About Us

Established in 1985, The Swim Hat company (formerly IMT Print) has 30+ years’ experience as a leading provider of all printed and embroidered items to our varied and valued customers across the UK and Worldwide. Ensuring our customers are happy has remained at the core of what we do. Our remit has always been to offer as fast, but quality service and product at a competitive price whilst keeping a smile on everyone’s face throughout the process.

We have a very wide product offering, but we specialise in swimming hats, swimwear and accessories to Schools, Colleges, Universities, swimming clubs and trade customers and are experts in this technical, niche area of printing.

We‘ve supplied swimming hats and garments of the highest quality to thousands of schools and clubs, locally, nationally and now we are able to offer FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING* globally. In just the last 12 months or so we’ve printed swimming hats and garments for British Triathlon, Swim England, Invictus Games, Prince Charles Trust, RLSS, British Heart Foundation, Sports Relief, British Gas, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, David Lloyd Leisure, Hunter, Stowe School, Ellen Macarthur Foundation, National and International Championships, countless other Events, Local Authorities, Charities, Schools, Colleges, Universities, swim clubs and schools!

(FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING available on any swim hat order of 100 hats or more. Free shipping on garments and other products also available).

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    Our History

    Starting off with one bloke (our Managing Director!) printing T-Shirts in his garage, we’ve grown year upon year based on an enviable reputation built on high quality products and the genuine personal service we provide. We moved out of the garage a very long time ago but everyday strive to keep the passion and pride that started this business 33 years ago at the heart of what we do.

    Our Services

    • Screen Printing – Inks printed directly onto garments, swim hats, bags or accesories. Suitable for single or multi-colour works, a great ‘all rounder’.


    • Embroidery – We stitch your design directly onto the garments. Hard-wearing, very professional looking and up to 12 colours are available.


    • Digital and CAD Printing – Ideal for ‘one-offs’, short runs, individually named garments, stags & hens etc.
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    (A bit more) About Us…

    At The Swim Hat Company…. We have the best people here.

    Our people are made up of highly skilled, happy and motivated professionals. We are a family run business with our team (the extended family) who have a wealth of experience and are experts in their various fields; be it Screen Printing, Embroidery, Silicone Printing, Digital and CAD printing, Design, Apparel Sourcing and Buying, Customer Service, and everything else that we do on a daily basis… We are primed to offer the highest level of service to every customer.

    At The Swim Hat Company…. We do it all in house.

    We have an in-house design team as well as staff who are on hand to guide you through the hassle-free order process, from quotation to delivery. We won't let you down at any stage. Regardless of how much or little information you provide us with initially regarding your requirements, we can get the ball rolling our end with a quotation and visual within a few hours.

    At The Swim Hat Company…. We do more than just swim hats.

    In addition to swim hats, we offer a huge variety of quality products that we carefully source from trusted suppliers. We offer the following products and more which are fully customisable with your print or embroidery requirements. These include; branded garments, hold-alls, backpacks, kitbags, hoodies, polos, tees, towelling, sportswear, water bottles, umbrellas and headwear.

    At The Swim Hat Company…. We’ve got all the gear (and a pretty good idea!)

    We have an excellent facility with loads of cool machines that can do cool stuff!! We have a large premises in the West Midlands where we are set up to deal with any order or request and have the capacity, technical ability and kit to produce whatever our customers throw at us.

    At The Swim Hat Company….2 Day Express Delivery Service is (unbelievably – I know!!) available.

    Because we do everything under one roof, all production timing and quality assurance is under our direct control. Orders aren’t farmed out to other manufacturers which means we can offer great prices and really fast turnaround times. Even orders placed with just 48 hours’ notice can be met using our SUPER EXPRESS SERVICE