11 Best Swimsuit Cleaner

Updated on: November 2020

Best Swimsuit Cleaner in 2020


Summer Solutions - Chlorine Neutralizer Suit Solutions - 8 fl oz

Summer Solutions - Chlorine Neutralizer Suit Solutions - 8 fl oz
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Solmar Suit Saver

Solmar Suit Saver
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Extend the life of your swimming suit
  • Used by swimmers everywhere
  • One bottle lasts 50 washes
  • Great Value
  • Great Value

Summer Solutions Sand & Surf 4 Fl Oz

Summer Solutions Sand & Surf 4 Fl Oz
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Fashion Care Splash 9 oz Swimsuit wash Chlorine Removal

Fashion Care Splash 9 oz Swimsuit wash Chlorine Removal
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Specially formulated swimsuit cleaner perfect for keeping your expensive swimwear looking like new
  • Neutralizes and removes chlorine, salt, and suntan lotion and oils from your swimsuit
  • Chlorine and sun lotion break down elastic quickly, so it is important to wash your swimsuit with Splash soon after wearing
  • HE machine compatible, low sudsing
  • Made in North America

Fashion Care SPLASH 280 ml swimsuit wash chlorine removal

Fashion Care SPLASH 280 ml swimsuit wash chlorine removal
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Available in size 280 ml (9.5 oz.)
  • Prolong the life of your swimwear by washing with Splash� soon after wearing
  • Preserves colors and elasticity
  • Neutralizes chlorine and salt
  • Made in North America

The Laundress - Sport Detergent, Sport Scent, Activewear & Swimwear, Sweat Stain & Odor Remover, 16 fl oz, 32 washes

The Laundress - Sport Detergent, Sport Scent, Activewear & Swimwear, Sweat Stain & Odor Remover, 16 fl oz, 32 washes
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Allergen free nontoxic formula with antibacterial
  • Adds scent while removing odor
  • Ideal for mini wardrobes and bedding
  • Cruelty-free - no animal by-products
  • Free of petroleum, SLS, phosphate, phthalates, and dye

Molly's Suds Swimwear Cleaner, Chlorine Remover and Swimsuit Wash, 16 fl oz

Molly's Suds Swimwear Cleaner, Chlorine Remover and Swimsuit Wash, 16 fl oz
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • NATURAL, EFFECTIVE SWIMWEAR CLEANER reaches deep into the fibers of your swimsuits and bathing suits to cleanse and revive delicate fibers and eliminate odors. Our unique cleansing action protects individual fibers, removing sand, salt, chlorine, oils, and sunscreen residue to extend the lifespan of your swimwear.
  • GENTLE ON DELICATE FABRICS, our Swimwear Cleaner can be used on all delicate fabric types and is color-safe. SWIM can be successfully used to launder undergarments, handwashables, delicates, and athleisure wear, as well as to eliminate odors and remove oils and chlorine from pool and beach towels.
  • FORMULATED WITH PLANT-BASED INGREDIENTS, SWIM Swimwear Cleaner is safe for everyone, including those with skin and chemical sensitivities. SWIM has been formulated without use of any of the following ingredients: Synthetic Fragrances, Dyes, Optical Brighteners, Nonylphenol Ethoxylate, Petrochemicals, Phosphate, Fillers, Bleach, known carcinogens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) 1,4 Dioxane or Formaldehyde.
  • SAFE FOR PEOPLE AND THE PLANET, our formula is Certified Cruelty Free, Certified Vegan, and Made in the USA. Our brand is proud to be both eco-responsible and people-responsible, choosing to operate with the highest product integrity at all times.
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED: 16 fluid ounce bottle of SWIM Swimwear Cleaner.

Jaws Slosh Wetsuit Shampoo, 4 oz.

