Swimming lessons can provide independence, can improve confidence and provide a fun hobby as well as meaning that you can safely enjoy all sorts of other water activities from sailing to scuba diving.
Proper swim wear doesn't hold any special meaning for a lot of kids, right? Even if you forgot to bring a towel you knew that mom would be waiting with a big fluffy one when you arrived home and she would wrap your wrinkly body up just like a burrito.
Well that was then and this is now. Today it seems like a great deal of thought goes into deciding what to take with you to the beach or lake for any occasion. Some will actually accessorize towels and floats to match their bathing suits. This goes way beyond cut offs and t-shirts. These days there are many choices, such as swimwear speedo suits, tankinis, a one or two piece swimsuit and the ever popular bikini swimwear.
The trend is for people to take those large over-sized shirts that were worn over the bathing suits for some time and adding accessories. Some will wear an accessory like a belt or tie to the shirt. This is considered to be swim wear. It can be worn with any kind of suit so long as it shouts "summer elegant" so that people be impressed by your style.