Monthly Archives: October 2018

  1. Aquaman joins the new DC Super Heroes collection
    Aquaman joins the new DC Super Heroes collection

    Aquaman joins the new DC Super Heroes collection

    We're delighted to announce Aquaman has joined our new DC Super Heroes collection which includes Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. With swimwear for all the family, goggles, games and accessories, now everyone can swim like a superhero. Here are a few of our favourite products

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  2. What you need for your first swimming lesson
    What you need for your first swimming lesson

    What you need for your first swimming lesson

    While it might seem obvious what you needed for a first swimming lesson, it's not always clear beyond the swimwear and towel. Here's a handy checklist to make sure that first experience

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  3. Learn to swim like a superhero
    Learn to swim like a superhero

    Learn to swim like a superhero

    Building water confidence in children is so important but now they can learn to swim with their favourite super hero. Our Water Wings vests (designed for children aged 2 to 5) provide buoyancy and encourage a natural swimming position so they can get used to using their arms and

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  4. ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge
    ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge

    ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ – Take on the challenge

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    Being a Superhero is never easy and they have to overcome their challenges along the way…This is why Zoggs and Warner Brothers have teamed up to give everyone a chance to be a Superhero. As part of ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ we have set you 5 challenges to defeat to truly earn your place with Aquaman!

    Save the underwater kingdom of Atlantis

    You will need: DC Super Hero Dive Balls or Zoggy Dive Sticks or Zoggy Dive Rings

    War is raging between the seven seas and the surface world and only Aquaman can stop the war. Help him by completing this challenge! Drop the Dive Toys into the water, depending on the difficulty level this could be in a straight line or scattered. Decide the sequence in which the Dive Toys should be retrieved and returned to the edge of the pool. Start by collecting one at a time and returning to the wall. If you need to make it a little harder try and collect them all in one go without returning to the wall.

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    Aquaman vs Orm

    You will need: Zoggy Back Float or Kickboard or Jet Pack

    This is a race between Aquaman (hero) and Orm (villain). Set the distance the race will be completed over and decide who will be the Superhero and who will be the Villain. If there are more than two people, make it into a relay: Team

    Aquaman vs Team Orm! Who will win? Start by using a floatation aid, but if you need to make it harder try it without the floatation aid.

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    Don’t drop Aquaman’s Trident

    You will need: Aquaman Gel Ball or DC Super Hero Splash Ball or Splash Ball

    Aquaman’s Trident (Trident of Neptune) gives Aquaman the power to rule the sea. Start a game of catch, standing close together, as each catch is successful take one step apart from each other. See if you can get all the way to opposite sides of the pool. Try not to drop the ball or Aquaman’s Trident will break. If you need to make this a little harder try and get faster as you get further apart.

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    Dolphins vs Sharks

    You will need: an inflatable or foam Noodle

    Being King of Seven Seas Aquaman looks after all the animals in the sea, but which animals Aquaman’s favourite? Sitting on the zoodle, so it is placed between your legs, decide on the distance and which of Aquaman’s sea friends you are, and RACE! Ready, Set, Go!

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    Collect your loyalty card today (from participating venues) and start completing the challenges to receive your Superpowered Aquaman wristband. Check out all of the participating venues on our ‘Swim Like Aquaman’ page!

    Don’t forget to watch Aquaman take on Orm in cinemas December 14! We can’t wait, if you can’t either check out the teaser today!

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  5. New study finds swimming benefits mental health
    New study finds swimming benefits mental health

    New study finds swimming benefits mental health

    According to a new study from YouGov, commissioned by Swim England, swimming significantly reduces the symptoms of anxiety and depression for 1.4 million adults in Britain. Almost half a million of these adults (492,000) say swimming has resulted in fewer visits to a medical professional

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  6. Improve your heart health with swimming
    Improve your heart health with swimming

    Improve your heart health with swimming

    The health benefits of swimming are widely known. Whether you want to feel stronger and healthier, relax and reduce stress or burn those calories, it's a great all round exercise. With October being National Cholesterol Month, we thought we'd take a look at how swimming and eating more healthily can help reduce the risk of heart disease.

    Coronary heart disease is caused when your heart's blood supply is blocked by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries. Adopting an active lifestyle and swimming can significantly reduce the risks. Even if you swim for 30 minutes three times a week, you can reduce your blood pressure level. Swimming will also help you burn fat which will help reduce cholesterol. In addition, swimming can also raise the good cholesterol and boost your metabolism. What's more 30 minutes in the pool is the equivalent to 45 minutes exercise on land and you could burn up to 500 calories an hour!

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    Choosing a healthy diet that's low in saturated fat will help keep your cholesterol levels lower. Heart UK recommends you include these six super foods in your diet which are known to further reduce cholesterol levels.

    Soya foods - the special proteins in soya also appear to influence how the body regulates cholesterol with studies showing you can lower your cholesterol by around 6% with as little as 15g of soya protein. Nuts - rich in vegetable protein, fibre and unsaturated fats, a handful of nuts has the potential to lower cholesterol by 5%. Oats and barley - rich in a form of soluble fibre, once eaten the beta glucan becomes a gel which helps bind cholesterol in the intestines and prevent it from being absorbed.

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    Foods fortified with plant sterols and stanols - these have been known to reduce cholesterol for some time. Naturally found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, fruit and vegetables, the recommended intake is 1.5-2.4g plant sterols/stanols every day. Fruit and vegetables - all fruit and veg reduces helps to keep saturated fat intake low. Try to have at least one pulse (beans, peas, lentils) everyday. Other rich sources of soluble fibre include sweet potato, aubergine, okra (ladies finger), broccoli, apples, strawberry and prunes. Foods rich in unsaturated fats - keeping our daily intake of saturated fats down (less than 20g for women and 30g for men), is essential for lowering cholesterol. Saturated fats can be replaced by unsaturated fats found in olives, sunflower, corn, rapeseed and other vegetable, nut and seed oils.

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    To find out more about #NationalCholesterolMonth, head over to Heart UK. You can join their Great Cholesterol Challenge and do the NHS heart age test here. If you'd like to start swimming more regularly, check out this post which features six videos to help you perfect your strokes.

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