It’s very important that you size your swim suit correctly. In opposition to fashion swimwear, in which appearance and style take a higher priority, fit and comfort level should be two of the most important factors when choosing competitive or “serious” swimwear. You will likely be spending a great amount of time in your swimsuit, as well as requiring strenuous motions of your body when wearing the swimsuit. Because of these facts, it is essential that you acquire a good, comfortable fit. Your racing, or “Team Suit,” should fit snug with no visable wrinkles. A proper fitting suit will last longer and create less drag in the water making you go faster. As each body shape is different we strongly suggest that the swimmer tries on the suit to get the proper fit for their body.
Sizing Charts – Click to Enlarge
Caring for your Suit
Today’s swim team swimsuit are built for racing and need proper care. Competition swimsuits are made of man-made fibers like polyester, Lycra and spandex spun with thin thread and woven at a high thread count to create a smooth surface that glides through water with minimal friction. The fabrics can be as thin as 1/100th the width of a human hair. All are delicate and must be treated with care in the laundry.
Follow these simple steps to maximize the life of your suit:
Learn the Pre-rinse
Pre-rinsing is essential in getting your swimsuit clean. After practice or a meet, rinse off the suit in a sink to remove as much chlorine and body soil as possible.
Hand Wash Alone
After rinsing out the suit, you must wash it. Plain water does not remove all the body soil or chlorine. Refill the sink with cool water and add just a tablespoon or less of mild liquid detergent or a suit cleaner. Don’t use powders because they may not dissolve completely or rinse away well. And, never use bleach. Turn your swimsuit inside out. Swish with your hands for several minutes and then rinse well. Gently squeeze – don’t wring – the water out of the fabric. Do not put your suit in the washer, even in a mesh bag. The agitation and spinning is too harsh.
Forget the Heat
Never put a swimsuit in the dryer. High heat causes shrinking and fades colors. Spread your suit flat to dry in a spot out of direct sunlight. The UV rays from the sun can both fade and break down the fibers in your suit. Never iron your suit. If there are wrinkles, dampen the suit and they will fall out. Be sure your suit is completely dry before storing.
We love helping teams represent their spirit and pride while looking good! Our custom work is extremely durable and affordable, and it allows you to boost team morale and unity while also raising awareness for your school or team.
We offer a wide range of customization services, including:
Team Suit Logos or Names – $6.00/each
We can custom logo swimwear with your team name or team logo. We use sharkskin logos made for use in pool water, and we apply them at our store so you can get your suit the day you need it.
Contact us to use your larger swim meets as a fundraiser for your team… All we need is a 10 ft. by 10 ft. space! We come out with our mobile version of The Swim Shop and do all the work. Afterwards, you will be mailed a check for 10% of our proceeds from that day.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
We are currently not set up to sell items on our website, however, we would be happy to take an order over the phone if you need items shipped out to your location.
The shipping cost will depend on the weight and size of the items being shipped, as well as where the items are being shipped to. We offer shipping via USPS Priority, FedEx Ground, or UPS Ground, whichever is the cheapest to your location.
We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase. The Swim Shop will gladly accept returns and exchanges within 15 days of your purchase or reciept of shipped items. Shipped Merchandise must be returned in its original, unused condition (i.e., has not been used in water), including all original tags and packaging. In store purchases need to have a reciept present to be issued a refund, otherwise a store credit will be issued upon Managers Approval.
If you have an issue with an item that you purchased at the store, you can bring it back to with your reciept. If the item has a manufactures defect we will be happy to replace the item.
We currently do not offer a printed catalog.
We always suggest trying on the suit if possible first as each vendor and style may fit you differently. If you are unable to try-on the suit first, please refer to our sizing charts for detailed information about manufacturer sizing guidelines.
Our “grab bag” or “practice suits” are discontinued prints at discount pricing. Grab bags are eligible for size or style exchange.
Absolutely not! The only emails you will receive from us are periodic offers, updates, and discounts.
Yes. We currently accept POs from teams who we have worked with in the past. If you are a new team or organization who would like to start an account please contact a manager to set you up an account. For all other purchases, we accept credit card orders only.
Credits usually take a maximum of 7-10 business days to post from the time we receive your item(s), but this is dependent upon your bank’s policy. Check with your financial institution for accurate information regarding their holding times.
Your credit card will be charged when your order is placed.
See our Team Information page, section on Caring for Your Suit Instructions.
Yes we do offer Gift Cards. We can make these in any value you would like. Please contact us directly to activate a card for you today.
We accept Visa and Master Card, and Discover credit cards, we also accept cash and personal checks.
Lycra (Spandex) is softer and has greater stretch capability allowing for more flexibility. However due to the rubberized elastic material Lycra tends to breakdown earlier than Polyester because the chlorine attacks the rubberized elastic material in the fabric. Polyester materials like Durafast Polester or Endurance Polyester are soft and comfortable for swimwear but the material has less stretch than because it uses less rubberized elastic material in the fabric allowing it to last longer than the average Lycra suit.
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