I learnt to swim as an adult. Five years ago I tackled my fear of the water once and for all and started swimming lessons. Not easy, not even fun at times, but very very rewarding. I've found an exercise that is both relaxing, yet taxing; hard work yet n
Now I am quite a few months into my swimming lessons I felt it was a good time to sit down and reflect on my journey so far. There were a lot of ups and downs – but ultimately I feel that I am really getting there!
My first hurdle was getting over my own mental block of actually getting into the water, overcoming my past experiences and fear of drowning. As an adult through talking with my instructor I came to the realisation that although my fear was reasonable, to and extent it was irrational! I swim in a pool where I can touch the bottom with my feet the whole way along, supported by a competitive swimming ins
Now I have got over my initial fears from my first few lessons, I was not dreading Thursday evenings anymore!
A few lessons in we are continuing to build confidence with the basics: blowing bubbles trying to keep the full face in the water; kicking up to the middle of the pool holding a noodle in our hands while putting our faces in the water. We were told to breathe out under water until we could hear and feel the bubbles around
If I was going to go for it I decided I needed to be prepared (all the gear and no idea scenario!) So chatting to various swimmers I came up with a packing list….
At Zoggs, we've been developing goggles for 25 years, and we understand how wearing goggles for the first time can sometimes be a strange experience for little ones.
We've introduced our new Little Twist Goggles to our range, offering our new Easy Adjust strap mechanism so little ones can achieve that perfect fit fuss-free. The Easy Adjust Strap is thick and durable, with a press release adjustment at the back to deter children from changing the fit. The wider design reduces pressure and means hair is less likely to become
Since using the Zoggs Water Wing Vest in lessons, it has produced incredible results in the confidence and technique of students. I wanted to share a few stories that stand out in using the product as at first I was cautious putting it on my students and I wasn’t sure how well it would work. While at first it looked as though it would work similarly to arm bands and limit arm movement and inhibit good body position, I found it was completely different to my first impression. H
It's commonly known that children learn to swim as much from their parents at the weekend, as in their weekly lessons. Although the benefits are evident it can sometimes seem like an uphill struggle at times to take the kids swimming at the weekend, you get them to the pool and get them changed but what next? Our Learn to Swim teacher tackles the most common questions asked by parents about how to develop their child’s swim development:
‘Do you swim?’ was the most awkward interview question I had ever been asked. Sure
Born in Australia, the home of swimming, we've now been swimming around the world for 25 years! At Zoggs we have a passion for creating innovative, exciting and high quality products, which is why we're celebrating a fantastic 25 years of innovation.
So, where did it all begin..?
Zoggs is born in Sydney, Australia. We become the first brand to offer UV protection and split-yoke straps as standard features on all goggles.