Plenty of parents are probably getting ready for the warmer months and doing a little pre-summer shopping. Among the things they might purchase are bathing suits, but with all the color options on the swimsuits, which should they go with? Well while almost any work, there is one color that should be avoided - blue.
Nikki Scarnati, a swim instructor and mom, warned other parents on TikTok why they should find other colors for the suits. In her video, she showed footage of her daughter wearing a blue swimsuit as she played in a pool. Nikki points out, "Look how difficult it is to see her under the water. And this is in calm water. This is not with a whole bunch of other kids playing and splashing around and having a good time. Even look in the sunlight. Look how difficult it is to see her with that bathing suit on."
Commenters agree with the warning, including a former lifeguard, who said Nikki is "absolutely right," adding, "Any shade of blue is difficult to see, and so is any pastel light color in general."
When asked if dark blue swimsuits are okay, Nikki stated, "Studies have shown neon is best, but red, orange and yellow are also safe." Another lifeguard gave their two cents as well noting, "It definitely helps having them in bright colors, especially if the pool is busy."
Proving the point, one parent commented about how a brightly colored suit saved her kid's life. They said, "Fluorescent colors saved my son’s life. He dove in murky waters and I could only see a little patch of green and grabbed him."