One of the things I most look forward to each week is our swimming classes. We’ve been frolicking in the pool for just over two years now and it’s something both Toddler L and I really enjoy. Seeing how much she’s developed during this time is pretty incredible. As much as I’d like to, I can’t take all of the credit though…
There’s been two companies with us every step of the way as we’ve tread water, jumped in at the deep end and done various other water-related puns. This has been (1) Water Babies who we’ve done swimming lessons with, and (2) Konfidence who have ensured Toddler L is suited, booted and ready for action in the pool.
It’s therefore particularly awesome that I can reveal that Toddler L and I have been chosen by Konfidence as one of their Child Swimologists for 2017. Along with four other bloggers – Jade (Raising The Rings), Hannah (Budding Smiles), Natalie (Plutonium Sox) and Hayley (Hayley’s Little Things) – we’ll be sharing our splashy journey during 2017.
For anyone unfamiliar with the brand, Konfidence design and manufacture protective swimwear and accessories for babies, toddlers and children. This includes the likes of the AquaNappy, NeoNappy, Babywarma and Roll & Go Baby Changer, which are products we’ve used for the last two years with baby / toddler swimming. In fact, we’re now on our third ‘outfit’ change during this time – polka dots, clownfish and now strawberries. Such a diva.
In addition, they even do things like UVPF sun protection clothing, wetsuits, buoyancy swimming aids and pool toys. We’ll be testing out and reviewing some of this stuff in our role as Swimologists, so keep an eye out for that. As part of a recent holiday, we got to try out the wetsuit – well, Toddler L did as I couldn’t fit – so I’m already impressed with this new kit. Then, we’ll be heading to Splash Landings waterpark at Alton Towers later in the year – thanks to Konfidence – to put some of the other gear through it’s paces as Swimologists.
If you’ve never read about our swimming journey so far, then for shame. However, I’ll let you off. I’ve written quite a bit about swimming before, be it Water Babies Chapter 1 & 2, Chapter 4, Chapter 7 and the underwater photoshoot. There’s also been stuff such as helping your baby to love the water, overcoming water wobbles, 4 things I’ve learnt from baby swimming, 4 mistakes to avoid when swimming with a toddler and baby swimming versus toddler swimming. As you can probably tell, I think getting your child used to the water from an early age is hugely important from both a safety and development perspective. It’s one of the best things we did.
Anyway, that’s enough about us for now. I’ll be following up on this Swimologists post with a few others during the summer, including news about the 2017 Golden Bucket Sand Art competition, our time at Alton Towers Splash Landings waterpark and reviews of some of the Konfidence products we’ve been sent. Oh, and here’s a 10% off discount code for you to spend on the Konfidence website if you so wish – just enter DADVS1710 at checkout.
Win £50 Konfidence Voucher
To celebrate us being Swimologists, I’ve also got a giveaway where you can win a £50 voucher to spend on swimming gear at Konfidence. To be in with a chance of winning, simply login to Rafflecopter below and complete one, or a combination, of the optional entry options. Good luck and happy comping!
Terms And Conditions
The giveaway is for a £50 voucher to spend on swimming gear at Konfidence. The giveaway closes at 12.00am (GMT) on Sunday 11th June 2017 and is open to UK entrants who are over 18 years old only.
The giveaway can be entered by logging into Rafflecopter and doing one, or a combination, of the following: (1) Follow Konfidence on Twitter, (2) Follow The DADventurer on Twitter, (3) Tweet a message about the giveaway, (4) Visit Konfidence on Facebook, (5) Visit The DADventurer on Facebook, (6) Follow Konfidence on Instagram, (7) Follow The DADventurer on Instagram, (8) Subscribe to the Konfidence newsletter, (9) Subscribe to The DADventurer newsletter, (10) Follow The DADventurer on Bloglovin’ and/or (11) Give The DADventurer +K on Klout.
The winner will be selected at random using Rafflecopter and contacted within three days of the giveaway closing. The winner has 28 days to claim their prize and provide their contact details. The prize will be sent via email as a voucher code and is redeemable at www.konfidence.co.uk only. The voucher must be spent in a single transaction and can either be used to fully pay for product(s) or as part-payment towards product(s). The voucher expires on 31st December 2017. The prize is non-transferable. The giveaway is run by The DADventurer in conjunction with Konfidence.
N.B. We received a range of Konfidence products as part of our role as Konfidence Child Swimologists 2017.