Monthly Archives: June 2018

  1. Holiday style: Up to 50% off seasonal swimwear
    Holiday style: Up to 50% off seasonal swimwear

    Holiday style: Up to 50% off seasonal swimwear

    Our SS18 summer sale has just arrived with up to 50% off seasonal swimwear. Whether you're planning a staycation here in the UK or venturing further afield, it's the perfect time to treat yourself to some new swimwear. With huge savings to be made across women's, men's and children's styles, we take a look at some of our favourite pieces.

    We adore the Latino Love collection and the Latino Love Side Panel Swimsuit offers medium width adjustable straps and fixed foam cups for superb bust support. The panel design is really flattering and features an empire line to enhance the waist. With a bold floral print, on trend hot pinks and a high scoopback for added support and modesty, this swimsuit has it all. This swimsuit is super soft, quick drying and made from our chlorine resistant Hydrolife™ fabric, lasting over 200 pool hours. Currently reduced from £46 to £23.

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    The Baker Aquaback swimsuit features adjustable straps for a customized fit. It's also fully front lined for added control and modesty and features a vibrant digitally printed design. Made from our 100% chlorine proof Aqualast fabric, it's durable, resistant to snagging and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Currently reduced from £40 to £20!

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    Add a splash of the Tropics to your swims with the Pina Colada Starback featuring bold pineapple and leaf prints. Digitally printed for exceptional colour and detail, it has a two-tone back featuring adjustable straps for a customised fit. With a front lining and added support with an open Starback design, you can enjoy optimum performance. This swimsuit is made from our 100% chlorine proof Aqualast™ fabric which is durable, resistant to snagging and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Now reduced from £40 to £20!

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    The Sacred Craft Multi-Crossback Swimsuit is perfect for taking to the lanes and lounging poolside. With fixed foam cups for support on the bust and a discreet tummy control panel, it has a flattering fit. The high double crossback offers added support and draws the straps away from the shoulders for flexibility. Available in our super soft, quick drying and chlorine resistant Hydrolife™ fabric, it lasts over 200 pool hours. Now reduced from £45 to £22.50.

    Sacred Craft Multi Crossback

    The Perch Starback is sure to turn heads poolside, with its parrot and aztec print design. The vibrant arrow print draws into the centre of the body which enhances the waist. The open Starback offers exceptional freedom of movement for optimum performance with adjustable straps providing a customised fit. This swimsuit is also made from our 100% chlorine proof Aqualast™ fabric. Now reduced from £40 to £20!

    Perch Starback

    Our Aqua Reef Trinity Twistback Swimsuit is a flattering addition to your swim wardrobe with its crossover twistback for unrestricted movement. Offering fixed foam cups for exceptional bust support combined with a tummy control panel discreetly hidden with ruch detail, this swimsuit is sure to help you look fab and feel great. Currently available in our super soft, quick drying and chlorine resistant Hydrolife™ fabric which lasts over 200 pool hours. Was £42 and now only £21.

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    Our Men's Discovery 16" Swim Shorts feature stylish green and blue tones with deep side pockets. Me

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  2. Swimming With Men comes to cinemas this July
    Swimming With Men comes to cinemas this July

    Swimming With Men comes to cinemas this July

    Faced with a mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (played by comedian and actor Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers, who discover making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, smooth out the bumps in his work and marriage. Directed by Oliver

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  3. Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer
    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer

    Zoggs Swim Diaries: Outdoor swimming for the non-swimmer

    If you've not come across the Zoggs Swim Diaries before, it's typically where you'll find guest posts from inspirational people who are taking on a personal challenge. Whether it be learning to swim, working towards a specific goal or doing something extraordinary, every one of us has a story to tell. And that's what we love about the Zoggs Swim Diaries. Let us introduce you to Andi Wheeler...

    A few words about me – My name is Andi Wheeler, I am a 49 years old, size 24 and suffer from several long term health conditions (including Hypermobility, POTS, and Endometriosis among others – most of them contributing to Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue) that affect my mobility and exercise tolerance. I used to enjoy walking but gradually as my joints have deteriorated my ability to walk has declined and my weight has increased leading to a vicious downward spiral.

    I can only doggy paddle thanks to my stupid joints, I hate putting my face in the water and I have the greatest difficulty getting in but I LOVE being in the water – it is so wonderful to be free of gravity – for everything not to hurt just for that hour or so. I have been going to our local pool twice a week for the past 2 years or so – I don’t actually do a lot of “swimming” but use a Hydrotherapy Belt to assist me in a series of hydrotherapy exercises including walking , cycling and cross-country skiing with a few basic stretches and balances thrown in. I really notice it if I have to miss a couple of sessions and my mood also drops.

    Having a chronic condition, particularly one that is not visible (an invisible disability) is extremely wearying both mentally and physically – often you have no treatment options or the possibility of an end but you also have to put up with harassment from people – “why are you using a disabled bay?” “Why should I give up my seat to you?”, “why don’t you stop malingering and get a job?” The verbal abuse is actually better than the disgusted looks and sneers that you see on a daily basis. When I am in the pool I can forget all about that – no-one is judging me, no-one is sneering at me, I might get some funny looks when I use the mobility hoist to get in but at least I know I am DOING something that has a positive effect on my condition, my overall health and my mental wellbeing.

