wikiHow to Pack Your Bag for the Pool (Teen Girls)

Four Methods:Get a BagEssentialsFun stuff/ EntertainmentGrooming

Everyone loves to play around at the pool on a hot summer day. If you are a teen girl, you probably have trouble packing your bag with the appropriate materials so you can be prepared for any situation. Follow this guide to pack your bag efficiently.

Method 1
Get a Bag

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    Find a cute bag. You need a medium to large sized tote bag. Find one that has loads of pockets, zips and compartments suited to your needs.
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    Try to find a good design. The pattern and style should express your personality. Give your casual beach do that little pop with electric colors and funky patterns if you like.]
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    Start packing your bag.

Method 2
Essentials

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    The most important thing to pack is sunscreen. Even if you apply it before you get to the pool, you will need to reapply if you are at the pool for a long time.
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    You will need sunglasses, to protect yourself from the sun. Get big, wraparound shades to protect your eyes from UVA and UVB rays.
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    Prepare a first-aid kit, custom made for the beach (or the pool). Some main things you will need are:
    • Aloe Vera Gel. This is a must-have! Not only is it soothing to a bad case of sunburned skin, it promotes healing to the affected skin area too. This product is also made up of a light and non-greasy formula, which makes it much more easier to apply.
    • Petroleum Jelly. It's the miracle drug to anything chapped! Being in the sun can really dry out your skin and lips. Although cracked lips may not be fatal, they sure feel like it!
    • Waterproof Plasters. Don't forget to pack the waterproof ones, so that they can keep bruises and cuts dry.
    • Insect Repellent. If you've got sensitive skin, a small bite can end up being a big problem. This keeps mosquitoes, flies and other irritants away.
    • Eye and Ear Drops. It can relieve irritation as well as prevent possible infections such as 'swimmers ears' which is a result of sea water, sand and debris.
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    After you pack these essentials, think about the things that are specific to you. Are you going to be tanning? Bring tanning oil. Do you happen to have your period? Bring extra tampons. Should you be studying for a test or writing an essay? Bring your materials.

Method 3
Fun stuff/ Entertainment

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    Bring stuff to entertain yourself with, because you might get bored. Things like your iPod, iPad, a book, magazines, or anything that you like will do.
    • Always be careful of your belongings. Keep important things like your cellphone, iPod or mp3 player with you (or under your supervision) at all times.
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    Food or money to buy food at the pool, because it is no fun to get out of the pool at lunchtime and have no money to satisfy your hunger.
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    Bring some snacks to nibble on. The basic two are:
    • Food snacks like potato chips, energy bars, chocolate bars, etc.
    • Drinks like Coke, Snapple, Sprite, A cold water bottle etc. Don't eat too much before you go to the pool because you don't want to throw up.

Method 4
Grooming

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    Pack an extra change of clothes for you to change when you know you're ready to get out of the water
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    Also bring along:
    • A towel
    • Deodorant
    • A wide-toothed comb
    • Cologne or Perfume, if you use them.
    • Light makeup. Don't bring too much-you don't want to look like a caked mannequin. A simple compact powder, lip balm and colorful eyeliner (who says you can't have fun with liner?) will do just fine.
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    Don't forget your flip-flops!
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    After your bag is all packed, you are all ready to go!

Tips

  • If you are leaving early in the morning, pack your bag the night before so you don't forget anything.
  • Always make sure that you have clean clothes because you don't want to change into dirty clothes after you get out of the water.

Warnings

  • Make sure to reapply sunscreen! If you don't, you may acquire serious skin problems.
  • If you walk to the pool by yourself, keep an eye out for creepers/kidnappers.
  • Make sure you pack shampoo and body wash if you plan on showering there.

Things You'll Need

  • Tote bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Books, music, etc.
  • Sunglasses
  • Money
  • Snacks
  • Towel

Article Info

Categories: Social Events for Youth