Speedo sent us a selection of swim training toys for my six year old son to try out. As well as the traditional arm bands we all grew up with, they also have affordable life jacket design floats, and strap on floatation boards.
We took the Sea Squad Back Float to the pool for a test run. The water is shallow, so my son was able to practise floating on his front, supported by the float, and holding on to the board. This gave him the extra confidence to try out kicking and splashing to move along. A great step for little ones who aren't quite brave enough to attempt swimming without help.
i was concerned that after five minutes practice he would want to take it off and continue playing about, but he kept it on the entire time, it didn't get in his way, or uncomfortable at all. It costs £14 via the Speedo website.