Swim Advice & Support
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 products 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.
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.
Swimming ear bands
Aqua ear bands like the Ear Band-It Swimming Headband and the Konfidence Swimming Ear Band Aquaband acts as a great splash guard to keep water out of the ears as well as helping to prevent ear infections, such as glue ear.
They work well for those who are prone to swimmer's ear, ear infections, eardrum perforations or who just don't like getting water in their ears.
Neoprene headband works best when combined with soft vinyl resin earplugs to provide an effective waterproof seal.
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.