Heading off for the sun this summer with kids? If they haven’t mastered the art of swimming before you go, they will by the time you return, if you heed the advice of swimming instructor, Chris Shore, the inventor of Aquaplane, the latest aid to make a splash in the swimming sector.
‘It’s all about feeling confident and safe. Aquaplane straps to a child’s back, leaving their arms free from resistance, enabling them to stretch out in the water, and achieve the correct body position naturally and easily’ say Chris.
Though Aquaplane is great for beginners it also adapts to take a child through all the different stages to further their swimming techniques.
Chris continues: ‘Aquaplane will help a child to learn to swim on their back, too. The wide & low profile enables the learner to have more balance and the patented design gives a superior streamlined position compared to all other swimming aids.
Once your child is through the early stages of development, you can then remove the straps and AquaPlane can be used as a kick board to enhance stroke development.
As further progress is achieved, AquaPlane turns into a performance tool to build stamina and strength.’
Chris, who has coached many former championship swimmers adds: ‘Whilst Aquaplane might not guarantee a place in the Olympic swimming team, it will certainly give your child the confidence he or she needs to kick start the process this summer.’
Aquaplane has also received the expert input and endorsement from two luminaries in championship swimming – Chris Shore, Chris Cooke (Team GB Athens ’04 and Biejing, ’08) as well as swimming instructor and Commonwealth Games team member, Dan Coombs (Delhi’10).
Aquaplane is suitable for children aged from 3 upwards and is available from www.hippychick.com and priced at £24.99.