks are lightweight shorts that stop at varying distances above the knee. Most are made of nylon and include a mesh lining for quick-drying qualities. They can be identified by their loose, relaxed fit and are typically not used for competitive swimming as they can create drag in the water. The other side of the spectrum are swimming briefs, or budgie smugglers, which give the least amount of coverage but ample support in the water. They are more likely to be worn for competitive swimming than trunks, as they are close-fitting and have minimal fabric.