SwimWays Is Helping My Kids Learn How To Swim This Summer!

 I wrote this post on behalf of SwimWays.  Mama to 5 Blessings is on the SwimWays team and received several SwimWays items in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in anyway.    


At the beginning of the summer my 5 and 3 year old children did not know how to swim. I had planned on putting them in swim lessons but now then never got around to doing so instead I have been using SwimWays products to help my children feel comfortable in the pool. 


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I started both of them out in the Sea Squirts Swim Assist.  I knew as soon as they saw this life jacket with it’s fun shark fin on the backside they would be receptive to wear a floatation device.  Sure enough they were, they were excited to wear it and couldn’t wait to get into the water!

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The Sea Squirts Swim Assist has a wonderful training feature that grows with your child with the three removable flotation pads for adjustable buoyancy as your child develops swimming confidence and skills.  I feel like my children are completely safe while they are learning because the Sea Squirts Swim Assist is made of quality neoprene outer shell and fabric liner for extreme comfort.  My children do not even know they have it on because it is so flexible and lightweight. 


My daughter took to it nicely and she has made great strides in learning to swim. She actually wants to learn. We hold her hands and walk around the pool while she kicks her feet. At times she tries to get brave and wants the Sea Squirts Swim Assist off but she is nowhere near ready for that just yet. While our son is reluctant. He is the child that only wants to sit on the pool steps or wants someone to hold him in the water.  We need to continue to build up his confidence.  Once they are comfortable I will move them up to the Power Swimr which is a graduated flotation device that advances swimming ability at your child’s own pace. 


My husband and  I recently put our baby in the pool for the 1st time.  She likes it especially splashing the water with her little hands.  I sometimes hold her but it can be difficult to do so with 4 other children. The little ones tend to hang on me so I use the Baby Spring Float With Canopy for her. 


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My baby loves being in her float. She even at times is so comfortable that she dozes off to sleep.  The Baby Spring Float With Canopy is not scratchy or made with those powerful plastic fumes like other baby floats are but they are made with a fabric-covered inflation and a soft mesh seat for durability and comfort.  Not only is it comfortable and durable but it is completely safe for baby as baby is placed in the center of gravity lowers plus it has safety valves and dual air chambers ensure security.  The Jet Valveβ„’ technology – inflates and deflates easily, storing nicely back in the carry tote it comes in.  Living in Florida my favorite feature is the  adjustable and removable canopy for added shade.  The canopy not only keeps her from being sunburned but keeps all the splashing off of her face from her older siblings!



SwimWays offers a full line of products that can keep your children safe and learning how to swim. With various sizes and devices.  The Sea Squirts Swim Assist is available in small, medium and large and sells for $29.99, the Powr Swimr is available in small, medium and large – prices range from $20.99 to $22.99 and the Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy comes in several colors and sells for $29.99.  All of the above items can be purchased at a local retailer near you or on-line. 



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I wrote this post on behalf of SwimWays.  Mama to 5 Blessings is on the SwimWays team and received several SwimWays items in exchange for an honest review. This is not a sponsored review and all views and opinions are of my own and were not influenced in anyway.    
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  1. I love the swim vest with the shark fin on it! How cute!

  2. They sure do have a lot of great tools to help the little ones learn to swim!!

  3. Oh my… those are adorable and functional. Love the fin. Real cute.

  4. What a perfect way to teach and enjoy. I am ashamed to admit that at 50 I still can’t swim but I can float with a drink in my hand like its my job:) Thanks for sharing.

  5. SwimWays makes so many great products. Your pictures are adorable!

  6. Love the fin on the back of the jacket…so cute! Being able to remove the floating pads is so nice.

  7. I am absolutely in love with the Sea Squirts Swim Assist! My boys could seriously use those as they are still learning how to swim! IT would give a lot of peace to this mama’s mind.

  8. My boys are all very young so my husband and I have been working with them to teach them how to swim. It is difficult finding the best products to help them learn to swim. I love the baby spring float with canopy. It would be perfect for my youngest son.

  9. This looks like such a great product and I need to pick one up for my youngest grand son to give him more safety and confidence when in the water. Love that smile from your youngest. What a cutie.

  10. Those look so comfortable to wear. I love the shark fin idea, it would motivate the kids to go under the water.

  11. I love that floating canopy for the baby! What a great way to keep her in the water with you but protected at the same time!

  12. It is amazingly important for everyone to teach their kids to swim, even if they don’t live near water. So many accidents happen because a person can’t swim! Wonderful selection of products and the kids look like they had a blast!

  13. We just saw a boy at the beach with the shark fin jacket. So cute. Love the baby float to help them get used to being in the water too!

  14. what a great way to teach your children how to swim. Swim lessons where I live are so expensive. Thanks for sharing this product.

