We are Konfidence Swimologists!

Learning to swim is non-negotiable in our house.  Ben and Chloe both started their council run lessons at our local pool some time after their third birthdays and, as you probably know, Amy has been swimming with Puddle Ducks since September.  Dave and I have both agreed that swimming is a life skill that they must have, both for safety and for fun!  (Who wants to go on holiday and not be able to go on the slides or splash about with their friends?!)

Konfidence Swimologists: Daddy and Amy swimming with Puddle Ducks

With this in mind, I’m thrilled to announce that we are going to be working with Konfidence as part of their 2016 team of Swimologists.  If you haven’t heard of Konfidence before then you must check them out!  They really are the “go to” brand when it comes to baby, toddler and children’s swimwear.  From swim nappies and warmas for the little ones to wet suits and float jackets for older children, and a range of sun protective clothing too – they’ve got it covered.  (Konfidence swim wear is definitely really popular at Amy’s Puddle Ducks class with lots of the children wearing Babywarmas or Warma Wetsuits)

Konfidence Swimologists badge

We have reviewed a few items from Konfidence in the past (Konfidence Sun Protection Clothing / Konfidence Warma) and have always been thoroughly impressed by the quality and effectiveness of the products so we’re really looking forward to trying out and sharing our thoughts on more of the range in our role as Konfidence Swimologists!

Chloe wearing Konfidence sun protection suit on the beach


  1. April 19, 2016 / 6:33 am

    my son is learning to swim now, he has always been scared of putting his face in but now he can go underwater and almost swim a width – so proud!

  2. April 19, 2016 / 11:44 am

    Swimming in my house comes before walking, since birth basically. We have professional swimmers in the family so swimming its a must!

  3. Kristie Scarle
    April 19, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    My 2.5 year old loves blowing bubbles under water – that's how my 6-year-old started and she can swim 250 metres now!

  4. April 25, 2016 / 4:45 am

    I leaned to swim at Primary school when we had lessons at our local pool. Our swimming teacher was called Mr Hook (yes really) and I was scared of him.

  5. April 25, 2016 / 9:33 am

    I remember going to my swim lessons during the easter holidays then back to my grans for a big bowl of homemade soup!


  6. April 25, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I remember going to swimming lesson. I must have been 7/8, my dad used to take me as Dallas was on and my mum had to watch that.

  7. April 25, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    I was 11 years old and had swimming lessons at school remember the float I had to hold in front of me

  8. April 25, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    My special superstar self taught himself to swim underwater whilst we were on holiday!
    I was forever scooping him out of the water because I thought he had been under for too long, Hi Dad told me off for being to panicky about it as he was doing just fine 🙂

  9. Farhana
    April 25, 2016 / 5:12 pm

    I never learnt to swim as a child but only started this year as an adult. I'm petrified but must say I'm enjoying it as I pass a milestone

  10. Kirsty Hosty
    April 25, 2016 / 6:05 pm

    I remember my nan taking me to the local pool and teaching me

  11. Anonymous
    April 25, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I would go to the local swimming baths, my friend could swim and she encouraged me to practice. When I said I was afraid that the water was too deep, she advised me to go down to the shallower end of the pool to practice. Stating that I could venture up to the deeper end as and when I felt more confidence. With her advice, my practice and swimming lessons ( the school took us to this same local swimming pool once a week for swimming lessons) I learnt to swim. I enjoyed swimming, we would walk to the swimming baths (pool) and back in the Summer. It was good fun for us as a group of friends.

    Rachel Craig

  12. April 25, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    it took me ages to learn to swim i hated going to lessons but now i swim like a fish

  13. April 26, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    my dad use to take me swimming every thursday i loved it 🙂

  14. April 26, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Being taught to swim at our local beach by my 11 year old friend when I was 9

  15. April 28, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    When I was around 7 my grandparents took me to Fuerteventura on holiday, I was walking around the pool and it looked like there was a step just a few inches in so i went to stand on it only to fall in the pool.. My grandad had to jump in fully clothed to stop me from drowning. He then spent the holiday teaching me how to swim.

