Dive into summer with toys guaranteed to be a hit with swimmers in the backyard pond

Written by ELA LINDSAY

Squid Disk copy

SQUID DISK
The fun will fly around your pool this summer with this water-spraying, rotating disc. Just dunk it in the water to saturate, give it a toss and let the soft, squishy squid with the wacky eyes spin through the air.
For ages 3 and up
$7.99
www.swimways.com
(800) 889-7946

MERMAID SWIM FIN
Your little mermaid can conjure up her own undersea fantasy world as she swims around in this adorable strap-on monofin. She’ll also learn to master the dolphin kick while feeling like she’s a pool princess.
For ages 12 and under
$30
www.finisinc.com
(888) 333-4647

1.30.012.112 image studio pink

T6050

SWIM THROUGH HOOPS
The name of this game says it all for these 3½-foot diameter weighted hoops. Swimmers can practice holding their breath while maneuvering through the hoops in their own underwater race course.
For ages 7 and up
$12.99 for a set of 4
www.intheswim.com
(800) 288-7946

POOL NOODLE CONNECTORS
This is a cool idea for all those pool noodles you already have. Just twist the connectors into place, insert the noodles and add your imagination.. The whole family can have tons of fun concocting interesting things like forts.
For ages 8 and up
$24.99 for a pack of 12
(connects 2½-inch noodles)
www.lynx.toys
(512) 291-7376

LYNX Dinosaur  (I like this one! Leslie)

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SQUIGGLE SQUIRTER
Kids will get lots of giggles from these quirky fish water-squirters. They fill easily with pool water and spray willy-nilly all over the place to keep kids cool and delighted.
For ages 3 and up
$10.99
www.swimways.com
(800) 889-7946