Hey everyone! It's Kim and Michelle, back with an important blog entry! We're here to shed some light on the crucial topic, of the safest colours to wear for swimsuits.
Did you know that certain colours are more visible in water than others? In fact, being able to spot a swimsuit quickly underwater, could make all the difference between life and death.
Swimming location is a significant factor when choosing the right swimsuit colour. For example, neon pink and neon purple might be perfect for swimming in a pool, but they are almost invisible in a lake. On the other hand, neon orange, neon yellow, and neon green stand out the best in the lake.
In a test study, done by Alive Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in aquatic safety, they put 14 different colours to the test, to compare the visibility of swimsuits at the top of the water to those submerged just 18 inches below the surface. The difference in visibility is quite dramatic and can truly be a lifesaver.
We recommend using bright, and high contrasting colours for swimsuits. Even though the dark colours show up in pools, it can often be dismissed as a shadow or dirt.
The first row of images show the swimsuits on the surface of the lake, the second row of images show a shore level perspective, and the third row of images were tested from being slightly elevated, such as standing on a dock or on a boat.
Round 24.5, offers you options for both swimming locations, so you can have peace of mind knowing that you're wearing a swimsuit colour that enhances your visibility. We hope this blog post has been informative, and you now have a better idea of what to look for, to keep your family as safe as possible in the water.
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We wish you all a very safe and happy summer!
-Kim & Michelle