Pool Toys for Water Confidence
By Mario Vittone - Water Safety Expert
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Where was this toy when I was ten? When the rocket ship hits the bottom of the pool, three divers race to the surface. The point of the Dive Racers game is to catch the divers before they make it to the surface. This game will help children develop underwater swimming skills.
Underwater Dive Toys
Swimming underwater is a life skill that often takes a back seat to
traditional swimming like freestyle and other surface strokes. Being
good at surface swimming is vital, but being fast and efficient on the
surface won't help if later in life they need to duck under a wave at
the beach, or jump from a high dive at a larger pool and find themselves
ten feet underwater.
Being confident in the water means being confident under the water too. Other dive toys like the Toypedo or the Zoom Ray make for great underwater fun; kids will even enjoy swimming to retrieve these toys for another round of play.
I want one of everything in the Rainbow Reef line. Watch this video below and tell me you don't want one of those sharks. I don't think you can do it. Okay well, at least one of those swimming fish? I must be getting old, though, because my first thought was, "You kids today don't know how good you've got it! Why when I was your age, we used coins for pool toys!"
But seriously, cool toys mean more reasons to get in the water and have fun and that can and will transform young swimmers into better young swimmers. Anything that makes them move in the water will help them get better at moving in the water and help them develop breath-control and balance, too.
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