How the BFAW Swim Styles Got Their Names

Hi everyone Dylan here, if you like animals this post is for you! 


First a little backstory on my childhood, ever since I was born my family has had at least two dogs in our house at all times. My parents are animal lovers, so my sister and I naturally grew up pet obsessed. 


This obsession led to our dogs increasing from an average two up to five at one point (I know what you’re thinking we sound like hoarders, but just wait there’s more). Besides the dogs, my sister and I grew up with cats, bunnies, horses, turtles, fish, hamsters, and even chickens. Thankfully we never had all these pets at once and we were fortunate to have enough space for all of them to happily live. 


You must be thinking, “What does this have to do with the names of your suits?”. Well, when deciding on what to call each of my styles it became too complicated deciding on friends’ names so I went with my past and current dog’s names. My initial styles are named the Scout, Nikki, Piper, Sadie, Maggie, and Cooper.


Remember the two dogs I said my family had when I was born? Those pups were Scout and Nikki. I attribute my love for animals to those two because they were my constant companions on all of my adventures when I was a little kid. 


Piper, Sadie, and Maggie are all dogs I had through middle and high-school and who still live with my parents. Cooper is my puppy I got while I was a junior in college and who I joke is the BFAW mascot. Chances are if you see a really cute dog in any of my content it’s Cooper, who normally thinks he’s the star of the show.


I ultimately decided not to use my friends names because I only released six styles to start with and didn’t want anyone to feel left out and wanted everyone to love the design that their name represented. On a side note, I also thought it’d be fun to collaborate with my friends in the future when coming up with new designs that I could name after them (hint, hint friends). 


I still have quite a few more pets to go through before I get to my friends names though, maybe I’ll name my next new styles after the chickens....






P.S. If you have any cute pets or pet stories share them with me in the comments below!



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