• Towel • Swim attire (no t-shirts or street clothes permitted) • Rash guard shirt if your swimmer is cold natured • Silicone swim cap for ages 3 and up • Please remove all Band-Aids • Keep your child’s nails trimmed and long hair pulled back.
Swim Diapers Infants and toddlers 3 and under are required to wear plastic training pants over disposable swim diapers to prevent leaks – even if they are potty trained. Waterproof training pants are available at Babies R Us. They run big so choose a smaller size than you normally would. Encourage them to use the restroom before every lesson and wipe bottoms clean after diaper changes to avoid the spread of chlorine resistant germs in the pool. If fecal matter gets into the filtrations system, we must close the facility for 12-24 hours.
Swim Caps We recommend a silicone cap. Swimmers often choose a cap based on reduced drag to increase speed or the ability to keep the hair dry. For our purposes in swim school, the cap is mostly to keep us warm, keep hair out of the face and keep the pool filter clean. It keeps hair mostly dry but leaks around the hair line. It is more comfortable, easier to pull on/off and does not pull at hair like a latex cap does. It also reduces drag better than a latex cap. The silicone caps are available at Rick’s Dive and Travel Center and in sporting goods stores. The cost is $10-$15.
Please Do NOT Bring:
Masks or nose plugs, flotation devices including vests, water wings, or rings, water shoes (may be worn on the deck but must be removed in the pool)