By: Joshua Sampson, Staff Writer
You can feel the summer sun on your skin with Swim To You, a new swimmer’s boutique located in Boyne City.
Owner Melissa Penrod said Swim to You is for anyone searching for quality swimwear.
“We carry children, juniors, plus-sizes and large busts,” she said.
Penrod opened her business in Boyne City after her husband visited and told her it would be a great place to open a store.
After seeing Boyne herself, she knew it was the right place for her second shop.
“I was just in Elk Rapids and we were looking to expand,” she said. “With it being right on the water and year-round traffic from the ski resort it looked like a great place.”
Swim To You offers a wide-variety of brands including Sunsets, Swim Systems, Sunflair, Becca, Reef, Profile and many more.
Winter swimwear is useful, Penrod said, for vacationers, cruises and spring break.
Though Swim To You predominantly sells swimwear, it also has an equestrian closet.
Riders going to horse shows need special clothing, Penrod said, and each discipline requires a different style of clothing.
“It has new and used consignment clothes and we also carry consignment tack,” Penrod said.
This past summer was Penrod’s third year selling swimwear out of Elk Rapids and her first month in Boyne.
Eventually, though, she hopes Swim To You will be open seven days a week, providing Boyne City with its swimwear needs.
Currently store hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and it is located in the Water Street Mall at 5 West Main Street.
For more information visit www.swimtoyoumi.com or call (231) 883-2666.