1) Pool speaker
2) Shark vest
Ok, technically we have officially graduated from using this thanks to swim team, but before we could 100% trust Ari and Trip in the water without an adult in the pool next to them, the kids wore shark vests. This is a great tool to use if your child is too big for the wrap around floaties but isn't independently swimming just yet. The vest has several layers of styrofoam that you can remove one at a time as your child's swimming skills progress.
3) Swim team goggles
To avoid the whining that sometimes comes when kids swim in over chlorinated public pools, a pair of swim team goggles is totally worth the investment. Every swim season, the kids get a new pair of mirrored TYR goggles. They stay on tight, even when jumping off the diving board, and since they come in bright colors, they're easy to find in the bottom of your pool bag.
4) Accessories bag
Every spring when Target puts out its summer items in the Dollar Spot, I pick up a plastic accessories bag that I use to keep my cell phone, keys, glasses, and anything else that needs safe keeping dry from all of the cannonballing!
5) Old Navy flip flops
Stranded post from last year, then you know that I live in flip flops! I have one pair that I specifically wear only to my backyard pool, the neighborhood pool, or the beach, and at less than $5 a pair, it's easy to justify having more than one pair! My pool pair are hot pink so that I don't mix them up with my wear around the house pair.
What are some of your pool bag essentials? Tell me in the comments below!
In case you missed any of this week's posts:
Life With the Lees: A Summer's Week Recap
Tuesday Training: Week 27
Try It Thursday: Baked Chicken Drumsticks
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I feel like I don't get to go out too often, so I'm excited for a mom dinner out with friends tonight! Trip is having some buddies over for a low-key birthday sleepover tomorrow night, and I'm excited to assemble the ice cream cake that he requested. I hope that you have a fun and relaxing weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!
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