This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As of 2 weeks ago, we are officially in summer season. We’re ready for sun, fun and of course lots of swimming! While Miss H has been going to swimming lessons for the last couple of years, this is the first year where she is really ready to go on her own, but not 100% confident in her skills. I don’t think I’m quite ready to just sit on the side of the pool and watch her swim. Hopefully, next year. Until she’s ready to take on the water alone, I take a little help from SwimWays to insure Miss H continues to gain her confidence and gives me peace of mind.
We’ll be pausing swim lessons for the summer because I want to be able to work with her on her skills. Miss H was just promoted up a level in swimming which is great, but those new skills require a lot more arm movements, stamina and ability to swim multiple lengths of the pool without assistance. Taking a break from lessons gives my husband and I the chance to help her work on her swimming. I’m excited that Hattie is advanced enough for the Swim Step Three option – the Power Swimr. I like to think of it as training wheels for my little swimmer. She has the confidence to move her arms in a pinwheel style or in more of a breast stroke style.
The nice part of the Power Swimr is that as she becomes more confident in her abilities, there are 9 removable floats to adjust to what her needs are. I also love it for emergency potty breaks. No need to take it off, just unhook the bottom strap!
My mom even commented how much more strong her arm strokes are because they aren’t confined to a float. Hattie is comfortable jumping off the edge of the pool, floating on her back and loves just running around when she’s at the pool. I am secretly loving her abilities because now I get to relax in the pool a little more, but definitely getting splashed a lot more!
You can find SwimWays and this same Power Swimr at your local Toys R Us location and online. They have a variety of options for all ages. We had the baby float when Hattie was just a baby. It was perfect for pool days. Also mark your calendar for next year (May 19 ,2018) for the SwimWay’s National Learn to Swim Day. The 6th annual day just took place in May and it’s a great way to get your child into swimming and water safety!
There are so many SwimWays options to help your child be a confident swimmer.
What stage of the game is your child at?