This might not be a traditional summer filled with swim lessons and long days at the public pool. Still, it’s important to keep your kids playing in the water so they’re comfortable when lessons resume. Not only will they burn off excess energy and sleep well, but they’ll keep their swimming muscles strong and be ready to put their faces in when the time comes.
Even children with previous swimming experience should get into the water early and often. They all benefit from the additional confidence and water-safety skills gained during play.
It’s best to have them gear up in swim goggles and a suit at least once a week, even when it’s not strictly necessary. They’ll stay familiar with the feeling of a snug swimsuit used for swim lessons or swim team. When attending lessons or training, boys typically wear tight-fitting briefs or jammers with a secure string fastener. Girls wear a snug one-piece swimsuit with flat seams and shoulder straps that leave room for movement.
One of the best ways to help a reluctant swimmer get used to the water is during bathtime. Encourage them to lie on their back in the tub and “listen to the whales talk.” Getting them used to submerging their ears prepares them to swim while they maintain contact with the bottom of the tub. Many kids will complain if you dump water on them, but make a game out of them pouring water over their own heads and they’ll be better prepared to swim. Wearing comfortable swim goggles can minimize discomfort.
Kids enjoy running through backyard sprinklers because it’s a fun way to cool off that lets them control how the water hits them in the face. Sprinklers help develop breath-holding skills that they need for swimming. If your yard doesn’t have in-ground sprinklers, there’s lots of other ways to make your own sprinkler. For a change with the same kind of fun, let the kids take a shower instead of a bath.
Swimming is a great way to keep kids strong and healthy. Give pint-sized swimmers a safe splash zone with a kiddie pool. Stock tank pools are trending, but inflatable pools are easy to fit in almost any sized yard. Either one will give your littles enough room to practice swimming and submerging. Create a DIY mushroom fountain with a hollow pool noodle for a bit more fun and challenge them to blow out breath while their face is in the stream of water. Bring plenty of sunscreen for hours of backyard fun and have them wear swim goggles with 100% UV protection like Frogglez Goggles.
Take your kids on an adventure in the backyard with a giant DIY Slip n Slide. The kids will squeal with excitement as they splash across the lawn. All you really need is a slippery surface, something to keep the kids on track, and a water source. The small sprinkles and big splashes encourage your child to hold their breath and put their face in the cascading water. Protect their eyes with impact-resistant swim goggles with soft, silicone eye gaskets. The silicone creates a secure, watertight seal that keeps leaks and debris out of sensitive eyes.
Kids lose confidence and comfort in the water quickly after a break. You don’t want them to struggle to regain their confidence because they’re not used to the feel of water. Give them enough water playtime all summer long by turning on the sprinklers or filling a wading pool once a week. Always supervise children closely around any kind of water and drain any leftover water as soon as you’re done playing.
Place soft measuring tape around your child’s head about 1/2-inch above the ear, across the mid-forehead where a hat would sit. Hold the tape firmly, but not too tightly, and write down the measurement of where the tape meets. If you don’t have a soft measuring tape, use a piece of string and measure as directed. Then, lay the string on a ruler or yardstick to determine measurement.
|15-18 inches||Frogglez Youth (3-6)|
|16-22 inches||Frogglez Youth (3-10)|
|19-22 inches||Frogglez Adult (10+)|
Frogglez Goggles easily adjust to fit most kids. Kids can tighten or loosen without taking them off using the Velcro straps. Use the optional black silicone rings included with every pair of Frogglez to adjust even more.
Make Frogglez smaller: Remove the silicone rings for smaller children and thread the Velcro right through the goggles.
Make Frogglez bigger: Adding an extension ring is easy! Double up the rings to extend the strap length for bigger kids.
Frogglez Goggles use a soft silicone to create a leakproof seal. The gentle pressure of the seal is designed to withstand cannonballs, dives, and splashes. That said, eyes and noses are different sizes and shapes, which can affect the way goggles fit.There isn’t one perfect goggle, only the one that best fits your face. If you find that the eyepieces don’t fit, don’t fret. Frogglez universal strap attaches to most goggles on the market. The black silicone rings included with each pair of Frogglez makes attachment to other goggles simple.
Ordered the wrong size? No problem! Exchange your Frogglez Goggles within 60 days for a different size at no charge!