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About Swimming Aids
Not sure where to start? Read our handy guide to help you decide which swimming aids are for you (or your little one!):
Swimming aids for toddlers
For most parents, having the kids in the pool for the first time is daunting, but learning to swim is one of the many joys of childhood. Make it more enjoyable for your child by giving them a simple swimming aid or two that’ll help them feel more comfortable in the water.
Gaining confidence in the water is a key part of learning how to swim, so help your child along with OnBuy’s range of swimming floats and flotation aids. Whether your little one is new to swimming or simply lacks confidence, you’ll find the best children's swimming aids for them right here.
For younger swimmers, we have a great range of swimming jackets and float suits - perfect for giving them confidence from the second they step foot into the water. More experienced young swimmers can rely on the assistance of a float whilst they build their skills in the water; our range of swim floats boasts everything from kids' arm bands to noodle floats.
Swimming aids for adults
Pool floats (or swimming kickboards) are a great way to practice your leg kick, holding the float out in front of you for balance. For your backstroke leg kick, lie on your back and hug the float to your chest and keep your body streamlined.
OnBuy also has a range of pull buoys which can be placed between the thighs or ankles to support to the body without using the legs. This leaves you free to focus on your arm strokes and helps to develop upper-body strength.
For beginners, our selection swim fins are useful for developing the correct leg kick for front and back crawl. Pool noodles can also be used in a variety of ways, whether held out in front while practising leg kick, under the armpits as a support when swimming, between the legs, or under the waist. Which will you choose?