    In 2017 I discovered the Superhero Triathlon and decided that I would like to take part. I bought myself a tricycle (one of the many fun effects of Hypermobility is Poor Proprioception which leads to a terrible sense of balance) and in August myself, my husband and his best friend took part in the Team Sprint event. I have NEVER felt so accomplished – I have never been sporty and had never dreamed that I would be able to do anything even vaguely sport related let alone take part in a Triathlon! I decided that in 2018 I would like to try and do the swim stage which given my lack of swimming ability and water issues (I have a *wonderful* older brother who used to think it was funny to swim up behind me and grab my legs to pull me under the water or simply push me under and hold me there – needless to say this left me with a few “hangups” about water) is a real challenge for me but I WILL do it!!!

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    After exhaustive searches, first for a wet suit to fit and then for an accessible Open Water Swimming venue, and with my Hydrotherapy Belt and a full face mask as security blankets I did my first Open Water Swim with Swim Heron near Staines on 25th June and I LOVED IT!!! I guess it helped that it was one of the hottest days of the year and the water was lovely and refreshing (and 22C!) but I did it and I hope to go back twice a week until the end of summer.

    In summary no matter what size or shape you are, no matter whether you can swim or not, if you freak out at the thought of being out of your depth or being splashed in that face, if you hyperventilate at the thought of putting your head under that water IT DOESN’T MATTER!! Get yourself to a body of water and relax into it. Even if it just sitting on the beach and letting the water come up to your armpits DO IT – it’ll make you feel better about yourself. If I can do it then I’m sure you can give it a try.

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  4. How to protect your children in the sunshine
    How to protect your children in the sunshine

    How to protect your children in the sunshine

    Babies and children are particularly sensitive to the sun so protecting their skin when the temperatures rise really is essential. Here are our top tips to keeping children protected in the sunshine.

    Babies are particularly at risk to the damaging effects of the sun. Up to 6 months, the recommendation is to keep them out of the sun completely. This is because their skin has little melanin which provides some natural protection. If you do need to go outside when it's hot, aim for before 10am or after 4pm, using a buggy with a sun protection cover. Babies should always wear light clothing that covers their legs and arms along with a hat to protect their face and neck. Sunscreen can be used on babies from 6 to 12 months and should be applied to all uncovered areas. It must be applied 30 minutes before going outside and reapplied every two hours or straight after swimming.

    The Zoggs Mermaid Flower Sun Top and Deep Sea Sun Protection Top (for babies from 3 months up to 2 years) are ideal for keeping children protected. With UPF 50+ sun protection, these tops can be used in and around the pool to keep them warm and protected. The fabric is quick drying and the flat seams provide additional comfort.

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  5. PRODUCT RECALL - Zoggs Fogbuster & Lens Cleaner
    PRODUCT RECALL - Zoggs Fogbuster & Lens Cleaner

    PRODUCT RECALL - Zoggs Fogbuster & Lens Cleaner

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    Zoggs Fogbuster Anti-Fog & Lens Cleaner

    As a precautionary measure we are recalling all Zoggs Fogbuster Anti-Fog & Lens Cleaner sold from January 2018 onwards due to a potential manufacturing defect which could cause temporary discomfort and short-term eye damage. No other products are affected.

    If you have purchased Zoggs Fogbuster Anti-Fog & Lens Cleaner since 1 January 2018 please stop using it immediately and return it to the retailer from which it was purchased for a full refund.

    We have now permanently discontinued this product.

    If you have any queries or concerns please contact us at cs@zoggs.com or on our dedicated consumer helplines: 01276 486513 or 01276 486545.

    Helpline opening hours are:

    Weekdays 8am – 7pm

    Weekends 9am – 5pm

    We wish to thank you for your co-operation and apologise for the inconvenience.

     

    Zoggs International Ltd, Courtyard House, The Square, Lightwater, UK, GU18 5SS

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  6. Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers
    Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers

    Holiday essentials for babies and toddlers

    Our Learn to Swim range is designed to help provide children with a kick start in the pool whether they're starting or learning to swim. Our swimwear is cleverly designed with puncture-proof floats that help keep them in a natural swimming position with baby wraps and swim nappies to keep them warm. Our buoyancy aids are a great way for children to develop their swimming technique with kickboards ideal for building strength. Pool games are a great way to boost their confidence too. Here are some of our most popular products suitable for babies and young children.

    Our Baby Wraps (3 months to 2 years) are designed to keep babies and toddlers warm in and around the pool. With hook and loop fasteners on the front, these baby wraps are made from thick, durable neoprene for warmth and comfort. They're ideal for wearing with a Swim Sure Nappy and super snug to avoid accidents! The Swim Sure Nappy is available from size 0-3 months up to 18-24 months with our Adjustable

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  7. The best swimming pool games for kids
    The best swimming pool games for kids

    The best swimming pool games for kids

    With the summer holidays just a month away, we're dreaming about family time spent by the pool playing games. Here are just a few of our favourites whether you're heading to your local leisure centre or further afield.

    For younger children, or those visiting the pool for

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  8. Stay safe in the water #DPW
    Stay safe in the water #DPW

    Stay safe in the water #DPW

    The annual Royal Lifesaving Society UK Drowning Prevention Week campaign, in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England, takes place between the 15th and 25th June

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  9. Buoyancy aids for children up to 5
    Buoyancy aids for children up to 5

    Buoyancy aids for children up to 5

    While buoyancy aids are a great way to build water confidence when children are starting or learning to swim, they're ideal for keeping them safe too. Children should of course always be supervised

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  10. Ten brilliant UK waterparks for all the family
    Ten brilliant UK waterparks for all the family

    Ten brilliant UK waterparks for all the family

    Waterparks are great fun for all the family and the ideal place to burn off some of that excess energy whatever the weather. Here are ten brilliant UK waterparks, split by region.

    South East England

    Coral

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