Blog | We’re Konfidence Swimology Ambassadors 2017

I can finally breathe a little sigh of relief because it’s no longer a secret! I am utterly delighted that Toby, Teddy and I have been chosen to be ambassadors for Konfidence this year alongside four other incredible bloggers. We are officially ‘Swimologists’ with a badge to prove it, hurray!

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Swimming is something that both us and the boys are very passionate about and we can’t wait to take you on some swimming journeys with us. Fundamentally, learning to swim is a key life skill and a potentially life saving one at that. It’s not just about being able to do the forward crawl in a supervised pool. By getting children into swimming at a young age we can instil a confidence in the water and teach them how to swim safely but also to enjoy the freedom of playing in water wherever they may go. Konfidence products only enhance all of these attributes and I can’t wait to show you how Konfidence products have really enhanced the boy’s swimming journey so far.

I remember when I had my first ever swimming lesson. I was in year 5 or 6 at primary school and, in order to sort us into groups of ability, we were asked to get from one end of the ‘baby’ pool to the other. It was a swim of less than 10 metres and I couldn’t do it. Most of my class laughed at me because some of them were in the local swim team, others had the privilege of a private pool and some had just learned from a very young age. There were only 3 people in the lowest group and I was one of them. I couldn’t have been more mortified.

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From that moment on I was determined to not only learn to swim, but to swim well. Every lesson I was focused and I made such incredible progress that by the time we had gotten to the end of the swimming term I was swimming lengths of the ‘big’ pool, did some swimming rescue training and jumped in, and touched the bottom, of the deep end. So I knew when I had kids that swimming was something I wanted them to do.

Both Toby and Teddy have had swimming lessons with Teddy still attending every Friday and we like to try and take them during the half terms too. Even if it’s just splashing around for half an hour it’s great to allow them the freedom to explore the water because it makes them comfortable with it.

So what can you expect from me as a Konfidence Swimologist in 2017? Firstly, I have a competition for you at the bottom of this post where you’ll be able to win a £50 voucher to spend in the Konfidence shop! Secondly, I’ll be doing a vlog of all the awesome Konfidence products we’ve been sent showing you what I love about them and how they’re working their magic on the boys.

Konfidence are, very kindly, sending us to Alton Towers in July where we’ll be going to Splash Landings with all of our fab products and you’ll get to see and hear all about that in a blog and vlog. Not only that, I’ll have another blog post telling you all about the Golden Bucket competition and how you can get involved and, last but certainly not least, I’ll have an exclusive discount code for you to use in the Konfidence shop!

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Phew! I think that’s it. Not only is this an incredible opportunity for me, but also one for you to see where Konfidence takes us on our swimming journey this year.

“You may study all the ‘-ologies’ of the world, but if you do not learn swimology, all your studies are useless.” – Author Unknown

So now it’s time for you to enter for your chance to win £50 to spend in the Konfidence store! Just enter below. Good luck and happy swimming in between!

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Terms and Conditions

  • This competition will open on 28th April and will close on 21st May at 11.59pm
  • One winner will be selected at random
  • One winner will receive 1 x £50 Konfidence Voucher
  • The voucher can only be redeemed at and must be redeemed in one shopping trip
  • The voucher is valid only until 31st December 2017
  • UK entrants only
  • No cash alternative will be offered
  • The winner will be announced on Raising the Rings social media outlets, not the blog, and will be contacted by email
  • The winner will have 28 days to respond to their winner’s email

*We are working with Konfidence this year as one of their Swimologoists and all products received are in return for being so.



  1. Danielle Allen
    May 21, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    The floatsuit is such an amazing idea

  2. Tammy Neal
    May 21, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    I would love the Konfidence floatsuit

  3. Natalie Crossan
    May 21, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    The Konfidence Warma Wetsuit is lovely xx

  4. Tee Simpson
    May 21, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    I love the Swimologists Swim Bag. Will fit all the kids stuff in!

  5. Tee Simpson
    May 21, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    I love the Swimologists Swim Bag. Will fit all the kids stuff in.

  6. Hali Kinson
    May 21, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I would love the Konfidence floatsuit for my my son

  7. Carly Belsey
    May 21, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love the Warma Neoprene Wetsuit, would be fab for my little girl

    May 21, 2017 / 2:14 pm

    Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt looks really good LOVE IT

  9. Pauline Hill
    May 21, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt looks really good LOVE IT

  10. Joanne Hutchings
    May 21, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    I like the Konfidence shorty wetsuit.

  11. Stuart Dunlop
    May 21, 2017 / 11:09 am

    I do love the Konfidence Youth Swim Jacket

  12. Laura Khomutova
    May 21, 2017 / 10:01 am

    I like the Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt

  13. kelly morgan
    May 21, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Konfidence Float suit

  14. Alison Johnson
    May 20, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket in Marthas Red Stripe & Frills. I think it would look great on my granddaughter aswell as helping her learning to swim.

