FAQ: What to Wear for Swimming Lessons: A Comprehensive Guide

Dive into our comprehensive guide on what to wear for swimming lessons, covering everything from children’s swimwear to parent and baby attire, and adult essentials. Discover the optimal clothing choices to ensure comfort, safety, and maximum enjoyment in the water. From selecting the right swimwear to essential accessories like goggles and swim caps, we’ve got you covered for a successful and stylish swim lesson experience.

Children’s Swimming Lessons

Comfort and safety in the water is essential for children’s swimwear. Here’s what your child should bring:

  • Swimwear: Opt for tight-fitting trunks or shorts for boys rather than loose Bermuda-style shorts. This choice minimizes drag and allows for better movement in the water.
  • Goggles: Goggles are required for children to protect their eyes and enhance their vision underwater. However, they are not necessary for parent and baby lessons
  • Towel: Bring a towel to dry off after the lesson
  • Swimming Cap: A swimming cap is mandatory and can help keep hair out of the face and reduce drag in the water

Parent and Baby Swimming Lessons

For parent and baby swimming lessons, consider both the baby and the accompanying parent or guardian’s attire:

  • Baby’s Attire: Regardless of potty training status, all children under the age of 3 years (and older children if they are not potty trained) should wear the double nappy system. This system includes an aqua nappy, such as Huggies, underneath a Happy Nappy
  • Parent/Guardian’s Attire: Parents or guardians should wear comfortable swimwear suitable for moving in the water and engaging in activities with their baby. Consider swim shorts or a swimsuit for optimal mobility

Adult Swimming Lessons

What to wear for adult swimming lessons? Here are some recommendations:

  • Swimwear: Choose swimwear that allows for freedom of movement in the water. This could include swim trunks for men and swimsuits for women. Opt for materials that are comfortable and quick-drying
  • Goggles: Goggles can enhance visibility underwater and protect the eyes from irritation caused by chlorine or saltwater
  • Swim Cap: For hygiene reasons, swim caps are mandatory. They can also help to keep hair out of the face and reduce drag
  • Towel: Bring a towel to dry off after the lesson

By ensuring you and your child are dressed appropriately for swimming lessons, you can maximise comfort, safety, and enjoyment in the water. If you have any further questions or concerns about attire, don’t hesitate to contact us!