The 5 Best Swimming Aids for 5 Different Kinds of Swimmers!
When it comes to swimming aids and pool floats, we know there’s a plethora of options out there for you to choose from! Whether your little one is about to start baby swimming lessons, you want to boost your child’s swimming confidence or are yourself an adult who’s learning to swim, we’ve shared the options that we think are the best!*
We should add that we really do love anything that gets kids (and adults!) into the water in a way that’s safe, effective, and fun. Enjoy our picks!
The Best Swimming Aid for Babies
We love to see little ones starting out on their swimming journey, so this Baby Swim Float is great for babies aged 0-24 months. Its inflatable design means that you can pop it into a changing bag and deflate it quickly when you’re not using it. It’s also a vibrant and happy shade of yellow, which is bound to elicit smiles from your baby swimmer!
The Best Swimming Aid for Building Confidence
As with most things in life; swimming is all about confidence! We know of too many children (including our Chief Marketing Officer David!) who had one bad experience and it knocked their water confidence. The Turtle Pack Swimming Aid was designed to combat this in two ways; firstly by offering parents and swimming teachers easily adjustable levels of buoyancy and secondly with a design that kids feel comfortable and secure wearing! Check out our reviews to hear more about the positive impact Turtle Pack made has on water confidence.
The Best Budget Swimming Aid
Armbands get a bit of a bad rap, but if you’re on a budget and want something cheap and cheerful then these ones from Speedo are perfect. Whilst they’re a bit more restrictive when it comes to body position and movement than back floats like Turtle Pack, they’re super easy to store and can be adjusted quickly by just adding or letting air out.
The Best Swimming Aid for Having Fun
Learning to swim should be fun, but sadly we sometimes forget that, and it becomes more of a chore. The TMNT Swim Float – created in partnership with Nickelodeon – was created to combine an industry-leading swimming aid with a design that will spark kids’ imagination! Afterall; who wouldn’t want to battle Shredder and his minions alongside the Turtles as they perfect their front crawl?! Cowabunga!
The Best Swimming Aid for Adults Learning to Swim
We firmly believe that everyone should learn to swim, so we were delighted to come across this neoprene float vest for adults from the team at Konfidence. Its fully adjustable strap design means that it’ll fit comfortably, whilst its removable internal floats allow for users to adjust the buoyancy as they get more confident.
*we’re obviously a bit biased and know that “best” is a subjective term, so if you have your own favourites, then why not get in touch and let us know what they are!