WHO WE ARE
Being diagnosed with skin cancer at just 26 years of age
changed my life. It was scary, awful, and traumatic.
(Kleenex made 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 word, 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
protective clothing … and thus was born SwimZip.
SwimZip is the UPF 50+ clothing brand people trust to keep
themselves and their children sun safe. We feature our
signature full zipper down the front of our rash guard shirts –
they are soooo easy to put on and take off! Our swimsuits,
swimwear, bathing suits and accessories are made with the
best materials to our unmatched standards. SwimZip styles
are one-of-a-kind, and we include a number of innovative
design features. Others have tried to copy our ideas, but our
unparalleled devotion and innovation leads to the highest
quality products that simply cannot be beat.
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 clothing company … SwimZip is a
Thank you for choosing SwimZip!
It comes as no surprise that the inspiration for SwimZip was
born on a sunny beach. My brother, Berry Wanless, and I
were sitting around on the beach when he started to complain
about the effort involved in putting-on and taking-off his
children's swim shirts. Two months later SwimZip was making
sun protection a zip!
What is SwimZip:
SwimZip is stylish UV 50+ swimwear for babies, toddlers, and
children. Our full-length zipper swimwear is uniquely
designed allowing for easy-on, easy-off UV protection for
children. The no-pinch zipper flap, tagless neck, zipper
garage around the neck, and flat-lock stitching make wearing
the swimwear comfy! SwimZip's material is chlorine resistant
too! Our swimwear protects young children from harmful UV
rays and makes stylish UPF protection you can wear
Betsy Johnson, SwimZip Founder
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Betsy Johnson (Wanless),
Young Entrepreneur of Kansas
SwimZip's mission is to develop stylish,
fashionable, and functional sun protective
products that allow people to enjoy life in the
sun. We design, manufacture, and market a
range of quality sun protection products including
sun protective clothes, SPF clothing, sun hats,
sun protection swimwear, and rash guards.
SwimZip is a private company based in Kansas.