We love to go swimming as a family, but it’s really something that we don’t do enough! So, after promising Busby a swimming adventure while we were in the Lake District last week, we headed to Kendal Leisure Centre with our new swimming gear from Zoggs.
I want to apologise in advance for the photos, as it was incredibly dark in the leisure centre. They’re definitely not up to my usual standard, but the kids had an amazing time in the pool so the memories outweigh the slight blurring…!
Zoggs sent Busby and H-Bear an amazing Water Wing swim vest each, a new swimming costume and even goggles! The children go swimming with their grandparents almost weekly, and Busby has been asking for goggles for months now, so she was over the moon.
Busby was sent the pink and purple Mermaid Flower Water Wing Swim Vest (£23) and H-Bear the Deep Sea Water Wing Swim Vest (also £23). Although a tad too gender specific for my liking, the vest are fun and colourful. Both children were very happy with their colours and characters.
The vests are made of neoprene, with floats in the arms to increase buoyancy and ease of movement. Busby is just starting to swim, and she loves this vest when doing backstroke as it keeps her afloat and she can concentrate more on the task of swimming. H-Bear is more interested in playing in the water at the moment, but he did have a little float on his back – and it’s not something he would have considered doing without the vest on. It’s definitely improved both children’s confidence in the water.
Both children already own the standard Zoggs swim jackets, but we have found that these tend to ride up when in deeper water. The Water Wing vests don’t ride up as much; the sleeves seem to help prevent this.
H-Bear wears age 2-3 years and Busby age 4-5 years. Both fit brilliantly.
Busby was also sent a Jungle Fun Yaroomba Floral Swimsuit (£16) from the Zoggs range, and H-Bear was sent a pair of Sharky Watershorts (£14). Both coordinate wonderfully with the vests and their matching Little Twist Kids Swimming Goggles (£10 per pair).
I’ve been so inspired with the Water Wing swim vests and honestly can’t recommend them enough. They’ve given the children even more confidence in the water, and have inspired us to take them swimming more regularly. However, take a plastic bag with you for afterwards to store them in, as they do get very soggy and take a while to dry out!
You can discover the whole range on the Zoggs website. I rather fancy a pair of Dory goggles for myself…!