Swimsuit care

Chlorine bleaches  in swimming pools quickly breakdown swimsuit fabrics.
Swimsuits used in the open water have much longer livers.
In either case, caring for your swimsuits will extend their lives.

  •  Hand-wash the swimsuit
  • Gently wring the water out of the swimsuit
  • hang-dry inside the shower, or place it where it can drip-dry
  • While the sunshine will dry a swimsuit faster than inside the house, sunlight fades and break down the swimsuit fabrics.
  • Avoid putting swimsuits in the dryer. High heat cooks the material, especially lycra, and it have a very short life.
  • wash your swimsuit with soap and water while you’re in the shower, to save time; when you’re done, wrap  your swimsuit in a towel to absorb the moisture, then hang it to dry.

 

Source: Open water swimming Manual by Lynne Cox

 

 

 

 

 

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