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Learning aids for swimming - Recommendations please.

Marina Avatar
7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Recently started using family swimming times in our local swimming pool.Only husband can swim. Me and little ones (2 of them) need learning aids for swimming.

The pool has loads of arms and woggles, but they said we can't use them from next time as it is only for classes.

So, I need to buy good quality arms bands and woggles and float suit (for the 3 year old).

Any brand and retailer recommendations please.

Thanks.
Marina Avatar
7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
selling loads of stuff in Asda
#2
choc1969;5683747
selling loads of stuff in Asda

Hi choc
I already have the character ones for arms bands and rings from Homebargains. I need the ones similar to what they have in pool, they seem to be of good quality :-D like these. Do you think they have these types in ASDA? Thanks.
http://www.gb-sports.co.uk/speedo_armbands.jpg
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Marina;5683792
Hi choc
I already have the character ones for arms bands and rings from Homebargains. I need the ones similar to what they have in pool, they seem to be of good quality :-D like these. Do you think they have these types in ASDA? Thanks.
http://www.gb-sports.co.uk/speedo_armbands.jpg


My local ASDA in Longwell Green had the toggles/float things for sale, going to get some to teach my foster kid to swim. They seemed same quality that I used when I was learning a few years ago :)
banned 1 Like #4
they should sell them at the swimming baths, if not and you want those sort probably a proper sports shop
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i work as a lifeguard and see hundreds of swimming aids.in my experience speedo have to be the best and you can buy direct from their website. floaties range is also good for kids swimming aids.
armbands come in different sizes so be sure to get the right ones for the kids age.buoyancy suits with floats inside are a good idea as when they get older or better swimmers you can remove one float at a time.
for adults you can get a inflatable vest or buoyancy belt.
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choc1969;5683822
My local ASDA in Longwell Green had the toggles/float things for sale, going to get some to teach my foster kid to swim. They seemed same quality that I used when I was learning a few years ago :)

Will have a look today, thanks:thumbsup:
sassie;5683824
they should sell them at the swimming baths, if not and you want those sort probably a proper sports shop

I assumed that they will be expensive in the pool shop:)
jenniep;5684125
i work as a lifeguard and see hundreds of swimming aids.in my experience speedo have to be the best and you can buy direct from their website. floaties range is also good for kids swimming aids.
armbands come in different sizes so be sure to get the right ones for the kids age.buoyancy suits with floats inside are a good idea as when they get older or better swimmers you can remove one float at a time.
for adults you can get a inflatable vest or buoyancy belt.

Thanks for your valuable advice:thumbsup:
#7
These are great for kids, to give them confidence in diving under the water etc.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zoggs-Seal-Dive-Sticks/dp/B000LNC6SU

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31qra1BkufL._SL500_AA264_.jpg

Zoggs do quite a good range of swimming aids.
#8
Oh, and I remember getting Woggles for my two from Early Learning Centre, they were about £6 each :thumbsup:
#9
Hi Paul
Thanks for the refund.:thumbsup:
Btw, those sticks are scary, lol.
#10
Marina
Hi Paul
Thanks for the refund.:thumbsup:
Btw, those sticks are scary, lol.


No problem :)

They're scary, but my two loved them, and had great fun diving under for them :) I used to start with one on the top step, so they just had to put their face under the water when bending down to reach it, and then lower them step-by-step until they got to the bottom of the shallow end and had to swim down to get them.
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midlandscomics;5684747
No problem :)

They're scary, but my two loved them, and had great fun diving under for them :) I used to start with one on the top step, so they just had to put their face under the water when bending down to reach it, and then lower them step-by-step until they got to the bottom of the shallow end and had to swim down to get them.

Wow!!, as it is my 3 yr old refuses to touch water even with her feet, can't think about diving yet. :-D
And I have just started to walk in the shallow side wearing armbands, looooooong way to go before I can throw my kids into water:oops:
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Marina;5684820
Wow!!, as it is my 3 yr old refuses to touch water even with her feet, can't think about diving yet. :-D
And I have just started to walk in the shallow side wearing armbands, looooooong way to go before I can throw my kids into water:oops:


what about bath time :?
#13
choc1969;5684860
what about bath time :?

Oh no, I meant in the pool, sorry:oops:
She was sitting by the pool side last sunday, touching the water with her hands and .....fell inside.:oops: Now she is even more scared and scarred:) Luckily she had armbands on.
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Marina;5684919
Oh no, I meant in the pool, sorry:oops:
She was sitting by the pool side last sunday, touching the water with her hands and .....fell inside.:oops: Now she is even more scared and scarred:) Luckily she had armbands on.


poor kid, I was terrified up until adulthood but am now a confident swimmer
#15
choc1969;5684932
poor kid, I was terrified up until adulthood but am now a confident swimmer

I know, I'm terrifed still:oops: Last year in a water park abroad, I fell into neck deep water and thought I was drowning. Actually I was ...but hubby and lifeguards were there. Thats why I'm making an effort now :)
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Marina;5685027
I know, I'm terrifed still:oops: Last year in a water park abroad, I fell into neck deep water and thought I was drowning. Actually I was ...but hubby and lifeguards were there. Thats why I'm making an effort now :)


good on you and it's nothing to be embarrassed about hun I am going to learn to ride a bike soon.....lol, opted for a skatebaord when i was a child but not much use now apart from when learning to snowboard
#17
choc1969
good on you and it's nothing to be embarrassed about hun [COLOR="Red"]I am going to learn to ride a bike soon[/COLOR].....lol, opted for a skatebaord when i was a child but not much use now apart from when learning to snowboard


I'm in the 'not able to ride a bike' club too :)

I had one when I was little, but got my grandad's toolbox out and stripped the bike down :-D My mum wasn't best pleased, and would never buy me another one :oops:
#18
midlandscomics;5685088
I'm in the 'not able to ride a bike' club too :)

I had one when I was little, but got my grandad's toolbox out and stripped the bike down :-D My mum wasn't best pleased, and would never buy me another one :oops:


Do you have young nephews/nieces taling the p ?
#19
choc1969
Do you have young nephews/nieces taling the p ?


Nope. But my 5 year old does :roll:
#20
"Learning aids for swimming"

Water is the first thing that came to mind.

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