  15. Wow those are some great products! My daughter needs a new life jacket.

  16. I’m loving that Sea Squirts Swim Assist. That something my 3-year-old could get use out of. we’ll have to invest in one of those Baby Spring Float With Canopies for my little one next year.

  17. My kids would have loved the shark fin idea, plus I wish they had a floaty with canopy for adults, LOL!

  18. I love the shark on the back of the vest! That is awesome!! I’ll have to get some for my tikes!

  19. We love the SwimWays products. We have a favorite float that the kids constantly are trading off with each other.

  20. I daughter loves to swim! Her dad has been working with every week this Summer to learn how to swim. Your little fishies are too cute!

  21. Oh my gosh those pics are adorable. The jacket with the fin is so cute. I’ve neve rseen anything like that.

  22. The fin is adorable!

  23. I love these products! My kids are actually scared of the water and use these.

  24. These are so great for summer! I would love to have one of each.

  25. How cute is that fin! Swimming is so tricky, these look like would be a great help in teaching kiddos!

  26. I seen a kid just the other day with that jacket. It was so cute! Definitely a fun product and I love the colour, makes them easy to spot!

  27. These are great products. They’re so cute, and it’s so important to teach kids how to swim early on.

  28. These swimming aids are absolutely adorable. Teaching kids to swim early on is so important. So many children get into trouble falling into pools or other bodies of water without being able to swim.

  29. I can use all the help I can get teaching my little ones to swim. My boys are ready to learn but I am not sure I am ready to teach them. I am going to go get a couple of the shark fin vests (I have twins so I will need two), I think the vest will make all of us more comfortable in the water.

  30. Awesome gear! I’ve never tried these products before, but I think I will!

  31. Paula Parker says:

    Swimming is such a great exercise for your whole body! It is important to instill a love of water early. This is a great way to make the feel safe and have fun!

  32. The life jacket with the fin on the back is too darn cute!

  33. I wish I had known about SwimWays when my children were younger! Both of my kids aren’t very strong swimmers, so they would have helped a lot.

  34. That swim assist vest with the shark fin looks like it would be a hit with all the kids I know! How cool.

  35. SwimWays products are the best! My family lives by them. Your kids look adorable πŸ™‚

  36. How cool. I taught my daughter to swim when she was 2. Such a good decision.

  37. Very cute pics.. I like the swim jackets i think it gives the kids a sense of feeling safe right from the start.

  38. I love that they put the fin in the back of the vest! It makes it so much more fun for the kids. It’s practically like dressing up in a costume πŸ™‚

  39. Cool swimming aid! My little nephew could use some help in that department. I will have to let his mama know about these. πŸ™‚

  40. We had the baby spring float for my little ones and they loved it. The canopy is just awesome at protecting them from the sun… We love Swimways… thanks for sharing

  41. This is amazing stuff you have. I live at the beach so these products would have really helped when my kids were learning to swim.

  42. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says:

    I love the baby one! I searched everywhere for something like this with my first baby and I couldn’t find one. Thanks for sharing, now I know where to buy kids swim stuff!

  43. Oh my goodness! They have some really cool stuff! I love that shark jacket.

  44. We had a floaty boat like the spring swim float and it was so wonderful with the baby. She grew up with no fear of the water!

  45. We love SwimWays products at my parents’ pool. The shaded baby seat is probably our fave.

  46. My daughter doesn’t know how to swim yet. LOVE this!

  47. Chasity Boatman says:

    I have one of these for my son this summer!

  48. What a cool collection of swim gear! Never knew they made so many!

  49. The swim canopy is one of the best products for kids I’ve seen! Your little one is clearly loving it too!

  50. Oh, I’d love to get that canopy float for my daughter. I think she would really love that.

  51. Oh my word! I am in love with that vest with the shark fin on it!

  52. I remember when we kids were little and loved these. They truly do help to get your kids acclimated to the water. And it’s so much safer to have them in.

  53. What a cute baby enjoying his floating device. I taught my son how to swim but i have 2 more kids I need to teach. Swimways will come handy especially for my 1 yr old baby.

  54. I love the swim canopy! My littlest would love this!

  55. This would be perfect for my daughter!

  56. Maria Oller says:

    wow seems it was a fun summer for y’all learning how to swim I’m also in love with that baby canopy is so adorable

  57. I wish this would have been around when my kids were littele!

  58. My kids used regular floating devices when learning how to swim. Having these would have been awesome and a better experience (I think). Thanks for sharing!

  59. It is so important that kids learn how to swim. I love the float with the canopy. The baby looks so happy floating around in it!

  60. We had one of those swim canopies. My son loved it!

  61. These floats are so cute lol

  62. I think it is so important for kids to know how to swim. I don’t know how to.

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