The Speedo Classic Swim Vest helps build water confidence and assists your child in learning how to swim. The level 2 flotation device has been designed by Speedo to safely introduce your child learn how to swim in an upright position. Unlike flotation devices that fit around the arms, the swim vest keeps your child's hands and arms free, allowing them to learn basic stroke techniques.
The vest's front zipper allows for easy pulling-on and taking-off of the vest, while Velcro tabs over the zipper keep the vest securely on your child at all times. A short strap fitted between the legs helps keep the vest from shifting while swimming. Additionally, the vest offers UV50+ protection to cover a child's upper body and safeguard against strong UVA and UVB rays when swimming outdoors.
The AquaGear Opinion
AquaGear testers were happy with the quality of the Speedo Vest. Testers agreed that the vests were well designed and allowed their child to feel comfortable in the water during swim lessons or swim play. While testers were quick to point out the Classic Swim Vest is not a life vest, it did bring parents peace of mind and allowed for less stressful swimming conditions for all involved. Parents also reported that the vests were not bulky, and most children were quite comfortable while using them to swim. In fact, many children loved wearing the vests and asked to put it on when visiting the pool or beach.
The Bottom Line
If you are the parent or caretaker of a beginner swimmer the Speedo Classic Swim Vest will aid during lessons or water play. Children who no longer want to be carried in the pool and are ready to learn basic swimming techniques will enjoy the freedom a swim vest grants them, while parents will appreciate the added security.
|Medium||2-4 years||up to 22"||33-45 lbs|
|Large||4-6 years||up to 24"||45-60 lbs|