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How to Care for A Racing Competition Swim Team Swimsuit

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How to Care for A Racing Competition Swim Team Swimsuit

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Tips to Make Your Suit Last Longer

  • Alternate swimsuits. Giving your suit 24 hours of rest between wearing will help the Lycra/spandex yarn regain its memory shape.
  • Use Practice Suits. If possible, wear old suits for practice to prevent wear and tear on competition suits.
  • Find a shower. Before you head home with your swimsuit, find a shower or sink to rinse out the body soil and chlorine from your suit.
  • Watch where you sit. Most pool sides and decks are rough so that you won't slip when they are wet. Even if it doesn't seem too rough, it is to your suit. Always sit or lay on a towel. Be careful when rising from an inside pool bench or steps. Once a swimsuit is snagged it cannot be repaired.

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