Wintertime; we’re sledding, skiing, and swimming…
Wait, what? Yes, swimming! Despite the cold, swimming in the winter is still a fantastic indoor activity for you and your family! Whether it be swim lessons or just for fun, pool time is a great way to get out of the cold and maybe pretend you’re somewhere warmer! You will, however, have to step back into the snow globe to get home and risk contracting an illness. This risk is evident at any point in winter but increases with a combination of wet hair and cold air. We at Liquid Lifestyles know all about this combo and have picked up a few hacks to share with coaches, clients and parents alike.
Three hacks for surviving a trip to the pool in the winter:
This one goes to the parents and its genius! Throw a bathrobe in your swim bag for your child to quickly cover their back and neck after swimming. You can also get them with hoods for extra coverage. Bonus! With the bathrobe securely on your child, there’s no chance it will be dragged on the wet ground like that towel!
Bringing a hair dryer may seem a little excessive, but nothing beats sickness like no wet hair at all! Taking the extra time to carry a hair dryer and dry your child’s hair could be the most beneficial hack against sickness from winter pool time on this list. Ensuring your child’s hair is dry before entering the arctic air eliminates the concern completely! Some of our facilities, such as North Olmsted Rec Center, have hair dryers available for use in the locker rooms.
Hat and Scarf
Our last hack is probably our easiest hack and great for those who like to rinse off at home. Toss a warm hat and scarf in the bag, stuff that wet hair in the hat, wrap the scarf and enter snow globe! A hat alone is great, but adding the scarf really helps prevent chills later on. Once home, rinse off and have a hot glass of coco!
These hacks keep us warm in the winter and we hope they do for you as well! See you at the pool!