Monthly Archives: September 2016

  1. The Benefits of Swimming During Pregnancy
    The Benefits of Swimming During Pregnancy

    The Benefits of Swimming During Pregnancy

    It's important to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout your pregnancy, and most forms of light exercise will assist in easing up aches and pains as well as your breathing, helping you to utilise oxygen more efficiently. Swimming is a fantastic low impact exercise, making it perfect for light activity throughout pregnancy. By exercising in the pool, the water will help to support your joints and ligaments, as well as counteract any increased muscle strain from your growing bump. We've put together some top tips to ensure you get the most out of swimming during pregnancy.

    First TrimesterBrighton Maternity Scoopback Swimsuit

    If you have the time and energy, you should try to swim on a daily basis during the first three months of pregnancy. By swimming for up to 30 minutes as regularly as possible you can add a huge boost to your mood and health during this time. In the early stages of pregnancy, you should still feel comfortable swimming your regular stroke or carrying on with your usual training regime, but ensure that you don’t overexert yourself and that you take to a more relaxed pace.

    Second Trimester

    As swimming is not strenuous, as an expectant mum, you can continue to swim throughout your pregnancy. It's a great way to reduce nausea and feel energised. The buoyancy provided by the water will help to ease muscles and reduce aches and pains caused by the additional weight of your bump. Backstroke may become the most comfortable stroke for you at this stage, but you should always stick with the stroke that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident in the water. You will find our video on improving your backstroke technique here.

    Third Trimester

    As you reach your third trimester, you may be left with pains in your back and chest. It is important to focus on regular breathing and maintaining a comfortable stroke at this stage, breaststroke will therefore be the most beneficial and supportive stroke. If you have concerns with breathing, it may be worth incorporating a snorkel

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  2. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Isle of Wight Swim in 25 hrs 56 mins

    After months of training and planning, Scott Dawson has completed his non-stop 65 mile swim around the Isle of Wight for charity. Here's what Scott had to say after the event...

    How do you describe the best week of your life?

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  3. Best Baby Toddler Gear Awards: Miss Zoggy Trainer Seat Awarded Bronze
    Best Baby Toddler Gear Awards: Miss Zoggy Trainer Seat Awarded Bronze

    Best Baby Toddler Gear Awards: Miss Zoggy Trainer Seat Awarded Bronze

    We are extremely excited to announce that our Miss Zoggy Trainer Seat has been awarded Bronze in the Swim Safety Category for this year's Best Baby and Toddler Gear Awards!

    The Best

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