Mani is designed for 2 years old and above. It has been tested to European Safety Standards (EN 13138-2:2014) for that age range. Mani is a truly flexible swimming aid so it can be used toddlers up to their grandparents. It has already been used in adult learn to swim programs and swimming tuition for people with special needs including blind swimmers. We believe this is a true testimony to the products diverse functionality.
No. Mani has been designed specifically to assist the whole process in one product, in one size for the whole journey.
No straps required.......just get to the pool, get in and use it! Swimming is about freedom and we passionately believe this should be reflected in the way you learn to swim and the aids you use to help that process. We advocate 100% parental supervision (and interaction!) at all times until the child can swim independently of you and any buoyancy aids.
Yes, it works with or without arm bands. The decision to use arm bands has to be child and parent led. No two children are the same and they all develop at different rates. Fundamentally it is about nurturing confidence in children and if you chose to use arm bands Mani is just as effective than without them.
Initially we have chosen the three colours displayed on the website however we have plans to expand this in the near future.
The product is made from EPP which stands for Expanded Polypropylene. The material is 100% recyclable and to our knowledge Mani is the only product in the swimming market that can be fully recycled. EPP is incredibly strong (they actually make car bumper linings from this material), it won't degrade in chlorinated water like many other products. The material is also used in the food industry, it contains no harmful additives so is 100% safe for children to use.
Mani is extremely light weight. It weighs only 237g so if perfect for taking on holiday also!
Top to bottom: 360mm
Left to right: 320mm
Front to back: 121mm
Not yet! Currently we only sell online, direct to you, via the shop.
It comes in bespoke branded cardboard packaging with our user manual which are both designed for you to keep should you decide to pass the product on after you have finished using it.
Currently we only ship to mainland UK but we are ambitious and we want to help make better swimmers, WORLDWIDE! When it is logistically feasible we want to ship to the whole world but you have to start from somewhere and where better to start than home!
We do have delivery rates for all of the offshore Scottish Islands, Northern Ireland, Isle of man, Channel Islands and the Irish Republic.
See our Shipping Page for further details.