18th Annual Swimsuit Edition

By AFM Staff – May 1, 2022
Brian Fitzsimmons

Meet our 2022 swimsuit models!

Brooke Parker — Personal Trainer and Fitness Cover Model

Makeup: Jena Abbanato @jenaaartistry

Hair: Cris Coleman @dolcesalonaustin


Wearing: Animal Print Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Jim Nettles — Owner of FRAME™


Wearing: Aqua Haze/Coral Buchannon Boardshorts  – Howler Brothers

Jim on a paddleboard.

Wearing: Boardies® Men’s Fresh Prince III Shorties – TYLER’S


Bianca Kharas — Owner of Soleil Swim


Wearing: Blue Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Michelle Madrigal — Fitness Trainer, Model and Actress


Wearing: Snakeskin Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Wearing: Jungle Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Courtney Oldham — Real Estate Broker

Courtney on paddleboard.

Wearing: Brown Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Francis Nwolisa — Account Executive


Wearing: Billabong Men’s Sundays Layback Boardshorts 17” Spearmint – TYLER’S


Wearing: Party Pants Men’s Pool Fool Shorts – TYLER’S


Kati Epps — Owner of MyBody GX

Kati with paddleboard.

Wearing: Vitamin A Women’s Eclipse One Piece Swimsuit – TYLER’S


Wearing: Black and White Print Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Swimsuit models on boat.

Jim Nettles: Reflection Blue Deep Set Boardshorts – Howler Brothers

Bianca Kharas: Animal Print Two Piece With Halter Top – Soleil Swim

Brooke Parker: Green Two Piece – Soleil Swim


Swimsuit models on boat.

Francis Nwolisa: Vissla Men’s Fist Bump 17.5” Ecolastic Boardshorts – TYLER’S

Michelle Madrigal: Women’s Beach Riot Celine One Piece Oriole Orange – TYLER’S

Courtney Oldham: Raisins Women’s Anya Reversible Bikini Top + Raisins Women’s Printed Lowrider Reversible Bikini Bottoms – TYLER’S


A big thanks to Austin Rowing Club and Retro Boats for making this Swimsuit Issue possible. Thank you to TYLER’S, Howler Brothers and Soleil Swim for providing swimsuits for our models. Thank you to those who submitted to model for this year’s issue.


Howler Brothers

Based in Austin, Howler Brothers is a design-driven, men’s outdoor apparel company. Started by Chase Heard and Andy Stepanian, the company was created to produce high-quality clothing and swimwear that celebrates the style and tradition of watersports. The heart and soul behind their clothes are rooted in being in the outdoors — whether you’re in the water, on the boat or sitting around the fire. The company name was inspired by the call of one of the loudest North American animals, the Howler Monkey, as Heard and Stepanian often encountered these sounds while on their surf trips to Costa Rica. To learn more or browse through their clothing and swimwear collection, you can check out their website: https://howlerbros.com/.

Soleil Swim

Handmade in Austin, Soleil Swim offers simple, seamless swimwear that is hard to find. Just like that little black dress, finding your everyday staple bikini is difficult to come by. With its high-quality fabric and elegant colors, the local brand works to provide Austin with the look and fit they desire. Soleil Swim’s seamless fit and design are all you need this summer. To purchase your summer bikini, visit their Instagram @soleilswim.us. Custom orders are available. 



Though it originally started in Tyler in 1978, the Texas-based store TYLER’S has grown to encompass eight brick-and-mortar stores as well as an online website. They aim to create products where families and friends can enjoy an active lifestyle together. Their store offers not only more than 350 brands but also their iconic TYLER’S tees, worn by Texas and tourists alike. TYLER’S also organizes a 21-mile paddle boarding fundraiser called TYLER’S Dam That Cancer, which raises money for the Flatwater Foundation — an Austin-based nonprofit that supports those diagnosed with cancer to have access to mental health support. They also support many local schools and organizations within the community. You can check out more about them as well as their clothing and swimwear on their website: https://www.tylerstx.com/.


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