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SWIMTRAINER "Classic"
From: FREDS SWIM ACADEMY

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MSRP: $24.90
Age Range: 0 to 8
Specialty: Yes (as of 2012)
Gender: Boys And Girls
Category:Water Activities
Safety
Educational



Using the 3-stage learn-to-swim SWIMTRAINER "Classic" children develop the perfect swimming style. In accordance with the company motto "it's safe to have fun," from the age of 3 months children can safely enjoy independence and have lots of fun while learning how to swim. Specially designed swimming aids are introduced according to the child's age and learning ability (red, orange, yellow). The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" comes in three different sizes. Red, for ages 3 months-4 years, is used for early habituation with the water and for learning the correct leg movements; orange, for ages 2-6, focuses on encouraging proper leg and arm movement; yellow, for ages 4-8, provides a methodical progression towards swimming with no swimming aids.  These training techniques are applied for the child to achieve a perfect swimming style. SWIMTRAINER "Classic" offers children: Ideal swimming position in the water, Fast and easy to put on with clip fastener, Inflatable pads to prevent slipping through, Adjustable safety belt to prevent tipping forwards.



TDmonthly Review:

WHAT IT IS

The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" is an inflatable device that helps kids learn to swim. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" comes in three different sizes. Red, for ages 3 mos-4 years, is used for early habituation with the water and for learning the correct leg movements; Orange, for ages 2-6, focuses on encouraging proper leg and arm movement; Yellow, for ages 4-8, provides a methodical progression towards swimming with no swimming aids.

WHAT WE THOUGHT

Our reviewer tested the Orange SWIMTRAINER "Classic" with a 3 1/2 year old. The product is made of high-quality materials and is colorful and well designed.

Many possible safety precautions have been incorporated into the flotation device, such as a clear-snap cover, clips to keep the device in place, and inflatable shoulder straps and pads that help the product fit snugly and prevent children from slipping through.

Unlike arm flotation bands, which hold children upright like a cork, this product's horse-shoe shape encourages the child to lean forward and raise their legs behind them. This helps them learn the correct swimming form.

As with all other floating devices for toddlers, constant supervision is a must. The product is easy to set up, but it's best to use an air pump to inflate it. If not strapped correctly, the straps may become uncomfortable around the neck after an hour of movement.

WHY THEY'LL WANT IT

"Kids get excited about using it," our reviewer said, citing the product's colorful appearance, design, and high quality. Parents who want to make sure their children are safely learning proper swimming technique will welcome this product — as will kids who are annoyed by bulky, uncomfortable arm floaters or life jackets.

TDmonthly staff


ToyDirectory Product ID#: 34065      (added 4/10/2012)







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