Formerly Great Aussie Swim Parkas - Established 2011

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    General

    Orders under $150.00
    A flat rate of $13.50 for standard shipping or $18.00 for express post within Australia.

    Orders over $150.00
    Free Shipping with standard post (after any discounts have been applied) or a discounted rate of $4.50 for express post. Free shipping is automatically applied at checkout when you order is over the specified threshold.
    Please note, free shipping is only available within Australia.

    Within Australia, we use standard shipping with Australia Post.
    Express Post can be requested at check out for an additional fee.
    All items are posted from Melbourne, Victoria.

    Our shipping options do not include signature on delivery which means an Australia Post driver will leave your item in a safe place if you are not home to receive your package. If you would NOT like your package left, please advise this in your order notes.

    We endeavour to ship all orders next business day. Please allow 3-5 business days to receive your order, possibly an additional day or two if you live in a regional area. If you have requested express post, 2-3 business days from order.

    You can track your order by visiting auspost.com.au/track and entering the tracking number emailed to you when your order was dispatched. Australia Post will keep you updated on your orders progress.

    We are happy to ship internationally. Simply send us an enquiry advising which size and colours you are after and where you are located. We can then weigh your items in order to calculate the postage. Once you have been notified of all costs, we can invoice you directly via PayPal. Exchange and returns for change of heart are not accepted for international customers.


    Duties and Taxes
    Any duties and taxes charged by the incoming country is payable by the customer.
    It is a legal requirement for AquaDash to declare the total dollar value of orders to customs officials for all international orders.

    We currently accept the following payment options

    1. Visa

    2. Mastercard

    3. PayPal

    4. Afterpay

    5. EFT

    Please note that all pricing is in AUS$

    Please check your junk/spam for an order confirmation. If you still can’t find confirmation, please Contact Us and we will look into this for you.

    In the unlikely event that you receive a faulty item, please Contact Us and we will arrange for a replacement to be sent right away. Please have either an order or invoice number at hand when contacting us. We will include a prepaid satchel for you to return faulty product to us so we can see what went wrong.

    Please note, AquaDash has the right to assess the age and condition of returned items if they have been worn.

    Sizing

    How to measure

    *These are the parkas measurements - not your childs - and are to be used only as a guideline.

    1. length

    Measure your child from the back of the neck down to see where the hem will sit. There is no rule as to what the "correct" length is but around mid-calf is good.

    2. chest

    Lifts arms slightly and measure the fullest part of the chest while keeping the tape straight across the back. Keep in mind you want your parka larger so you have wiggle room.

    3. Arm Length

    This measurement is taken from the centre of the back of the neck, over the shoulders to the end of the cuff

    CHILDS (UNISEX) LONG SLEEVED SWIM PARKA

    Size

    Approx Age

    Length
    (Neck to Hem)

    Chest

    Arm Length
    (Neck to Cuff)

     

     

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    2

    1-2

    60

    23.6”

    78

    30.7”

    52

    20.4”

    4

    2-3

    65

    25.5”

    82

    32.3”

    56

    22”

    6

    4-5

    70

    27.5”

    86

    33.8”

    60

    23.6”

    8

    6-7

    80

    31.4”

    90

    35.4”

    65

    25.5”

    10

    7-8

    90

    35.4”

    94

    37”

    70

    27.5”

    12

    9-10

    100

    39.3”

    98

    38.5”

    75

    29.5”

    14

    11-12

    110

    43.3”

    104

    40.9”

    80

    31.4”

    tip-icon

    For children the most important measurement is the length. I suggest going as long as possible for it to last a couple of years! If the arms are long, they can be rolled up or I find the kids love putting their thumb through the gap between the button and cuff!

    How to measure

    *These are the parkas measurements - not yours - and are to be used only as a guideline.

    1. length

    Have someone measure you from the back of the neck down to see where the hem will sit. There is no rule as to what the “correct” length is, but around mid-calf is good.

    2. chest

    Lifts arms slightly and measure the fullest part of the chest while keeping the tape straight across the back. Keep in mind you want your parka larger so you have wiggle room.

    3. Arm Length

    This measurement is taken from the centre of the back of the neck, over the shoulders to the end of the cuff

    ADULTS (UNISEX) LONG SLEEVED SWIM PARKA

    Size

    Length
    (Neck to Hem)

    Chest

    Arm Length
    (Neck to Cuff)

    Suggest Womens Size Comparison

    Suggested Mens Size Comparison

     

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    AUS

    USA

     

    Small

    120

    47.2”

    116

    45.6”

    85

    33.4”

    8-10

    4-6

    S

    Med

    125

    49”

    126

    49.6”

    91

    35.8”

    12-14

    8-10

    M

    Large

    125

    49”

    136

    53.5”

    97

    38.1”

    16-18

    12-14

    L

    XL

    125

    49”

    146

    57.4”

    100

    39.3”

    20-22

    16-18

    XL

    2XL

    125

    49”

    156

    61.4

    100

    39.3”

    24

    20

    2XL

    3XL

    125

    49”

    166

    65.3

    100

    39.3”

    26

    22

    3XL

    tip-icon

    If you are having a hard time choosing your size, I recommend grabbing your favourite fitting coat and comparing these measurements just to be sure. You can halve the chest measurement and compare to your coat from underarm to underarm.

    How to measure

    *These are the parkas measurements - not your childs - and are to be used only as a guideline.

    1. length

    Measure your child from the back of the neck down to see where the hem will sit. There is no rule as to what the “correct” length is – a summer parka can sit around the knee or mid-calf – you can choose!

