We’ve been huge fans of Konfidence since discovering them a few years ago. Their products including the Konfidence swim jacket fit perfectly with our ethos as a family, so we are delighted to be Konfidence Swimologists for 2017. We all love swimming, and if possible we love to swim outdoors in a natural setting.
Konfidence make wetsuits that are perfect for the girls when we’re swimming outdoors. Their toys and Konfidence swim jackets are ideal for swimming both indoors and outdoors. And we’ve now discovered that they’re ideal for waterparks too!
The Konfidence swim jacket
The girls have had a Konfidence swim jacket each since last summer. Whenever we’re on a boat or swimming outdoors, the swim jackets come along with us. For Libby, buoyancy aids are not really necessary now. She’s a brilliant swimmer and can manage a good couple of lengths independently.
However as you can imagine, a little swimming ability can be a dangerous thing in a place like a waterpark. Both girls are so confident in the water that they have a tendency to wander off. We are always keeping a close eye on them, but for my own peace of mind I’d rather they were both in buoyancy aids.
The Konfidence swim jacket is everything I look for in a buoyancy aid. It allows the girls to swim perfectly unrestricted, with both their arms and legs free. Their body position in the water is good with it on and they can swim along happily. They and I are both happy that they’re safe in the water.
Other Konfidence products
As well as the swim jackets, we are huge fans of the other Konfidence products. I will post separately about their wetsuits, but you can see from our trip to Loch Leven that they empower the children to get in somewhat chilly water!
Konfidence also make a neoprene changing mat. We have two now and they’re not just for changing babies on. We often chuck them in a bag for the beach or pool. It’s great to have something clean and dry to sit or stand on when everything else is sandy.
Our favourites though are the toys. Libby loves going to the bottom of the pool to fetch a dive stick, whereas Lia favours the little floating toys that light up. And as a family, we all love the neoprene balls. These are fine to take in swimming pools as they are so soft and light. In the past, my husband and I have both played water polo. I’ve started back recently and these neoprene balls are helping us to train up the next generation of water polo players.
Konfidence swim jackets at Alton Towers Resort and Waterpark
We have had an amazing weekend at the Alton Towers resort, enjoying the theme park and waterpark and staying in the Cbeebies hotel. You can check out the fun we had and see the girls enjoying their Konfidence swim jackets in our little video below.