Hair and makeup by Pam Geiger for MCM Salon, Fran�ois Ilnseher, Jane Pittman, Gisberto Serpa for Elizabeth Watson
First some pool rules: No running. We are giving you 44 pages of swimsuit photos, shot at some of the world's most beautiful swimming pools, from San Diego to Sardina, so take your time. Let the pictures wash over you.
?Eat at least one hour before diving in. Go on, let your food digest. It would make your mother happy.
?At regular intervals someone will blow a whistle, at which point you readers will be expected to get out of the pool and take a breather. For safety's sake, it must be done.
?No loud music. This year, pools rule.
So there they were, (from left) Kathy Ireland, U.S. Olympic gold medal swimmer Dara Torres-Gowen and Elle Macpherson, out for a stroll and to check out the boy babes in the pool at UC San Diego, when these guys challenged them to a game of water polo.
Fortunately, the girls wore their competition Speedos ($68 for Elle's and Kathy's, $78 for Dara's) for a leg up on their challengers from the U.S. water polo team (clockwise from center): Kirk Everist, Chris Duplanty, Troy Barnhart and Alex Rousseau. (Teammate Rick McNair must have been submerged.)
Ingrid Seynhaeve is all that stands between a devil of a pool and the deep blue sea off the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. She is a wispy cloud of white in a bikini by Karla Colletto ($106).
Aspen leaves set the gold standard for the Rockies each fall, but Vendela's maillot by Michael Kors for Trulo ($98) makes even the aspens quake and provides the most stylish change of the season.
Roshumba Williams stretches a point in Ormond Beach, Fla., while contemplating a dip in the pool in a stretch crocheted suit from Radio Fiji by Raisins ($68).