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Make Summer Snappable with New Products from SwimWays

Pools are now open, so it’s time to gear up for some pool fun! Getting your kids off the couch and away from the controllers will be a breeze with our awesome SwimWays pool toys and floats! Take a look at these exciting products- most of which are brand new for 2018!

SwimWays Eaten Alive

Our Eaten Alive pool float line (available as a shark or crocodile) is bound to be a blast for you and your friends! Take entertaining selfies for Instagram or Snapchat with these inflatable carnivorous creatures!
Ages: 5+
Get #EatenAlive this summer and shop here!

Eaten Alive Float

 

SwimWays Spring Float SunCatcher

While similar to the original SwimWays Spring Float, the new Spring Float SunCatcher also comes with cup holders! Let the hammock-style float cradle you slightly below the surface for a relaxing, cooling afternoon in the sun!
Ages: 15+
Relax with the #SpringFloat SunCatcher and shop here!

SwimWays Spring Float SunCatcher

 

SwimWays Spring Float Sol Seat

Relax while having the ability to chat with your friends in the Spring Float Sol Seat! This float is great for making conversation or keeping an eye on the kids as it helps you sit up comfortably with it’s cushy mesh seats and head rest! Then, pack it away in the included carry bag for great portability.
Ages: 15+
Relax with the #SpringFloat Sol Seat: shop here!

Spring Float Sol Seat

 

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy and Baby Spring Float Animal Friends

Don’t forget about our Baby Spring Float Activity Center with Canopy (left) or Baby Spring Float Animal Friends (right)! Your little ones will have a blast splashing around in the pool with these interactive play floats!

The Activity Center with Canopy comes with an octopus or lobster and includes a squeaker fish, stacking rings, fish teether, and a soft touch star or shell! The Activity Center float is also part of our Swimways Swim Steps 1 program! Animal friends comes with a unicorn or dragon, and the inflatable head rotates 360 degrees!

Both of these floats have removable canopies and are for ages 9 – 24 months
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here:

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Activity Center with CanopySwimWays Animal Friends

SwimWays Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy

Enjoy watching your infant experience the water with the Infant Baby Spring Float with Sun Canopy! This float includes an adjustable 3-point harness, built-in handles for mom to hold onto, and a removable/adjustable UPF 50+ sun protection canopy!

For ages: 3 – 9 months (or until your infant attempts to climb out or sit up)
Let your baby experience the water with #BabySpringFloat and shop here!

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy for Infants

 

SwimWays Aqualiens

The kids will have a blast with this new water-activated transforming pool toy! Place the pods in the water and they’ll watch in amazement as they turn into these amazing sea creatures (sharks and seahorses)!

For ages: 5+
Transform your kids summer with Aqualiens: Shop here!

SwimWays Aqualiens

 

SwimWays PAW Patrol Items

Chase and Skye can join in on the pool fun with these all new Paw Patrol swim gear and toys! We’ve got everything your kids need to be decked out in all things Paw Patrol for the pool! Your little ones can wear Paw Patrol 3-D Swimmies or the ( U.S. Coast Guard approved PDF) Swim Trainer Life Jacket as they play in the water. They can float around in the 3-D Swim Ring while the wind-up Paddlin Pups swim along beside! Or they’ll splash around and practice swim techniques with the Paw Patrol Kickboard and while the Paw Patrol Swim Googles or Character Masks keep the water out of their eyes!

Make a splash with Paw Patrol pool items this summer and shop here:

SwimWays Paw Patrol Paddlin PupsSwimWays Paw Patrol 3-D Swim RingSwimWays Paw Patrol 3-D SwimmiesSwimWays Paw Patrol Swim Trainer Life JacketSwimWays Paw Patrol Swim Goggles  SwimWays Paw Patrol Character Masks

SwimWays BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float

Show your Star Wars fandom with our brand new BB-8 float! You can take some great, shareable pictures with your friends and family, and BB-8!
Ages: 5+
Bring your pool experience to a whole new galaxy (far far away) and shop here!

SwimWays BB-8 Oversized Inflatable Float

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, & Spring Slam

These awesome backyard games just became even MORE fun! Bring your family and friends together with Bocce Ball, Bean Bag Toss, OR Spring Slam- all with designs including the faces of your favorite Star Wars characters!

  • Bean bags are filled with pellets for critter and weather resistance. This also helps keep the bags from loosing weight over time.
  • Spring Slam is for ages 8+

Shop here to have fun with these Star Wars games this summer:

Kelsyus Star Wars Bocce BallKelsyus Star Wars Spring Slam

 Kelsyus Star Wars Bean Bag Toss

Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair

Sit back and relax this summer in the new Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair! This chair is great for relaxing at the beach, enjoying an outdoor concert, or hanging out with friends at a BBQ! It’s got cup holders, a mesh seat, an adjustable headrest, and a 50 UPF sun protection canopy! Also, the canopy folds down into a bag that’s easy to carry!

Sit back and relax this summer in the Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair: Shop here!

Kelsyus Backpack Beach Canopy Chair

 

COOP Hydro Lacrosse

Bring lacrosse to the water! This is a great opportunity for young children, who aren’t ready to play with the larger lacrosse sticks, to learn the game- with the bonus of playing it in the water!

For ages 5+
Shop here!

COOP Hydro Lacrosse

COOP Skim boards

The COOP Super Skim now comes in a variety of vintage beach styles! Offering both quality AND style, these boards are made a with multi-layered cross laminate core with resin coating to help with longevity and better performance. It also comes with a traditional rocker design to help avoid nose digging.

