Our family have not renewed our membership for our health club swimming centre this year. Due to the fact of the large financial cost and that swimming with a newborn in tow can be incredibly stressful! Please note that our climate is too cold for a private swimming pool, and there are no private lakes in which our family could swim, so the only option is the hideous public pool or a health club.
However we have quite a lot of free token lefts over from last years membership. The rules of our health club state that you cannot use them if your membership runs out BUT you can use them if another member signs you in...my mother just re-joined! Unfortunately that brought a little dilemma...
What to wear?
Up until last year we had been wearing regular bathing suits to swim in even though we were not happy about it. We wrapped our towels around us and removed them just before entering the pool and vice versa when we got out again. However Amy had come to me, after one of the last times she went with Brian and Dylan, and confessed of how self concious she had been, swimming when there were teen boys and men about. I of course could completely relate to her problem.
I have visited some modest swimwear sites and often didn't like the styles at all, and felt that they would attract more unwanted attention, simply because they were old fashioned and weird looking! I since have found these swimsuits at Simply Modest Swimwear. We think they are just lovely and they are just what we have been looking for. It was important for our family that we found a suit that, fully covered the thigh to the knee, bottom, and chest area. The fact that these suits also have a skirt attached means that the material skims over, rather than accentuates the bottom area! There is however one snag... the price tag! $150 for one bathing suit is a lot of money. I personally think that it is reasonable considering that a regular bathing suit may cost us €25-30 (approx $35-40?) here in Ireland and I would guesstimate that one of the Simply Modest swimsuits, probably uses the same amount of material, that would make up 2 or 3 regular bathing suits. But it is just not possible for our family to spend that amount of money at the moment on swimsuits.
So I am hoping that some of my dear sweet readers may have some suggestions or links to other companies who sell swim wear close to the image above for a lesser cost. I would be grateful of any help or suggestions and I thank you all in advance!