Competitive swimwear is expensive and needs to be cared for properly to ensure it stays looking new and lasts as long as possible. It doesn’t matter whether you choose one piece swimsuit or a two-piece, the overall care is relatively the same. The following tips will help you take good care of your swimwear so you don’t have to worry about replacing it too often.
Wash It Immediately
Pools are filled with chlorine and other chemicals in order to keep swimmers safe. However, this also means it can wear out your swimsuit material more quickly. This means it’s important to remove the chemicals as quickly as possible. If you can, wash your swimsuit after you remove it. If this isn’t possible, at least rinse it in clean water.
Air Dry It
Your Speedo swimwear will last much longer if you allow it to air dry instead of putting it in a dryer. The heat can warp the material and cause it to weaken over time. Instead, lay your competitive swimwear on a flat surface and allow it to dry naturally. Try to keep it out of direct sunlight.
Choose Chlorine Resistant Swimwear
Some brands use materials that are chlorine resistant. While it’s still important to wash these swimsuits as soon as possible after you wear them in the pool, they will experience less damage from the chemicals found in pools. These swimsuits will go through less color fading and will hold their shape for much longer so you can wear them with pride without worrying about how quickly you will need to replace it.
Store Your Swimwear Properly
Once you remove your one piece swimsuit, chances are you won’t be able to allow it to dry before you pack it up to head home. Proper storage will help prevent damage and stretching so your swimsuit fits properly for longer. Carefully place your wet swimwear in a mesh bag. Never fold it into a towel. The mesh bag allows the swimsuit to breathe and begin to dry. Folding it in a towel will trap the chlorine in the fabric, eventually harming your suit.
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