Jaws Slosh Wetsuit Shampoo, 4 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Naturally green formula
  • Works on all water sports wear
  • Contains NO harmful chemicals
  • Fresh scent & hypo-allergenic
  • Special conditioning agents

Summer Solutions Suit Solutions Swimsuit Rinse 2 Ozs

Summer Solutions Suit Solutions Swimsuit Rinse 2 Ozs
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Wanna know the best way to keep your bikinis in mint condition? SwimSpot's best kept secret is Summer Solutions Suit Solutions.
  • Formulated to protect swimwear from chlorine damage, this swimsuit wash extends the life of your favorite swimsuit by keeping the color, elasticity, and smell fresh for swimsuit season.

TRISWIM Chlorine Removal Swimmers Body Wash Moisturizing Repairing Skin

TRISWIM Chlorine Removal Swimmers Body Wash Moisturizing Repairing Skin
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • TRISWIM seeks to neutralize and remove Chlorine, Bromine, Salt Water, Hard Water Minerals, and other chemical odors from your skin with the TRISWIM Body Wash. Our Body Wash will heal and soothe dry skin and leave you feeling refreshed and healthy.
  • BENEFITS: The Chlorine Removal Body Wash moisturizes and hydrates your skin with Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and ProVitamin B5 & prevents itchy skin and Eczema. It is encouraged that swimmers use this body wash daily to build stronger and healthier skin.
  • FOR ALL SWIMMERS: Daily swim workouts, exercising in the water or lounging around by the pool or at the beach? TRISWIM is the Official Swimmers’ Hair & Skin Care product for United States Masters Swimming. The body wash will keep your skin remaining Chlorine | Salt Water free, clean and moisturized!
  • HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE: The Yuzu, Citrus Grapefruit & Mango scent will appeal to everyone. Our body wash smells great and is made paraben-free, gluten-free & without animal-testing. TRISWIM has protected both animals and swimmers of all ages since 2004.
  • TRISWIM’s body wash contains aloe vera, vitamins, and botanicals that help heal dry skin, itchy skin affected by chlorine, bromine, salt water, and hard water minerals (well water). These ingredients are an essential part of the formulation to protect skin from drying elements and dry itchy rashes and skin.

Jaws Aqua Suds Wear Shampoo, 4 oz.

Jaws Aqua Suds Wear Shampoo, 4 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Naturally green formula
  • Works on all aqua wear
  • Neutralizes harsh pool chemicals
  • Removes odors, chlorine and salt
  • Safe to use on skin and hair

Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz: Olympic Games, Swimsuit Controversies and Fatigue Factors

As Michael Phelps heads into the Olympic Games, breaking his own world record, he seems destined to follow in the footsteps of Mark Spitz when it comes to creating controversy about swimsuits and the fatigue factor.

Unlike Phelps, who wears a Speedo full body LZR racer suit, Spitz had a comparatively skimpy men's swimsuit, one which was part of a poster on my wall, showing Spitz with his gold medals draped around his neck. Mark Spitz also had a mustache, a move considered controversial enough at the time, because of the talk that it could create "drag" or slow down Spitz in the water.

In spite of that mustache and the talk about it possibly slowing down his time, Spitz went on to win a record seven gold medals in Olympic swimming. Now the attention is on Michael Phelps but similar controversies, seemingly timeless ones, haunt Michael Phelps.

Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz: the swimsuit factor

At the heart of this year's swimsuit controversy is one suit, the Speedo LZR racer, a topic I covered in more detail here at , where questions were raised about whether the swimsuit created a fair or unfair advantage. It had been created by a team of experts, including some at NASA and accusations of swimmers being helped too much were the subject of much of the debate.

Ironically, the Speedo LZR swimsuit has almost a retro look to it since it does cover a swimmer's body far more than the suit worn by Mark Spitz back in 1972. Of course, Spitz also had that infamous mustache and he didn't have the advantage of the newer, so-called space age swimsuit - and yet he still went on to win his seven Olympic gold swimming medals! Will that fact be the basis for further debate even if Phelps does win big at the 2020 Olympic games? Will people remember the fact that he won or will talk of the controversial swimsuit overshadow that victory? Only time will tell, of course.

