The Speedo Mini-Kick was designed to fit perfectly into your childâ™s swim routine because itâ™s perfectly sized for their smaller hands and body. In fact, itâ™s just the right size for kids who are learning to swim. The boardâ™s buoyant design helps float and balance your little swimmer in the water. And because the Mini-Kick is smaller than other traditional kickboards, children are better able to grasp and maneuver the device. For reference, the Mini-Kick is smaller than Speedoâ™s other kidâ™s board, the Junior Kickboard. While also ideally shaped for childrenâ™s body sizes, the Junior is better suited for slightly higher level kicking and general training drills. The Mini-Kick boardâ™s compact and lightweight design makes it easy to take along with you no matter where your childâ™s swimming lessons take place. Throw it, along with any other wet swim gear, into the Speedo Mesh Equipment Bag after a swim. The travel bag is made from 100% nylon mesh and allows for adequate air circulation in order to properly dry all your gear.
Ideal Training Tool
Because the Mini-Kick does such a good job at enticing weaker, newer swimmers into the water, it can serve as an ideal teaching and training tool. Not only will it help float more novice swimmers across long stretches of water, but it can also help to develop essential kicking strength and technique skills. Itâ™s similar to Speedoâ™s other learn-to-swim kickboard, the EPS Kickboard. Made from high density EPS, itâ™s great for teaching kids kicking skills. To really get the most out of your childâ™s training time in the pool, pair the Mini-Kick with Speedoâ™s own Kicking Coach. This soft-to-the-touch device straps around the leg and helps secure the knee in the proper position without inhibiting movement. Both of these Speedo brand devices deliver a one-two punch to help your child learn to kick properly and efficiently.
The Speedo Mini-Kick kidâ™s kickboard is recommended for kids aged 3-12 years old. Its durable EVA foam can hold up to 132 pounds. The kickboard is available in either pink or blue. The blue board features fun shark prints, while the pink is covered in a flower print. The Speedo Tye Dye Kickboard also features fun, eye-catching designs. It is designed for ages 2 and up, but better suited for children who are confident in their swimming ability and comfortable with the surrounding water environment.
Specifications - All Measurements are in INCHES
|MODEL||OVERALL HEIGHT||HEIGHT DOWN THE CENTER||WIDTH AT WIDEST PART|
|SPEEDO MINI KICK||11.5||11.5||8|
The AquaGear Opinion
Both adult and junior testers got to have fun trying out the Mini-Kick Kickboard. Adults thought that the size and shape of the board served as an ideal and fun way to entice novice swimmers into the water. The contoured and buoyant design was great at floating kids arms so that they could focus solely on their kick. Itâ™s also important the kidâ™s kickboard is small enough for child-sized hands to grasp. Many adult sized boards were much too large for beginners to use. Testers, young and old, thought that the Mini-Kick would be ideal for a swim school or for use during individual lessons.
The Bottom Line
Give your kids a training tool that they can really get their hands around. The Speedo Mini-Kick Kickboard is a great swim gear accessory that can help your child become a better and stronger overall swimmer.