If Only All Meetings Were in Maui

Work, work, work. My work is never done. I am writing to you poolside at the Westin Resort and Spa in Ka’anapali, Maui. It feels surreal to be basking in the heat while Winter is happening back at home. I’m here with the Women Presidents’ Organization for our annual meetings, and I have to say, Maui beats the boardroom any day!

Maui is one of my favorite vacation destinations, especially the Ka’anapali area. I’ve spent quite a bit of time on this beautiful beach, as it was the locale of Swimco’s photoshoots for many years. We would arrive with our photographer, stylist, models, Swimco staff, and of course, my family. My two boys must have thought that every family traveled with such an entourage. They especially enjoyed the company of the beautiful models, who were quite a few years older than them!

As I survey the swimsuit styles around me, I see a bit of everything. For the guys, I see boardshorts in all lengths and colours. Particularly noticeable are a few very fit (thankfully) young gents in their snug “James Bond” style swim trunks that leave little to the imagination. The ladies are sporting everything from the eensy weensy string bikini to the full-coverage swim dress. And of course my personal favourite style, the tankini.

As I’ve expounded before, many of us stress about donning a swimsuit before we leave for vacation, only to realize upon arrival that there’s no need to worry. We’re all in the same boat, stripped down in order to soak up some much-needed sun or splash around in the tropical oceans and pools. We’re all too busy enjoying our Paradise to notice anyone else’s “wobbly bits”, so on your next vacation I challenge you to pull on your favourite swimsuit and salute the sun without a care in the world.


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Styles vary by location.