Packing for Swimming with the Kids 18

In a recent blog about our day trip to the beach I mentioned picking up our swimming beach bag and heading for the beach.  It later occurred to me that perhaps not everyone has a bag permanently packed for swimming.  I actually have 2 bags packed for swimming 1 for the beach and 1 for the pool generally for swimming lessons.

Here is a list of items you should be packing for swimming; put one of each item for each person going swimming (except the sunscreen).

My Must Have Items when Swimming with the Kids

Packing for Swimming at the Beach

packing for the beach with kids

  • Bathers (call them what you will: swimmers, togs, cosi, swimming costume, bathing costume).
  • Swim nappy (if you have a baby or toddler)
  • Rashie
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

You may also want:

  • Goggles
  • Snorkle
  • Boogie Board
  • Flippers
  • Surfboard
  • Bucket and spade

toys for the beach

Don’t forget to take:

  • Shade (umbrella or sunshade)
  • Drink
  • Food
  • Dry clothes and underwear (for the kids after the swim).

Pack an umbrella for the beach

Packing for Swimming at the Pool

Packing for the pool with kids

  • Bathers
  • Swim nappy (if you have a baby or toddler)
  • Towel
  • Goggles
  • Water bottle

You may also want:

  • Kickboard
  • Flippers

Don’t forget for after the swim:

  • Towel
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Clean underwear
  • Nappy and paste (if you have a baby or toddler)
  • Dry clothes
  • Shoes and socks

Is there any thing I have forgotten?  

Let me know in the comments.

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