    2. chest

    Lifts arms slightly and measure the fullest part of the chest while keeping the tape straight across the back. Keep in mind you want your parka larger so you have wiggle room.

    CHILDS SLEEVELESS SWIM PARKA

    Size

    Approx Age

    Length
    (Neck to Hem)

    Chest

     

     

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    2

    1-2

    50

    19.6”

    78

    30.7”

    4

    2-3

    55

    21.6”

    82

    32.3”

    6

    4-5

    65

    25.5”

    86

    33.8”

    8

    6-7

    70

    27.5”

    90

    35.4”

    10

    7-8

    80

    31.4”

    94

    37”

    12

    9-10

    90

    35.4”

    98

    38.5”

    14

    11-12

    95

    37.4”

    104

    40.9”

    Small
    (fits teenager to small adult)

    13-16

    105

    41.3”

    116

    45.6”

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    For children, choose this style of parka by the length you would like it. Having no sleeves, a range of sizes will actually fit your child so you can go mid calf, or stop at the knee! Keep in mind though - longer will last them longer!

    How to measure

    *These are the parkas measurements - not yours - and are to be used only as a guideline.

    1. length

    Have someone measure you from the back of the neck down to see where the hem will sit. There is no rule as to what the “correct” length is, but below the knee is good.

    2. chest

    Lifts arms slightly and measure the fullest part of the chest while keeping the tape straight across the back. Keep in mind you want your parka larger so you have wiggle room.

    ADULTS SHORT SLEEVED SWIM PARKA

    Size

    Length
    (Neck to Hem)

    Chest

    Suggest Womens Size Comparison

    Suggested Mens Size Comparison

     

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    AUS

    USA

     

    Small

    See sleeveless version

    Medium

    110

    43.3”

    126

    49.6”

    12-14

    8-10

    S-M

    Large

    110

    43.3”

    136

    53.5”

    16-18

    12-14

    L

    XL

    110

    43.3”

    146

    57.4”

    20-22

    16-18

    XL

    2XL

    110

    43.3”

    156

    24

    20

    61.4

    2XL

    3XL

    110

    43.3”

    166

    65.3

    26

    22

    3XL

    tip-icon

    If you are having a hard time choosing your size, I recommend grabbing your favorite fitting coat and comparing these measurements just to be sure. You can halve the chest measurement and compare to your coat from underarm to underarm.

    How to measure

    This chart is based on your childs measurements. Once you know the row your child sits in, that will be their size across our swimwear range.

    1. Chest

    Lift arms slightly and measure the fullest part of the chest while keeping the tape straight across the back.

    2. Waist

    Measure straight around the waistline.

    3. HIPS

    Measure straight around the fullest part of the hips.

    CHILDRENS MEASUREMENTS

    Size

    Approx Age

    Chest

    Waist

    Hips

     

     

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    CM

    INCH

    4

    3-4

    56

    22.0

    56

    22.0

    58

    22.8

    6

    5-6

    61

    24.0

    58

    22.8

    63

    24.8

    8

    7-8

    68

    26.7

    61

    24.0

    72

    28.3

    10

    9-10

    71

    27.9

    63

    24.8

    76

    29.9

    12

    11-12

    76

    29.9

    66

    25.9

    81

    31.8

    14

    13-14

    80

    31.4

    71

    27.9

    86

    33.8

    tip-icon

    Shorts and Swim Trunks come with inner drawstrings and can be tightened at the waist so if you are tossing up between 2 sizes, perhaps go the larger option!

    How to measure for your thongs

     

    Our table lists the measurements of our thongs.

     

    The measurement is taken diagonally across the thong from the heel to where the big toe sits.

     

    Measurements are approximate and some variation may occur.

    CHILDRENS THONGS

    Size

    Approx

    Age

    Heel to Toe

     

     

    CM

    INCH

    4

    3-4

    17.5

    6.88

    6

    4-5

    19

    7.48

    8

    6-7

    21

    8.26

    10

    8-9

    23

    9.05

    12

    10-11

    24.5

    9.46

    14

    12-14

    26

    10.23

    tip-icon

    If comparing to a thong/shoe you have at home, measure the underside of the sole so your straps don’t get in the way!

    Returns/Exchanges

    Yes!

    If you would like to exchange your purchase for a different size, you have two options

    1. Fastest option
    Simply reorder the size/colour that you do want meaning you will need to pay for the item again. Don’t worry though. As soon as we receive your return, we will refund your initial purchase including the initial shipping!
    Please follow the steps in returns to arrange your refund.

    2. Slower option
    Follow the steps in the returns instructions, only complete the exchange section not refunds on the returns form. Once we receive your item back together with the completed paperwork, we will notify you that your replacement items are on their way.


    We cannot accept any exchanges after 30 days from the original purchase date.

    Any incomplete, damaged, worn or soiled items will not be exchanged.

    Customers are responsible for shipping charges when returning their items for exchange.

    Please note that we do not have an exchange option for international customers.

    Yes!
    If for some reason you need to return any AquaDash product within Australia, we will refund your item excluding the shipping provided the following conditions are met:

    1. A returns form is completed and printed.

    2. Returns Form must be returned with the items.

    3. Returns are made within 30 days from date of original purchase date.

    4. All items must be unused, in a re-saleable condition with all tags attached in order for the return to be accepted.

    5. Swimwear must still have the hygiene strip attached.


    Please allow 10 days for returns to be processed

    The cost of delivery for return is not covered by AquaDash

    Any incomplete, damaged, worn or soiled items will not be exchanged.

    Return to:
    AquaDash Swim Gear Pty Ltd
    P. O. Box 3470
    Wheelers Hill VIC 3150

    Care Instructions

    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.


    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.