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Toys Beginners Guide to Fun Swim Board - EZ Swimmer - A Body Board for the Swimming Pool - Water Sports

Updated on November 7, 2014

Love the water and wish to learn about a fun swim board? Tried everything in swim fitness except for the new and innovative board called the EZ Swimmer?

Swim fitness is more than just your Grandmother's water aerobics. Swim fitness can mean different things to different people and different levels of expertise. To the elite, swim fitness may mean swimming laps in full immersion with no buoyant tools. To others it may mean adding in buoyant equipment for greater resistance. To some, swim fitness may mean aquatic kick boxing for for the dance enthusiasts it many mean Zumba. To me, the very best of swim fitness is resistance training in the water. Similar to Pilates on land with a 3 lbs weight, resistance training in the water is using your own body weight and added buoyant fitness tool that adds to your workout.

The innovative swim board offers many different movements, from Cuddle Core to Seated Balance to Push Downs to many more. One of my personal favorites I would like to share with you is the sea horse aka Seated Balance in the fitness world.

Imagine riding a sea horse in your swimming pool. Let me take you through the steps, show you visually the correct body position and give you some tips to make this board sport simpler and more fun.

Group Photo of Fun Swim Board Users - EZ Swimmer

Fun Swim Board users - Group Photo with EZ Swimmer - World's Best Body Board
Fun Swim Board users - Group Photo with EZ Swimmer - World's Best Body Board | Source
Swim Fitness Pyramid of Activities - Full Immersion Swimming to Water Aerobics to Target Toning with the EZSwimmer
Swim Fitness Pyramid of Activities - Full Immersion Swimming to Water Aerobics to Target Toning with the EZSwimmer | Source

Eymology of the Word "Sport"

"The oldest definition of sport in English (1300) is of anything humans find amusing or entertaining."

Today, the encarta world dictionary, has have further defined sport to mean precisely three things:

  1. competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally
  2. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise
  3. somebody cheerful: somebody who remains cheerful when losing or in an unpleasant situation

Olympic Sport Definition

Is a sport sanctioned and regulated by the International Sports Federation.

Recreational Fun - Fun Swim Board - EZ Swimmer

To the inventor, who happens to be the author, the highest best use of this closed cell board is fitness. Yet, the fact remains it is simply fun. Cuddle core is much more fun than a kick board, the sea horse is loved by those who are able to master it and finally tricep dips clearly target tone that hard to reach muscle group but yet the water makes all this fitness movement pure fun.


Is the EZ Swimmer More than a Fun Swim Board - Is It a Sport?

Since it is not a competitive sport, the EZ Swimmer might fall into the category of recreational sport. Recreational sports is often denoted by amusement. This small ergonomic body board is certainly amusing and fun. Riding the sea horse is challenging and has left many of my clients and myself bucked into the water by not managing the buoyancy beneath us.

EZ Body Board

World's Best Body Board - EZ Swimmer - EZ Body Board
World's Best Body Board - EZ Swimmer - EZ Body Board

Blue Ergonomic Swim Board - EZ Swimmer

Oh, yes, the fun swim board looks ugly on land and yet remember, it is designed for the water. Its ugly complicated curves all have a purpose - to perform for you.

Advanced Movement - Seated Balance aka Sea Horse

Let's take the advance movement as an example, the Seated Balance or a balance ball in the water. Essentially, if conquered and it is challenging, the water saddle turns into a sea horse where you can ride the buoyant fitness tool.

Look at the diagram at the right and you will see when you have your core muscles engaged and when you are engaging your back muscles.

Simple strategy - if your knees are not below your waist, more than likely you are engaging your back muscles for your stability.

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Exercise Mantra

Water Exercise is Wise!

Biased Viewpoint - I Am The Inventor

I am the inventor and very biased on this sport but I appreciate you taking the time to listen to my first sporting love.

I love the water and I love being in the water, yet I like the comfort and the challenge of partnering with a buoyant device. It is softer and stronger than any aquatic noodle. It is very happy in the water as I am. Yes, it is ugly on land but you would look like a fish out of water, if you were designed for the water too! Oh, yes, that is right, fish are pretty ugly out on land too.

To me, the EZ Swimmer is my beautiful blue baby but is a baby that only does well with you in the water. It was made and designed to be a great swimming pool companion.

Aquatics Background

While I love the water, I have many friends who have lost children and siblings to the water. I urge you to always swim with others. If you look on my website, there is a huge price reduction for buying two - for the simple reason I want you to swim with a friend. It is more fun and always safer. Keep a cell phone handy by the poolside. And when swimming in open water, always have a tether or be withing several feet of land.

Often I am asked how I could have developed such as complicated board that actually works. It wasn't me solely - I simply am the team leader who kept pushing and putting the various pieces in place. I hunted for years for the biomedical engineer who could design the curves. I knew of the company who could produce it and knew they would be the only one in the world who could, yet I hunted for years to confirm and asked them last. They not only agreed they helped find the mold producer at a competitive cost.

