Which floatation device is best for your child?

The use of a floatation device is extremely important and supportive for children swimming, no matter their age. This is in addition to support from an adult. However, we also recommend a floatation device, whether it be Float bands, Roll ups, a Zoodle or a Floatsuit. The most important thing to remember is that the adult must hold onto the child or child’s hands at all times as the child learns to swim. Only once the child gains confidence in the water should the adult either deflate the floatation device or allow the child to swim with less support or even unaided (and only for short periods in the first instance).


Trainer Seat 

The trainer seat is a great way to introduce your little one to being in the water. It allows kids to kick their legs around and move their arms and get used to the feeling of being in the water without having to have their upper body submerged. 



Swim Ring 

The Swim Ring is a great inflatable for all stages as it can be used from transitioning into Stage 2 onwards. The Swim Ring can be used as a progression from the Trainer Seat in Stage 1 as it allows for children to move their arms and legs more freely in the water. it is great to use both on its own or in combination with Float bands or roll ups. The swim ring gives

Float bands/Roll Ups

Float Bands and Roll Ups can be used by themselves or in combination with a Swim Ring or pool noodle. Float bands come in 3 sizes depending on weight and have a flat contoured under arm gusset for comfort. Roll Ups come in one size and are suitable  for 1-6 years all you have to do is inflate then simply roll them up your childs arm. 

Water Wings Vest 

The Water Wings Vest is a Zoggs innovation which helps kids learn to swim 5 times faster. The Water Wings Vest encourages the natural swimming position which means we recommend this for children who are a bit more cofident in the water. The unique foam design allows children to move their arms freely and dive under water while they are building their confidence. 

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Float Suit 

The Float Suit is a similar design to the Water Wings Vest except it is an all in one and the buoyancy is able to be adjusted depending on the childs swimming confidence. The  buoyncy can be decreased through the removal of the foam pads inside the suit as hte child gets progressivly more confident in the water. 


The Back Float is great for kids who are confident in the water and are practising freestyle or any other movement around the water. The Back Float has a double action safety buckle and the buoyancy can be gradually decreased as your child becomes increasingly confident in the water. It should be tight enough around your childs back so that it doesnt move but not too tight. The Back Float places your child in the natrual swimming position so it is best for children who are more confident in the water. 

Jet Pack 3 in 1 

The Jet Pack is a 3 in 1 buoyancy device that grows with your child. The first way to use it is as a full buoyancy back float. The second way is taking the middle section out and using it as a kickboard to practice kicking. The final way to use the Jet Pack is as areduced buoyancy back float with a kickboard. The Jet Pack enables independant use of arms and legs while it is in use. 

Zoggy Noodle 

The Zoggy Noodle is great for confident swimmers to help them improve their coordination and balance in the water. It can be used to build skills, swim and retreive games and for some fun in the pool. The Zoggy Noodle can be used in a similar way to the swim ring as it provides full range of motion of the arms and legs while providing support around the middle.