Mark Spitz reportedly weighed in on the whole swimsuit controversy, according to an article in The Washington Post, when noting that Michael Phelps could have set world records even if the notorious swimsuit had hair on it. Although Spitz later made light of his remarks, he didn't seem to feel the swimming suit factor was much of a factor at all. While many agree, the suit has been the subject of plenty of questions and debate as well.

Indiana University, Mark Spitz, Olympic swimming and mustaches

As a college student, I lived in the same dormitory where Mark Spitz sometimes stayed. The ghost of Mark Spitz seemed to be everywhere, since he'd left school only a short while before in his quest for Olympic glory. People were still talking proudly about him and his connection to Indiana University. While at Indiana University, he hadn't been allowed to have facial hair, a fact I knew because swimmers were still under the same strict rules while I was a student there.

Many of them lived in my dorm, then known as the Living and Learning Center, located conveniently near the swimming pool. Swimmers got up early for morning practices, went to class and then went back for afternoon practices, often arriving next to me in line at meals with hair still wet, smelling of chlorine. It was a rigid and tough schedule and only the most dedicated swimmers hung in there. Plenty dropped out, either from swimming or from school.

Always chafing at the rules that forbid swimmers to have body hair, Spitz grew his mustache after he left IU, a fact he noted in a recent NPR interview in August 2020, while also indicating that he used it not just to rebel against his old coach's rules but to gain a psychological advantage against Russia's swim team. He even bragged that the mustache didn't slow him down but actually helped him go faster. While this may seem questionable as a scientific fact, many of the Russian swimmers actually went on to have mustaches, according to Spitz.

It remains to be seen what psychological or other techniques Michael Phelps will use to his advantage during the Olympic Games. He is off to an excellent start. He doesn't appear to be wearing the mustache he had when first arriving at the Olympics. Perhaps he doesn't want to take any chances or playing mind games just aren't important to him right now. Perhaps he is focused on his goal of getting those medals, doing his ultimate best and trying to break as many records as possible, including records set by Mark Spitz.

Mark Spitz and Michael Phelps: Olympic Games swimming and the fatigue factor

The Beijing Olympics could be one to test any swimmer's limits. In addition to dealing with the difference in time zones (Beijing is 12 hours ahead of East Coast time in the United States), there is also the fact that Olympic swimming finals take place in the mornings, something that could work well for swimmers who prefer morning workouts or aren't affected by the possibility of smog levels still being high in China. Of course, it could be an issue for those swimmers who need some extra time to warm up, don't love morning competitions or are affected by the air quality (the air quality continues to be a topic of debate).

Fatigue or not, the record books show that Spitz managed to handle the pressure and also win those seven gold medals. Of course, it is impossible to predict if Phelps will do as well. He does face a grueling schedule, one he has handled very well thus far...but it is still early and the Olympic swimming competitions are young. Fatigue is always a factor for swimmers but it isn't the only variable. Winning or losing a competition can come down to something as crucial as making the a turn properly, pacing to avoid burnout and more. Even nerves or a bad night's sleep can make a huge difference, particularly when dealing with time changes and a different city.

I'm rooting for Michael Phelps, though. He has handled extraordinary pressure before and I'm hoping to see him hold up equally well this time around.

Sources
1.Personal experience as a swimmer (not Olympic level)

2.Personal experiences watching swimming practices at Indiana University and as a student there

3.Does Space Age LZR Swimsuit Make Waters Too Invisible for Olympic Swimmers (my article), :www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2020/08/04/AR2020080402365.html

4.Controversial Swimsuit Dominates Talk, Washington Post, August 5, 2020:www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2020/08/04/AR2020080402365.html

5. Mark Spitz: How Phelps can Win Big in Beijing: NPR: August 9, 2020: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php

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