Taking the girls swimming during the holiday – with help from Splash About
When I asked the girls what they wanted to do over the summer holiday, swimming was right up there near the top of the list. The girls have been swimming since they were a few months old, and it’s lovely to see how their confidence and love of being in the water has improved over the years. During the holidays we normally go to a local pool at the weekend as a family, but having broken my ankle, that isn’t going to be possible for the foreseeable future. However, we don’t want the girls to miss out because of my injury, so Rich will have to take them himself.
Although the girls are used to swimming without floatation aids, when you are taking more than one child swimming by yourself, they are really useful for your own peace of mind.
Emily loves her Splash About Float Suit. The 16 floats, located in 8 pockets around the middle of the swimming costume, are removable so you are able to remove these and adjust the buoyancy of the suit. The arms and legs are free to move completely, making it comfortable and ideal for practicing swimming in.
It comes in three sizes: ages 1-2, 2-4 and 4-6 (Emily is in the age 2-4 size) and this particular design has a zip up the back which makes it much easier for getting it off after swimming.
Freyja has been able to swim 10 metres unaided during her swimming lessons, but she can feel a bit nervous in unfamiliar pools, especially when she is unable to put her feet down on the bottom. These Fings from Splash About are perfect for her. They are made out of unpuncturable closed cell foam and fit under the arms and across the chest for support in the water.
They are available in three sizes: 3-15 months, 15 months to 3 years and 3 years to 7 years. Freyja has the largest size (and Emily is also keen to get her hands on it).
Fings are a bit of a cross between a float and a woggle. They have been designed to enable the child to stay afloat in the water but keeping a low body profile in the water which is much more of a natural swim position. Arms and legs are not restricted at all whilst using it, so it enables them to be able to swim too.
With the girls in these products, not only are they going to feel confident in the water, whilst still being able to swim, Rich and I will have the peace of mind that they will be safe in the water too.
Disclaimer: We were sent these products from Splash About in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.