Ideal Water Condition
Infants and toddlers (and their parents) are most comfortable in warm water especially when the children are in the water adjustment stage. We aim for a 90F° (34c°) to 92F°water temperature. We have observed that babies orient best to the class when the air temperature is at least 80÷F or above, with little or no breeze. However, these ideal conditions are not always possible.
Several adaptations can be implemented to make this unique swimming adventure comfortable for the babies. In the winter months we experience cooler air temperatures we at the “little swimmers” center will provide the right water temperature of 34c° and 21c° for the environment.
Before entering the pool remove the babies’ regular diaper and clean the baby. New technologies and design have revolutionized baby pool wear. Now widely available are snug fitting swim pants, made of nylon, lycra or cotton cloth. Kimberly Clark has recently introduced a snug fitting disposable pool pant. Infant/toddler swim suits are easily worn over the protective pool pant.
The deck, changing areas and facility should be clean, safe and family friendly.