Originally Posted by Bonnie1965
I bought my first swimsuit in 30 years for those classes. It is like your's only a one piece and tropical print
I went again today! I managed to not float all over the place and am quickly learning what position my body needs to be in in order to keep myself from tipping over and floating all around the pool! LOL
The instructors are really good. It was a different one today and I told her about my phobia. She was really good at adapting movements for me. During the part where we had to use the "noodle" we were supposed to be floating in a reclined position in the water and working our legs. During all of those types of exercises I had to hold onto the side of the pool because when I lean back and my feet leave the bottom panic sets in.
I'm really enjoying it though. The water feels so nice and warm.
One thing about my bathing suit. Because of the dress part when it's wet and I'm getting out of the pool the thing feels like it weights 10 pounds!
Today one of the girls from the class stopped me and told me that if my suit has nylon and spandex in it that that it will disintegrate from the chlorine in the pool water! She said she and some of the other members were going through a suit every 6 to 8 weeks because the material was being eaten away from the chlorine and had become transparent. She recommends that I get a 100% polyester suit.
I looked at the label of the suit I bought the other day and it says 80% nylon and 20% spandex! And the instructions say to wash in cold water and hang to dry and to NOT USE CHLORINE!
Who the heck makes a swim suit that you can't use in a swimming pool!
I didn't know what to look for as this is the first bathing suit I've owned in more than 25 years and back then I didn't use it often enough for it to break down, so I don't even know what the material was.
The suit I bought was $100.00 plus taxes and if it starts to break apart in 6 weeks, I'm going back to the store and showing it to them and telling them that I specifically said that I needed a bathing suit to do aqua fit classes.
I washed it in the shower at the gym and then when I got home I washed it with Tide and cold water in the sink. So hopefully the 1 hour that I'm in the pool/jacuzzi each day isn't going to do it much harm.