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    Default Swimming lessons- wetsuit or swimmers

    DS is 4 and about to start swimming lessons for the first time. What are most boys wearing for lessons. I've seen some kiddie wetsuits that I thought might be good for winter lessons. I've got him some Jammers and he has the usual rashies and boardies. What's the best option these days? It's been a long time since DS1 had lessons.

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    I've never seen a kid in a wetsuit for swimming lessons. I would probably say just swimmers or board shorts.

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    Most boys i have seen at lessons just have boardies.

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    As the pool is heated I would say just swimmers, DS might get too hot otherwise.
    Also, wetsuits have inherent bouancy, and are a bit restrictive. Probably better to learn without the help and hindrance of the suit.

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    DS wears those Lycra boy short swimmers with a short sleeve rash shirt

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    Just board shorts

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    Heated pool where my two boys have lessons. They wear a rashie and trunks. Most bits wear the same, some just wear trunks or boardies.

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    Most swim schools discourage wet suits (if the lessons are outdoors) as they allow the person wearing it to float better. So it's harder to assess their actual swimming ability.

    Indoors the pool would be way to warm to wear a wet suit. DS (4 yo) just wears a rashie and shorts (the legging type).

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    Great, I'll go with rashie and the lycra shorts.

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    At my kids swim school, wetsuits are a no-no due to reasons PP said. They also discourage boardies, as they say it restricts movement. So just swimmer bottoms, and then they say to wear a rashie for a bit of warmth.

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