Learning to swim, together with safety awareness in and around water are important all year round in Australia, but even more so during our warmer months. Another consideration is how to avoid unwanted accidents if you child is not toilet trained.
We’ve found some great swimwear and buoyancy products to suit a range of needs.
CONTAINMENT SWIM SHORTS
Conni Swim Shorts have a great range of products for children, youths and adults. Conni is designed to contain! The technology provides a safe, secure and confident aquatic experience when those unexpected accidents occur; while choosing an environmentally sustainable alternative to disposable products.
RRP $69.95 (kids) & $79.95 (adults) www.shop.conni.com.au
BABY BEEHINDS REUSABLE SWIM NAPPY
This multi-award-winning reusable swim nappy will grow with your child and prevent any ‘code brown’ situations! Perfect for the younger child as it’s one-size-fits-most. There is a velcro waist closure for quick and easy adjustment and removal, a soft inner lining that goes against the skin with strong but gentle elastics to keep everything contained for a fun swim!
RRP $26.00 www.babybeehinds.com.au
LIFE JACKET VERTICAL
Life Jacket Adapted Inc produce safe and reliable lifejackets designed for people of all ages with reduced mobility. Check out the great range they have including the Life Jacket-Vertical. It has great capacity to keep the body vertical and supports people with multiple disabilities. This style of floatation aid keeps the mouth away from water and maintains the body at the vertical, despite challenges with the lower body.
From approx. RRP $250.00 – ships worldwide www.pfd-a.com
RASHEE SUN TOP
Night N Day’s Unisex Short Sleeve Rashees are a great addition to style and compliment their incontinence swimwear including Swim Shorts, SwimSkorts and Swim Nappies. The rashees are regular fitting, plus seam free and UPF 50+ sun protection rating.
Night N Day Comfort’s Unisex Swim Shorts provide discreet style to incontinence swimwear whilst still being leak-free with non-removable pad, elastic legs, thick waistband with drawstring for a safe, secure and stress-free swim. RRP from $64.95
Night N Day Comfort’s SwimSkort provides fashionable style to incontinence swimwear like never before! Leak-free with non- removable pad, elastic legs and waistband for a safe, secure, and stylish stress-free swim.
Night N Day Comfort’s Unisex Swim Nappy is perfect for incontinence. With a waterproof outer with a non-removable pad, double elastic legs, thick waistband with drawstring, they ensure a safe, secure, leak-free swim. RRP from $54.95
All available from www.nightnday.com.au
Never fear, your SuperHeroes are here! We love these Marvel Buoyancy Vests by Zoggs to keep your little super heroes equipped for action this summer!
RRP $60.00 www.zoggs.com.au/collections/dc-super-heroes
Splash Jammers have been designed to cater for people of all ages and abilities. These swimmers have a built-in suction ring to stop leakage which is reliable against leaks into pools. These swimmers have been tested and approved by swim schools around the world and are considered best practice by the British Standards Institute.
RRP $49.95 www.topcattreasure.com.au
The AquaJogger is a buoyancy belt that comfortably suspends you at shoulder level in deep water allowing you to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water exercises. With a multitude of accessories to enhance rehabilitation, including Aqua Jogger complete sets, which are a great way to work towards some water therapy goals.
RRP from $39.95. Ships to Australia www.aquajogger.com
KONFIDENCE JACKET – ORIGINAL
The Konfidence Jacket is designed for 1-7 years olds. The built-in buoyancy gives a boost to the wearer’s natural buoyancy allowing the development of a swimming technique. It has 8 removable foam floats which allow the buoyancy to be tailored to the wearer’s needs and ability. It’s also is 100% sun protection for your child!
RRP $64.95 www.konfidenceaustralia.com.au
KONFIDENCE JACKET – YOUTH
The Konfidence Youth Jacket is designed for 8-14 years olds. It offers a credible alternative to other swimming aids, particularly for older children that want to avoid the stigma of wearing arm bands.
It has an adjustable buoyancy system for staged swimming development and an adjustable neoprene crotch strap that ensures a snug fit (this can be removed if preferred).
RRP $119.95 www.konfidenceaustralia.com.au
The Sprint Aquatics Wonder Board can be used to improve balance, coordination or provide stabilisation. It is made from durable and dense closed-cell foam, in a unique “V” shape design. This Wonder Board can be used for sitting, kneeling or standing exercise to strengthen the core and back.
Approx. RRP $50.00 Ships to Australia www.sprintaquatics.com
WOW POOL NOODLE
This heavy duty, thick swimming pool noodle will last the distance this summer! WOW ‘World of Watersports’ have created a noodle with soft luxurious foam; ribbed texture for extra grip and non-slip makes floating comfortable and easy plus it conforms to the body.
RRP $80.00. Ships to Australia www.amazon.com
AQUA SPHERE GOGGLES
Aqua Sphere goggles enable leak free fun! Suitable for children over 3 years of age, these googles have easy adjustable side buckles with lenses both with anti- scratch and anti-fog coatings. As well as being 100% UV proof they provide excellent peripheral vision.
RRP $29.99 www.childrenssafetyglasses.com.au
WARM IN ONE WETSUIT
How’s this product for anyone living in a state that isn’t always warm? The Warm In One Wetsuit is an award winning special fleece-lined baby wetsuit and is perfect for chilly pools, windy beaches or for children with very sensitive skin. It will keep barrier creams in place for comfort and peace of mind while swimming. Easy change, on and off with a deep back opening.
RRP $44.95 www.aussiebabies2kids.com.au
Zoggs Swimming Ear Bands are designed to keep water out of little ears, hold earplugs in and are designed from 6 months to 12 years. They are reversible, adjustable, fun and ENT recommended.
RRP $10.00 www.zoggs.com.au
Eenee swimmers look like regular swimmers and have waist and leg cords for a secure fit plus a stretch waterproof inner sling for containment while swimming. Comes in 6 unisex sizes in red or blue, to fit children to adults. With a range from 5 to 95 years, there is something to suit everyone here.
RRP from $61.95 www.eenee.com
DISPOSABLE SWIM DIAPERS
Theraquatics have a range of disposable swim diapers from child to adult. They are made from a laminated (waterproofed) nylon/lycra fabric with a 100% knit polyester inner. It does not contain latex or any latex properties. Its non-absorbent, breathable material won’t come apart and clog pool filtration systems. They are effective in containing solids without adding weight or disintegrating.
RRP from $5.70 www.theraquatics.com.au
SWIMWEAR DISPOSABLE NAPPIES
Swimmates are designed for aqua therapy or any day in the pool. This discreet disposable bowel containment swimwear is designed for one time use under swimwear then torn away and disposed of after swimming and come in adults size. Feel confident and enjoy the water without the worry!4
RRP $22.90 www.fishpond.com.au