My mom started Swimco in 1975 as a mail-order swimwear company out of our basement, and she always taught me to treat our customers as friends. Although we’ve become Western Canada’s leading swimwear retailer who is also now online, our core values remain the same. It’s still about helping our customers feel confident in swimwear, so they can be free to enjoy some of the best experiences of their lives.
At Swimco, mothers are important. For my brother Steve and I, we are thankful that our mother had the courage, interest and determination to start a swimwear mail order business aimed at helping swimmers get their team swimwear. Over many years we worked alongside my mom as we slowly became swimwear experts one customer at a time. She always had patience for us to grow and learn at the same time as the company was growing from one store to many. My mother retired from the business many years ago knowing that my brother Steve, my husband Dave and I would continue to uphold the Swimco tradition of helping one customer at a time to ensure that everybody, and every body, feels good in their swimsuit.
Several years ago, our eldest son, Brett, joined our family venture and now he gets the opportunity to work with his mom (me!) every day. We feel very fortunate to be able to continue the tradition of caring for our customers, all because my mom started something wonderful when I was a child.
Thank you for making us a part of your adventures.