I developed the product with the view of the highest and best use - the fitness industry. I took the tool to the water aerobics professionals and they made product suggestions that I incorporated. I was in production and then test the product with instructors in the fitness industry who reported that they needed clear instructions on the best and proper use. So I listened and went back to school and obtained my personal trainer and group fitness certification. Teachers in my opinion must "do" before they instruct so after I obtained my certifications I instructed for several years both as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Long story short, I am relaunching the ezswimmer website this week complete with instructional articles (that I developed while here on HubPages) and with videos. There is still allot that I would like to do but feel I have sufficient material to relaunch with instructions. There is an achievement program that I have developed to assist in the training complete with achievement pins for the instructor and the end user.

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to share my love of a sport, a fun swim board that I have named EZ Swimmer.

I am always learning and sincerely wish to hear from you. Please share with me your thoughts on this new recreational tool.

Budee Water Toy

Budee Water Toy - Glide Through the Water - Great Swim Board
Budee Water Toy - Glide Through the Water - Great Swim Board
Budee Water Toy - Ride Through the Water - Great Swim Board - Test Your Core with the Balance Ball for the Water
Budee Water Toy - Ride Through the Water - Great Swim Board - Test Your Core with the Balance Ball for the Water
Budee Water Toy - sports for the pool lake - product parts
Budee Water Toy - sports for the pool lake - product parts

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© 2012 Kelly Kline Burnett

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 3 years ago from Southern Wisconsin

      Ms. Mermaid,

      I couldn't agree more! But I am very biased - I am the inventor and this soft board is fun and exciting. It completely changes the swimming pool. I just finished testing it for the open water and with a body board or surf leash it is perfect! I was amazed at how readily the soft foam was to add the leash.

      I taught with the board at the Abbey Resort for many years mainly to test it and understand the various movements of what worked and what didn't. As a former Direct of Finance in charge of risk management, I wanted to know firsthand the safety concerns. I am thrilled to say this board is safe and always very comfortable.

      The amazing part for me what the adult size really is flexible from 100 pounds to over 300 pounds. The children sizes will be more demanding as the floatation challenges the user.

      Look for the relaunch of this innovative swim board under the name of Budee Water Toy!

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      ms.mermaid 3 years ago

      As an instructor that teaches 5 classes a week using the EZSwimmer, there simply isn't enough space available to praise this amazing fitness tool or it's designer. It has revolutionalized aqua fitness, allowing a good instructor to teach a total body fitness class with one tool. Kudos!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      frogfish,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I love this swim board, it is fun and useful and my swimming companion. Exercise is more fun in the water and the item I invented I feel makes water fun even better - whether you are seeking exercise or just seeking the sea horse challenge. Water exercise is wise and yet this swim board is more than just a barbell, it is also a great swimming companion. Imagine a float more fun than water wings, more challenging than a kick board and more versatile than the much loved aquatic noodle. I am looking forward to perfecting the instruction and getting the word out on how great this swim tool really is.

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      frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Enjoyed reading your information and tips about your product...it sounds like a fun way to be active! Kudos to you and your re-releasing of the product!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      prettydarkhorse,

      Actual activities where we really move and also connect to nature are my favorite. I love the water and having a swimming companion that challenges me is my favorite. Surfing rather scares me - I have a fear of open places, the swimming pools are just right - beautiful water and edges I can see and manage.

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      prettydarkhorse 5 years ago from US

      Good to know about this EZ, and it is a helpful healthy hub. Fun and healthy activities are good!!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      @amilypit,

      The swimming is very relaxing. All water is relaxing to me. So glad you stopped by. Thank you!

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      anginwu,

      The water is a wonderful world, one we often take for granted. So glad I was able to introduce you to the EZ Swimmer. Thank you for stopping by.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was great information. I should learn to swim from now. I can't wait to jump in the water. I learn many things about swimming here. You have done a great job. Rated up, awesome and useful!

      Blessing and hugs,

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Didn't know about this until now. Sounds like a cool way to exercise--must be fun too. Kudos to you.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 5 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      Simone Smith,

      My mission this year is to change this! We need more fun swim boards in swimming pools. We need swim fitness tools in every hotel pool. Hotels pride themselves upon their swimming pools and people are now asking for and using the swimming pool yet there are no fitness tools.

      We need the paradigm of fitness to change and be more closely aligned with fun.

      We need hotel swimming pools to be as busy as their fitness rooms.

      We need everyone to respect the water and understand how to use the fitness tools.

      Thank you once again for this opportunity to share. I appreciate all the hard work you do here on HubPages. You are part of what makes HubPages great.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Huh, in all my time spent in pools, I've never seen an EZ Swimmer before- though I definitely see its values with certain aquatically interested demographics! Thanks for sharing more about it :)