Swimming Aids

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise when you are recovering from an injury or rehabilitating after surgery. Sometimes, it is not possible to get straight into the pool. Your clients may need supports, which is where swimming aids come in. These tools, available in a variety of styles, give you the opportunity to get into the water and move your body without overstressing it. Check out the range of adult swimming aids below to see which are best for you.

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Some of the most popular and easiest to identify swimming aids are floats. Swimming pull buoy floats are designed to fit between your legs, keeping your lower body afloat. This helps to strengthen your arms, shoulders, and chest muscles. If you move the float between the calves, it can also aid in improving core strength. This makes them the ideal swimming aids for adults after an injury.

Hydrotherapy is perfect following a leg injury or knee surgery. The water means less pressure on the joints, allowing your body to focus on healing and improving your fitness again. Swimming belts are the perfect tool for this. Easily adjustable, they fit around the waist of the patient to keep them in a vertical position. This means that they can work on walking, running, or jogging in the water without focusing too much on staying upright, as the aid will do it for them.

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FAQs

What are floatation aids?

Flotation aids are designed to help you float in the water. This is essential when swimming after an injury or surgery, as they can aid in your rehabilitation and recovery. Swim vests can allow you to focus on your legs, while a pull buoy float sits between your legs and keeps your lower body floating when you need to work on your arm strength.

 

What are the different types of swimming aids?

You’ll find a huge variety of swimming aids to choose from and which is right for you will depend on your needs. Pull buoy floats and flotation dumbbells are great for those looking to improve their upper body strength while swimming belts and kickboard floats allow you to focus on your leg strength.

 

Are swimming aids good for non-swimmers?

While swimming aids can help you when you are recovering following surgery or an injury, they tend to act as supports to your body. This means that you should be reasonably confident in the water to begin with. They may still be used if you aren’t a swimmer, but your physiotherapist or other healthcare professional will advise you on what to do.

 

How do I adjust my swimming belt?

Most swimming belts are extremely easy to adjust. They work in a very similar way to a seatbelt, with a clip to fasten them and a strap that can be adjusted. You want to ensure that it sits securely around your waist without being too tight or too loose. Too tight and it could cause pain and discomfort, while too loose means you will not get the support that you need.

 

How do I use flotation dumbbells?

Flotation dumbbells are relatively lightweight and durable dumbbells designed for use in the pool. They can help you increase and tone your upper body, providing resistance during your workout. Holding your upper body under the water and performing bicep curls is an excellent way to workout.

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