ABOUT


Hi friends! My name is Elle and I am the creator of E L E  S W I M S. I grew up in Encinitas, a little beach town in Northern San Diego. Growing up, I surfed and was constantly exposed to the latest trends in swimwear. I worked at a local surf shop for years and then after graduating college, I spent time working at Surfer Magazine. 

Although I would occasionally find cute suits- I wasn’t finding exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a high quality swimsuit that I could feel confident and cute in, but also be active in. While studying design at the University of Hawaii, I started sewing my own suits.  I would draft my own patterns, and spend countless nights at my sewing machine. 

 Through much trial and error, my main goal was to really nail down the science of a flattering, high quality one piece. Once that goal was met, the idea of E L E  S W I M S was born.  I am excited for the adventure ahead, and hope that my swimsuits travel the world. I hope they have some stories to tell.