Speedo Sea Squad Float Vest & Floatsuit Review – Learn To Swim
Our firstborn is turning three in January and lately, we’ve enjoyed going swimming with her when we get a chance. Now that we have a baby too, we can only go when the whole family is available but it’s something we really like doing as we want our daughter to learn how to swim and be comfortable in the water. It’s also lots of fun, of course!
Our girl is quite the wild child and loves jumping and being thrown in the air by her dad and these things are even more fun when you do them in the water. She loves to jump off the floating toys in the pool and playing with her dad, splashing him and everyone else with water.
When we decided to start going swimming, we bought some armbands for her but they get in the way quite a bit so we were keen to find an alternative to use that would still help her float a bit but that was less obtrusive! We have found two things actually and they’re both by the brand Speedo that is known for adult swimwear but they also make Learn To Swim items for kids.
The two items that we have are the Speedo Sea Squad Float Vest and the Speedo Sea Squad Floatsuit. They’re both available in Pink and Blue and do the same thing — help your child float in water and help to build your child’s confidence and enable them to learn to swim without the restrictions of armbands.
They work in slightly different ways. The Speedo Sea Squad Float Vest Float Vest is a separate vest that you wear over your normal swimsuit. This is especially convenient if you are at the beach and only need to wear your swim aids while you are in the water but still want to wear your swimsuit or UV-suit on the beach. Then you can just take the vest off. We have size 2-4 years and it fits our daughter very well and she seems to like wearing it in the pool and it gives her more confidence as she plays and tries to swim.
The Speedo Sea Squad Floatsuit is an all-in-one solution that you wear instead of your regular swimsuit. It’s got built in panels that help your child float and swim. We prefer this for using in the pool as the float panels stay in place very well and can’t go too high up. The vest is really good too and I would choose that over the floatsuit for beach use and when going to outdoor pools when you play out of the water as well. We have size 3-4 years in the floatsuit and that works well for us.
Overall, both products are really good and pleasant to use. They work so much better than the armbands and are more comfortable to wear. I love the bright designs too and they also really appeal to my daughter’s taste.
You’re not allowed to take photos at our local pool so you’ll have to see the fit on the pictures from the website that I think are a very accurate representation.
Post in collaboration with Speedo.