Swimming, oh how I love thee! I think I spent the majority of my childhood on the lake or in the pool, and it was such a wonderful experience. I have always wanted to give my children the same experience.
With Emma and Jack, we did not get them in the water super early, and so they definitely have a little more fear when it comes to swimming. I knew that I didn’t want that for Lucy.
I was excited to partner with SwimWays to promote National Learn to Swim Day, which is Saturday, May 21st.
National Learn to Swim Day was started by SwimWays in 2012 as a way to educate parents and children about water safety and the benefits of learning to swim.
Last week when we went to the pool for Emma’s birthday, I knew it would be a perfect time to try out SwimWays Baby Spring Float. This was a wonderful way to introduce Lucy to the water for the first time!
She absolutely loved it!
She loved having us push her around in the pool. She was extremely at ease, and I was happy to have a float that worked so well for us in the pool.
It was incredibly easy to set up. You need to blow it up, but it only took a minute or two, and then you are ready to go. We were at an indoor pool, but the float also comes with a canopy which will be perfect for when we are outside in the pool or at the lake. I am incredibly pleased with this product, and can’t wait to take Lucy out in it again.
After a little while of her being in the float, I took her out to see how she would like floating around with me, and she was adamant about going back in the float. She did not want to leave that water for anything, and I was happy to see how comfortable she was.
I also think that seeing how comfortable Lucy was helped Emma and Jack. Instead of being concerned about themselves swimming, they were having fun talking to Lucy and pushing her around in the float as well. It was honestly a win-win for me. I want all of my children to feel as comfortable in the water as I do, and SwimWays was a great introduction to the summer swimming season.
If you would like to learn more about #SwimWays National Learn to Swim Day, there will be a Twitter Party on May 19th from 1-2pm ET.
You can also learn more at the National Learn to Swim Daywebsite, as well as follow SwimWays on Facebook, and Twitter.
When did your children learn to swim? Were you a fish yourself when you were growing up?