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 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!
- 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.
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:
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-