May the Fourth Star Wars Trivia Contest and Giveaway

Editor’s Note: The Star Wars Trivia Contest has ended. Thanks for everyone who participated!

Unless you’ve been stuck on the outer rim for a few decades, you’ll know that May the Fourth is the BIG DAY for Star Wars fans across the galaxy.

May we be the first to say, May the Fourth be with you!

In honor of international Star Wars awesomeness day, we’re hosting a trivia contest on May the Fourth for Star Wars fans with some great prizes. Read on for the details.

May the Fourth Star Wars Trivia Contest

Head on over to the SwimWays Facebook page to enter our Star Wars Trivia Contest on May 4! All you have to do is share your favorite piece of Star Wars trivia in the comments section of our contest post. Here’s what the post looks like:

May the Fourth Star Wars Trivia Contest

You can also enter by sharing your favorite piece of Star Wars trivia on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #SwimWaysOfTheForce.

Share your trivia from 9AM EST – 11:59PM EST on May 4, 2016. The most number of likes on a shared piece of Star Wars trivia (across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) during the contest entry period wins the GRAND PRIZE:

  • One (1) Star Wars Millennium Falcon XL Ride-On, one (1) Star Wars Death Star Light-Up Beach Ball, one (1) Star Wars Dive Ships, and one (1) Star Wars Spring Float.
Star Wars Trivia Contest Grand Prize

Star Wars Trivia Contest Grand Prize

Two runners-up will also receive:

  • One (1) Star Wars Death Star Beach Ball and one (1) Star Wars Dive Ships

You can enter as many times as you want, but only one prize will be awarded per person. Winners will be announced on Facebook May 5.

Please read the official contest rules before entering!

20% Off Star Wars Swim Toys at Toys “R” Us

Stock up on Star Wars swim items at Toys “R” Us this week! From May 1-7, save 20% on Star Wars swim training items, including goggles, kickboards, swim vests, and dive toys.

More Star Wars Pool Toys

Visit the Star Wars pool toys shop at to see all of our Star Wars toys.


Save the Date for the 5th Annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21

Save the date for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21!

We started National Learn to Swim Day five years ago as part of water safety month to help raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim to help prevent childhood drowning*. Read the press release for more information on the history of this event, learn more about how you can get involved at the National Learn to Swim Day website, and get tips on how to host your own National Learn to Swim Day event.

*Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death for children ages 1-4? Help turn this tragedy around by teaching your kids to swim and practicing water safety with your family. Share this infographic online to help spread the word.

Join us for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day!

Join us for the 5th annual National Learn to Swim Day on Saturday, May 21! Learn more at

Pool Noodles and Noodle Toys

SwimWays makes all kinds of pool noodles, noodle toys, and noodle accessories!

Noodles are an easy and affordable way to make your pool the best place to be this summer. In addition to classic pool noodles, we also make ride-ons, floating chairs, and toys made of noodles that kids of all ages can enjoy. Dive into this article to see all the ways we are using our noodles to make your pool time more fun.

Pool Noodles and Aqua Riders

SwimWays Swim Noodles, Super Swim Noodles, and Aqua Riders

Aqua Riders

Deal Alert: 15% Off Aqua Riders at Target Stores April 17-23

Cartwheel by TargetAqua Riders are 15% off this week at Target stores through the Cartwheel savings program! Cartwheel is free and easy to use – learn more and start saving today.

(In-store purchases only while supplies last. Offer is subject to change without notice.)


Aqua Riders

Aqua Riders

Aqua Riders are soft and buoyant pool noodle characters that kids can float on and ride!

Each Aqua Rider noodle features an integrated foam character head and tail. Styles include Sea Turtle, Narwhal, Pink Flamingo, and Tiger Shark.

New for the 2016 swim season is the Aqua Rider Squirter. Aqua Rider Squirters have a built-in squirt gun that draws water from the pool so it doesn’t have to be re-loaded.

Great for everyday play and pool parties, too. Grab one of each style to create your own floating zoo!

Swim Noodles and Super Swim Noodles

Swim Noodles

Super Swim Noodles

SwimWays pool noodles are made right here in the USA in our Virginia Beach factory! We make two sizes of noodles: regular Swim Noodles (approximately 55″ in length and 2 3/8″ in diameter) and large size Super Swim Noodles (approximately 55″ in length and 3.25″ in diameter).

Our brightly colored swim noodles have endless uses! Use them for games, flotation, and as added support during swim training practice. Check out our Pinterest board for creative ways to use pool noodles.

Noodle Lightsabers

Star Wars Noodle Lightsabers

Star Wars Noodle Lightsabers

Wage an epic battle between the dark and light with our Star Wars Noodle Lightsabers!

