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PRODUCTS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SWIM ACCESSORIES

COMMON ISSUES & SOLUTIONS

Swimsuits with an integral waterproof lining:

These swimsuits have an integral, waterproof inner pant, elasticated at the waist and the top of the leg, to help contain any accidents while in the water. This integrated pant usually has a polyurethane nylon coating and a silicone seal at the waistband to provide protection and containment for the wearer.
The advantage of these swimsuits is that they look much the same as any other swimwear. The swimsuits are also reusable and washable. Depending on the style, this swimwear will provide protection for both more liquid and solid faecal waste, although you would need to check this with the supplier or manufacturer.
Styles available include girls and women’s swimsuits and tankinis, boys and men’s boxer style shorts, swim brief and Swimster styles. They do not require a pad or nappy to be worn underneath them (Please note: everyday pads and nappies are not suitable for use in the pool as they soon become saturated with water and overly heavy: the gel in the pads may also damage the pool filtration systems).
As with most incontinence swimwear, a good fit is essential. It is recommend that you take measurements before buying, as this will help you get the best fit. The swimwear needs to be ‘snug’ where the integral pant fits at the waist and the top of the leg. This must not be so tight that it is uncomfortable or restricting to the wearer’s circulation but must fit well enough so that there is no gaping or looseness. If the fit is not snug, the garment will not be as effective and may leak.


Re-useable Swim Nappies:

With a fabric outer layer and a waterproof lining these swim nappies are designed to replace disposable nappies and can be purchased in child to adult sizes. They usually have elastic at the leg and an adjustable waist band- either with Velcro or ties. They can be worn alone but are more often worn under regular swimwear. However these swim nappies may not be as effective for loose stools and diarrhea and are usually recommended for incontinent swimmers with solid bowel movements. Please check with the supplier or manufacturer if you are unsure. Again, the fit would need to be good to ensure the swim nappy is effective.

Kooshies

Swimsters:

These unisex swim pants have a waterproof lining which is designed to retain solid bowel movements rather than loose stools. The Swimsters are not as high at the sides as some swimsuits and are often worn under other swimwear. Make sure that you have your measurements before purchasing, as you will need a good fit to prevent unwanted leaks.

Swimsters

Disposable Swimsters:

these can be used up to 2 times as long as they have not been soiled. Disposable Swimsters are a good stopgap for occasional use and for holidays - especially if there is no ready access to laundry facilities.

Disposable Swimsters:

PLEASE NOTE:

As a rule, incontinence swimwear needs to fit well to stop leakage. It is best to take measurements before ordering your swimwear

  • To Measure: Please measure around the waist, just below the belly button and then at the upper leg, following the line where pants would normally sit. 
For girls you would also need to measure the bust, around the body – under the arms at the widest point of the chest.

  • Most incontinence swimwear is designed to be washable, but please check with the supplier or manufacturer for the correct washing instructions. As the swimwear has an integral waterproof lining tumble drying is not recommended for these products. Also be aware that as with normal swimwear, the cleaning chemicals used in swimming and hydrotherapy pools can cause fading of fabrics with prolonged use. 

Fledglings has a good range of swimming products available at reasonable prices. Please see our Brochure or look on our website at www.fledglings.org.uk. Our helpline staff will be happy to help if you have any queries.