Information resource about Women's Quick Dry Swimwear presented by Apparel Search
What is quick dry swimwear? It is swimwear that dries fast.
Yes, quick means moving fast or doing something in a short time. After we get out of the ocean, pool, river, lake, etc., we want our swimwear to dry. Some of us, want this to occur quickly.
Quick dry fabric typically can go from wet to damp in under 30 minutes and can become completely dry within a few hours. It is not a 100% accurate science when selecting a swimsuit because each maker utilizes different fabrics when manufacturing swimwear.
Polyester and nylon are two of the fast drying fabrics because it wicks water so that it can evaporate more quickly.
Learn more about wicking.
Many synthetic fabrics help move moisture out to the open air. Another reason polyester dries so quickly is that it doesn't absorb moisture.
Cotton, while a comfortable and breathable fabric, takes much longer to dry.