The weather is warming up across the country, and with continued safe practices and social distancing, the pools are opening. If you live with incontinence, you might think you can’t go swimming. However, you have options. Private swim diapers for adults are made to collect light urinary incontinence before entering a pool and contain minor bowel incontinence while in the pool. Swim diapers for adults can offer discreet incontinence protection in public, helping alleviate stress and insecurity in group settings.
Do swim diapers really work?
Many adults are concerned about how to swim with bowel incontinence. With properly designed incontinence wear for swimming, adults can get back to freely moving in the water with confidence.
By law, most municipal pools require that a person with incontinence wear swim diapers to contain accidents. Swim diapers for adults replace your regular incontinence diaper or brief and are put on underneath your bathing suit or swim trunks. These private adult swim diapers contain minor urine leaks and bowel incontinence, but don’t absorb it. With a proper fitting adult swim diaper, there is no leakage of fecal material in the case of an accident, and you are protected until you can get to a bathroom to clean and change yourself.
Tranquility Swimmates Adult Disposable Swim Diapers
Swim diapers for adults like the Tranquility Swimmates Adult Disposable Swim Underwear, you can get back to water-based activities you enjoy. As a bonus, swimming is a healthy fitness exercise that is easier on joints than most other types of aerobic activity and can be vital to your overall health.
Swimmates Adult Disposable Swim Diapers are a discreet swim diaper for adults. These adult swim diapers can be worn confidently and comfortably in public, ensuring complete discretion. Swimmates disposable swimwear are worn underneath a regular bathing suit and designed to contain minor urinary and bowel incontinence with their moisture-proof barrier and inner leg cuffs. The material of the Swimmates Adult Swim Diapers help prevent swelling up in the water, which helps prevent them from breaking apart, so adults can enjoy swimming and wading in the water without worrying they are not securely protected. The tear-away sides make them easy to remove and dispose of after use.
These incontinence wear for swimming are available in sizes Small to 2XL to accommodate all body shapes and sizes.
What is the difference between regular diapers and swim diapers?
Regular incontinence diapers are made to be absorbent and wick away fluids from the skin. The absorbent materials used in regular diapers for adults puff up as they fill with liquid and contain any solid matter from escaping.
Since swim diapers for adults are not designed to absorb liquids, they do not swell up like regular adult diapers. Regular adult diapers in a pool or ocean would become very heavy and awkward as they absorb all the surrounding fluids. If there happened to be an accidental bowel movement or a more significant urine leak, it would be much more manageable in a swim diaper than a regular diaper. Swim diapers for adults provide much more discretion and security.
How well do swim diapers for adults actually contain bowel incontinence?
There has been some research1 that has shown how efficient swim diapers for adults are at not allowing any fecal matter to escape and leak into the pool. Incontinence swim diapers for adults are not entirely leakproof, and small amounts can possibly spill out into the water. If solid waste does happen to enter the pool, complete flushing is required to ensure that it doesn’t get into the water supply.
What about diarrhea when using swim diapers for adults?
For those with bowel or urinary incontinence that require frequent bathroom breaks and diaper changes, swim diapers for adults are not suitable. If you suspect you have diarrhea, you should stay out of the water at a pool or the beach. Diarrhea is caused by bacteria in the system, and by sharing that water with others, you are putting everyone else in the water at risk of getting sick.
To learn more about how you can help stop germs from spreading in the water you swim in, visit Steps of Healthy Swimming.
What to remember when swimming with incontinence
- If you plan on swimming in a pool, buy proper fitting swim diapers for adults. If the adult swim diaper fits well, it will be discreet underneath your bathing suit or swim trunks. The inner leg cuffs help contain any accidental leakage of fecal matter.
- Urinating in a pool or entering the water while knowingly having diarrhea is never okay. Bacteria will get into the water and cause problems for others, possibly making them sick.
- Regular diapers and incontinence pads should never be worn in a pool or ocean. These incontinence products will absorb the water around them and swell up. Swim diapers for adults will contain minor urine leaks and bowel movements without causing embarrassment. Incontinence pads and diapers are best used for everyday activities that do not involve water.
If you are concerned about how to swim with minor urinary incontinence or bowel incontinence, consider purchasing Swimmates Adult Disposable Swim Diapers. These men’s and ladies incontinence swim pants will allow you to enjoy water activities and free from stress in group settings.
For questions about Swimmates Adult Disposable Swim Diapers or any other incontinence product we offer, our Product Experts are just a phone call away and ready to assist.