The Color of Your Child’s Swimsuit Makes a Big Difference for Safety

Some colors are safer than others, depending on the environment.

Katie Sue Webber
Katie Sue Webber
Mom to two sweet little boys. Helping moms is her passion.
Last updated
April 18, 2023

With temperatures warming up, many parents are searching for new swimsuits. While most moms are focused on size, color may be equally important.

A recent study by ALIVE Solutions Inc. has found that darker shades and colors like blue are the toughest to see underwater and can lead to dangerous situations. The study concluded that no matter where your child is swimming, the safest bet is to opt for bright, neon-colored swimsuits. Neon orange, neon green, and neon yellow were found to be the easiest to see from a distance, while brighter red, pink, and orange tones can quickly blend with the water as they sink deeper.

Additionally, the company stressed that while getting your kid in an ‘80s neon swim getup is a safe move, these colors can still disappear quickly in larger bodies of water and at levels deeper than 18 inches, so investing in vibrant-colored floatation devices is also recommended.

Ultimately, the study found that the color of your child’s swimsuit can make a huge difference in water safety, so it's important to keep visibility in mind when you're picking out a swimsuit for your children.

@springhill.isr Just dont do it! Why think about which bathing suits for the splash pad? Just buy bright ones!! ☀️☀️ #selfrescue #selfrescueswimming #selfrescueswim #watersafety #drowningpreventionawareness #springhillisd ♬ original sound - Spring Hill ISR Nikki Scarnati

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