Swimming coach: This is why parents should not buy blue swimsuits for their children
- Swim Coach and Mommy has a warning for all parents
- Nikki Scarnati never buys baby blue bathing suits
A mother has issued a stern warning to all parents not to buy blue swimsuits for children.
Certified swimming coach Nicky Scarnati He said blue swimsuits make it more difficult to supervise children while playing in the water, and she advises buying only bright colors.
In a video, now viewed more than 3.7 million times, Nikki recorded her daughter swimming in a backyard pool while wearing blue to prove her point.
This is not a swimsuit that my daughter wears on a regular basis. I bought it on clearance specifically for this example of parents who want to learn.
This is why you should never wear blue swimsuits for your kids. Look how hard it is to see her underwater.
While swimming, Nikki’s daughter was barely visible and vulnerable if an accident occurred.
Scroll down for the video
Certified swimming coach Nikki Scarnati (pictured) said that blue swimsuits make it more difficult to supervise children while playing in the water, and she advises buying bright colors
Nikki recorded her daughter swimming in a backyard pool while wearing blue to prove her point. This is not a swimsuit that my daughter wears on a regular basis. I bought it on clearance specifically for this example of parents who want to learn
Nikki continued, “And that’s in Quiet Waters, that’s not with a whole bunch of other kids playing around, just hanging around and having a good time.”
Then she compared the scene when her daughter was in the sunlight – and it was hard for her to figure it out.
“Look how hard it is to see her in that bathing suit because it’s the same color as our environment,” Nikki said.
Ultimately, wearing flashy clothing can prevent drowning.
Within three days, the video had surpassed 3.7 million views and the tipping left parents stunned, as thousands were unaware of the danger of the color.
‘This is madness! I would never have thought about it, wow,” one person wrote.
‘I would never have thought of that,’ admitted a second, and a third added, ‘Wow! Good info.
I can hardly see it. Another said: ‘I wouldn’t let my daughter in or near the water without me.
And even a former rescuer credited Nikki’s safety tip.
I am an ex lifeguard and that is absolutely true! It’s hard to see any shade of blue, as well as any light pastel color in general.
Another lifeguard jumped up and said, “Dark colors for swimming pools, bright or light colors for open or turbid water!”
Another person wrote: “We use blue swimsuits for splash time, and bright colors for the pool!”
What is the best color for water safety?
Just like brightly colored clothing can help you find your baby in a crowd, test results proved that bright neon colors, including bright orange, yellow, and green, were crucial to spotting a baby in a body of water.
Popular swimsuit colors, such as blue and green, are almost completely gone. The biggest losers were White and Light Blue
Test results also showed:
- In the lakes, the white looked like reflections of light or clouds on the surface and did not stand out
- In the dark bottom pools the white looked light blue and was easy to see up close, but the farther you go the faster it will disappear
- Dark colors or color matching with water quickly disappeared in dark bottom pools
- Darker colors turned out better in pools with lighter bottoms, but can often be thrown off by a mound of leaves, dirt, or shade
- Pink neon did well in swimming pools, but not in lakes
The best color of the swimsuit to prevent drowning depends on the environment the child is swimming in.
Alive Solutions Inc. Testing 14 different colored swimsuits on a chart to determine which are the safest in different settings — and the results are terrifying.
In pool testing, the oranges and pinks stood out better while the blues, whites, and grays were barely visible.
In the lake test, only orange and yellow were visible.