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Our Founder’s Story

As a lover of the outdoors and a mother to three active kids, I was determined to find a swimsuit that was not only sun safe, but also stylish and supportive, catering to the change in my body shape after having children. When I couldn’t find anything that ticked these boxes, I decided to create my own!

I was diagnosed with two stage 1 melanomas in 2013, which played a huge role in inspiring me to launch Shade Swim. At 32 and with two babies at the time, it was a real shock. Fortunately, they were successfully removed in surgery and I was extremely lucky.


This experience did change my life and played a considerable role in my inspiration to launch Shade Swim. I want to encourage women to know that they can still look stylish and be sun safe. 


Shade Swim’s new Endless Summer collection aims to encourage women to feel confident in their swimwear, whether they’re at the beach, by the pool or heading to brunch after a surf, while emphasising the importance of sun safety.


Shade Swim is about loving and protecting the skin you’re in!


I hope you enjoy wearing Shade Swim as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.


If you have any feedback, suggestions or simply want to say hello please drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you.

With body love and confidence,

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Our Philosophy

Shade Swim is passionate about sun safety, sustainability and style. We have carefully created our timeless and thoughtful designs with the female shape in mind. We believe that every woman deserves to feel comfortable in their swimwear, no matter their shape or size. Shade swim is all about loving and protecting the skin you’re in.

Our range has been designed and made in Brisbane, Australia. We work closely with our manufacturer to ensure that we are delivering the highest quality pieces, while also looking after our environment. We are able to produce small quantities in our ranges, with minimal wastage and use a sustainable Lycra with UPF 50+ to ensure that you are protecting your skin from the harsh Aussie sun when enjoying the great outdoors.

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