Dinky Divers dive sticks from SwimFin are a fantastic and fun way of building confidence in the water for young children. I have a 5 and 8 year old who were keen to test them out.
These are really fun, brightly coloured sticks, each designed after an animal. We have a blue shark, orange seal, yellow seahorse and red hippo. What I love is that they come in an easy to carry, black mesh bag, which means taking them to the swimming pool is simple and they all stay together when you are not using them, either at the poolside or at home.
When these arrive, both my children were keen to pick out with their favourites and played with them all in the bath each night, but what we really wanted to do was take them to the swimming pool to really put them to the test. We had an opportunity after school one day and took them to the pool. The are really easy for little fingers to hold and carry as well as a soft, durable texture.
So to the all important test. Dropping them into the swimming pool they easily sunk to the bottom and stood upright, the children couldn’t wait to take on the challenge of trying to dive down and get them. Miss M went down with ease and love grabbing them but for Mister B it was a little more of a challenge, but he did it!! He was so keen to get back his favourite shark stick that he pushed himself to get down and retrieve it.
These are an excellent way of getting children used to going under water and they find it lots of fun. It also is a great activity to occupy them with in the swimming pool and something both of mine enjoyed. I’d definitely recommend these for any young swimmers, my two are already excited about taking these on holiday this year where we’ll have a private pool they can play in everyday!
All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.