B & B Aquatics started in the home of Barbara Archie (formerly Barber — Yes, Barbara Barber, hence the B & B). Raising 5 daughters, all former swimmers, sprouted the idea of selling suits.
Swimming in St. Louis continued to grow. The demand for swimwear and accessories followed. In 1980, Barbara opened her first store, B & B Sports & Swim. All 5 daughters were periodically employed there over the years, but one eventually came back to work full-time. Allison Schwent started back in 1997, eager to help the business & swimming grow even further.
In 1998, Barbara opened a second St. Louis store that Allison has been managing. Both locations carry a wide variety of swimwear and accessories for all ages. We specialize exclusively in swimming, catering to the competitive, fitness, and recreational swimmers, as well as waterpolo players and divers.
“We pride ourselves in providing quality merchandise with personal service,” Barbara states. “We hope you experience this as well.. even online.”