Swim Suit Color for Safety

What should you think about when buying a swim suit? Not the style or brand, but the COLOR! This decision could save your child’s life!

Contrast is key. Turbidity or surface agitation can make it difficult to see underwater, but certain colors are easier to see and can “pop” based on the background. Think about swimming in a pool with a darker colored bottom (or if in a lake or murky water), a bright neon choice in swimwear or lifejacket will create a greater contrast against the background and increase visibility. Here are some clear examples of how certain colored swim suits look underneath the water. These are from a study done in 2019 by Alive-Solutions.com. Click here to read the full article.