Swim and store … native!
By David Meisel
Images courtesy of Capital Sport and Swim
In front of the Swim Outlet, in front of Amazon, there were local swim shops in your neighborhood that would help you and your neighbors prepare for the summer season.
Capital Sport & Swim is just one of those special mom and pop shops in the DMV. What makes this business so special? They are the ones who donate to your charity, the owners live in your neighborhood, they are the ones that you or your friend get your first job, they come to your pool at the beginning of the season to help you measure yourself / to get fit this summer's bathing season! They are the outfitters for MCSL, NVSL and a number of other club teams!
Since the growth of Swim Outlet & Amazon, they have relocated their stores to cater to the neighborhood's special needs. Despite the shift, they are in a pandemic in 2021 and are slammed economically like our local restaurants or favorite movie houses.
Now is the time to learn the most important things about swimming:
- Exercise suits
- Warm-up suits
- Nose clips
Now is the time to come together as a community to support the companies that have supported us over the years, that made sure we printed our All Stars shirt when they sold out that early open or stayed long to make sure you get what you need before the big gathering. Now is the time not to pick up 1 pair of goggles, but move from your primary, your backup and your backup to the backup.
Let's face it, this is a tough time for everyone, but no retailer is feeling the economic impact of this pandemic as much as your neighborhood swim shop.
Lois (the owner) and her Golden Retriever "Harper" miss you!
Walk in or give them a call, buy gear and before you go … make sure you get a gift card to use this summer too!