  16. Jayne Kelsall
    May 2, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I was petrified of water when I was younger it was actually my grandad that got me in the water when we went on holiday one year, funny when I look back on it now as I'm quite a strong swimmer now.x

  17. May 2, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I didn't learn to swim until i was 12 as my mum cannot swim. I was determined not to let my daughter be the same and took her swimming at 3 months old. We took her to centre parcs and she was like a fish. She's never looked back – started swimming lessons at 6 months old and is now a confident successful swimmer.

  18. May 2, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Unfortunately I haven't learnt to swim yet, which is why I think it's so important for young kids to learn as soon as possible. My nephew, who just turned four is currently taking lessons, so this voucher would be perfect for him.

  19. May 3, 2016 / 11:23 am

    Big man has been swimming from 6 weeks old. The only problem is that he only likes swimming underwater now!

  20. Sofia Ramos
    May 3, 2016 / 4:50 pm

    I started to learn how to swim quite late and had a lot of catching up to do vs. other kids

  21. May 3, 2016 / 5:27 pm

    All my kids have lessons, the older two are very competitive with each other and like to race across the pool!My youngest has only just started her lessons and we are 3 week in and she is showing signs of being as competitive as the other two as she always like to be the first across the pool!

  22. May 3, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I was pertrfied of my swimming teacher and didn't learn to swim till I left school

  23. May 3, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    I learned with my brother when I was quite young as we had a pool down the road

  24. May 5, 2016 / 2:29 am

    I was terrified of the water and when i was about 10yrs old my sister took me to the swimming pool when it was quiet and spent the afternoon getting me used to the water and taught me to swim

  25. May 5, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    My dad used to take my brother and I swimming every Friday evening – I still haven't started teaching my daughter though! x

  26. Anonymous
    May 7, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    @FCWedding on twitter – I remember working hard to get swimming badges and diving to collect a brick in my PJs!

  27. May 10, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    My friends child used to take lots of toys into the swimming pool before she felt comfortable enough to learn to swim

  28. May 11, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Bubba is 20 months old at the moment and LOVES being in the water! It's making some wonderful memories and I'm so glad that he isn't scared or nervous and I'm hopeful it will set him in good stead for the future when he starts proper swimming lessons 🙂

  29. Pam Francis Gregory
    May 12, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    I remember the rush of achieving my 25 m badge!

  30. May 12, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    I learnt to swim at primary school, I was about 6. My 5 year old has swimming lessons every week. She has almost cracked it. Great giveaway xx

  31. May 13, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    My son has swimming lessons and can swim a little on his own now. Has taken a while

  32. May 13, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I remember the first time I took my son swimming he loved it kicking and splashing and having such a great time, he's loved swimming ever sibce

  33. May 13, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    my earliest memory was a scary near drowning experience in the sea! I was out of my depth and couldn't swim and no-one was keeping a close eye on me. At the swimming pool i remember my dad making me try and swim out of my depth. Neither are great memories so i've tried to be kinder with my kids!

  34. May 13, 2016 / 8:12 pm

    Lily used to be really good at swimming and loved the water and has all of a sudden started to cry. Hoping its a phase. – Cassandra Mayers

  35. Jennifer Baker
    May 13, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    I rememeber my dad teaching me how to swim on holiday when I was little… Kicking my legs so hard I splashed everyone in the face that swam near.

  36. May 13, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    I remember learning in junior school and using a little square float and just kicking for my life lol

  37. marie powell
    May 13, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I don't remember a time that I could'nt swim my mum taught me when I was very young, but I can remember getting my Bronze..jumping in the pool with my P Js on

  38. Candice Rau
    May 14, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Growing up in South Africa we were constantly outdoors swimming.

  39. May 14, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I had swimming lessons at school. Shame they don't do that now

  40. Tracy
    May 14, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I remember being thrown in a swimming pool on my first swimming lesson. Have been terrified of water ever since and is why I am making sure my children learn to swim and enjoy being in the water.

  41. May 14, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    My children can't swim yet so I need to sort them out with lessons.

  42. nicole Farao
    May 14, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    My 6 year old had his first swimming lesson at Haven 2 years ago, and has been having lessons at our local leisure centre since. He used to hate getting any water splashed on his face, now he just wants to be under the water. He is like a fish now. His baby brother loves the water too, and will be the next one to learn.

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