  15. Ema J Lowe
    May 20, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I like the floatsuits

  16. Nicola Marshall
    May 20, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    I like the konfidence two piece swim suits.

  17. Edward Guerreiro
    May 20, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I really like the look of the Konfidence Floatsuit. I bet it makes a vastly superior alternative to arm bands, which I always remember as being useless.

  18. gemma hendry
    May 20, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    i love the konfidence floatsuit for my daughter

  19. Kim Neville
    May 20, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    I like the Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt

  20. carol boffey
    May 19, 2017 / 10:14 am

    The neoprene t shirts

  21. Suzanne Jackson
    May 18, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    I like the warma wetsuit

  22. Katie
    May 18, 2017 / 8:14 am

    The warma wetsuits look lovely fingers crossed xx

  23. Rachel Butterworth
    May 17, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket. I love the frills and polka dots.

    May 17, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    The Octonauts floatsuit, love the little boots as well

  25. Andrea Upton
    May 16, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    So many great things, the divestiks look good, I could imagine my boys having lots of fun with these

  26. Tracey F
    May 15, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    The gorgeous orange Octonauts jacket! My children love the programme, especially professor inkling!

  27. Karen Usher
    May 15, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt, really nice top and Im also all about sun safety!

  28. Keshia Esgate
    May 15, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Konfidence Shorty Wetsuit

  29. Michaela Hannah
    May 15, 2017 / 6:26 am

    I love the warma wetsuits

  30. paula cheadle
    May 14, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    Konfidence Babywarma Baby Wetsuit, for my granddaughter

  31. EJ Dunn
    May 13, 2017 / 11:36 pm

    I like the original Konfidence swim jacket

  32. Lorna Ledger
    May 13, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Konfidence Youth Swim Jacket – fantastic for my niece and nephew – great funky products x

    May 12, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    The Konfidence Floatsuit

  34. Karen Barrett
    May 12, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket

  35. Bridget Rayner
    May 12, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    The konfidence dive sticks look like fun

  36. laura stewart
    May 12, 2017 / 1:48 pm

    i like the Konfidence Floatsuit

  37. karen hill
    May 12, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    We have the wetsuit which is fab, would love the konfidence Neoprene Swim Ball, keep him busy in the baby pool x

  38. kate kathurima
    May 12, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    my children are getting to the next satage of their swimming and I love the Konfidence DiveStiks and Vorgee Junior Kickboard

  39. Hannah Scudder
    May 12, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    I like the swim jackets for my son, would be great!

  40. Harline Parkin
    May 12, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Konfidence Babywarma Baby Wetsuit

  41. Annabel Greaves
    May 12, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I love the Warma wetsuit

  42. Rich Tyler
    May 12, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Konfidence Warma Wetsuit :)

  43. iain maciver
    May 12, 2017 / 10:49 am

    Original Konfidence Swim Jacket

  44. Victoria Hall
    May 11, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Starfish swimming goggles

  45. clair downham
    May 11, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt

  46. Claire Nutman
    May 7, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    The Original Konfidence Swim Jacket, the original and best thanks x

  47. katrina walsh
    May 7, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Konfidence Babywarma Baby Wetsuit

  48. Jo Carroll
    May 2, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Congrats on you all becoming Konfidence Swimology Ambassadors – really looking forward to reading/seeing all your blogs/vlogs on how you all get on with it this year and hopefully me and my little man will learn with you as we go? I really like the look of the Konfidence Floatsuits over on their website – they’d certainly give child and parent peace of mind with little’un making his/her first steps in the pool. x

  49. Solange
    April 29, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    I love the Konfidence Warma Wetsuit.

    April 29, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    My favourite from the range of products has to be the children’s float suit which is called konfidence floatsuit

  51. simon tutthill
    April 29, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    the starfish swimming goggles

  52. Kerry Kilmister
    April 29, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    I love the Konfidence Babywarma Baby Wetsuit for my daughter Poppy

  53. Sharon Worsley
    April 29, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Starfish Swimming Googles- I think they may be a little better than my four year olds current Paw Patrol ones!

  54. emma walters
    April 29, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Konfidence Children’s Micro Neoprene T-Shirt looks great for keeping warm

  55. stuart hargreaves
    April 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Konfidence Floatsuit ideal for learners

  56. pauline hill
    April 29, 2017 / 10:08 am

    Konfidence Warma Wetsuits Look Great We Need One

  57. Tracy Nixon
    April 29, 2017 / 9:52 am

    I love the Konfidence Warma Wetsuits

  58. MM
    April 29, 2017 / 9:50 am

    i think the floatsuits are good.

  59. Gemma Cook
    April 29, 2017 / 12:12 am

    I love Konfidence Floatsuit for our little boy.

  60. Margaret gallagher
    April 28, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Flotation suit would be fabulous for my nephew -would certainly give him KONFIDENCE

  61. April 28, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I love the Konfidence range, the swim jackets are amazing, my kids much prefer them to armbands x

  62. laura banks
    April 28, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    the kids neoprene t-shirts

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