Monthly Archives: June 2015

  1. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Learning Survival Skills

    This week is Drowning Prevention Week 2015; at swimming pools across the country, lessons this week are focusing on survival skills. So, I rocked up at my swimming lesson yesterday in

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  2. Zoggs Baby Swimwear Guide
    Zoggs Baby Swimwear Guide

    Zoggs Baby Swimwear Guide

    For many parents, buying baby swimwear can be a step into the unknown. To help, we've put together some top tips, covering everything you need to know when buying children’s swimwear this summer!

    Size Up

    Comfort is really important for babies; t

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  3. Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015
    Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015

    Five Best Swimming Pool Toys for Summer 2015

    Swimming pool toys are not just for fun; they are also a great way to help your child become a more confident swimmer. We take a look at some of the best toys you can buy this summer for endless hours of fun in the water!

    Swimming pool toys

    Little Squirts

    Little Squirts are designed for children who are new to the water. They suck up water before squirting it out again – a harmless, fun way for little ones to become used to the feel of being in the water. We hear from plenty of parents who use these at bath time as well as down at their local pool!

    Swimming pool toys

    Peppa and George Soakers

    Kids love these soakers, which are based on the characters from the ever-popular Peppa Pig TV programme. They are soft to the touch, and soak up water and make a fun splash when thrown into the pool, helping younger children adapt to the water with the help of Peppa P

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  4. Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From my local pool to open water 10k

    Zoggs International Marketing Manager Ben Hornett shares his journey from swimming once or twice a week in his local pool to taking part in the Jubilee 10k!

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  5. Zoggs Shortlisted at the "Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards"
    Zoggs Shortlisted at the "Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards"

    Zoggs Shortlisted at the "Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards"

    Zoggs are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year's prestigious 'Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards'.

    Baby and toddler gear

    The popular product that has been shortlisted for the outstanding award is the Zoggy/Miss Zoggy Swimfree Floatsuit - for warmth, colour and safety in the pool.

    The Floatsuit is hugely popular with parents across the UK who have young children learning to swim.  The product is noted for its excellent safety features whilst being comfortable, bright and visible, fun to wear - and also affordable.

    With 2 inflatable chambers within the front and back of the suit, the floatsuit allows complete freedom of movement when swimming and peace of mind for parents. As your child’s skills and confidence in the water increases, parents can gradually reduce the amount of air in the suit, making the transition to swimming freely seamless. And with UPF50+ fabric - the highest level of sun protection found in the clothing, the team at Zoggs are please to be recognised by the awards for the products extensive features.

    The next stage...

    The awards organisers are now moving towards the consumer testing phase, during which members of the public will get to trial the nominees' products and judge the ultimate winners for themselves. The team at Zoggs are keeping their fingers firmly crossed for lots of votes!

    How to vote...

    To vote for Zoggs - visit www.mumii.co.uk/content/view/award/Swim_Safety_2015

    This is your chance to have your say and to let the awards organisers know which products you really rate and value. The public vote will also determine the winner of the Consumer Choice award, which will run alongside the gold, silver and bronze awards that are judged by the awards panel and the product testers.

    Win £100 Amazon Voucher

    For every vote on Mu

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  6. Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: From non swimming mum to completing my first swimathon

    Zoggs eCommerce & Digital Marketing Manager, and mum of three Jocelyn Kirby shares her journey from non-swimmer to successfully completing her first swimathon.

    swimathon1

    As a child I didn’t have swimming lessons. I was happy to jump in and play around and could do an odd doggy paddle-crawl hybrid stroke to get myself back to the side of the pool again, which at the time, seemed to be good enough. I missed out on a few things as a child because I couldn’t swim – the canoeing on the school camping trip when I was 12 and my friends’ swimming parties at Coral Reef in Bracknell; but it wasn’t enough for me to ask my parents for lessons.

    And so that was that! I went through my teenage years avoiding deep water scenarios and as a young adult did not feel confident enough to want to get into a swimming costume in public. In my early twenties I tried a few times to get myself swimming but no matter how hard I tried, I didn’t seem able to manage more than half a length of frantic breaststroke which got me nowhere and probably looked more like drowning than swimming. I’m pretty certain that on a few occasions the lifeguards were ready to jump in and rescue me!

    Then I had kids.

    I was determined that they wouldn’t grow up to be the floundering, scared of the deep-end, non-swimmer that I was. So as soon as they were old enough to go in the water without me (at our swim school this was aged 3), I signed them up for lessons.

    In less than a term they were swimming unaided for a width of the small pool. That’s when it really hit me. If I didn’t learn to swim properly, my children would be better swimmers than me in no time.

    With my thirtieth birthday just around the corner, I bit the bullet and signed up for swimming lessons. Three years on and I have completed the 2014 2.5k Swimathon (that’s 100 lengths of a 25m pool!), am just about venture into open water and find myself working at Zoggs."

    Learning to swim has literally changed my life.

    Read more about Jocelyns Swimathlon challenge here

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  7. Kids Swimming Goggles: How to Choose the Best Pair
    Kids Swimming Goggles: How to Choose the Best Pair

    Kids Swimming Goggles: How to Choose the Best Pair

    Sometimes, persuading your child to wear swimming goggles can be tough. Yet it is not a battle that is worth losing.

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