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    The Best Toddler Swimwear with UPF 50+ UV Sun Protection

    SwimZip is excited to offer the best toddler swimwear … super cute plus UPF 50+ UV sun protection!  Our girl toddler swimsuits feature adorable designs – including ruffles, polka dots, and bows.  Boys totally love our shark themed swimsuit and handsome stripes. Best of all SwimZip’s toddler swimwear comes with SwimZip’s signature full length zipper rashguard swim shirts which make them incredibly easy to put on!  Parents, if you have ever tried putting a rash guard swim shirt on a toddler you know that tight neck hole is miserable!!!   As Mr. Wonderful said during our appearance on ABC’s Shark Tank, “There has to be a better way!” Yes, Mr. Wonderful there is … SwimZip toddler swimwear!!!   No more tears no more fuss …  just slip the UPF 50+ UV protective swim shirt on like a jacket and zip it right up.  Children are out the door and off to the beach or pool with out a fuss.  That is the perfect way to start the ideal family vacation!   [caption id="attachment_67" align="aligncenter" width="800"]best toddler swimwear SwimZip has the best toddler swimwear with UPF 50+ UV sun protection and super cute styles![/caption]   SwimZip toddler swimwear has won numerous awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award and a Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. Stylish SwimZip toddler swimwear has been seen on the kids of celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, and Tori Spelling.  Our super cute swimsuit designs have been seen on America’s #1 morning show, NBC’s The Today Show and we got to pitch our designs to the Sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank”.  So be sure to bring along that camera for some memorable beach photographs - even if the paparazzi is not around! Most important, SwimZip is committed to keeping toddlers UV safe.  SwimZip Founder, Betsy Johnson, was diagnosed with skin cancer at age 26 and has made it her mission to keep others from suffering her fate.  Most skin cancers can be prevented with proper sun protective clothing.  Unfortunately, much of that UV exposure that can lead to skin cancer and melanomas later in life can actually come during the early toddler years.  So be sure to get UPF 50+ UV protective toddler swimwear, swimsuits, and bathing suits. (SwimZip also offers wholesale toddler swimsuits for retail stores to order and we are quickly expanding our Summer Camp UPF 50+ Sun Shirts For All Program.  Ask us how to keep your summer camp toddlers and kids UV protected.) When it comes to the best toddler swimwear with UPF 50+ UV sun protection, award winning SwimZip is the best choice!

    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]

    Free Giveaway - UV Beach Cover-Ups and Swimsuit Cover-Ups from Shark Tank

    SwimZip was so honored to be on Shark Tank that we are doing a free giveaway of our UV beach cover-ups!  We had such a blast working with the producers and crew ... but meeting all you wonderful new customers was the best.
    We are doing an awesome swimsuit cover up giveaway today - win a UPF 50+ Sun Protective Cover Up for your little one!
    You can find the beach cover up giveaway on our Facebook page.
    Check out our UV 50+ beach cover-ups that are perfect for the pool, beach, front yard, and even park!  They are a blast to wear and are extremely comfortable.
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    SwimZip offers the best UPF 50+ beach cover-ups and UPF 50+ swimsuit cover ups!  Because UV rays bounce off the water and sand, getting kids extra protection from the sun while playing around the pool or beach is a must!
    [caption id="attachment_56" align="aligncenter" width="625"]beach cover-ups SwimZip has the best beach cover ups! Fantastic UPF 50+ sun protection and super cozy comfy![/caption]    

    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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