A lot of people look at me and think, “This guy takes risks. He’s in love with danger and it’s pretty scary. Sexy scary.”
A LOT of people think that.
But the truth is I’m in love with safety, especially where my little miracle baby is concerned. And even more especially where swimming is involved.
I don’t know about other four-year-olds, but my son is a bit of a wild man when it comes to water activities. Whenever he spots a body of water, whether it be an ocean or a pond or a puddle, he races towards it and jumps in. And while he is taking swimming lessons on Sundays (“The pool is my church,” he says), he’s certainly no Ian Thorpe at this point.
First of all, this SwimFin thing is fantastic. My boy used it in the pool and loved every minute of it. Normally, we squeeze him into flotation vest but this was a lot more comfortable and effective. He was knifing through the water like a… well, like a knife.
Don’t believe me? Take a look:
The SwimFin kept the boy afloat and in a physical position which allowed him to focus on his stroke. It works for doing the back stroke, too. The only downside was that some people thought there was a large purple plastic shark in the pool.
“Jesus save us!!” they screamed. “The purple plastic shark beast is calling us to account!!”
(If we’re being honest, I think their intense fear was more about them than my son.)
But SwimFin isn’t just putting out colourful, strappable shark fins. They’ve also produced safety videos with The Wiggles (maybe you’ve heard of them), which you should watch over and over again until their important message sinks in.
A lot of you probably watched those videos and wondered, will these SwimFin fins actually turn my child into a shark or some other sea creature? Well, the answer is no. That won’t happen.
And just to avoid any other confusion, here is a list of other disclaimers that you should know about this product before you hurry up and buy it here:
The fin will not not make you or your child a “super fast” swimmer.
The fin will not grant you three wishes.
Regardless of what the SwimFin fin can or can not do, it does not represent proof that Aquaman is a real person.
The fin will not keep you warm at night.
If worn outside the water, the fin will not make you an expert in karate or any other self-defence technique.
If you are having difficulties in your marriage, the fin will not “act as a mediator”.
There are probably a few more things we could list here that should be common sense, but we’re running out of room. So if you have any other questions about the SwimFin fin and what it’s capable of, feel free to email me.
Stay safe, everyone!