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Product Rating   Product Rating  78 customer reviews|84% say too small
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SKU: 66580
Product Code: 1574

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  • Little swimmers can play safely with this progressive trainer. Foam floatation inserts may be added or removed depending on the child's swimming ability.

    • Available for 1 to 6 year olds
    • S 26–32 lbs 20" chest
    • M 32–40 lbs 22" chest
    • L 38–50 lbs 24" chest

    **Please note: if you order RED, the color is available in an assortment of red or pink so you may get pink instead of red.

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  • 3 star rating (78 Reviews)

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  • 8/14/2012 Love It!

    rating star By Linden

    My son, who is now four, used one of these suits and learned to swim independently by age 3.5. My daughter, who is now two, uses this suit and loves to splash around in the water. She can go in and out of the water on her own, swim around, and is starting to blow bubbles and get her face wet. It's fantastic that our kids have been able to grow comfortable in the water at their own pace. It is also a huge benefit that they never learned to cling to adults in the water. Compared with water wings and other flotation devices, we have found that this suit allows the kids to learn to use their arms and legs as they would without flotation. I highly recommend. Note that these run small, so I would buy a size larger than normal. My son (who is big for his age) used size 5/6 even at age 2, and my daughter (who is average size, wears 2T clothes) uses size 3/4 at age 2.

    Portland, OR

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 6/25/2012 Best product to teach toddlers to swim

    rating star By Grandpa

    I've taugtht my 3 children to swim by the ages of 3 and 4 over  25 years ago with this type of swim trainer. I'm glad I was able to still find one. It is now time to teach my 2 year old grandson how to swim. I'm sure he'll be swimming on his own by 4 years old without the inserts giving us peace of mind knowing that if he fell into a deep end of a swimming pool, he would be able to swim to safety.


    Fit: Feels too small

  • 6/3/2012 Love this suit!!!

    rating star By Happy Mom

    My son is an average sized 3 1/2 year old, leaning toward the smaller end of the scale & this size 5-6 suit barely fits. But it works GREAT!!! He used it at the water park last weekend & went on every slide. He is not afraid to have his head underwater, but with this product he did not go under when he came off the slides, so it gave ME the confidence to let him go alone (his greatest desire). He is fast & fearless, so it is nice to know you have a few extra seconds to rescue him if he goes where he shouldn't and encourage his autonomy. This style of suit is a little tricky to get off when wet, so if you are in the process of potty training that could be a problem. I thought the fabric was a bit light, but still a great product.

    Happy Mom
    North Dakota

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 5/10/2012 Works for watching little

    rating star By Gale C.

    It's great to have for a little one to be around a pool with supervision but he needs to be watched carefully because the suit doesn't keep him afloat with his head out of the water.   Still a good safety measure though.

    Gale C.
    Sacramento, CA, CA

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 5/6/2012 Love this suit!

    rating star By Miss Pat

    This suit is perfect for the child who is learning to swim.  As they get more experienced, just remove another styrofoam tube and before they realize it they know how to swim!  The bright colors make it easy to find them when playing on the beach. It's comfortable, just remove the floatation tubes and let them play!  Coverage gives them more protection from the sun too!  Wish you made it in size 5-6 for the child who's starting their training later.

    Miss Pat

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 4/10/2012 Updated Review

    rating star By Alexandra

    I bought this last summer for my almost 3yo daughter, and she loved it right away.  I just wanted to update my review now that we've had the suit for almost a year.  We've used this suit in the in the oceans, lake, and regularly at the pool, and we both still love it.  My daughter's confidence in the water is amazing - she was swimming out into the ocean on her own, playing in the waves, and although I was nearby, I could let her feel independent.  We have now progressed to having half of the floats out so she is almost swimming independently.  I can't say enough how much I love this bathing suit.

    It DOES fit small.  At 3, the 5-6yo size fit her well, and although she has grown, the suit has stretched along with her, fortunately.  The sizing really needs to be updated and a true size selection to 5-6 years old added.  This is my only complaint.

    Rockwood, ON

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 1/24/2012 progressive swim trainer

    rating star By jill

    used the same suit for two grandkids.  swam a couple times a week all year long.  works great to keep their bodies upright and their faces out of the water.  they are able to swim alone with no help holding them up.  the styrofoam floats inserted into the suit are stiff and uncomfortable  (we were able to slide them out the bottom openings and replaced them with softer ones)  just bought the next size up works just as well as the smaller one.  has two extra floats for the added weight.

    thermopolis, wy

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 12/11/2011 Badly sized

    rating star By Femi

    Simply put, you need to work on the sizing. Good product but made my 6 year old boy look like a barley dancer. Had to wear additional swimming shorts to make him feel comfortable. Work on more sizes.

    Austin, TX

    Fit: Feels too small

  • 9/23/2011 WAY TOO SMALL

    rating star By cindy

    my thin 16 month grand daughter found this too tight and it was the sz 3-4 yr old size


    Fit: Feels too small

  • 8/21/2011 Great swim trainer!

    rating star By Amy R.

    First of all if you are ordering for a boy, you must go with blue.  The site does not tell you this.  It states that there are 2 colors available but does not specify one is for boys and one is for girls.  The trainer works great. There are a total of 8 floats that can be slowly taken out based upon child's needs.  Seems to run a little small as my son is 4 and I ordered the 3T/4T and it was too small.

    Amy R.
    Edgewater, MD

    Fit: Feels too small

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Water Gear provides a wide variety of quality games, gear, equipment and accessories for water sports. Whether you swim for recreation, rehabilitation, low impact exercise or strength training, Water Gear has the products you need to get the workout you want. Water Gear endeavors to provide aquatic equipment for swimmers of all levels; their Water Resistance Barbells come in many different levels to allow you to customize your workout, and they make several jog belts that have adjustable waist bands and assorted dimensions for different body styles. In addition to their games for the little swimmer, Water Gear produces a line of water-confidence products including flotation vests and water wings that help children acclimate to the water.
Water Gear Progressive Swim Trainer Little swimmers can play safely with this progressive trainer. Foam floatation inserts may be added or removed depending on the child's swimming ability.

• Available for 1 to 6 year olds
• S 26–32 lbs 20'' chest
• M 32–40 lbs 22'' chest
• L 38–50 lbs 24'' chest

**Please note: if you order RED, the color is available in an assortment of red or pink so you may get pink instead of red.
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