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Additional Needs Swim Accessories Advice

Many children and adults enjoy swimming and using hydrotherapy pools for exercise, fun and therapy. Specialist swim accessories can make this an even more enjoyable experience.

Fledglings supplies a selection of Swim Accessories including buoyancy jackets, swim trainers, swimming headbands, and waterproof changing mats.

We also offer an extensive range of incontinence swimwear which enable the wearer to have more freedom in the pool or on the beach. They provide an alternative solution to disposable swimming products and come in a variety of different styles, colours and patterns.

Buoyancy Aids

Zip front swim vests such as the Konfidence Original Buoyancy Swim Vest are ideal for younger children first learning to swim. Designed to maintain the correct swimming position, the swim vest gives the wearer confidence and freedom to enjoy the water.

For older children or adults, the Konfidence Youth Swim Jacket and Konfidence Adult Swim Jacket are great options.

The buoyancy swim jacket has internal removable float pockets to help keep the wearer stable in the water, leaving arms free to practice swimming strokes. The floats can be removed gradually as the wearer’s swimming skills improve.

As the wearer's ability progresses, the floats can be removed in pairs to reduce the buoyancy and encourage further development.

Floatsation Devices

Floatsation Aids have been the back bone of providing opportunities for disabled children with high support needs, in special schools, to be able to develop the ability to float in water independently without being held. As these children become young adults we need to ensure that these new skills and freedoms are maintained in the community setting.

Waterproof changing mats

A large portable changing mat can be invaluable when assisting someone with changing in or out of wet swimwear. Its waterproof backing prevents any dampness from a floor coming through, allowing the mat to be used on a wet floor. Ideal for multiple purposes and for travelling on holiday.

The Care Designs Adult Padded Changing Mat folds up with an integrated wrap-around elastic strap making it easy for storage and for when travelling.

The mat is made from thick, padded neoprene (wetsuit material) to cushion the individual whilst lying on a changing table or the floor. It is also thermally insulating which prevents the cold from coming through the floor or the ground.

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