This summer, we had a new product enter our house that was specifically for J. He’s at the age where he wants to get into the water with his big brothers and ‘swim’. However, he needs help staying afloat and getting acclimated to how it feels to float rather than be held.
Teach your little one to swim with the SWIMTRAINER "Classic" from FREDS SWIM ACADEMY. The three stage learning system gives your child a high level of security creating positive experiences in the water. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" provides an ideal swimming position in the water and helps your baby learn how to move his legs and arms correctly.
The adjustable belt and 5 air chambers help prevent slip through. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" is made of PVC and is phthalate free.
Specially designed swimming aids are introduced according to the child’s age and learning ability (red, orange, yellow). The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" is used with babies to support their early development. Later, training technique should be applied for the child to achieve a perfect swimming style. SWIMTRAINER "Classic" offers children:
- Ideal swimming position in the water
- Fast and easy to put on with clip fastener
- Inflatable pads to prevent slipping through
- Adjustable safety belt to prevent tipping forwards
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" Red
- Approximately 13-40 lbs
- Helps a little one get comfortable in the water
- Helps teach correct leg movements
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" Orange
- Approximately 33-65 lbs
- Helps teach correct arm and leg movements
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" Yellow
- Approximately 45-80 lbs
- Helps transition a child to swimming without any floatation device
Our Thoughts on Swimtrainer~
So far, we’ve only been able to visit a local lake for swimming. He was happy to have it put onto him when we first arrived.
But, he was less than thrilled when P tried to help him float in the water. Death grip on the brother is what happened instead. I can’t say that I’m completely surprised as his big brothers all went through the same stage in the preschool years. Even dad being in the water one time did not cull those fears.
I was hoping to bring him to the pool with dad this summer. However, dad’s frequent work trips coupled with very limited pool access on base at the moment has made that option impossible to do right now. What I am seriously considering is a membership to the YMCA for more open swim hours and a way for the older boys to get some physical education and boost their mood during the long winter days. I am optimistic that continual exposure to the water will have J more comfortable and willing to start on the road to becoming a swimmer.
Seeing how the orange size helps to get the child to lean forward in the water, I can see how it will work to provide support while encouraging better positioning compared to wearing a regular floatation device. Just keep in mind that parental supervision is a constant need when using the product.
SWIMTRAINER “Classic” is found at Thanks Mama for $24.95 with all three sizes available for order.
Dislaimer ~ We were sent SWIMTRAINER “Classic” in orange to facilitate a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are our own.