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    Rash Guard Swim Shirt Fashion Week

    It is officially Fashion Week in New York and that has us thinking about the best looking rash guard swim shirts!  SwimZips (rash guard swim shirts with zippers) are the best looking swim tops around - and the easiest to put-on and take-off!  Our award winning designs look good and are incredibly functional!  SwimZips all have UPF 50+ sun proaction to keep those nasty UV rays away! With Fashion Week going on in New York, we are also working on our own designs for next season!  We have a number of new styles that will be continue to be trendsetters.  Keep an eye out for our 2015 catalog and let your favorite retailers know to start adding the SwimZip line to their store!

    SwimZip Summer Internship - Welcome Ali!

    SwimZip is so excited to welcome our summer intern, Ali, to the SwimZip family!:

    Hey it's me, Ali!  I am the new SwimZip intern!  Like many people, I heard of SwimZip through Shark Tank and was blown away by the product and the story behind the product.  I was so excited to learn that SwimZip headquarters was based in my hometown and on a whim emailed SwimZip to see if they would need an intern.  Considering I get star struck when I see local weatherman, you can only imagine what I did when I received an email from Betsy, the founder of SwimZip, herself...Let's just say it's all I talked about for 2 weeks straight.  After communicating with Betsy back and forth through email and then meeting up when I cam home for break from school, I was hired as a SwimZip intern!  I have been so lucky to get to work one on one with Betsy.  For the first couple months of my internship we had to communicate via text and email while I was away at college  But now I am back home for the summer and we have already been able to create even more fun SwimZip images and ideas!  Cannot wait to learn so much from this amazing company and be able to interact with you all! 

    Xoox, 

    Ali 

    SwimZip Intern

    Summer Camp Shirts with UPF 50+ Sun Protection

    Summer camp shirts with UPF 50+ sun protection are becoming a must for summer camps.  With all the time that kids are spending out in the UV rays, it just makes sense for summer camps to utilize sun protective clothing to help keep their kids sun safe! Summer is just around the corner, and who isn't ready to enjoy the beautiful sun shine?  We can all expect that the children are more than ready to enjoy the outdoors and sun shine as well. And with these warmer months quickly approaching, some of you may consider sending your children to a summer camp or a fun mom's day out camp.  SwimZip want to help you keep your child protected from the sun with UPF 50+ camp shirts during the summer camp hours. Summer camps can provide many great opportunities to learn, interact with other children, and develop independence.  And of course, playing outside during the summer is so fun - there are jungle gyms, sandboxes, water tables, and of course kids imaginations! However, with this increased time spent outside there is consequently an increased risk for sunburn and skin cancer, so it is our job to keep kids UV protected with summer camp shirts with UPF 50+! Here are some scary and inconvenient statistics you may not be aware of:
    • A white cotton t-shirt offers a UPF of 7, and only 3 UPF when wet (UV SwimZip Sunwear Line offers UPF 50+)
    • It is recommended to wait minimum of 30 minutes after sunscreen application before going outdoors to get maximum protection
    • It is recommended you reapply sunscreen every 40-80 minutes (more frequently if sweating or playing in water - this is exactly what they do at summer camp).
    • One severe sunburn as a child doubles their risk of developing melanoma later in life.
    Because of the clear connection between kids, outdoor UV exposure, and summer camps - SwimZip is looking for summer camp owners and summer camp councelers to reach out to us.  We would love to give you an amazing discount on our summer camp shirts with UPF 50+ for your campers - amazing prices, and then you won't have to worry about reapplying sun screen. SwimZip UV protection hopes in the future to partner with more and more summer camps and companies that can help spread the word about sun safety and the need for effective sun protection - and how easy it can be! If your child is going to summer camp please pick up a summer camp shirt with sun protection so they stay sun safe all summer long.  Here are some great UPF 50+ UV protective shirts and swimsuits for girls and boys.   Source: http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sun-protection/clothing/get-in-on-the-trend - See more at: http://liveinourskinz.com/2014/03/18/uv-skinz-goes-to-camp/#sthash.TolZpukE.dpuf
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    Hello Summer Sun and Hello UV Protection

    Time to start thinking about UV protection because summer is right around the corner - and so is that summer sun!  We have been waiting all winter for the sun, good-bye cabin fever.  Just being out side on a sunny day brings smiles to our faces, and playing out side for little ones can be a blast and make the day go by in a blink of an eye!
    The sun is so fun, but it can be a little scary if we don't keep our uv sun protection on.  SwimZip (www.swimzip.com) comes with a UV sun shirt that has UPF of 50+ (blocks 98% of UVA and UVB rays), an average shirt has a UPF rating of only 7.  How scary.  Our little ones can get harmful UV rays through their shirts.  That is why SwimZip's are so great, you can wear them at the beach or pool while playing in the water, but you can also wear them at the park during extreme sun hours (10AM - 4PM).  When the sun is the strongest that is when it is most important to keep sun protection on our little ones.
    UPF 50+ swimwear and clothing makes UV sun protection so easy!
    Hope you have fun at the park, on walks, and just playing in the front yard this summer!  ENJOY (but make sure you keep that UV protection on from the sun)!
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    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