When talking about kids’ water safety, learning how to swim
is the first thing that may come to mind. But what if children already know how
to swim? Kids’ swimming safety actually goes beyond learning how to swim and
not going to the deep end, it’s also about what you let your kids wear. So keep
the following in mind before you take your kids to Aqua Park Qatar or the
beaches in Wakrah for some fun and summer sports.
Children have thin, sensitive skin. When exposed to the sun, especially 10 am
to 4 pm when the UV rays are high, they can get sunburn or worse, be prone to
skin illnesses and cancer. Before exposing your kids to the sun, don’t forget
Some brands keep to the skin even after a good swim. But
feel free put on another layer just to be on the safe side.
Rash guard. Rash
guard originated from surfers who wanted skin irritation due to the surfboard
wax. Today, rash guards have evolved. The stretchable and quick-drying clothing
helps protect against sun damage and bacteria build-up. Some brands even have
built in UV protection.
Swimsuits. If your kids are not
fond of rash guards, then a swimsuit is the next best thing. If you have active
kids, avoid nylon swimsuits as they have a tendency to fray easily. Spandex is
a good choice. It’s stretchy, light and durable. Just a reminder though, the
chlorine in the pool damages the elasticity of Spandex over time. Also, look for swimsuits with sweat-wicking
ability. This serves as an anti-bacterial property and cools off your kids.
This also applies to swimming
trunks for boys.
Goggles. Eyes are
sensitive, whether you’re a kid or not. Some swimming pools have a high degree
of chlorine while the beach has small debris which could irritate your kids’
eyes. Goggles can help
prevent eye irritation. You can choose good ones from brands like Speedo. Make
sure it’s a good fit for your kids and they can see clearly.
Finally, a beach mat. A beach mat is not only great for kids
but adults as well. It will help keep you away from the hot sand or floor near
If you’re wondering where you can find all of these in one
place, then you’re in luck. A wide selection of swimming apparel and
accessories for kids, as well as for adults, are available in Sports Corner