As you know Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s a time to stop and recognize the amazing person that had such a huge impact on our lives; our Moms. May is also the month in which Swimco celebrates its birthday! My amazing Mom started Swimco in our basement in Calgary in the early […]
My mom has always been a role model to me. She showed courage and determination when she started our family business and her entrepreneurial spirit is always motivating. I was able to sit with my mom and chat about our family (and the Swimco family), and how we’ve grown over the last 40 years. If […]
It’s always fun to look back the fashions (and hair styles!) from our past 40 years. From high rise bikini bottoms to vibrant prints, some things in fashion seem to come around again and again. But there are also some looks we’re pleased to put away for good. Here are some of my favourites from […]
Swimco’s 40th birthday is this May!! I can’t believe how we’ve grown, from humble beginnings in my mom’s basement to Western Canada’s leading swimwear retailer. Thank you to everyone who has joined us on this journey, we couldn’t have done it without you! My mom, Corinne, is an entrepreneurial woman who built the business by […]
Swimming is a great way to stay active and healthy during pregnancy, plus the cool feeling of the water and sensation of buoyancy can really help ease any discomfort during the later stages. There’s a stylish swimwear option for every mom-to-be. These pieces, while not technically maternity styles, are great for barely showing, full blown […]
I’m happy to report that our recent online painting auction raised $6,000 for Look Good Feel Better®, in support of women with cancer. We commissioned our friend and artist extraordinaire, Angela Morgan, to create a painting that celebrates women feeling confident in their swimwear. Angela’s painting was auctioned off for $3,000, with Swimco matching the […]
It’s a big day at Swimco. A dream has come true with Swimco’s purchase of the Swimwear Etc retail chain! Today we are 25. Not years (we’re well past that milestone!). Today we are 25 stores across Western Canada. I know my Mom thinks this is crazy! As a company that started in our family’s […]
“Back To School” has become an official season in our world, as highlighted in Staples’ famous “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” campaign. Though I no longer have to buy duo tangs, fancy colored pens and text books (or make lunches and harass children about homework), I am conscious of the changing season. For […]
Despite a slow start to the season, Summer has finally arrived, and I have vowed to make the most of it. I was recently invited on a bike ride with our neighbors from Windermere Lake. One of them owns a ranch near several lakes and countless kilometers of mountain biking terrain. The day was sunny and a perfect temperature. We packed lunches and refreshments, and set off on our excursion.
Last week we hosted a series of events to celebrate the “launch” of one of our Product Buyers into “Retirement-land”, after 25 years with Swimco. We all agreed that the word “retirement” has a negative (old) connotation and that “launch” is much more appropriate, as Pat enters this exciting new phase of her life.