Stay Visible, Stay Safe On Our North Dakota Lakes: Choosing the Right Swimsuit Colors for Kids
With summer in full swing, you might be spending more time at the pool and our area lakes. I am sure you have seen this information before, but it needs to be out there as much as possible. We all know a child can easily fall in without notice, and when that happens, every second counts. So, when kids go swimming, they need to wear clothes that are bright and easy to see. Pool Magazine published a report that might surprise you.
What are the safest colors for kids to wear in swimsuits?
In tests done by experts, bright neon colors like orange, yellow, and green were found to be the most noticeable. The bright colors stood out against the water, so it was easy to spot a child even from a long way away. Popular costume colors, like blues and greens, almost went away, making it hard to find a child in the water.
The test results also showed that white and light blue swimsuits were the ones that stood out the least. White seemed to be a light reflection of clouds on the surface of lakes, making it look like it belonged there. When you were close to dark-bottomed pools, white looked light blue, but as you walked away, this effect went away quickly. Dark colors or swimsuits that were the same color as the water also disappeared quickly in pools with dark bottoms. Dark colors stuck out more in pools with light bottoms, but they were easy to mistake for leaves, dirt, or shadows.
Neon pink did well in pools but not in lakes, which shows that swimsuit colors can also be seen differently based on where they are worn.
When shopping for kids, experts say to choose swimsuits in bright neon colors.
When it comes to your child's safety in the water, these test results show how important it is to choose the right color for their swimsuit. If you choose neon colors like orange, yellow, and green for your child's swimsuit, it will be much easier for lifeguards or other parents to spot them in the water. This is especially true in places where there are a lot of people swimming.
Experts say that parents should put their kids' safety first by getting them swimsuits in bright colors that stand out in the water. Even though there are many important things to think about when getting ready for a day at the pool, making sure kids are dressed safely should always be the most important thing. Parents can make sure their kids can swim safely and have fun in the water by following the advice of expert swim instructors and lifeguards.