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A kids' swim west is the best way to keep them afloat. It has many different uses, as it not only allows them to participate in different water sports activities, but also makes it easier for them to learn to swim. On this page you ...
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Swim vest for kids

A kids' swim west is the best way to keep them afloat. It has many different uses, as it not only allows them to participate in different water sports activities, but also makes it easier for them to learn to swim. On this page you will find a wide selection of the best swim wests on the market that will cover many of the needs you have as a parent.

Why a kids' swim west is a good idea?

The biggest challenge for kids when learning to swim is, of course, staying afloat. They'll usually spend more energy splashing frantically to stay afloat, which doesn't make it any easier for them. Of course, you can choose to give them a pair of swim wings or a swim belt, which works well but has its challenges.

With a pair of swim wings, you limit their freedom of movement when it comes to swimming strokes with their arms. A swim belt only holds their life in the surface of the water, which means they need to be skilled enough swimmers to use their arms and legs to keep their head above water.

A swim west, on the other hand, is designed to keep the entire upper body afloat while not restricting the movement of the arms. This makes it easier for kids - who are learning to swim - to practice strokes and leg kicks without feeling restricted. At the same time, they'll be able to take a break and relax while learning to swim, as a kids' swim west will keep them afloat without them having to exert any effort.

Is a swim vest and a lifejacket the same thing?

No, it isn't! They have roughly the same functions, but their speciality is in the name. A swim vest is designed to keep you afloat, but still allow you to swim relatively unhindered. A life jacket is designed to keep you afloat, with your head away from water surfaces. Therefore, it will also automatically flip you onto your back, and you will have to actively fight to be turned upright in the water so you can swim.

A lifejacket is therefore designed to keep your head above water - by turning you onto your back - even if you are unconscious. For these reasons, a life jacket is not a good idea for kids who need to learn to swim, splash in the water or need help with swimming. But a kids swim vest is!

It assists your kid in the best possible way when playing in the water or learning to swim. That's why it's also a great alternative to other products that provide buoyancy. This is not least because it lifts the whole body, but especially the upper body, so it keeps the head higher than the legs, which will automatically keep the head afloat without the use of force.

Benefits of a swim vest for kids

Generally speaking, it's easier for your kid to learn to swim if you wear a swim west. It will be easier, more manageable and for them to swim correctly.

This is because a swim vest provides a more natural position in the water and therefore makes it easier for them to transition from swimming with buoyancy aid to swimming without.


Add to this the fact that most kids can feel irritated by swim wings and belts, which can ruin the joy of swimming. With a kids' swim vest, they will experience better buoyancy without noticing a restriction that can cause irritation. Therefore, a kids' swim vest is also perfect for kids of all ages, catering to their swimming ability.

Of course, if your kid is going paddleboarding or kayaking, it's a legal requirement to bring a swim or lifejacket. So with a swim west for kids, they can learn to swim and take part in various water sports activities.

Find the right size for a kids' swim vest

No two kids are the same, and even if they are the same age, there are still some differences when it comes to sizing. There are several factors that are important to consider when buying a swim vest for kids. The first is that the weight of the kid has an impact on the buoyancy they can achieve with a swim vest. Another factor is that it needs to fit correctly and comfortably.

Therefore, we also recommend that you check the weight range of the swim vest, as this is the most important factor in getting the right buoyancy. At the same time, of course, it also needs to fit. So, we have listed a general description of the measurements of kids' swim vests for ages 1-6 years:

  • Swim vests 1 to 2 years: Chest measurement around the chest of 45 to 52 cm
  • Swim vests 2 to 4 years: Chest measurement around the chest of 53 to 58 cm
  • Swim vest 4 to 6 years: Chest measurement around the chest of 59 to 63 cm

It's always better to choose a size too big than too small. This is because you'll be more confident that the buoyancy can support your kid, allowing the effect of the swim vest to assist them in the best possible way.

Buy your kids' swim vests here at Watery.ie

We know how important it is when it comes to safety around kids. That's why we've only selected the best swim vests for kids, so you can be sure that there's no compromise on safety and price. That's why we have a special focus on having the best price or 100% price match. Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to swim, and even if kids need support in the beginning, it shouldn't cost a fortune.

Even though we think there are only good reasons to choose a swim vest for kids, as a parent you may still have questions or scepticism. Specifically, it could be about the function of a kids' swim vest versus swim wings or belts. Should you need to know more, our customer service is ready to help you with advice and guidance, but also to answer any questions you may have. And when you shop with us here at Watery.dk, you also get:

  • Free shipping on orders over €79
  • 3-5 days delivery
  • Our customer service is ready all weekdays from 8 AM to 10 PM.

So take a look around the site and find the swim vest your kid needs, whether it's for the swimming pool, beach holiday or water sports. The ones you find on this page work for most things.

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