I’m a Konfidence Swimologist

Konfidence Swimologist

I have written before about taking Toby swimming – we have been going to Turtle Tots classes since Toby was three and a half months old and, after a bit of a hiccup after Christmas, it is something that we both really enjoy. I am super-excited then to announce that over the next few months we will be working with Konfidence as official Swimologists! Konfidence chose the name Swimologist after finding this fable – it concludes with this which echoes the Konfidence ethos:

You may study all the “-ologies” of the world, but if you do not learn swimology, all your studies are useless. You may read and write books on swimming, you may debate on its subtle theoretical aspects, but how will that help you if you refuse to enter the water yourself? You must learn how to swim.

Konfidence is a family run business based in Cornwall. The company is Europe’s largest designer and manufacturer of baby swimming products, buoyancy aids and UVPF sun protection clothing and wetsuits for children up to 14 years. Their multi-award winning products, are now sold in 22 countries worldwide, including 14 countries in Europe, North America, South Africa, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. As part of our role as Swimologists we have been sent some of these products to try out (more on that in a minute) and will be telling you all about them in future posts. We will also be continuing our Turtle Tots classes and letting you know how we are getting on over the next term.

I learnt to swim when I was very young, in fact I can’t really remember not being able to swim. I’m not a fantastic swimmer, I certainly won’t be winning any races any time soon but I enjoy being in the water and I can happily swim a few lengths of our local pool. Perhaps more importantly it also means I’m confident in the water with Toby. I knew before Toby was even born that I wanted to take him swimming. Turtle Tots had been recommended by a few people and they run lots of classes locally so it was easy to get signed up. Toby has now passed the Level 1 and Level 2 baby swimming courses (and has certificates to prove it!) and we are now into Level 3. It’s pretty awesome what Toby can already do and I want to make sure we keep going to classes until he can actually swim on his own. We’re going on holiday to France at the beginning of June so I’m sure we’ll be spending plenty of time in the pool then and I know we’ll all have much more fun with Toby already being used to the water. I hope it’ll be the first of many holidays with lots of time for swimming.

To help Toby continue to enjoy his swimming Konfidence have sent us some of their best-selling baby swimming products to try, and they have kindly offered my readers the chance to win the same products, worth £50! Complete the Rafflecopter below and you could win the following products in your choice of size and colour:

Konfidence Baby Swimming Bundle

a Rafflecopter giveaway

61 thoughts on “I’m a Konfidence Swimologist

  1. Yes I always have – with all my four – right from when they had had their first immunisations. I think the sooner you get them used to water the better. Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. We used to take my eldest all the time, but not so much since my youngest was born as they local pools don’t let me go on my own with the two. My youngest has been once and loved it so I should get organised!!

  3. I’m currently expecting my first and as a keen swimmer, I’m already taking my bump swimming and will definitely continue to when he/she makes their appearance!

  4. My baby is 14 weeks and I haven’t taken him swimming yet. Looking forward to doing it very soon. 🙂

  5. I took my older 3 swimming from about a year old, but plan to take our new arrival in September once she’s a couple of months old.

  6. Swam early with my first child and definitely intend on doing so with this one far too much fun and benefits to miss out on!

  7. Something i’d really like to try … My 7 month old loves bath time etc but i’d like to be more confident and start taking him swimming 🙂

  8. We have 3 boys so we like to take them as often as we can.
    My youngest who is 6 months has only been once due to the weather so we are keen to take him back more often x

  9. i would love to take my babies swimming, 16months and 5months, ive just lost some weight so feeling more confident to do it now 🙂

  10. i do take me 3 year old swimming and im due another baby in 3 weeks and want to start him swimming young too

  11. We are just in the process now of joining aqua tots which is brilliant as it gives them confidence in the water its so important to start from an early so this prize bundle would be just at the right time and much appreciated

  12. I’m just about to start taking my little girl swimming again after an 8 month break. She screamed the pool down when I started at 4 months so I’ve waited until she’s a bit older.

  13. We absolutely adore swimming. I attend a baby swim class every Thursday afternoon with my baby boy and then a family swim session every Saturday after with the baby and my other children 🙂 These family swim sessions are great but not only are they free but it allows me to be able to take the baby and kiddies at the same time because they put extra life guards on. We love the water 🙂

  14. We are on our 2nd block of swimming lessons, Angus loves the water he doesn’t really try to swim or splash or anything but is so chilled out the instructors always comment on how fab he is lol xx

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