March 26, 2010

Swimming, Kelloggs, and Easter Bunnies

Just like Kelloggs, FunSwimShop are passionate about swimming and getting babies, kids and adults water confident and able to participate in this fantastic sport.

We also love Easter and thought you might like to try this Kelloggs recipe for Poptastic Easter Bunnies. Let us know how you get on and we would love to see some photos of your best culinary efforts.

Don't forget, swimming is a great way of losing the pounds gained by Easter egg overload. Use this handy pool locator to find one near you.

March 18, 2010

Win a Minimonkey Baby Sling!

Your chance to WIN a stylish 5-in-1 minimonkey baby carrier courtesy of our friends at!

This cheeky little number is made from 100% cotton, mashine washable and has an extra padded strap to ensure maximum comfort and support for you and your baby. It complies with EU safety requirements, and one size fits all as the strap has a clasp which can be adjusted to the desired height and build of the wearer.

Banana (0-3 months)
Your baby can be carried in the sling in the banana position from birth. The foetal position allows your baby to hear your heartbeat and is reminiscent of being in the womb. Perfect for discreet breastfeeding.
Playpen Hammock (0-3 months)
The sling can be used as a hammock in the playpen. Gentle rocking will surely send your little one to sleep.

Kangaroo (3 months +)
This position can be used once your baby's back is stronger. They sit facing forward in the sling with feet forward and up high. Their head leans against the sling strap.

Belly (3 months +)
Your baby/toddler sits with their belly touching yours and their legs come out the bottom of the sling. The sling is a 'seat' with the sling also supporting baby's back. In this position the older your child, the lower the sling can be on their back as they increasingly need less back support.

Hipster (Toddler up to 12kg)
The hipster position is perfect for toddlers. The sling sits on your hip and your little one sits in the sling like a seat with their legs hanging down either side.

To win a minimonkey baby sling:
- Complete the phrase 'I love my little monkey because...'
- Email your phrase to:
- Lucky winner can choose from one of seven colours
- Competition closes Friday 26 March
- Winner will be notifed by email within 7 days

March 09, 2010

Never Had A Dream Come True?

Well it might be time to pick up a copy of "Ideas Man" by Shed Simove.

This fun and fascinating autobiography is about the extrordinary and daring lengths this man goes to to get himself noticed. You will be inspired and entertained, caught up in his excitement and 'have a go' spirit which takes him on so many adventures.

Shed doesn't just dream about things, he makes them happen. When ideas don't come together he holds up his hands and moves on to the next one without drawing breath. It will take you back to a time in your life when just 'doing' something was the fun part and the consequences were a bonus.

The ideas Shed has are simple which is the whole point of the book. He has done something with the kind of ideas every one of us can and do have. Ideas Man is perfect for anyone who's ever had a dream and wondered how to make it come true.

Shed is living proof that you really can make it happen!

March 03, 2010

FunSwimShop Sponsor the World Bog Snorkelling Championships

Last year when we were asked to provide snorkelling equipment for the Big Brother 10 Bog Snorkelling Task we had a moment of clear vision before the masks were splattered with mud! Why not become the sponsor of the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in 2010?

Well, we are wallowing in delight that this came to pass and FunSwimShop are officially the sponsor of the wackiest weekend in British sport!

Every August bank holiday, hundreds of hardy competitors and their muddy buddies from all over the world descend on Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, mid Wales for this fun-tastic display of British eccentricity.

Armed with their sense of humour as well as the essential mask, snorkel and flippers, competitors must complete two consecutive lengths of a 60 yard bog trench using flipper power alone.

The FunSwimShop World Bog Snorkelling Championship is open to anyone over the age of 14 who is prepared to get down and dirty and make a splash on the Bog Snorkelling scene. The fastest times are recorded in the Guinness Book of Records.

This event is Seriously Fun and we hope the FunSwimShop World Bog Snorkelling Championship will be the most successful ever!

For more information visit the Green Events website.

Media enquiries: (tel: 0844 35 11 478)

Please leave a comment if you plan to take part this year or would like to share a story from previous years.