It doesn’t hurt my feelings.  I have been called prudish many times.  So when I revealed to my mother my new swimsuit, the one that I scoured the internet and many catalogs to find, I was not even phased that she nicknamed it the “1920’s bathing suit.”

You see, most summers I go swimming maybe two or three times so a swimsuit was never really a priority for me.  But this year my family purchased season passes to Holiday World so I knew that I was going to have to get creative to be comfortable at the swim park.

Photo Credit: Kalbers
Photo Credit: kalbers

Even though it is a bit unconventional I decided to purchase swim leggings and a rash guard top from Land’s End for my swimsuit this year and let me tell you why!

S – Sun protection: I used to always burn at a theme park, but now I only need to put sunblock on my neck and face and I am ready to go!  No more lobster skin or nasty Aloe Vera!

W – Wearable: There is no tugging down or yanking up when your suit already covers everything.  I am comfortable, and I don’t have to haul around extra clothes for when I leave the water park. This swimsuit can go anywhere in any part of Holiday World.

I – Illusion: Every woman wants a suit that gives the illusion of a slimmer figure!  The all-over spandex of the leggings holds all the lumps and bumps in nicely down below, and the loose fit of the top slides right over any concerns I might have about the mid-section.

M – Modest: Working at a school, I always see students at the theme park.  In this suit I don’t feel embarrassed about showing so much of my skin to people that will see me in the library in a few weeks.  I wouldn’t want them to see me in my underwear, why would I be okay with them seeing me in a skimpy bathing suit?

“And I want women to be modest in their appearance.  They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves by the way they fix their hair or by wearing gold or pearls or expensive clothes. For women who claim to be devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.”  1 Timothy 2:9-10 (NLT)

I sure do hope that this “1920’s bathing suit” idea catches on because I wouldn’t mind to see less skin at Splashin’ Safari.  Praise God for good times!

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