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by Katja Fischer
Children can be introduced to swimming in a playful way using the appropriate swimming aids. It is important to note that the swimming aid is only used in water depths where the learning child can also stand and be observed. In the first place come the classical Schwimmflügeli, which make an optimal water position possible for a child and prevent tipping forward. The swimming wings with air chambers are suitable for children from three months to four years. A life jacket or swimsuit helps the child learn to swim and become familiar with the water. Classic pool noodles, swimming boards or swimming belts also help children to gain the necessary confidence with the water.