Formerly Great Aussie Swim Parkas - Established 2011

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      • SWIM PARKAS
      • Care for your Swim Parka in summary.
        Can machine wash
        Dry inside out
        Do not tumble dry
        Do not pack or store while wet
        Do not dry clean, bleach or iron
        Watch for rough edges around the pool or concrete surfaces – they can create pulls in the fabric


        TIP:
        Surprisingly, our Swim Parkas don’t take on the chlorine smell as much as a regular towel. After use, simply turn inside out to air dry until needed again. If they are aired out properly, you can put off washing your swim parka until after 8-10 times of using.

        For those of you who like the details, read on!

        Machine Wash
        We recommend you turn your swim parka inside out when washing. Use a regular, cold cycle with a mild detergent

        Drying
        Dry inside out and when drying outside, do not hang in direct sunlight. The sun will cause your parka to fade quicker than expected.
        Do not dry your swim parka in a dryer as it will damage the effectiveness of the water proofing.

        Storage
        Do not pack or store your swim parka when wet. Moisture, darkness and heat can cause bacteria to breed and this will eat away at the fabric.

        Do not dry clean, iron or bleach
        Just don’t!

        Avoid contact with rough surfaces
        The edges of pools are often rough and abrasive so you do not slip when walking on them. Although it may not feel rough to you it will to your swim parka. The fabric of your swim parka can snag or pilling may occur when coming into contact with any rough surface. If you want to sit on the pool edge, its best to sit on a towel.

      • SWIMWEAR

      • Sadly it is the nature of All swimwear to deteriorate over time due to the chemicals used in swimming pools. However, ensuring that you take care of your swimwear will certainly prolong their life and effectiveness.


        Care for your swimwear in summary

        Rinse in cold water after use
        Dry in the shade where possible
        Do not tumble dry
        Do not pack or store while wet
        Hand washing in cold water with mild detergent is best
        If you do machine wash, refrain from using a spin cycle to prevent stretching
        Do not bleach, soak or iron
        Watch for rough edges around the pool or concrete surfaces – they can create pulls in the fabric

        For those who like the details, read on!”


        Rinsing

        Rinsing your Swim Wear Always rinse your swim wear thoroughly with cold water after swimming. The chemicals in pool water (i.e. chlorine), salt water, sand and suntan lotion will cause the fabric to become brittle or faded and can shorten the life of your swimwear. Even if you don’t have time to wash it properly, a good rinse will still help reduce the effects.

        Drying
        Allow your swim wear to dry naturally. When drying outside, do not hang in direct sunlight and its best to turn your swimwear inside out. Do not dry your swimwear in a dryer or in direct sunlight because they are both hard on the swimwear fabric. The sun will cause your swimmers to fade quicker than expected. Both will cause the breakdown of elasticity. costume.

        Storage
        Do not pack or store your swimwear when wet. Keep in mind also that your towel has soaked up the chemicals from your swim and will continue to expose the swimwear to their harsh effects if you wrap them up together. Moisture, darkness and heat can cause bacteria to breed and this will eat away at the fabric.

        Washing
        Wash your swim wear by hand when possible with mild soap and tap water. Water alone will not remove the chlorine or salt water. We recommend turning your swim wear inside out when you wash it to avoid damaging the delicate outer layer.
        If you do machine wash, refrain from using a spin cycle to prevent stretching. Machine washing may cause the fabric to pile and bobble. The washing detergents will also cause long-term damage to the swim wear fabric.

        Do not bleach, soak or iron
        Just don’t!

        Avoid contact with rough surfaces
        The edges of pools are often rough and abrasive so you do not slip when walking on them. Although it may not feel rough to you it will to your swim wear. The fabric of your swim wear can snag or pilling may occur when coming into contact with any rough surface. If you want to sit on the pool edge, sit on your towel. Your swim wear won’t like the lane ropes either so don’t slide your body over the top of them, always swim under the ropes. Avoid leaning over the edge of the pool and use the stairs/ladder to exit where possible.

        Hot Tubs
        Hot tubs are extremely hard on your swimwear, the bromine and extreme temperatures will fade and stretch your swimmers faster than anything else. I suggest wearing old swimwear that you are tired of if you know you are going to be using a hot tub!. If you want to wear your regular swimwear then make sure you wash it as soon as possible after getting out of the hot tub.

        Sunscreen
        Oil based products such as sun creams and lotions can cause the elasticity in your swimsuit to break down causing your suit to lose its shape.