Germany's leading learn-to-swim tool is finally in Australia and New Zealand
FREDS SWIM ACADEMY AUSTRALIA is teamed up with Mermaid Magic Ltd (NZ) to proudly introduce Germany's leading learn-to-swim tool to New Zealand. The patented SWIMTRAINER "Classic” is a range of inflatable swimming aids that can be used in children aged 3 months to 8 years. Unlike other ‘floaties’, the SWIMTRAINER places children in the perfect position for learning to swim and encourages a natural kicking reflex that babies are born with.
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" floatation aids can be used from 3 months of age
Parents can lay the foundations for their child to have a life long positive relationship with water by introducing their babies to water from a young age. FREDS SWIM ACADEMY AUSTRALIA'S 3 stage learn-to-swim system will encourage children to develop the perfect swimming style and is tailored to different levels of swimming proficiency.
Safety is paramount
Drowning is a leading cause of death in Australian and Kiwi children aged under 4 years. The Royal Life Saving Society Australia recommends water familiarisation and awareness for toddlers as one of its 4 key drowning protection actions. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic” can safely aid in familiarising Australian and Kiwi babies to water while helping them develop swimming strokes from a young age. All SWIMTRAINER "Classic" floatation aids are certified to meet Australian Safety Standards and European Safety Standards and are phthalate free.
Regular swimming can boost the mental and physical development of children.
Babies and children are in their element in water and regular pool time has both mental and physical benefits. Australian research has shown that babies that have regular and ongoing swimming practice reach developmental milestones (including literacy, numeracy and mathematical related milestones) earlier than other children who had not participated in swimming practice. Mastering swimming skills can also boost children's confidence which in turn promotes better mental health.
Regular swimming improves baby's physical development by strengthening the muscles, reducing postural deformities, strengthening the immune system and improving stamina, co-ordination and performance. Babies can experiment with a greater range of movement in water than they are able to on land.
Moving gently backwards and forwards during baby swimming for example acts like a massage for the skin and at the same time supports the formation of nerve cells and the networking of brain areas which in turn promotes movement development on land. For children who have slow motor development, or premature babies, aquarobics is a playful and effective therapy. The water pressure not only has a positive effect on the skin, but also on the joints and muscles. Baby swimming also improves the sense of balance, promotes independence, increases learning and perception and supports growth in young children.
Playing is the best form of learning
Children learn best when they feel safe and are having fun. Babies love the SWIMTRAINER "Classic" because they are held in a safe and secure position and yet they can propel themselves forward independently while having their hands free to play. FREDS SWIM ACADEMY AUSTRALIA have produced a series of videos showing how you can introduce your children to the water while playing fun games and singing songs that kids will love. SWIMTRIANER "Classic" has been approved by Standards Australia, the nation's peak non-government Standards organisation, is ASTMF963-11 and TüV&GS tested and approved internationally, and are free from phthalates.
Recent Awards and Endorsements
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" has been awarded the bizziebaby Award
Family Review Center Gold Award
SWIMTRAINER "Classic" is a great starting point for every child. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" teaches proper form for learning to swim, holding them securely, so they feel safe and not afraid to venture into the water and swim. When the fear is removed everyone is safer and happier and they learn so much faster. The SWIMTRAINER "Classic" by it's design holds the child in the right position to swim, without fear of becoming tangled on something or falling thru. This is a great addition to a child's swimming lessons and a must have for every family with a pool. FREDS SWIM ACADEMY offers products that are designed with your child's safety in mind as their number one focus.' (Family Review Centre. For more details on this award see: SWIMTRAINER "Classic" wins Gold Award)
World Record Swimmer and Olympian Medalist Franziska van Almsick recommends SWIMTRAINER in the German magazine ELTERN.
Testing, Standards and Approvals
SWIMTRIANER "Classic" has been approved by Standards Australia, the nation's peak non-government Standards organisation, is ASTMF963-11 and TÜV&GS tested and approved internationally, and are free from phthalates.