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Swim Sweater 

Price: $22.99 
Item # 00233
16 Reviews

Asked for by name, the original SwimWays Swim Sweater helps kids explore the water with confidence! Our swim vest helps your child achieve two important pre-swimming positions: floating upright and leaning forward to paddle.

The stable, circular design rides high on your child's chest for maximum stability, and the heavy-duty rubber inner tube has a no-leak valve (the same kind on a bicycle tire) for security. The fabric cover is soft and colorful and provides 50+ UPF sun protection.

Ages: 2-4 years

Made in China

The Swim Sweater is part of the SwimWays Swim Steps learn to swim program. Swim Step 2 provides support while your child learns to balance and paddle - important pre-swimming skills. See more Step 2 swim vests.

Product Instructions

  1. Inflate using bicycle or hand pump. Tube should be firm but flexible. Never inflate while on the child.
  2. Have your child step into the center of the Swim Sweater.
  3. Carefully lift the Swim Sweater up to your child's shoulders and slip on sleeves, one arm at a time.

Care Instructions:

Care Instructions

Shell: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex

WARNING: This is not a lifesaving device. Do not leave child unattended while product is in use. Always stay in the pool within arm's reach of child.

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Posted by:Patricia
Whoever designed this, deserves a medal!!! My 2 year old grandson is able to swim around the pool with confidence while improving his swimming skills. Thank you so much for making such a wonderful product!!!!
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Posted by:stephanie
Moms who are thinking ahead to summer and have little people. I have spent so much money over the years for my kids and now my grand babies to have something they were safe in and that was comforting as well as comfortable to them. I found this one last year. It works very well. You inflate like you would a tire because it is a real inter tube and not the cheap stuff most floaties are made of. It doesn't have anything to pinch between the legs and the fit is so snug that you really have to tug it off when they are done. It holds them up nice and straight in the water instead of pushing their face in or tipping them back. Also because of the solid ring ,it gives them a little barrier between them and the water. My grand babies quickly went from "hold me, hold me" to "let go I got this". Only lesson I learned was not to leave it outside to dry because apparently the bright colors attract birds and they sat on them and punctured them. Wouldn't have thought of it had I not seen it happen.Just purchased two more for this summer but as always this is not a baby sitter never leave a little one alone but it is a great tool for introducing them to the water.If you could make the ring a little more resistant to puncture and somehow a way to remove the cover for repairing the tube,then I would give it five stars.
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Posted by:Karen
I have to agree with Bonnie. While the concept is great this product does not hold up. Between my daughter and I we've bought 5 of these just this summer. All have deflated except for the most current one. It's only a matter of time for that one. I love the product but it definitely needs tweaking.
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Posted by:Suzanne
Great product, my grandson used this last year and he loved it. Now he's swimming and I think this tube helped him feel more at ease in the water. The swim ways version also has sleeves which helped keep his shoulders from burning, which is a nice feature.
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Posted by:Bonnie
The concept is fantastic but the product is inferior. I bought 5 on June 1st. By July 4th they were all deflated. Not one of them hold air. So disappointing because the grandkids loved them. In the 4 weeks that one of them held up our 4 year old grandson almost learned to swim. So if you need a product for 2 weeks buy the swim sweater, but like I said 5 out of 5 that I purchased were useless after a month.
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SwimWays Swim Steps Learn to Swim Program

Learn the Skills of a Lifetime!

Swimways has been helping children learn to swim for over 50 years! The Swim Steps program offers products for all skill levels, from water introduction through swim training tools, making it easy for you to share your love of the water and build confidence in your child.

The Swim Steps program includes:

  1. Swim Step 1: Water Introduction - Helps your baby become comfortable in the water, keeping her supported and balanced.
  2. Swim Step 2: Water Exploration - Gives your child freedom of motion to develop confidence, supporting him as he learns to balance and paddle.
  3. Swim Step 3: Swim Training – SwimWays' graduated swim trainers give you the tools to progress your child's swimming ability at his or her own pace - it's like training wheels for the water!

For more helpful swimming tips visit TeachMeToSwim.com, our website just for parents and caregivers teaching their children how to swim.