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    Default Washing swimwear

    Do you wash your swimmers in the washing machine?

    I put them in a laundry bag first then into the machine on the normal cycle with all the other clothes. I don't put in dryer as I don't own one!
    I think this caused my ds swimmers to get stretched out. Dds looks ok so I am thinking the quality of the fabric may be a factor.

    So wanting to ask if people hand wash? Or could it be other factors eg water temperature? Use gentle cycle? Quality of swimmers etc?

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    I wash all swimmers in a laundry bag on a cold wash on their own.

    DD has a couple of brand name pairs as well as some cheapies and have all faired well.

    Apart from the brand names discolouring from the chlorine in the pools.

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    I wash them in the washing machine on the gentle cycle and use Goji orange bikini wash. I try and remember to wash them on the cold water cycle, as I noticed when I used to wash them in anything hotter they would really stretch.

    Eta: The bikini wash was something I bought on special at City Beach, I'm not precious about tog washing, but it does smell divine and is lovely on all the togs.

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    I hand wash my bathers along with DDs.
    If they were cheap I would probably put them in the wash but mine are $200+ so there is no way they are going in the machine!

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    My kids and I all have cheapie sets from the sale rack at target and they just get chucked in the normal wash with everything else. They all seem to be holding up okay. Had my one for 2 years and still looks ok

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    Thanks for the replies. I loathe handwashing so will put them in a quick wash and cold water.

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    Cold water on their own and sometimes with their towels .

    We have a pool so during summer they are wearing them every day. I usually get them to rinse hang them on a rack and I will wash all the swimmers once a week. Otherwise I would be washing small loads every day and it seems a waste. They have about 8 or more pairs each though.

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    I throw them in the machine with the towels when we get home from the pool. This is once or twice a week all year round. I notice a huge difference with different brands.
    My kids have speedos that have lasted years, but I bought DS a quicksilver rashie that probably lasted a couple of months, and once bought the kids pumpkin patch brand that were all stretched in no time.

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    Just put in with the other washing & i use cold wash on everything too - dont even have the hot connected.

    Never really had an issue.

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