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)
Trimmed Nails and Pulled-Back Hair
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 wearing a silicone swim cap. Swimmers often choose a cap because it reduces drag to increase speed, and it has the ability to keep hair dry. For our purposes in swim school, we use the cap mostly to keep us warm, our hair out of our face, and the pool filter clean. Hair stays mostly dry, but some water will usually leak around the hairline. A silicone cap is more comfortable, easier to pull on and off, and does not pull at hair like a latex cap does. It also reduces drag better than a latex cap. Silicone swim caps are available at Rick’s Dive and Travel Center and in sporting goods stores for around $10-$15.
Please Do NOT Bring:
Flotation Devices (including vests, water wings, or rings)
Water Shoes (may be worn on deck but must be removed in the pool)