A friend gave me the idea to buy a separate shower curtain rod just for swimsuits, that hangs on the inside of the bath so that suits only drip into the tub. I found shower curtain hooks that worked perfectly for hanging suits, and hung the rod at a height that all the kids could reach. And voila . . . swimsuit independence.
This little hack for drying swimsuits may seem like a no-brainer, but the concept eluded me until this summer. We used to throw wet swimsuits over the shower curtain rod, which meant that the suits dripped into the bath but also out onto the floor. The other issue with this technique is that the kids could not reach their own swimsuits, and since they were in and out of their suits all summer it became frustrating for all of us that they required assistance to retrieve their suit.