Welcome to the second post in my 12 Gifts of Christmas series. I have reviewed the fantastic SwimFin and if you scroll down to the bottom you can enter to win a SwimFin in the colour of your choice. Over the next few weeks I will be hosting competitions for 12 different and unique Christmas gift ideas for all members of the family. To make sure you don’t miss any subscribe to my blog posts by filling in your email in the box to the right of the page. You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram where I will be posting links to the competitions. I hope you enjoy them and good luck!
My 4 year old was so delighted when he recieved his SwimFin that he promptly put it on, over his clothes and ran around the house pretending to be a shark. SwimFin comes in 8 different colours but he had opted for a black one so he could “look like a real actual shark!” The 8yr old was equally impressed with his red one and they both played sharks and still use them to play sharks a few weeks later on.
SwimFin is not meant to be played with in the house although there are no rules against that. It’s actually a pretty cool teaching aid, flotation device and fun water toy all in one. How it works is really clever in that it is suitable from those just learning to swim to those who can swim and are learning stroke techniques. The more of the fin that is in the water the more support it is giving.
“This means when the child is vertical, doggy paddling through the water, SwimFin will be almost completely submerged, giving maximum support. As the child’s body position becomes more horizontal, SwimFin comes out of the water giving less support. This means the child is swimming more for themselves with less and less assistance. And Swimfin never has to be inflated, deflated, or need to have additional support added or removed”.
When we took the boys swimming in the October half term the SwimFin was brilliant. The 8yr old used it to practise his technique. With the aid of the SwimFin he could focus purely on what his arms and legs were doing. The 4yr old who can swim about 10m (doggy paddle) was so much more confident in the water with it on. He could keep up with his big brother and wasn’t worried at all. He used to be such a nervous swimmer who hated getting splashed and wouldn’t put his face in the water. He’s better now than he was but still isn’t keen on putting his face in. However with the SwimFin on his back he turned in to ‘shark Finlay’ and was keen to put his face in the water so that he could swim around and look as shark like as possible.
Both boys loved their SwimFins and James’ little boy also wore one when he got tired after swimming around for a while. SwimFin will definitely be something that we continue to use when swimming and will be coming on holiday with us when we go in the summer.
Watch a video of SwimFin in action.
I think a SwimFin would make a great Christmas present as not only is it useful it is fun. Any kid would love one so it’s a great present for those who are sometimes hard to buy for.
For your chance to win one SwimFin RRP: £21.99 in the colour of your choice enter via the Rafflecopter below.
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