3 Tips to Make Your Swimsuit Last Longer

by SwimSwam Off

August 27th, 2014 Gear, Industry, International, Lifestyle, Masters

Swim Gear News courtesy of Slix Australia, a SwimSwam partner.

18914Is your swimwear not lasting as long as you would like? If you’re wearing your swimsuit in chlorinated water on a regular basis, there are few things to lengthen your swimsuits life.

Tip #1: Identify Bathing Suit Material’s

Knowing a swimsuits’ material is a good start when purchasing. Competitive swimmers spend hundreds of hours in chlorine therefore looking for a product that is 100% polyester will en0sure longevity. Stamina is designed and engineered specifically to withstand the harsh effects of exposure to chlorinated water, without sacrificing the swimsuits comfort and stretch properties.

Tip #2: Rinse your swimwear after use

Chlorine continues to affect the fibres in your swimsuit even after wearing. After swim practice we suggest showering in your costume and washing your hair, which allows your gentle hair shampoo to evenly deodorise your swimsuit. If not gently rinse out your swimsuit in cold water after wearing to wash out the chlorine. You should never wash a bathing suit in the washing machine since the agitation and detergent will reduce the life of the material.

Tip #3: Drying

When drying swimwear ensure that they are laid flat in the shade with no direct sunlight to avoid fading. Never dry a bathing suit in the dryer since the heat is too harsh on the elastic and it will melt.

NOTE: Please remember that just because a swimsuit is chlorine resistant it doesn’t mean that it will withstand being rolled up in a towel, not rinsed until your next training session! The same rules apply to ALL swimwear fabrics.

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