Instructors Guide

AquaPlane is an incredibly versatile tool that makes swimming lessons fun, easy and safe. It offers the swimmer supported buoyancy as they go through their learn-to-swim journey. This guide will help you to get the most out of AquaPlane in your swimming lessons. 

Who Can Use AquaPlane? 

As a guide, AquaPlane can be used by children from around the age of three upwards, and from a weight of around 15kgs. Bear in mind that every child is a different shape and size. 

The most important thing is that the child is big enough for the AquaPlane to fit on their back without obstructing the back of their neck. 

How to Position the AquaPlane

The AquaPlane should first be used as a back float, attached using the two adjustable velcro straps. It should be as high up the back as possible, while also making sure that the child can tilt their head back unobstructed. The straps should be just below the armpits to avoid restricting arm movements. 

How to Use AquaPlane as a Back Float

The child will be able to float vertically in the water with the AquaPlane on their back, as it is above their center of gravity. It is recommended to get the child used to this position first so that they have the reassurance that they can float vertically if needed, with their head above water.

With the AquaPlane in this position they can swim on their front or back with their legs and arms unimpeded, and the buoyancy of the AquaPlane supporting them in the water. 


How to Use AquaPlane as a Stand-Alone Float

By removing the straps the AquaPlane can be used as a stand-alone float once the child is more confident in the water and needs to improve their stroke. AquaPlane can be held above the chest when the child is swimming on their back - both ways round is fine. For less confident swimmers we recommend holding it tail end first as both hands can firmly grip the bump of the tail.

How to Use AquaPlane as a Kick Board

AquaPlane can be used as a kick board by first gripping the top sides of the wings, and then - as confidence increases - the bottom long edges of the wings. The hydrodynamic shape makes it easy to cut through the water, and the wide surface area makes it easy to hold. 


Kids love the fun plane shape of AquaPlane, so encourage them to fly by jumping in with the AquaPlane on their back. 

Storage and Cleaning

Looked after properly, the AquaPlane swim float will last for years. Floats should be rinsed in fresh water and dried between lessons to prolong their life. Replacement straps are available to further increase the lifespan of the AquaPlane. 


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