Supported by Olympic swimmer Kira Toussaint
Watch, play, learn and before you know it, swim a little*
Teach your little one from as young as 2 years old essential water skills using Fibby - the unique tilting swimming aid and learning app.
*Fibby helps parents to teach their children basic water skills, so that children can eventually get out of the water unaided. The Fibby swimming aid should never be used without close adult supervision.
Designed by experts for your child’s development and safety
Fibby's tilting mechanism puts children (2+) in a natural swimming position, giving them full freedom of movement and stimulating their instinctive abilities to float and propel.
Our learning app enables you to playfully encourage your child to explore basic water safety skills. Even without Fibby!
Swimming earlier and more frequently helps your child become water-safe and self-reliant faster, making it easier for them to obtain a swimming certificate in the future.
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With Fibby to the pool
Fibby is certified and swimming pools even organise special Fibby classes. Found an instructor not familiar with Fibby yet and got questions? See our FAQ!
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Chairman of the National Dutch Swimming Safety Council
“Fibby is a marvelous, innovative product for safety in the water. It brings safety and fun to kids and their parents at really young age.
Prof. dr. Joost Bierens
Editor-in-chief of the leading book Drowning
“Normally I am very skeptical about these innovations, but with Fibby I have the feeling that all fits rather well.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 9.2/10 (122 reviews)
Make it safer and more enjoyable for everyone experiencing the water.
Every day, 385 children drown worldwide. Last year we developed Fibby and its water safety method together with Dutch Don't Drown Foundation. Now Dutch Don't Drown is launching water safety projects worldwide with Fibby. Let's Am-Fibby-Fy Humanity!
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With Fibby you can dive in every swimming pool! It is certified to the most recent and strictest European safety standard for swimming aids: NEN-EN 13138-1 2021. Most swimming pools encourage swimming with Fibby because your child is already learning to move through water.
Because Fibby is new, some instructors may not yet be familiar with Fibby. Here's what you can do:
1. Show Fibby's safety label and point out the standard NEN-EN 13138-1 2021.
2. In doing so, indicate:
- you came to the swimming pool to practice and are well prepared with the learning videos you have watched in the Fibby app
- as with any swimming aid, you always keep your child in sight and stay at arm's length in the water.
- you can also invite the instructor to come and watch it themself.
3 - When the instructor is still not convinced. Ask for bands and even more important, forward their name to us via email@example.com. We will reach out to you and refund your tickets and happily share a swimming pool nearby that does allow Fibby.
Let's start with the similarities: like most buoyancy aids, life jackets, and other swimming aids, Fibby is certified. As the first swimming aid, Fibby is certified according to the latest and strictest standard effective October 2021: EN 13138-1: 2021.<br><br>And from that starting point, we like to look at what makes us different from the rest. Fibby is designed by industrial designers, parents and experts of the Dutch Don't Drown Foundation with one simple goal: let parents and children discover the water together while they playfully develop essential water skills, years before swimming lessons start.<br><br>For this, nothing should get in the way. Firstly physically, a child must be able to move completely freely, on the shore and in the water. Secondly, in the water Fibby positions a child of 15-30 kg in an almost natural swimming position thanks to the patented tipping mechanism. This makes the step to self-reliance - eventually even without Fibby - a lot easier.<br><br>Because every learning process is unique but for every family is full of wonder, pride, and steps back, we developed a water safety methodology with the Dutch Don't Drown Foundation that allows parents and children to get started with Fibby themselves. The core of the methodology is play, which makes it easy for children to pick up. In the App, we help parents and children, step by step, on their unique and valuable water journey. Have you already watched the videos on the website?<br><br>And therein lies the big difference, Fibby is the world's first swimming aid with app that enables parents to develop essential water skills. That doesn't mean you can assume your child will swim away with Fibby the first time (as with other swimming aids). With Fibby your child learns to keep his or her face above the water, maintain balance, and turn away from the water in his or her own way. These are the first steps towards water freedom and self-reliance. Some do it straight away, others still find it exciting.<br><br>The same applies to Fibby: always have your child wear a Fibby when in the water and always keep it in sight, no matter how water-free your child becomes.<br><br>Finally, perhaps the biggest difference of all: we see the purchase of a Fibby as a start. We invite every 'Feeb' to stay in touch during your water adventures. If you get stuck then we are here to help, otherwise, we like to learn from your experiences.
Fibby is designed for children between 15 and 30 kg, which is roughly between 2 and 6 years old. We recommend starting with Fibby as early as possible. The younger children are, the less fear they have developed, the sooner they will be able to swim completely freely.
Width: 19 cm / 7.5 inch
Length: 27cm / 10.6 inch
Height: 16cm / 6.3 inch
The orange buoyancy is made of EPP (expanded polypropylene). The biggest benefit of EPP is its lightness or buoyancy, since 90% is made out of air. Unlike expanded polystyrene (EPS), known from packaging, EPP is a lot harder, so it doesn't crack or tear like expanded polystyrene.
Fibby’s harness is made from neoprene, something that’s commonly used in wetsuits. Thanks to its 50% stretch, it feels like a second skin. You only have to adjust the strap for ergonomic fit.
Currently the app is available in Dutch and English (both in text and videos for parents and children). Given the worldwide interest during our crowdfunding campaign, we expect to be able to offer the app in multiple languages soon.