This question is often asked of coaches by parents and guardians. While putting on a swim cap may seem daunting and unnecessary, it is important that all children wear one when enrolled in our programs. Here is why:
For children with long hair, it keeps hair out of their eyes. Children who are constantly seeing hair in their line of sight will have trouble concentrating on their technique, as seeing underwater is critical to aquatic comfort.
For children with shorter hair, the cap keeps their goggles from slipping off their head. No one likes to be swimming without goggles, so the cap is necessary to maintain comfort and ensure focus on the coach and the lesson’s curriculum.
Mindset. At Liquid Lifestyles, we consider ourselves a provider of a premier service to promote a life-long love of swimming. As such, we want to create a fun, yet disciplined, learning environment. Teaching water safety is a life-saving skill and having a high standard in the training and appearance of our Liquid Bubbles swimmers is paramount.
Safety. Our coaches and swimmers are fortunate to have access to a network of partner facilities. On any given day there may be a variety of programming occuring simultaneously in the pool. The Liquid Bubbles swim caps allow our staff to quickly identify all of our children and maintain safe lines of sight.
If you or your child are struggling with a swim cap, please practice putting it on at home. This habit will increase familiarity with the cap and decrease any associated anxiety in a short period of time. In case you aren’t sure how to put on your child’s cap, there are some “how to” photos for your reference: