One of the sad things about the lockdown was the girls had to stop their swimming lessons. My eldest has been going for a while and is moving up the stages but my middle daughter was still at the very early stages. With having over 6 months out, it was such a shame, as I had started her lessons as soon as she turned 3. We go to a local school which is literally a 5 minute drive away. Both my girls go on a Saturday morning and it’s easy to fit in after I’ve hit the gym. We usually have a mad dash getting out of the house, quite often I feel will be late and alway seem to forget a pair of pants for the girls. Life has been made a little easier however, when we were sent some swimming products from Trunki; some lovely Trunki PaddlePaks and some sinkers.
Trunki PaddlePak Water Resistant and More!
Getting my girls swimming lessons was really important to me. I know neither of them are going to become Olympic swimmers or anything but being able to swim and be in the water safely is so important. I wanted them to have water confidence and enjoy spending time in the pool. It was something I had always enjoyed as a child and during my holidays from school, I would quite often spend time at the swimming baths with my friends.
However, like most things, there are always fun and not so fun aspects! For me, it’s getting them changed at the end of the session and knowing I am going home with wet towels and costumes to wash.
This is where Trunki PaddlePak come in really useful.
PaddlePak is a water resistant backpack that’s perfect for days out and trips to the pool or beach. Made from lightweight and durable material, it’s designed to stop wet stuff getting in, or leaking out! Sounds perfect!
We were sent two Tang the Tropical Fish – Medium PaddlePak and Chuckles the Clown Fish – Medium PaddlePak. These usually retail at £19.99 but are currently £15.99 at the time this post went live.
Both the bag have some great features, as well as water resistant fabric, including an external tail pocket; useful for taking extra bits along with you. They have a Trunki Grip, which is good for goggles or glasses. There is a padded mesh back for comfort and a roll top closure at the top which is water resistant.
Trunki Dive Sticks
We haven’t been able to use the Dive Sticks yet, as haven’t gone anywhere where the girls can have a free swim but the Dive Sticks from Trunki retail at £9.59, usually £11.99.
They are designed to sink to the bottom of the pool so that the swimmer can dive down and collect them and practice underwater swimming.
The girls are looking forward to testing them out.
Trunki PaddlePaks for Swimming Lessons
These Trunki PaddlePaks have been really great for the girls’ swimming lessons. I love the waterproof aspect, as I come home from the class and can simply unpack the wet washing and put the bags away.
They are easy for the girls to carry, so I don’t alway have too; comfy on their backs and easy to put on and off.
We haven’t needed the little pocket yet, as the girls don’t take anything of value to the pool but on holiday, this maybe different.
The girls love the designs; they are bright and colourful and remind me a little of Finding Nemo, so I can see the appeal.
I think they have been very well designed; so much has been considered for practicalities, comfort and appeal for young children.
A huge thumbs up from us and the girls are looking forward to carrying on their swimming lessons using their Trunki PaddlePaks.
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Disclosure – we were sent these products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
Erin is so happy she’s back at her swimming lessons. She would love one of these bags.
These are such a cool idea. Perfect for the kids when they go to their swimming lessons.
What clever products, we had the wheelie Trunki cases when my children were younger, that they loved, but have not heard of these. The bags look great and nice for the children to have their own, there’s always so many bits and bobs to remember for swimming isn’t there! Love the idea of the dive sticks too – that’s always one of my children’s favourite games when we go swimming but I usually do it with a coin when we are on holiday, the Sinkers sound a much better idea.
These packs look perfect for getting kids back into swimming lessons! My boys would love these