*This swim lessons essentials post was sponsored by BODYARMOR. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summertime and swimming go hand-in-hand. With young kids though, it is so very important to help them learn how to swim. As most, who read my blog know, I am a mom to two young girls. Both my girls love the pool and the beach for swimming and more.
During the baby years, we did mommy and me swimming lessons for our kids. We also used the proper swim gear, such as swimmies, Puddle Jumpers and even life jackets if necessary if they went in the water to swim.
But as they were getting older both my girls were adamant that they didn’t want to have to use any of these swim devices.
Because of this, we paid for swim lessons in the summer time for them. Swimming lessons were a great way for them to learn water safety, as well as for them to be able to swim unassisted by water/swim devices. Also, swimming lessons are a great way for my kids to stay active during the summer months, too.
Going to swim lessons required me to pack a bag of essentials for them.
So what are the 5 essentials found in our swim lessons bag?
Find out below…
1. A Comfortable Smim Suit.
Many times my girls would wear their suit right to swim lessons with a cute sundress over it. So, in our swim bag would then be a change of clothes or just underwear to wear home. But if they went in their street clothes, then I always made sure yo pack their most comfortable swim suit in our swim lessons tote bag. Either way, comfortable swim suits were always a must.
My girls are also picky about putting their face under the water without goggles. So, we also had to make sure to pack goggles for them to use in the pool during their swim lessons.
If swim lessons are taking place in an outdoor pool, then sunscreen for face and bodies is a major necessity. I mean protecting my kids skin is huge deal to me. Therefore, sunscreen is always in our swim lessons bag.
Once swim lessons are completed for the session, towels are of course a must have. Drying off with a towels before changing out of their wet bathing suits is just a given.
5. Snacks/Drinks for after.
Last, but certainly not least after they are indeed done with their swim lessons, my girls have always been famished. They not only are looking for a yummy snack to eat, but also a drink to help hydrate them from their high energy swim lessons workout.
In these times, my girls absolutely love BODYARMOR Sports Drinks, which I purchase at my local Stop and Shop. See BODYARMOR Sports drinks are perfect for after swim lessons.
Because BODYARMOR contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners. But instead has natural flavors and sweeteners. Also BODYARMOR has potassium packed electrolytes, vitamins and coconut water. Plus, BODYARMOR provides superior hydration, because of all of this.