Get ready with the right equipment
Depending on your child’s age, they may need some kind of flotation device. Babies and toddlers can use armbands and rubber rings, whilst older children will likely need a float – it won’t impede arm movement, and provides endless opportunities for kids to channel their inner sharks. A swim vest is another top choice for those who are almost able to swim unaided – just remove the floats gradually until they are ready to go it alone.
Nobody likes getting water in their eyes, and the right-sized goggles can make a huge difference. Once your kids realise they can explore underwater life without stinging their eyes, they’ll have a whole new lease of aquatic life. Just you wait.
Swim toys and accessories help keep swimming interesting, and things like swim noodles, inflatables and dive sticks quickly become an instructor’s best friend.