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Who We Are

Being diagnosed with skin cancer at just 26 years of age changed my life. It was scary, awful, and traumatic. (I made some tissue company a small fortune wiping away my tears for a few weeks!) After getting over the self-pity, I realized that I had actually been presented with was an opportunity to do something meaningful with my life. I enjoyed working in the corporate world, but here was a chance to help others avoid my fate – and maybe even save lives. With the conviction that comes from knowing without a doubt that you are doing something right, I dove headfirst into the world of UPF sun protection … and thus SwimZip® was born.
SwimZip's mission is to develop sun-protective products people want to wear and to share our love of sun-safe fun through products that are stylish, functional, and affordable.
We are proud to be the UPF 50+ swimwear brand people trust to keep themselves and their children sun-safe. SwimZip styles are one-of-a-kind, and we include a number of innovative design features. Many of our products feature our signature full zipper down the front of our rash guard shirts – they are soooo easy to put on and take off!
As a skin cancer victim, I know the harsh reality of not getting enough sun protection. As a Mom, I know I do not want my children suffering the same fate. SwimZip is a lot more than just a sun protective swimwear company … SwimZip is a passion!
Thank you for choosing SwimZip!
- Betsy Johnson, Founder