Today we went swimming at the local pool. Our local pool is freezing as it’s an old 1960’s building which really needs knocking down and re-building. Having had a fabulous time in the pool in Lanzarote in November, we had wanted the girls to learn to swim in the new year but unfortunately there aren’t any spaces in the swimming lessons. So the 5 of us went off to the pool.
Taking my three swimming always feels like the opening scene of Casualty i.e. the scene where you think why would they do that?? This has been particularly enhanced recently as Lily isn’t wearing any floatation kit as she is desperately trying to swim properly. That’s why it was fantastic to know that we could take them all to the pool and Izzy and Eve could be safe with their Splash About Float Jackets on.
The girls loved wearing their jackets and they were really safe in the water. They could swim about happily and we knew they would be safe.
As we have already reviewed a summer Splash About sun protection UV floatsuit, we knew they would be very buoyant. They have 16 adjustable floats which you can remove as your child learns to swim, but for today with the twins, we needed all the floats in.
Perfect for taking multiples swimming.
They are very easy to get on and off. When we reviewed the UV floatsuit I noted that they were pretty tricky to get on and off. These jackets solve the getting undressed for a wee problem. Whilst my girls had a swimsuit on, if we were using them again I might be tempted just to use bikini bottoms, so it is very easy to take them for a wee.
Very buoyant, kept my girls very safe in the water.
Attractive – they look good and I like the look of the patterned ones too.
Dry very quickly and you can take the floats out if you need to wash them.
Slightly bulky to pack for the pool.
They can unzip them themselves very easily and very quickly. Thankfully one of mine only did this when they had had enough and told me they were doing it. It does mean I will have to watch them more carefully in these though, in a way I didn’t need to in the float suits.
At £24.99 I would probably buy a UV floatsuit rather than one of these, as the float suits have UPF 50plus sun protection and I would be able to use them all year round.
We are actually in the fortunate position of having both jackets and suits gifted to us by Splash About UK for the purpose of this review, so we actually get the best of both worlds.