My name is Cindy Mitchell and I am the person behind Great Aussie Swim Parkas.
I am a mother of two and it was for my children that I first wanted a garment that would keep them warm and cozy after swimming, and keep both my car dry on the way home and the furniture dry while they took in turns to have a shower! I can’t believe that was all the way back in November 2010!
I spent hours searching the web trying to find something suitable but at that time came up with nothing. I talked to my “mothers group” friends who encouraged me to make them myself. Within a couple of weeks I began designing and a year and a half later in March 2012, Great Aussie Swim Parkas became available online.
My children were an integral part of the design team! Each time a sample was complete they would let me know what they liked or what they didn’t like. They wore them to their swim lessons and when we went camping so that they understood what was comfortable and what wasn’t – we used a towel lining because fleece is apparently “slimy” and uncomfortable!
Each time my children wore their parkas in public, we were asked where we got them from! This was very encouraging and kept us all going through the long journey of bringing this product to you!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those people who have left such wonderful feedback. I find nothing more rewarding in my business than switching on my computer and checking emails to find such lovely letters and comments from people who have purchased a parka. Many of whom have come back to purchase another……….
I hope that you enjoy your Swim Parka as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you.