jump to last post 1-1 of 1 discussions (4 posts)

You are taking your kids to the swimming baths they ask if thay can

  1. 59
    THELEEDSRHINOposted 4 years ago

    take a change of clothe so that if is ok with the life guard they can go swimming fully clothed.
    They say they would like to do this as they have seen it been done but have never done this
    thier self and they would like to try ti to see if they are able to swimm fully clothed.
    Would you let them do it?

    1. 85
      win-winresourcesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Rhino-

      Swimming with regular clothes is dangerous.  Unless the kids are powerful swimmers, the water soaked clothing will drag them down. The swim team may practice with shirts or sweats to intentionally increase weight and drag, but regular folk - no.   Bad idea.

      Anyway, why would they want to forego the freedom of being in the water in a swimming suit?

      -DW

      1. 59
        THELEEDSRHINOposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You say why would the want to for go the freedom of being in water in a swimming suit.
        Which yes may be so but what if they did want to have a go at swimming whilest the were fully clothed would this not be a good thing .
        At least it would teach them awhat it was like to be in water fully clothed and give them the confidenc should the ever find them selfs in a situation where they have no choice but to swim fully clothed .
        I.e if they fell into a pond or river and also if they may be saw some one who was drownding in those case they may have no choice but to swim fully clothed.
        So would it not be a good idear to let them try it to see if they are capeble of doing it if they wanted to?

        1. 85
          win-winresourcesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry Rhino, no.

          Swimming in clothes is difficult to say the least.  A poor swimmer (or a new swimmer) is  in great danger ot only the weight but becomming entangled..  A strong (well trained) swimmer can (and does) use clothing (even sweats) to enhance their workouts.

          The first thing anyone is taught about unexpectedly finding themselves in water is how to immedately remove their clothes.

          Just as importantly, a weak swimmer should NEVER attempt a swimming
          rescue of a drowning person.  The most likely outcome of this unwise behavior is a tragic double drowning.

          No, on all counts.

          Please don't.

          -DW

 
working