We all know pool accessories are half of the fun in swimming, especially if you have your own backyard pool. In recent years, pool accessories have really evolved past plain inflatable rafts and simple diving sticks.
As you stare at a pile of those bright pieces of foam from the dollar store, you may realize you have more than you know what to do with, or maybe some have been broken for ages but you haven’t gotten around to tossing them. Don’t throw them away just yet! You can repurpose those foam floaters with fun craft projects! These diy projects are simple enough for kids to do but fun enough that you won’t mind doing them too.
For a child, there’s something so exciting about putting on a life jacket. It signals an adventure is about to begin. Whether it’s a boat trip or just a dip in the pool, a kids life jacket signals big fun is ahead.
Practicing with a Kickboard has many benefits to improve your swimming. The number one thing I work on with my swimmers is their kick. If you do not have a strong kick, you will not be able to hold up your body. Think of it as a motorboat, you will not move without the engine in the back.
As a beginner to swimming it may feel every day in the pool is a challenge, but I promise that with practice you will make progress each and every day. The tools you use will help you excel so let’s chat about goggles. Particularly which ones are best for you as you begin your swimming journey.
Triathletes and long-distance swimmers know that swim goggles play a significant role in their race performance and goals. Here are 5 favorite brands and why these are relied on for long training and actual races:
Using sunscreen is very important for babies and children because it reduces the risk of too much exposure to the sun. Without sunscreen, your child is at risk of developing skin damage and/or cancer in the future.
If I were to choose one piece of equipment that will single-handedly improve your child’s relationship with the water, it’s goggles. A lot of children are uneasy in the water because it is something new. Without goggles, it can be very terrifying. Not only are they experiencing something new, but they also can’t see! Goggles will help a child feel more comfortable in the water. When a child feels more comfortable in the water, they will be able to focus on their skills, and improvements will be seen.
The gear your child needs for swim lessons will depend on the type of lesson and its location. First and foremost, communicate with your swim school, instructor, or coach. If there are any gear requirements, they'll be able to fill you in. But generally, your child's gear needs will be simple. Let’s take a look at the types of lessons and locations and what gear you’ll need for each.
Every year, more than 300 children in the US drown in swimming pools. There are basically two types of drowning prevention devices: those intended to keep a person afloat when in the water and those that sound an alert when a person falls into the water.