Summer Safety Tip: Why The Color of Your Child’s Swimsuit Matters

the best color swimsuits for kids' safetyIt’s hot outside, y’all! Sunny days are ahead and along with that comes swimming. One of the things my sons look forward to each year is picking out a new swimsuit. If you walk into a department store, you will be flooded with options. From cartoon characters to fun designs and solid colors, there are so many to choose from! However, have you ever thought about what was the safest color to wear while swimming?

Sadly, drowning is one of the top causes of death among children. Our best efforts as parents to prevent this are to always be aware and undistracted while watching kids in the pool, take swim lessons, and choose a swimsuit with the most visible color underwater. Alive Solutions LLC is a company that specializes in water safety and has put swimsuit colors to the test in water. See the chart below.

Photo Credit: Alive Solutions, LLC

Did these findings surprise you? I have to say a few colors I thought that would have been more visible underwater weren’t. After seeing this chart, I decided to compile a list of swimsuits you can order for this summer to remain safe while swimming in a pool, at the beach or the lake.

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Mary Olivio
Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.


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