Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Giveaway #496 : Win children’s swimming equipment from Swimshop - closed - winner Ashleigh Allan


We're just getting ready to jet off for a (hopefully !) fabulous sun and fun-filled fortnight in Turkey and we'll be spending a fair share of our time in and around the pool. This year's mission is to get Pierre more confident in the water and hopefully swimming unaided (or just with armbands) by the end of our trip because at the moment, he still wants the security of a rubber ring. It may sound ambitious but if we spend 3 hours a day in the pool for ten days (assuming we'll be going out on a few excursions), we'll easily cover the 25 hours of lessons that it is estimated that children require to swim confidently a distance of 25 metres. Primary schools are only offered 18 hours of swimming lessons per child a year, so any help we can give him can only be beneficial.

A recent study found that 57% of children between 7-11 years old cannot swim. In a bid to change this, Swimshop are running a ‘Save a Life, Learn to Swim’ campaign and they have come up with some fun swimming games that you can do as a family to increase your child’s confidence in the water. You can download them for free on the Swimshop website.

Swimshop have also kindly offered to send a set of arm bands and a float to two lucky Madhouse Family Reviews readers. You can choose between the Steve Shark Grey Float and the Polly Fish Pink Float and armbands are available in either age 1-3 or age 3-12. To be in with a chance of winning, fill in your entries in the Rafflecopter widget below.


Prizes provided by the Learn to Swim campaign sponsors Swimshop, swimming costumes and equipment online.

UK only. Closing date : 18/8/15

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook, twitter and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after a week, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray !

67 comments:

  1. I'd love to win the Polly Fish float and armbands in size 1-3 years please :)

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  2. I was about 6 when i was able to swim. I would love to win the shark float and armbands in 1-3 please!

    Ashleigh

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  3. I learnt from a young age by having regular swimming lessons. Would like Steve Shark Grey Float and age 3-12 arm bands thanks :-)

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  4. I learnt when swimming with family although i'm not very good at it. Would love the Steve Shark Grey Float and 1-3 arm bands please x

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  5. I learnt from about age 2 at the local swimming pool
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  6. Claire Elizabeth Noke29 July 2015 at 23:22

    I learnt at my local swimming pool (sports centre) at a very young age .... I love(d) swimming :) Id love to win 3-12 years shark bands please

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  7. I was 8 when I finally started swimming unaided, I'd been able to swim for quite a while before according to my teacher, but I didn't have the confidence, so I sunk as soon as the hand left my tummy! I started swimming alone one day at the swimming pool because I saw a girl I know swimming, and she was younger than me, it gave me the push I needed!
    The Blue Speedo Sea Squad Armbands and the Blue Speedo Sea Squad Mini Kickboard would be great!

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  8. What an awesome giveaway!

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  9. I would love the Steve Shark Grey Float and age 1-3 armbands. I have entered. I learnt to swim at first school at our local pool, it's a shame they stopped doing this for children. I think it's so important to know how to swim

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  10. I learned to swim when I was 5 but I've never been as confident as my brother & sister who were swimming much younger. I'd like the Polly Fish Pink Float & Age 1-3 armbands please.

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  11. My local pool when I was little. Still remember it now! Every Saturday morning. Steve the Shark is a great float. Age 1-3 armbands please :)

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  12. Thanks for adding your competition to this weeks #competitionlinky

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  13. We had lessons every Thursday at the pool at the local RAF base. The whole class would learn together!

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  14. My dad taught me at our local leisure centre

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  15. My dad and mum taught me in the local pool.

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  16. Unfortunately I have never learnt to swim, and its a big regret of mine, which is why I want my nephews to learn while they are young. Steve the Shark float and age 1-3 armbands would be great thanks.

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  17. Shark Float and 3-12 please!

    I learnt to swim at school initially I think and then joined a swimming club :)

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  18. learnt to swim at school. Steve the Shark float please 3-12.

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  19. learnt to swim at school. Steve the Shark float please 3-12.

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  20. I used to go to lessons every Friday as a kid

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  21. At Butlins when I was 4 or 5, had these huge yellow goggles and yellow swinsuit and can still remember it now!

