The Best Swimming Accessories For Your Kids
The summer is a great time for your little ones to get into swimming! If you’re looking for something to do during the holidays or the weekend, a visit to the baths is a great option. After all, it is a fun and healthy activity for kids, but it's also important to ensure their safety and comfort while in the water. And if your child is in swimming lessons, it’s important they have everything they need to learn. There is a huge variety of swimwear accessories available that can help your child have a safe and enjoyable swimming experience. Here are some of the best swimming accessories that we recommend for your children:
Swim goggles are an essential accessory for any child who enjoys swimming. They are there to protect your child's eyes from the chlorine and other chemicals in the water, as well as from the sun's harmful rays if they are outdoors. As well as this, they allow your child to see clearly while swimming, making it easier for them to navigate the pool and avoid obstacles. It’s especially fun for your little ones to see each other underwater, so make sure to pick some up for your next trip. Goggles are often available at your local swimming centres, but you can also buy a whole variety from retailers such as Argos, at a super cheap price! Check them out here.
A swimmers cap is another important accessory for kids who love to swim and they are often an essential for swimming lessons. If your little one has longer hair, they will keep your child's hair out of their face making the whole experience more enjoyable. If you pick up a thermal swimming cap, they will also help to keep your child's head warm in cooler water, perfect for those chillier pool days. Coming in all sorts of colours and sizes, you can find swim caps for your children on Speedo’s website.
Swim fins are a great accessory for kids who are learning to swim, no matter their swimming level. Not only are they super helpful, but your child will absolutely love wearing them! They help to build leg strength in your child and improve their overall swimming technique. They also make it easier for your child to stay afloat in the water, allowing them to swim for longer periods of time which is great for on holiday. When you choose the swim fins for your child, it’s important that they fit comfortably but still tight. After all, if they’re too big they won’t stay on your child’s feet. You can find more info and pick some up here at Pro Swimwear.
Swim floats (including inflatable arm bands, which I’m sure we all remember well!) are a must-have accessory for young children who don’t have much swimming experience. They help to keep your child afloat in the water and provide a sense of security and confidence for both you and your child. There are a variety of swim floats available, including the classic arm floats, waist floats, and full-body floats. They come in all sizes, colours and often ones with characters on that your child will just adore! Here’s a few you might like.
If you have any little ones who aren’t the most confident swimmers, it doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the fun. Swim kickboards are a great and fun accessory for kids who want to learn to swim. They help to build leg strength in your child and improve their balance and coordination. Some swimming pools often provide kickboards if you need them, but if you’d prefer to bring your own, we’ve found some here.
A swimming kit bag is a convenient and important accessory for kids who swim frequently. Especially if your child is in swimming lessons, it’s great for them to have everything they need in one place to pick up and go. Your children’s swim bag will allow them to easily transport all their swimming essentials, including towels, swimming goggles, and swim caps as well as helping to keep their belongings organized and dry. We have some of our own backpacks which are perfect for your children to bring to swimming. You can pick them up here from just £6 and maybe even some swimwear while you go!
Speaking of swimwear, a final accessory-must is a towel. Specifically, our very own poncho towel! Does anyone else remember wearing those adorable character ponchos as kids? Ours is much like that, but with its quick drying technology, it’s more practical. Our poncho towel will dry off your little one quickly, keep them warm while they’re drying off and they have a hidden game inside that will entertain them when not playing in the water! It’s a great accessory whether you’re at your local pool or on the beach. And it matches the rest of our sun print swimwear range. Grab yours for just £25.
Overall, these swimwear accessories can help your child have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable swimming experience. What more could you want? Make sure to choose accessories that are appropriate for your child's age and swimming level during your shop and always supervise your child while they are in the water. We hope our adventure crew have lots of fun splashing about this summer. And if you’re looking to start your child in lessons, this site will help find swimming lessons near you. Happy swimming!