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This is a review of the Zoggy dive rings.
We LOVE all of our Zoggs products!
~~~ The back story ~~~
My love of swimming stemmed from regular lessons from the age of four and water activities I experienced growing up in Australia. I have always swam whenever possible, have a pool at home, and have a three year old daughter who has been having lessons since she was five months old.
Our daughter is turning into a fish, and also loves to be in the pool day and night. Hence we have needed to find a wide variety of pool toys, floats and paraphernalia to keep her and us amused.
Zoggs is an Australian company, and "Zoggy" is the name of the seal that is part of many children's items in made by Zoggs. They are designed to build confidence in water.
These dive rings come in a set of three. One green and blue, another red and blue, the third yellow and blue. They are styled as round rings that form the abdomen of the character "Zoggy", and have Zoggy's head and feet at either end.
They come in a clear heavy-duty plastic zip bag with a blue handle.
~~~ My experience and thoughts ~~~
These Zoggs dive rings have been in constant use in our home swimming pool since we bought them three months ago from a council-run pool close to my workplace. They were a replacement for some we'd purchased a year or so earlier that were made by a different manufacturer and at some stage had lost their floatation component (ie air lock) due to Millie deciding to use it as a teething ring!
We'd bought our first set of rings at the suggestion of Millie's swim teacher. He explained that it can take a very long time for children to acquire the skill of swimming to the bottom of the pool, and that the more frequently she practiced, the faster this would occur. We didn't need to be told twice, as Millie had been attempting to bring the rings from her class home!
Although all three of us use these rings, it is obviously our daughter who uses them most. She loves to throw the rings in the shallow (3') jump in from the edge of the pool, landing close to the rings, and then collect them and wear them as a crown or bangle.
The rings are a good weight and are easy to see under water. They stand up nicely, meaning that they are easy to grab onto. They really are great fun and we have Millie's swimming and underwater confidence has greatly improved since we started using these dive rings.
Finally, we usually store them in a dry, shady place in our pool area.
Another highly recommended product from Zoggs.
Available from several places, including some council swimming pools and ASDA for £9.50. They are also currently available on Ebay for up to £13 including shipping.