These soft foam noodles have character-specific hilts and colors: Red for Darth Vader, blue for Luke Skywalker, and green for Yoda.

Kids love to play with their Noodle Lightsabers in the pool or on dry land. Makes a great Star Wars party favor! (See all our amazing Star Wars pool toys here.)

Noodle Knights

Noodle Knights

Noodle Knights

Encourage imaginative role play with these soft foam toys shaped like swords!

Perfect for warrior princesses and knights in shining swimsuits, kids can wage a battle in the pool or on land with innovative Noodle Knights noodle toys.

Grab a few for your next kid’s birthday party. (We think these are especially great for pirate-themed parties!)

Noodle Sling

Noodle Sling

Noodle Sling

Noodle Slings are the perfect floating chair for pool parties, small pools, and vacations.

This low-profile floating chair is made from durable fabric and a soft mesh seat. Simply thread a pool noodle (not included) through the sleeves of the sling and you’ve got a comfortable and affordable pool seat for all your guests.

When not in use, the Noodle Sling takes up little room, so it’s a great space-saver. Available in lime green and dark blue colors.

Where can I buy SwimWays pool noodles and noodle toys?

SwimWays noodles and noodle toys are available at Target, Toys “R” Us, Leslie’s Pool Supply, and dozens of pool shops around the country.

Product Spotlight: Spring Float Recliner

There’s a reason the SwimWays Spring Float Recliner is one of our top-selling pool loungers! In this article, we take a closer look at why some customers call this float their “relaxation station”.

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Spring Float Recliner

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner – your travel-friendly floating “relaxation station”!

Features of the Spring Float Recliner

1. Patented Inner Spring

SwimWays Spring Floats are the only floats on the market with a patented inner spring. What’s so great about the spring and why would you want one?

Spring Floats provide greater stability and support in the water.
The inner spring is sewn into the float around the outside edge of the float under the fabric cover. You don’t actually feel the spring while you are on the float – it’s just there doing its job to support you in the water, making your floating experience more stable and comfortable.

Spring Floats are storage- and travel-friendly.
When folded as shown below, the Spring Float Recliner folds itself into three compact rings, making this a great pool float for travel. The float is lightweight so you can toss it in your luggage or pool bag and still have room to spare for all your travel necessities. With the Spring Float Recliner, you’ll always have a comfy pool seat wherever you go!

How to fold a Spring Float Recliner

How to fold a Spring Float Recliner

2. Fabric-covered Inflation and a Soft, Cooling Mesh Seat

Like all SwimWays Spring Floats, the Spring Float Recliner has a fabric cover over the top of the inflation. The fabric cover adds durability to the float, is comfortable to lay on, and keeps you cool in the sun because it doesn’t heat up as much as plastic inflatables.

The soft mesh seat suspends your lower body just below the surface of the water, helping you to stay cool, and extends up and over the backrest, adding more comfort to your floating experience.

Spring Float Recliner

Spring Float Recliner

3. Integrated Backrest, Ottoman, and Cup Holder

Spring Float Recliner and Spring Float SunTube Lounger

Spring Float Recliner (right) and Spring Float Sun Tube Lounger (left)

Kick back and relax on the supportive backrest, prop your feet up on the ottoman, and stash your favorite cold beverage in the cup holder. The Spring Float Recliner is great for floating along and chatting with friends, reading, or just letting your body sink into the float allowing the hurry of everyday life to drift away.

The opening between the seat and ottoman makes it easier to get onto the float, and you can also slip your feet into the water when you want to cool them off without having to change positions.

4. Jet Valve Inflation

The jet valves on the Spring Float Recliner make inflation and deflation fast and easy. You won’t need an air pump or lungs of steel to inflate this float!

5. Sizes and Styles for Everyone

The Spring Float Recliner supports adults up to 250 pounds and is approximately 56 inches long, 38 inches wide, and 17 inches tall. (Size may vary slightly depending on the amount of inflation.)

If you like a little extra room in your pool float, try the Spring Float Recliner XL. It’s the same as the original, only it has more legroom, a wider seat, and supports adults up to 300 pounds. Dimensions of the Spring Float Recliner XL are approximately 61 inches long, 44 inches wide, and 20 inches tall.

For those that prefer some added sun protection, the Spring Float Recliner with Canopy has a removable canopy to help keep your upper body in the shade.

6. A Family of Floats

Not only is the Spring Float Recliner a great floating lounger, but it’s part of a much bigger Spring Float family! Explore more styles of Spring Float at We have styles for babies, kids, teens, adults and even the family dog!

Watch our Spring Float video to see some of our floats in action: