A fixture in the world of competitive swimming, swim caps are a swimmer’s best friend (along with a good fitting pair of goggles). Liquid Lifestyles requires that our clients wear one to maintain comfort, minimize distraction and ensure focus on the coach and the lesson’s curriculum.
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 occurring simultaneously in the pool. The Liquid Lifestyles swim caps allow our staff and the facility management to quickly identify all of our participants and maintain safe lines of sight. In open water settings a highly visible swim cap is even more critical to the safety of each individual. Being given a Liquid Lifestyles Swim Cap also signifies that you and your child are registered participants of our program and have completed all of the required liability forms.
Minimizes distraction. Liquid Lifestyles is a professional swim school that teaches professional swimming techniques. When we teach stroke mechanics, even to our youngest swimmers, it is imperative that distractions are kept at a minimum. Seeing underwater and unobstructed breathing is critical to aquatic comfort. Without a cap, hair falls over your eyes and into your mouth. Many children have a habit of wiping their hair off their face every time they emerge from the water. A swim cap also keeps your goggles from slipping off your head and getting tangled in your hair. Without a surface to grip onto, goggles will consistently slip down from the swimmers head and require constant adjustment. These distractions inevitably cause trouble concentrating and the ability to properly perform skills.
Mindset. Liquid Lifestyles coaches offer premier swim instruction that spans from beginner swimmers to elite athletes. Our clients are provided with skills and techniques that will last a life time. 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 swimmers is paramount.
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.