truWest Testimonials

truWest - Gary -
Many thanks for your time and design talents regarding the custom fit water polo suit for my daughter, Briana. With your expertise and precise eye, we have the prefect suit after one attempt. Wow! It fits great, and looks super. Please send our regards to your staff for all their professionalism and help with this polo suit.

In addition, please accept our thanks for the absolutely sweet polo bikini. Well-designed, extremely comfortable and the envy on deck! The Kahuna logo just adds to the fun of this suit. The bikini is a masterpiece that will enhance the sport in its value as a functional addition to the classic water polo wardrobe. Congratulations on the design elements. You have captured the essence of the female water polo athlete's apparel needs and created a very fun design concept. The girls love it!

We also appreciated the time you spent with us to tour your manufacturing facility. It was a great opportunity so see "made in the USA" in living, breathing color. The magic of design concept to finished product cannot be denied. It is fascinating for young minds to capture the brilliance of function and technology under one roof. My girls learned a lot on the tour and for Briana, the world of creative commerce came alive. She will attend Chapman University as a business major next September. Thank you for your inspiration and certainly you interest in bringing quality design perfection to your customer. We applaud your genuine enthusiasm and follow-through. Best wishes for continued success in this industry.


Dianne & Briana O'Keefe

I have a parka I purchased 15 years ago when I was age group swimming and still wear it. Your products hold up a long time. My Mom is now masters competing and is borrowing my parka. It is now time for her to get her own. Thanks for making such a great product.

Lyndsey Kiebel

We just received our order and I am thrilled with the accuracy and speed of the order.
Thanks again.

Kelly Smith - Round Rock High School

Hi Norm.
Thank you so much. The suits and caps look AMAZING! The girls love them. It has been a real pleasure working with your company. The customer service you provide is top of the line and it has made my first suit buying experience a positive one. I look forward to working with you in the future.

Stephanie Gamache - Servite High School

Hi Christy: I am loving my new shortie jacket. You did a wonderful job of translating my request to a great final product. Thanks again for all of your great service.

Jessica Simmonds

Press Release


Truwest, Inc Receives 2009 Best of Huntington Beach Award U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2009 -- Truwest, Inc has been selected for the 2009 Best of Huntington Beach Award in the Men's & Boy's Sportswear & Athletics category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2009 USCA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.

About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)

U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.

The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.

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Norm - Received the jacket and LOVE IT! I just wanted to say thanks for expediting, I really appreciate it. That was great customer service, you've got my business going forward and anyone else I can send your way as well.

Thanks again,
Tania O'Neal, Owner SCUBA LIFE

I just wanted to shoot you a quick email and say thank you. We got the caps yesterday for my rush order from last week and they look great. Thank you for taking the time to get this order done for me in such a rush. I really appreciate it.


I got my bag today and I wanted to tell you right away that it looks AWESOME! Thank you so much for your help! I will definitely be referring people to you if they are interested. If there are enough people to make an order of 12 or more I will let you know.

Thank you again, Brittany

Hi Christie,
Thanks so much for your company's great work. We got the suits yesterday, and the boys are able to wear them for their game today... very appreciated. They look great! Our design looks crisp and the colors are perfect. Really nice working with you.

Michelle Shoemaker - Point Loma High School

Hi Christie,
I just wanted to say THANK YOU!  Our suits look amazing!   We got them yesterday and the kids are going to be able to wear them today at their game...and they are so excited about that.

Gina L. Ramos - Head Water Polo & Swim Coach - San Dimas High School

Dear Norm,
We received the suits yesterday and they look great! Thank you for sending them along so quickly. I will pass along your contact information so my company mates can order suits in the future. Again, thank you! Nicole Hilaire

Thanks so much for working with us on our water polo caps. They look fantastic. We are so happy with the process. We will definitely be a repeat buyer.

Ian Townsend
Head Coach, Grand Ledge Water Polo

Just received the caps--they are BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much for the rush on these. I was pleasantly surprised when they arrived this morning in time for this afternoon's meet!! We have never been let down by your company. I am working on our parka order at the moment as well. Thanks again.

Emillie Hill, Marshal High

Hi Christie,
The coat arrived today in time for John's birthday and it is perfect! He is delighted with it, said it's the best birthday present ever. We are on holidays on Achill Island off the coast of Mayo. The water is freezing cold and the wind is icy, he is doing long open water swims every day and he will be so happy to have his cosy coat to keep him warm.

Many thanks to everyone, Mary Coll

Attached is my order for a new bag. The last truWest bag I had lasted me 19 years. Amazing quality! Thank you.

Peter Klemp

Norm, in fact we ordered our womens polo swim caps from you already in August ( and our rec team caps in July) so yes, TruWest is indeed on our radar giving us excellent service as usual! We did not need new polo caps, hence the lack of an order of those items last year you fufilled our JV Womens cap order  and those caps look terrific. You will be our go-to company shoukld we need to reorder. Again thanks for the follow up and as always great customer service.

Lori Green, Las Lomas Womens Water Polo Team Mom

We received the bag today and it looks great. Once again you and your team have exceeded expectations. It is always a pleasure doing business with TruWest.

Thank you again and I think my daughter will love it.

Have a great weekend and thank you again.

Dan Verdugo
Hi, Christie!
Just had to e-mail to let you know my swim parka arrived today, and it is PERFECT!!!!  I love everything about it, and the Cardinal color is just right--not screaming red, but not burgundy (which I hate).  The size is really roomy but not crazy-huge.  I have done a lot of sewing, so can be kind of picky about that, but the workmanship is fantastic. The materials are also great--I really couldn't be more pleased. The fact that the parka is made right there in Huntington Beach, and comes with such good customer service, is the icing on the cake.

My husband (not a swimmer) couldn't understand why I was so happy to have found truWest and eager for my parka to arrive, but I knew he'd be jealous the minute he saw mine.  Well, I was right!  So, thank you also for solving the dilemma of what to get him for his next birthday.

Truth be told, I was already in my pajamas by the time I checked the mail tonight; I tried on the parka right away, and will be sad to take it off to go to bed!   THANKS!  

Betsy Lancefield Lane

Got the caps! Thanks so much, our athletes love em!
Pleasure doing business w/ you Norm.

Matt Emmert
Head Swimming & Diving Coach
Roger Williams University

Hello!   I have one of your truWest swim style parkas from when I lived near Monterey Bay, CA and went scuba diving on the weekends. Sadly, I have left sunny CA and moved out to the east coast.   As you probably have heard we have had a little bit of snow dropped on us this weekend and when I stepped out my backdoor snow was UP TO MY THIGHS. I have to shovel every hour or so for my small dogs and I gloat over my parka every time I go out. I am so warm!! It feels like a sinful luxury. Of course, that's also how I felt when putting it on after diving in 56 degree water.   If this coat should ever wear out, I will buy another one (maybe two, you can never have too many warm coats in Mass., ha ha)   Thank you, thank you, thank you! Everyone who works outside in the winter should have one of these.

Best Regards, Trish Wheeler

Just got our wp caps yesterday… they are AWESOME & the guys loved them! They are looking forward to the first game of the season wearing their new caps. Thanks so much for getting them done on time!

Rick Nordell Golden West High School Visalia, CA