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Speedo Kids' UPF 50+ Begin to Swim Neoprene Swim Vest, Blue, Large

by Speedo
115 customer reviews

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  • neoprene
  • A "Level 2" item of our three tiered "Speedo Begin to Swim" Program developed to aid instruction and progression of a child's swimming skills through the use of various training aids
  • Great teaching tool while learning to swim or building water confidence
  • New form fitting sleek design promotes greater mobility while the strap provides for a secure and stable fit
  • Made of soft and durable neoprene with front zipper for easy on and off
  • UV 50+ "Block the Burn" trademarked protection from sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays

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Product Description

A great teaching tool for kids to gain confidence in the water, Speedo kid's UV Neoprene Swim Vest offers children who are just beginning to develop swimming skills full flotation support. Speedo's Begin to Swim program has three levels: Level 1 is an introduction to the water, Level 2 is an introduction to swimming, and Level 3 is developing swim technique. The UV Neoprene Swim Vest is a "level 2" where a child is familiar with the water but is still dependent on full flotation. It offers all of the necessary comfort and safety features as well as important sun protection. And with its bright graphics and colorful print, your kids are sure to love wearing it!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 15 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B002MKP4AW
  • Item model number: 7570344-004 -Blue-L
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,006 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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206 of 207 people found the following review helpful By Redz VINE VOICE on June 28, 2011
I have 2 boys, ages 3 and 5, both of which are in the beginner swimming stages. Our local Y did not allow swimmies or arm floats and recommended the swim vest instead. I was afraid that my 5, almost 6 year old would feel uncomfortable in the vest since most kids his age do not need such a device. However, speedo has such a wonderful variety of style and "big boy" designs, that my son never became upset when he put it on or when he played with his peers. It has given him the confidence in the water to concentrate on swimming and safety techniques while giving me a greater sense of security with both my kids saftey. This vest is only for helping beginner swimmers, and not for boats or used as perservers. It is not a full lifejacket but rather a very lightweight "shirt" vest that zippers in the front like a jacket and buckles under the legs. We have had no issues with rashes when they wear a shirt underneath. The fabric is soft and seems very duable, other than snags here and there, the vests have held up well especially with two very active boys.

As for Sizes - The Medium size is for ages 2-4 or 33-45 lbs and 22 in in chest. The large is for 4-6 year olds, with weight 45-60 lbs and 24 inches in chest. I enclosed a picture of the chart.

Hope that Helps!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joanna Luebke on August 25, 2010
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The large fit my 5-year-old really well. She's 44 inches tall and weighs 44 pounds. She wore it the whole weekend at the water park and it was great.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By D. Lee on April 23, 2011
Better than floats on the arms. Allows child to swim on the front, back and side since it's rather neutral. Easy to put on.

Medium is for age 2-4, 22" chest, and 33-45lbs
Large is for age 4-6, 24" chest, and 45-60lbs.
(as printed on the Speedousa website)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tom M. on September 6, 2010
Size: MediumColor: Pink Verified Purchase
The vest looks and works great, we used it all summer. My only quip so far is that it isn't quite buoyant enough for beginning swimmers. I know it's not designed as a life saving device but be prepared for you child to inhale water easily if they're young and just learning to swim. The smallest of waves will breach their mouth if it fits similar to my child. It can't be weight either because it is used on a medium/tall three year old with slim build that weighed ~28 pounds.

All in all though, it's a relatively minor complaint because it seems to be much more versatile for swimming than most vests and those bicep hugging inflatables fix the existing issue until new swimmers learn to watch the water a little and hold their breath when needed.

The plus side, it fits well, allows good mobility, the quality seems good, it has held up well and we have mostly used it on sand mixed paint on concrete patio which can rip and tear materials easily. The kids can wear it for hours and we've had no issues with skin burns/irritations on a child with very sensitive skin.

After one summer, we have a 3 year old that can tread water for a short time without the vest, can swim underwater well without the vest and breezes around the pool with the vest. I think it was a big help with confidence and learning the mechanics of basic swimming.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Doc. John on June 9, 2010
Size: MediumColor: Blue Verified Purchase
My kids love the vests. The fit well. Easy/quick to put on and easily adjustable once they are wearing them. The vest give them added confidence in the water and allow them to practice their swimming safely and more independently. Well worth the money.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By BSox Fan on October 1, 2010
Size: LargeColor: Pink Verified Purchase
Who knew Speedo would make some that is not approved by the USCG? We bought it to help my daughter learn to swim better and were informed by the lifeguard on duty that she could not wear it in the swim area. Although, quite stylish, not sure where else she would wear it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By peanut087670 on November 16, 2010
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We bought this vest for our daughter to use at the beach during our cruise. At first she did not want to wear it but once she got in the water with it on her confidence grew. She would not take it off even after she came out of the ocean. We did not count on using this vest as a life saving device, but more as a confidence builder. We were never more than a few feet away from our daughter at anytime but it was nice to not have her hanging on us the entire time. It was definately piece of mind for Mom and Dad and made our day at the beach much more enjoyable for all.

The overall design of the vest was nice. It was not too bulky and dried relatively quick. Some other reviews said the vest rubbed under their child's arms, but I specifically looked for this on my daughter and did not see it happening to her. The vest fit her perfectly!

With parental guidance this vest is perfect for building a child's confidence in the water!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Suzanne Mannion on July 20, 2010
Size: MediumColor: Pink Verified Purchase
This vest is like ALL vests of this type that I have seen. It rubs under the arms and causes wedgies when your kiddo is actually swimming and jumping. Great float - lets my 42 lb daughter go under when she jumps, but brings her right back up. It is cute, so my daughter loves it, and the vest itself is soft to the touch. No problem with the vest beyond the rubbing under the arms. The wedgie just goes with the territory of keeping the vest from "turtling" around their neck.
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