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    Ok, we've been to about 4 lessons now and he is doing ok but is blue and visibly shivering by the end of the 30min. Not sure how to help it, got him a swim cap but he won't wear it.

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    If it's indoor and heated I wouldn't bother with a wetsuit. They add quite a bit of buoyancy which kind of defeats the purpose - kids need to learn to float and swim without aid. And kids outgrow them very fast.
    In winter we use regular swimmers with a long sleeve rashy, but ours is an outdoor heated pool so a rashy might not be needed indoor.

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    Just saw your last post sorry, you can get full body suits in rash-shirt material this might be warmer than a regular rash shirt. Maybe layer a rash shirt under for extra warmth.

    A couple kids at ours use 'little toasties' wetsuits in winter as its outdoors but I think they're pricey and not great for learning the feel of the water. Might be worth considering if shivering is an ongoing issue though!

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    What about something like this http://www.wetsuitwarehouse.com.au/w...suit-kids-blue

    It's 1mm thick neoprene with lycra sleeves

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    In WA the pool we had lessons at was heated but the building (apart from change rooms) was not very warm. I was always comfortable in a cardigan through winter. DD needed a 'spring' wetsuit until she was about 5 through winter. She didn't have much body fat to keep her warm. About 1/3 of toddlers in those lessons would wear a wetsuit vest or spring suit.

    In Vic, one swim school is so overheated the parents all sit around sweating in shorts and singlets. The other lessons we have been to at public pools have also been strip-to-a-t-shirt temperatures. So no wetsuits in sight.

    So from my experience, what is normal can vary a lot. I would get him a spring suit or a singlet suit (less restrictive around the arms).

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    I would check with the swim school as you might find they don't allow wetsuits to be worn. My kids have always just worn their bathers, even now they are older and in a less heated but indoor pool they don't wear a rash vest or anything else.


 

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