“You may study all the '-ologies' of the world, but if you do not learn swimology, all your studies are useless.” – Author Unknown
Here at Konfidence, we are passionate about the benefits that swimming brings your baby, children and family as a whole. We are also incredibly proud of our products and love to hear exactly what you think of them.
With that in mind, we decided to embark on a really exciting project to mark our 15th anniversary this year, and over the last couple of months we have been beavering away behind the scenes to get it all sorted! We have joined forces with some of the UK's top parenting bloggers to start our Konfidence Swimologist Ambassador Programme.
Over the next few months, these bloggers and their gorgeous children will be putting our Konfidence products to the test in a variety of different ways. We have invested a lot of time into the programme, and we hope to develop long-term partnerships with the parenting blog community.
We have two sets of ambassadors – Baby and Child Swimologists. Both will be reviewing our products, but in different ways. For the babies, we have enrolled them all on swimming lessons with various swim schools. We can't wait to see how they get on as they embark on their swimming journeys. For the slightly older tots, they are going on a trip to Alton Towers and staying in their Splash Landings Waterpark Hotel. We can't wait to see how they get on with their Konfidence products, while also having an amazing time with their families. Of course, all Swimologists will be doing other swimming and fun for us too!
So, we thought we would do a little introduction to the very lovely people behind our first set of Konfidence Swimologists...
Here are our Baby Swimologists for 2014.
Aby writes over at You Baby Me Mummy, a beautiful blog all about her adventures with her daughter "Baby", who has just turned one. They have been wanting to start swimming lessons for a while now, but haven't gotten around to it for various reasons, so we are excited to see how they get on together.
Alex has a gorgeous blog at Bump to Baby full of lovely tales and pretty snaps of life with her one-year-old little son Ethan. They have just moved to Buckinghamshire, and we are looking forward to seeing what they think of Konfidence and their swimming lessons together. We can't wait to see some photos!
Sarah writes the very cute and cool looking blog Toby Goes Bananas. Her son Toby, besides being adorable, has been attending baby swimming lessons since he was really little, so we thought she would be the perfect person to let us know whether Konfidence products aid their swimming journey together!
Clare writes the popular and long-running blog Emmy's Mummy, all about life with her two children – four-year-old Emmy and one-year-old Harry. Harry completed a term of swimming lessons when he was younger but life got in the way, so they are very excited to try again this time around. They also have Konfidence products to help them!
Emma writes all about her life as Mrs Shilts – wife and Mummy to one-year-old "Little Mr". We love her blog and its very cute design! Emma has just returned to work part-time and is looking forward to enjoying swimming lessons on her days off. We hope it will be a great experience for her and Little Mr.
And here are our new 2014 Child Swimologists...
Lucy writes the aptly-named Dear Beautiful, all about her life with her one-year-old daughter "BG" and her three-year-old son "BB". Her blog is full of stunning photography and adventures of their life together, so we know we are in for a treat when we see her photos of the fun she is having with her Konfidence products.
A Mummy Too
Emily writes the ever so popular A Mummy Too, a blog full of adventures with her two children JD, aged 6, and Jay, aged 2. She writes amazing posts all about food, life and fun, and we can’t wait to see how they get on being Konfidence Swimologists.
Jaime writes the incredibly fun and happy The Oliver’s Madhouse, all about life with her family and her two children, Beth and Joshua. Joshua will be testing out our Konfidence products, but we hope that Beth will enjoy her Alton Towers trip just as much too!
We love Kirsty and Clara's blog My Two Mums, a journey of raising their gorgeous son Monkey in a same sex parenting family. Kirsty takes fabulous photos and videos, and we can't wait to see how Monkey gets on in his role as a Konfidence Swimologist.
Jennie writes the amazing and award-winning Edspire, a blog all about life with her three-year-old twins, pregnancy and dealing with grief after the devastating loss of her daughter Matilda Mae to SIDS in 2013. She writes so beautifully, but not only that, she also takes lots of incredible photos.