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  22. I was 2 to 3 years old. Swam like a fish

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  23. Would like Steve Shark Grey Float and age 3-12 arm bands thanks :-) @leabana1

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  24. I learnt at school! Steve Shark and 3-12 arm bands please

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  25. My dad taught me to swim, I could swim a length of a pool aged 4 and still to this day swim every single day. I have a 1 year old boy and he loves the water so im hoping he can be just as good swimmer as i was when i was 4 and loves the water just like me and his grandad x Would love the Shark float for him and armbands 3-12 Please x

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  26. I learnt at my local pool with my dad,polly fish 1-3 please

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  27. I never managed to learn how to swim :( I would like the Polly float and arm bands age 1-3 please.

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  28. I learnt in primary school. Don't get to go as often as I'd like now. I'd like the Polly Pink in 1-3.

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  29. I can't swim. The Steve shark float age 3-12

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  30. I leant at my local pool, the shark float and age 5 please

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  31. I think I took swim classes at a local pool, but it was so long ago that I can't say for certain. I think my daughter would like Polly Fish size 3-12.

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  32. I learnt at a very young age in my local pool

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  33. I learnt to swim at my local pool in my school swimming lessons. I would like the Polly Fish Pink Float size 3 - 12 for my grand-daughter.

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  34. I learnt to swim as a child, we used to go to Sheaf Valley Baths every week, but we also used to have weekly lessons with school all year round not just one term like now. POLLYCfISH SIZE 3-12

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  35. I learnt to swim at the local pool and beach. Shark 3-12 please.

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  36. I learn to swim at primary school. The shark float and 1-3 please.

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  37. I learnt at the local pool and still love swimming, The shark float aged 3-12 please

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  38. Learnt to swim at my local pool we went weekly as a family :) prolly fish and 1-3 please :)

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  39. I grew up in South Africa, so nearly everywhere we went there was a swimming pool, so I can't honestly say where and when I learnt to swim as we were always in the pool from a young age.

    If I won I would like the shark in 1-3 years please.

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  40. Steve Sharky float with age 3 armbands please

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  41. Poly fish and age 1-3. I can't remember when I learnt I think my parents took me as a baby, I can always remember swimming and then going onto diving club.

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  42. I learnt to swim at Kirkham swimming baths after school, took me ages to gain the confidence to swim on my own!

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  43. I still can't swim. Would like to win Polly Fish 3-12 :)

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  44. I had lessons at the local swimming baths but not for long so I pretty much can't swim. Definitely don't want my kids to be the same and already have them taking lessons. Would love to win the Polly Fish Pink Float and age 3-12 armbands x

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  45. I taught myself to swim on a family holiday (I'm not very good though). I'd love the Polly Fish Pink Float and the Age 1-3 armbands please.

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  46. would love to win polly fish pink float age 3-12

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  47. fab giveaway - I love swimming I was a water baby - cant even remember how old I was when I learned but it was really young. I think it's important for all children to learnt o swim and basic water safety

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  48. learned on holiday when i was 15 would need 3-12 years armbands and the and daughter loves t
    he hippo board

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  49. I' love the Steve Shark grey float age 1-3

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  50. I learnt to swim at primary school Shark 3-12 please if I was lucky enough to win :)

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  51. I learnt to swim at primary/middle school (it was a long piece of work!!) now I would live in the water if I could!!
    I'd love the shark float and armbands in size 1-3 please x

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  52. My mum and dad taught me at the local baths. The shark float is lovely.

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  53. we had a weekly trip in primary 7 to the local swimming pool and I learned to swim then. I could a little from being taught by my parents, but this was the 'proper' learning to swim. Would love a shark and 3-12 please.

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  54. I learned to swim at a local swimming pool when I was about 8 or 9 :) I'd love the shark float and bands in 3-12 - thank you :) x

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  55. I learnt to swim by having lessons every Monday at my local swimming baths, not until I was about 9 years old. I would like the Shark if I win please in age 3-12 years :)

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  56. Polly fish float and age 3-12 armbands please

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  57. i didnt learn to swim till i was 10 but told my oldest and daughter been able to swim since 3 years old and my baby is 6 month so will be teaching her in few years

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  58. shark float looking at float for 1 year old

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  59. At our local pool. Grey shark and 3-13 arm bands please.

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  60. Would love to win for my little boy, he loves the water :)

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  61. I'd like the Shark armbands in size 1-3 years. I learnt to swim at school.

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  62. Pink float age 3-12 arm bands please x

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