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  • Start with a good quality swimsuit and it will last longer - most brands we sell at ProSwimwear have a chlorine resistant range such as Speedo's Endurance+, Diana Durable, Maru Pacer, Arena Waternity, Zoggs CR25, Tyr Durafast. These suits can last up to 25 times longer than conventional elastane swimwear currently on the market.

  • Always Rinse your bathing suit thoroughly with cool water after swimming. Pool water residue (i.e. chlorine), salt water, sand, suntan lotion and other contaminants will cause the fabric to become brittle or faded, and will significantly shorten the useful life of your suit. Even if you don’t have time to wash it thoroughly a good rinsing will help reduce the effects.

  • Alternate your swimsuits - you should avoid using the same swimsuit more than once in 24 hours. Because Lycra is a memory yarn your swimwear will need 24 hours to dry and go back to its original shape. This will stop your costume from bagging and stretching.

  • Be careful where you sit - edges of pools are often rough and abrasive so that you do not slip when walking on them. Although it may not feel rough to you it will to your swimming costume. It can cause your suit to run and pick at the bottom or on the front of it if you are leaning over the edge of the pool. Take extra care and simply lay a towel down to sit on instead and avoid leaning around the edges. Beware at galas of sitting back against the concrete block walls in pools with your expensive race suit on, they are normally highly abrasive and can tear thin race suit material!

  • Sunbathe before you swim - water and sun are not a very good combination for your swimming costume. Where possible try and sunbathe before you swim as swimming and then sunbathing can cause your costume to wear out quicker.