Advice needed! Feeling cold during swimming lessons

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Advice needed! Feeling cold during swimming lessons

Postby i3mum » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:51 pm

Hi,

Wonder anyone can advise? My children are having weekly swimming lessons at 6pm (1hr lesson). 2 of my 3 children will feel very cold & shiver, lips will turn purpish in colour.

I gave them sambucol prior to the swimming class, and snacks & in between the lesson also gave hot Milo. But it doesn't help.

The coach is not available at other timing, does anyone has any advice on what to do or take?

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Postby Hiaweh » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:26 am

Get them a thermal swimsuit or swimming vest to keep them warm.

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Postby Suee » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:49 am

hi, my gal also keep shivering during her swimming lesson but now she don't shiver anymore because every lesson she wears long pyjamas inside and thn her swimwear which really helps and also some hot drink. Maybe you can try that and see how.

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Postby i3mum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:50 am

Hi Hiaweh,

Thanks, my kids are wearing those long sleeve top, and I see that other children are coping well too.

I did not get those thermal swimsuit as I find them "obstructive" when come to swimming, when learning those strokes etc. During swimming lessons, guess no vest is allowed.

Wonder if anything to take to build up their bodies from feeling cold?
Hiaweh wrote:Get them a thermal swimsuit or swimming vest to keep them warm.

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Postby i3mum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:53 am

hi Suee,

Do you mean those normal home wear pyjamas? Will it obstruct her strokes etc?

Furthermore, when it's wet, will it add on to the coldness? May I know what type of swim wear does your child wear?

thanks!

Suee wrote:hi, my gal also keep shivering during her swimming lesson but now she don't shiver anymore because every lesson she wears long pyjamas inside and thn her swimwear which really helps and also some hot drink. Maybe you can try that and see how.

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Postby Hiaweh » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:01 am

i3mum wrote:Hi Hiaweh,

Thanks, my kids are wearing those long sleeve top, and I see that other children are coping well too.

During swimming lessons, guess no vest is allowed.


Different kids have different tolerance level. My girl is wearing a thermal swimsuit and she's doing well and some of my friends are using those vest specially made for swimming and they are fine.

Anyway, if all else fail just tell them keep moving so that the body will produce more heat to keep them warm. If they stay still, then they will feel colder.

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Postby Suee » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:30 am

i3mum wrote:hi Suee,

Do you mean those normal home wear pyjamas? Will it obstruct her strokes etc?

Furthermore, when it's wet, will it add on to the coldness? May I know what type of swim wear does your child wear?

thanks!


Suee wrote:hi, my gal also keep shivering during her swimming lesson but now she don't shiver anymore because every lesson she wears long pyjamas inside and thn her swimwear which really helps and also some hot drink. Maybe you can try that and see how.


my gal wears the normal type of swim wear, if not wrong shld be "wet suit" can be found everywhr.

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Postby i3mum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:10 pm

Hi Suee,

Thanks for telling me. I know those wet suits. My gals are wearing those long sleeve swimming top & a separate bottom.

Can I ask if the pyjamas will be longer than the wet suit?
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my gal wears the normal type of swim wear, if not wrong shld be "wet suit" can be found everywhr.

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Postby Suee » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:27 pm

i3mum wrote:Hi Suee,

Thanks for telling me. I know those wet suits. My gals are wearing those long sleeve swimming top & a separate bottom.

Can I ask if the pyjamas will be longer than the wet suit?
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my gal wears the normal type of swim wear, if not wrong shld be "wet suit" can be found everywhr.


yes, definitely the pyjamas will be longer thn the swim wear but its fine as they will get use to it. no harm giving it a try. Btw, how old it ur kids?? My gal is 7yrs old.

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Postby i3mum » Mon Apr 18, 2011 12:47 pm

I have 3 Kids, 6 & 4(twins). It's my twins who are shivering.

Thanks for your suggestion! I will try out this week for their lesson.

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i3mum wrote:Hi Suee,

Thanks for telling me. I know those wet suits. My gals are wearing those long sleeve swimming top & a separate bottom.

Can I ask if the pyjamas will be longer than the wet suit?
Suee wrote:



my gal wears the normal type of swim wear, if not wrong shld be "wet suit" can be found everywhr.


yes, definitely the pyjamas will be longer thn the swim wear but its fine as they will get use to it. no harm giving it a try. Btw, how old it ur kids?? My gal is 7yrs old.

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