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Hi friends! I'm Elle, Creator of ELE SWIMS.

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 spent time working at Surfer Magazine after college.

Although I would occasionally find cute suits while shopping, 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 ELE SWIMS 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.



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