Learn More About Puddle Jumpers
Help your young swimmer develop confidence in the water with a Stearns® Puddle Jumper® from DICK’S Sporting Goods. Choose from colorful designs your child is sure to love! And, with our Best Price Guarantee, you can be sure you’re getting the best value when you purchase a Puddle Jumper from DICK’S.
These U.S. Coast Guard-approved vests are ideal for kids weighing between 30–50 lbs. The patented Puddle Jumper design helps to keep your child’s head above the water while allowing the arms to move freely. This gives kids the opportunity to develop proper swimming form while feeling safe and secure.
Basic vs. Deluxe: Which Puddle Jumper Is Best For Your Child?
There are essentially two main Puddle Jumper styles: basic and deluxe. The main difference is the material — the more affordable basic style is made with nylon, while the deluxe Puddle Jumper is made with polyester to help prevent chafing.
Putting On The Puddle Jumper
The Puddle Jumper goes on in three simple steps:
- Slide your child’s arms through the floats.
- Fasten the vest buckle on the back of the Puddle Jumper.
- Adjust the belt to ensure a snug-but-comfortable fit.