Weight Capacity: 130 lbs
Ride into summer and shop here!

COOP Super Skim

 

COOP Bodyboards

New designs are also available for the Super Pipe 41″! This durable, lightweight board includes a swim leash.

Ages: 8+
For intermediate or advanced riders who are 5′ – 6′ 2″ and weigh 120-190 lbs.

Ride into summer and shop here!

COOP Super Pipe 41"

You asked, I answered – Choosing Flotation for Kids and Adults

by Mario Vittone

Mario VittoneSwimWays asked “What questions do you have for Mario?” and you answered! Not surprisingly, Swimways fans asked about flotation. Questions about pool floats and life jackets are very common, especially from parents.  So long as you understand that there are two sides to the answers – safety versus fun – you’ll be able to make good choices for your family on flotation devices for use in all bodies of water.

You see, as a serious advocate of water safety, I’m a big fan of life jackets. As a serious advocate of fun, I’m a big fan of pool floats – they are not the same thing.  You can learn more about that difference in a previous blog post, but for now, on to your questions. Continue reading

Some of Our Favorite Things for Your Holiday List

5 Holiday Gift Recommendations

It wasn’t long ago that we were sharing outdoor theme party ideas, water confidence tips and fun pool games with you. As you know, the holidays are just around the corner. We can clearly see this in stores and hear festive tunes on the radio on our way to work, even though we might feel it’s just a little bit too early!

Have you started planning your holiday shopping list yet? For those of you who need a little inspiration we’ve picked out some of our favorite products from the SwimWays.com Holiday Gift Guide.

1. Radically creative snow play

We have to give a shout out to our sister brand COOP. Last year COOP introduced us to Shredz, a new line of snowboarder action figures. These little guys are about 3.75″ high and can glide on snow with their included snowboard. Using the Track Maker, Big Air Jump and Trick Set, kids will experience imaginative snow play by carving out a snowboarding terrain park for their Shredz toys. Perfect for families who enjoy the great outdoors.

2. Introduce baby to the water with the Baby Spring Float

SwimWays Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy

Do you know a new parent who loves to swim? Why not get a gift that allows mom and dad to engage with their little one in the water? The Baby Spring Float Sun Canopy provides a memorable bonding experience between parent and child. This inflatable pool float for older babies and younger toddlers has fabric-covered inflation and a soft mesh seat for durability and comfort. It also features a removable canopy for added shade on those bright, sunny days. Suitable for children ages 9-24 months.

3. The travelling pool float

SwimWays Spring Float Sun Seat

We all know someone with the travel bug! Treat your frequently vacationing friends to a Spring Float SunSeat. This inflatable chair with fabric-covered inflation provides a relaxing sit-up floating experience; it even includes a cup holder for a favorite beverage. Super portable, this comfortable pool float easily folds and stores. It’s also the perfect size for a suitcase, so it can go pretty much anywhere!

4. Victory! A flotation device children want to wear!

We can’t say enough good things about our U.S. Coast Guard Certified Type III Personal Flotation Device just for kids. The perfect gift for a child in an active outdoor family, the colorful styling and fun flexible dorsal fin encourages imaginative role-play, making it a life jacket kids want to wear. Extremely comfortable, this children’s PFD offers freedom of movement for continuous wear, and buoyancy technology allows for successful balance of the child’s center of gravity, giving him or her greater control and stability in the water.

5. Because they should always swim with a buddy!

Our award winning Pooligans are sweet, huggable plush toys with buoyant flotation. These little guys are anti-microbial with quick-dry outer fabric and stuffing. Not just for the pool, once Pooligans dry off they’re great as an indoor buddy too!

Need something else for the water lovers in your life? Check out our other recommendations for your holiday list from our complete holiday gift guide and Pinterest boards.

There's something for everyone on your holiday list at SwimWays.com

The Best Flotation Device for a Child

Flotation device for children

Here’s why parents (and kids!) love our Sea Squirts PFD

1. It’s US Coast Guard Approved.

The SwimWays Sea Squirts PFD is a US Coast Guard Certified Type III Personal Flotation Device just for kids. Buoyancy technology allows for successful balance of your child’s center of gravity, giving him or her greater control and stability in the water. Straps across the chest and between the legs ensure a snug fit, keeping the flotation aid in the correct position.

2. It’s comfortable.

The quality neoprene outer cover and inner fabric liner are extremely comfortable, offering freedom of movement and comfort for continuous wear in and around the water. The cute, flexible back fin is appealing to kids and naturally folds flat so they can sit comfortably in a boat or chair.

3. They want to wear it.

Sometimes they just don’t want to wear a flotation device; that’s where the Sea Squirts PFD with its flexible fish fin comes in. So suit ’em up for added peace of mind and let their imaginations run wild!

The experts agree!

“The Sea Squirts PFD is simply the best flotation device on the market for a child”Mario Vittone, former U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer and learn to swim expert.

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What parents are saying:

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We sent samples of our Sea Squirts PFD around the country to real parents, here’s what they had to say about it:

“Talon could not wait to hit the beach in his blue Sea Squirts PFD. Honestly; he spent the first two days wearing it around the house, chasing his sisters because he loved it so much! While he thinks he’s pretty cool with his fins, I’m happy to know he’s safe near the water!” – Stacey, thesimplemoms.com

“We bought a life jacket for him before our day trip to Destin, but he did not like it…it almost seemed like he felt he was being smothered in it. With the Sea Squirts life jacket, he has plenty of room around his neck to feel comfortable, while still keeping him safe.” – Lynn, thephotographerswife.com