Whether your kid is just starting out as a minnow or is on the swim team, swimming caps are an essential part of the pool experienced. Not only are they required in many pools, they are actually quite beneficial for your child — and also for you! After all, who ever wants to deal chlorine saturated hair? Here are some of the best swim caps available for children.
Speedo Silicone Elastomeric Junior Swim Cap
Elastomeric swim caps are great because they have better elasticity and more stretch, which means they are so much easier to put on and take off. While it won’t keep hair 100% dry, it does do a good job and keeps hair out of the way. One reviewer said:
“It doesn’t make my daughter cry, which, in the end, was my top priority for a kid’s swim cap. She has long hair that tangles very easily. Chlorine drys it out and makes it tangle more. I needed a swim cap that would protect her hair, but wouldn’t pull or tug as she took it on or off. This fits the bill all around. It’s thicker than the usual adult cap and somehow softer and stretchier too, so it doesn’t pull or tug. No tears from the cap, fewer tears when she’s getting her hair brushed = 5 stars from me.”
Aegend Silcone Swim Cap
This swim caps are great for kids with short or long hair. The silicone cap is durable and long lasting and are great for kids between the ages of 2 and 12. According to one reviewer:
“I purchased this for my daughter because when we would get out of swim class, and with her hair being so curly and so thick she wouldn’t get to bed until very late. This keeps her dry and makes it so easy when she gets out of the pool to just wash her down and go straight home to bed. She is 3 years old and has yet to complain about wearing this cap. Which for a toddler, is amazing!”
Arena Classic Youth Silicone Swim Cap
If you have a toddler or a preschooler, this is the swim cap you’ll want to get. It was specifically designed for smaller heads. Best of all, it comes in 16 different designs and colors, so you’re bound to find something that you and your child will love.
Lahtak Silicone Swim Cap for Long Hair
Sometimes, a regular swim cap just doesn’t have enough space for people with very long hair. This cap is the perfect solution, and is great for everyone’s hair type, including thick, braided, or curly hair. It keeps hair totally dry and comes in three different sizes. One reviewer said:
“I signed my daughter up for her first swim class! And to avoid washing her hair daily and to preserve her styles I knew we would need a swim cap. Everything in the description was spot on. The cap had plenty of room for her hair, yet had a perfect seal to prevent too much water penetration!”
FUNOWN Kids’ Swim Cap
These fun swim caps are adorable and feature the cutest unicorns on them. These are great for children between the age of 3 and 12, but some reviews say that the caps run a bit small, so keep that in mind. The cap comes in pink and purple, and there is also an option to get matching unicorn goggles. How adorable?