When the cool weather starts to melt into warmth and beach-body workouts begin to resurface, it can only mean one thing: it's almost bikini season!
While Vancouverites have a little more time before the season picks up at local beaches, spring vacations are well underway come April, and it's prime time to pick up a new suit to carry you through sunny days.
Summer essentials at Swimco — Photo courtesy of Swimco
Swimco has much more than just itty-bitty bikinis; they have bathing suits for all shapes and sizes for both men, women and children. You'll find a solid selection of mix-and-match suits, one-pieces, bikinis and more.
Whether you're looking for something to wear for lounging by the pool and quick dips or for bringing the heat in the fast lane, there's a suit with your name on it.
If you're looking for sports-minded designs, then check out brands like TYR, Speedo and Nike; the sleek designs will move with you as you work up a sweat in the water.
For something more stylish and trendy, brands like Seafolly Australia, Roxy and Quicksilver have plenty to offer for your next beach getaway.
For the little ones, Swimco carries Five Ocean UV suits to help keep them covered from the sun.
A Hawaiian-themed set at Swimco — Photo courtesy of Swimco
Along with bathing suits, Swimco also features a wide selection of hats, shorts, tops, sandals, bathing suit cover-ups and plenty of swim accessories.
The cute collection of Wallaroo hats is just what the doctor ordered to help keep the sun off your face, and the Havaianas flip-flops are fuss-free and comfortable. They even fit in your suitcase no problem.
While it's safe to say that Swimco has a lot to offer, it's the customer service that really sets this store apart. The fit specialists help make shopping for a bathing suit a less stressful experience: they're warm, welcoming and available to help you find a suit that you'll feel comfortable in.
The brands the store carries tend to have a higher price point, but they're well worth the money and hold up well.
If you can't make it into the Vancouver locations, Swimco has locations across Canada. Don't want to leave the house? You can shop online from their huge selection.
This Granville Street location is right beside the Pacific Centre shopping mall and a stone's throw from the Skytrain, so getting here is a cinch.
Now, which way to the beach?