AquaPlane is an incredibly versatile float that makes swimming lessons fun, easy and safe. By keeping learners buoyant while leaving their arms free, it can be used throughout their learn-to-swim journey. This guide will help you and your child get the most out of AquaPlane.
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 your 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 your child can tilt their head back unobstructed. The straps should be just below the armpits to avoid restricting arm movements.
The straps need to be tight enough to support the float, but not too tight! Ask your child how the straps feel when attaching them.
How to Use AquaPlane as a Back Float
Your child will be able to float vertically in the water with the AquaPlane on their back, as it is above their centre of gravity. Start off by helping your child to float in this position until they are comfortable doing it. This will give your child reassurance that they can float vertically if needed, with their head above water.
With the AquaPlane in this position your child can swim on their front or back with their legs and arms unimpeded, and the buoyancy of the AquaPlane supporting them in the water. Encourage your child to swim on their front and back, focusing on using their arms and legs to learn and improve their front crawl and back stroke.
How to Use AquaPlane as a Stand-Alone Float
By removing the straps the AquaPlane can be used as a stand-alone float once your child is more confident in the water and needs to improve their stroke. AquaPlane can be held above the chest when your 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 your child's 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 your child to fly by jumping in with the AquaPlane on their back. You can also use AquaPlane as a stand alone float to play with, jump at or fly through the air.
Storage and Cleaning
Looked after properly, your AquaPlane swim float will last for years. Rinse your float in fresh water and dry between uses. Replacement straps are available to further increase the lifespan of the AquaPlane.
Have a question about how to get the most from your AquaPlane? Get in touch and ask our team of AquaPlane experts - email email@example.com or give us a call on 01242 474883.