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    6 Must Haves for taking Kids to the Beach

    Here are a list of must haves while taking your kids to the beach!  SwimZip Swimwear you can't go anywhere without!

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    Toddler Rash Guard

    When shopping for toddlers it is so important to find something they want to wear.  Rash guards can be extremely 'sticky' when went and extremely hard to get off.

    So - we created SwimZip - Rash Guards that come off with one quick zip.  You might be worried if the zipper would bug them, but don't you worry - I'm a mom of 2 boys and I thought the same thing - so I created a zipper flap that lays flat and protects their precious skin from getting rubbed with our zipper.  

    Kids even feel so comfortable it could be their PJs and head to the beach straight from waking up - and have donuts on the beach.  Okay, maybe that is a little far, my son still loves his footed PJs, but I might be able to convince him to wear his SwimZip.


    Kids enjoy playing in the sand with our longer length shirts, so there is no extra sun exposure on their backs.  We offer rash guards and rash guard sets for both boys and girls!

    Introducing… Wide Brim SUN HATS with SPF 50+! Plus, a giveaway.

    Our new SwimZip wide brim sun hats with SPF 50+ UV sun protect ("Fun Sun Play" Hats) have us jumping for joy over here at SwimZip Headquarters. Betsy designed them to be slightly longer in the front and back, along with a wide brim, to protect your little babes from the sun's harmful UV rays. Our new hats come in MANY colors including a darling soft lavender, light pink, white, orange, dark blue, light blue, bright orange, bright yellow, and more. 

    We know the beach can get a bit windy, so we added the elastic cap tightener (seen in the photo above) so that your littles have a snug fitted sun hat that stays on! The hats also have a simple string that tightens below the chin (as seen below). 

    We have customized the colors so that they go with your favorite SwimZip! We are so excited for you to try them out and let us know what you think. 


    Go to our Facebook or Instagram (or both for double chances to win!!) and follow the simple instructions there to enter yourself and TWO friends to win a SwimZip sun hat of their choice. 

    Can't wait to see your photos! Remember to tag us and use #SwimZip so that we can follow your sun safe adventures. xoxo 

    Sun Protection Kids Swimwear andTrying to Help Stop Skin Cancer

    I look into skin cancer a lot – after my diagnosis and my kids swimwear business, I really have to stay on top of it!  Skin cancer is scary, and today I wanted to jump on our kids swimwear blog to let you know something ... Most people don’t realize that more than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed each year or that the incidence of melanoma in teenagers has increased by 100% over the past 10 years.   Did you hear that!?!  MELANOMA IN OUR TEENAGERS HAS INCREASED BY 100% in 10 years!  How scary.  :(   Swimsuit time around the pool or beach can be a particularly intense UV time because all the sun’s rays are bouncing around off of the water or sand.  Getting your kids and children to wear sun protection kids swimwear is there for extremely important!  We strongly preach … “No hat, no sun shirt, no play!”   I founded SwimZip sun protection kids swimwear with my brother, Berry, because we truly want to help turn these skin cancer statistics around.  Our with our sun protection, UPF 50+ UV protection swimwear is a simple and adorable way to help keep kids sun safe.  Having found skin cancer on my back, and having the doctor question if it we should really test it, I know it can be hard to get people to listen.  But I am listening!  I am here to help you and your little babes stay UV sun safe.   Did you know that 95% of skin cancers are preventable!  SwimZip is on a mission to develop awareness of UV protection kids swimwear and how easy it can be!  Thank you for joining us on our journey to grow the sun protection kids swimwear industry...   Thank you, Betsy [caption id="attachment_64" align="aligncenter" width="625"]kids swimwear with sun protection SwimZip offers the best sun protection kids swimwear with UPF 50+ UV protection.[/caption]

    Spring Break "Must Have" List for Kids

    5 Must haves for Spring Break with Kids: Remember when it used to be the point of spring break was to get lots of sun and come back with a tan? Or at least part of the point, sort of; but we digress. Now, taking into account all that science says about skin cancer, melanoma, wrinkles, sun burns, and such, this is our best advice: Let's be smart about spring break and make sure you're having a sun safe fabulous time! Here is our list of essential  (and of course UPF 50+ sun protective SwimZip items) to take with you on your sun safe spring break: Sun Hat: SwimZip's Floppy Brim and Bucket Hat are all UV 50+ Sun Protection Hats that are perfect items for blocking out the sun's cancer causing rays.  All of our SwimZip hats are rated UPF 50+, which blocks out 99% of all UVA and UVB rays.  A matching chin strap keeps baby from pulling it off.  100% cotton that is soft. Girls UV Sun Hat: http://www.swimzip.com/shop-swimzip-girl-hats.htm Boys UV Sun Hat: http://www.swimzip.com/surfer-dude-hat.htm Long-Sleeve UV Rash Guard Set: SwimZip swimwear & toddler swimwear collection is perfect for the beach or pool. Available in a variety of colors and patterns. The toddler uv swim trunks / UV bottoms and uv protective rash guard collection is made from bright fabric that also offers protection against harmful UV rays. Made with quick-drying material, is sure to keep him comfy all day long. All SwimZip swimwear styles provide 50+ UV Protection and block 98% UVA & UVB rays here are two of our favorites. Girls long sleeve Swimsuit: http://www.swimzip.com/flower-power-long-sleeve-swim-shirt.htm Boys long sleeve Getaway UV Swimsuit:  http://www.swimzip.com/hampton-getaway-long-sleeve-swim-shirt.htm UPF 50+ Hoodie Cover Up: SwimZip's Hooded Cotton Cover-Up with UPF 50+ sun protection is the perfect accessory for a day at the beach or pool  Made of soft cotton, kids love to toss this sun protective cover-up on for a windy day at the beach or after they hop out of the pool to warm up.  Full length zipper makes it easy to put on and take off.  Hood offers additional sun protection and warmth.  When they are done playing in the water, let your favorite little one snuggle up in one of SwimZip's adorable hooded cotton cover-ups! Girls UV Cover Up: http://www.swimzip.com/girls-ruffled-angel-cover-up.htm Boys UV Cover Up: http://www.swimzip.com/boys-sand-monster-cover-up.htm Sand Gone: SAND GONE is a dry body powder that, when applied to sand covered skin, removes the sand and leaves the skin soft and smooth while feeling fresh and clean. http://www.sandgone.com/ Bogg Bag: A family favorite for the past 5 years, our TOTE-ally awesome bogg bags are the only bags you will ever need - whether you’re at the beach, gym, pool, school, work, sporting events, camping, boating, carrying groceries, diapers, gardening supplies, toys, books, computers, laundry and more! Three perfect sizes - you may need them all. Big hauls - the original bogg& bag can handle it all! http://www.boggbag.com/index.html   spring break swimwear   SwimZip swimwear (www.swimzip.com) is the brand parents trust for stylish kid swimsuits with fantastic UPF 50+ sun protection. SwimZip makes award winning baby swimsuits, toddler bathing suits, and child swimwear. Parents love SwimZip’s signature full length zipper on its rash guard swim shirts, which make them incredibly easy to put-on and take-off. Whether it is ruffles, bows, flowers, polka dots, or adorable patterns, award winning SwimZip swimwear has the look that toddlers and parents love. Seen on the children of celebrities, on Shark Tank, and sold around the world, SwimZip makes stylish UV sun protection swimwear a zip! best kids swimwear