Rinse the chlorine out of the suit in cool water after each swim (never under the faucet with rushing water).
Do no use Woolite to rinse the suits. There is a product called Swim and Sport Swimwear Cleaner that removes chlorine and prolongs the life of the suit. This product can be purchased at the pro shop at the pool.
Never shower in suit as it may wash off the color of the sequins. The shampoo and crème rinse is very hard on the latex in the suits.
Roll in a towel to absorb water for just a few minutes do not leave it in the towel for very long as the sequins can break down and colors of the suit could bleed.Do not roll the suit in a towel if you have any liquid gold, liquid silver or liquid copper fabric. You have to be extra careful with this fabric, as the finish will rub off. Rinse these suits and hang to dry immediately!!!
Only hang dry suits, heat is very damaging to the latex (all suits, not just the sequined ones)
Swim caps should be rinsed and dried inside and out. They will last longer if you sprinkle baby powder inside and out before putting them away. (Hint: you can also sprinkle baby powder on nose clips to prevent them from getting sticky or to salvage an old one in an emergency)
Put the child name or initials of the child on all suits and uniform:
Routine suits and figure suits inside on the lining
Do not mark white caps as it may bleed through
Pants, shorts and t-shirts should be marked inside on the seam or on the label
1. Rinse the chlorine out of the headpiece in cool water, again, never under rushing water from the faucet. ?2. Never put the headpiece away wet. Most headpieces have some wire on them and they will rust and breakdown before long.?3. Once it has dried, store it in a plastic container such as a Rubbermaid container so it doesn’t get crushed.?4. Put the name of the child inside the headpiece
After each meet make any necessary repairs to the suits and/or headpieces.
(Hint: As early as possible teach the swimmer how to sequin, even if they are only 10 years old. They will take better care of the suit if they think they have to make repairs when they pop off the sequins.)