This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Last summer was the first with our own pool. We were so excited when our yard renovation was complete and we spent every day from spring to early fall swimming. The cooler weather was genuinely disappointing because we knew it would be months before we could comfortably play in our pool again. Arizona temperatures are now close to 100° and we’ve already spent several weekends in our pool. Our hedgehog birthday party was the first time we had friends over to swim this season and from then our oldest daughter has invited friends over to swim daily. Little sister has been enjoying the water too. Her SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy provides a safe way for her to practice kicking and be independent in the pool. SwimWays is a leader in helping children learn to swim and promoting water safety; each year they celebrate this initiative with an annual National Learn to Swim Day the third Saturday of May. This year is the sixth annual event and will be held May 20.
The SwimWays National Learn to Swim Day began in 2012 and is dedicated to being a resource for parents and sharing the importance of water safety. My daughters both had swim lessons at an early age. Our oldest daughter loved her weekly swim lessons for years but little sister hasn’t been so happy. We know there are many different styles and ways to teach swim; keeping our daughters comfortable in the water has always been the top priority. Little sister has used a SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy since she was very young. It’s the best baby float product on the market and great for introducing infants to water comfortably. The baby float is designed for children 9-24 months to help them be comfortable and eventually learn to swim.
The baby spring float has many features that stand out against competitors.
- The removable and adjustable sun canopy makes it safe for all times of day.
- The soft mesh seat is comfortable for baby allowing natural movement.
- Mesh play space around the float is great for toys.
- Folds flat and includes carrying bag to easily bring the float to the pool or on family vacations.
The float and bag are very light and little sister gets very excited to help get ready for pool time. I remember being in swim lessons for many years as a child. My husband and brothers laugh because after all those years of lessons, I’m not a strong swimmer. However, I am comfortable in the water and was taught about water safety as a child. Swim team may not be in little sister’s future but we recognize the importance of teaching her how to safely enjoy the water.
The float and shade pop open and lay flat.
Quickly inflate the two rings and the float is ready for use.
The sun shade secures with snaps and can be adjusted according to the sun position, or fully removed for late afternoon pool time when our water is fully shaded.
While little sister might not be enjoying her swim lessons, she is certainly having fun in our pool at home. SwimWays gives her the confidence she needs to enjoy the water and practice her swim skills like kicking and paddling to the edge of the pool.
SwimWays encourages parents to celebrate National Learn to Swim Day May 20 in their own way as they are making efforts to help educate parents about the importance of water safety. We’ll be spending the day in our pool practicing early swim skills. How will you celebrate?
See how you can help kids learn to swim with three stages of SwimWays. Learn more about SwimWays by connecting with the water safety brand on Facebook and Twitter. Find SwimWays at Target in stores and online to get ready for National Learn to Swim Day later this month!