We all know if you start kids off in the right way, you've got a swimmer for life. And by starting off right, we don’t just mean teaching them to swim safely - they need to have fun in the water. It's one of the reasons we make pool games suitable for babies and children whatever swim stage they're at. Here are a few of our favourites.
Stage 1 - Starting to swim
Stage 1 is about building your little ones familiarity with water and creating a comfortable environment ofr them. We recommend introducing some games and fun toys in at bath time intially to create a fun experience for them. Bring these toys along to your first time in the pool to make the transition to pool a bit easier.
Our Zoggy Soakers are designed to build your little ones confidence in the water. The Zoggy Soakers absorb the water and can be squeezed over your childs head, arms and body to familiarise your little one with the feeling of water on their skin.
They can be introduced at bath time so your child can get familiar with them before bringing them with you to the pool. These characters make for a fun pool game for all ages as they float.
Stage 2 - Learning to swim
Stage 2 is all about builing your childs confidence and learning new skills in the water.
Our Seal Flips are a brilliant way to build water confidence and are great to develop their breathing technique - children can just blow the seal to make it's head flip! They have to be careful, if they blow too hard the seal will float away, if they blow too soft the seals won't move at all!
The Seal Flips float too so they can be used as a swim and retrieve game - ideal for developing swimmers (who are in a swim jacket or armbands).
Stage 3 - Confident Swimmers
Stage 3 is all about building your kids confidence and skills under the water through fin and competition.
Our favourite game for confident swimmers is our Zoggy Dive Sticks. Kids can take the plunge with this dive and retrieve game which consists of 3 Zoggy sticks which can be thrown into the water. They land at the bottom of the pool as they fill with water on the way down - ideal for developing those swimming skills (and perhaps a little healthy competition!).