Designed for swimmer with significant disability.
Made from closed cell foam layers within a PVC sleeve. Buckles on front provide secure support for head and neck. If movement is slight, this collar manages a tendency to lean, roll or twist in water. This collar however, is not suitable for swimmers with strong extensor movements or strong rotation movements.
Rosie’s Collar offers a high degree of stability for the swimmer. Can be used with a hip float (item 9308C) or body sling (item 9875C) to maintain a horizontal position in the water. This gives confidence and allows the swimmer to relax and enjoy their experience of floating in water.
Terrell is featured in our video. He is 7 years old, weighs 20kg has a chest circumference of 66cms and a neck circumference of 31.5cms.
Inside Circumference of neck opening is 36cm.
Overall Dimension: 65cm W x 57cm L
We are SO grateful to have found the Rosie collar. A little background for you – Levi was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystrophy just after he turned one. He never achieved sitting up or crawling, let alone walking. He has zero head control – meaning the muscles in his neck are so weak that without the support of his specialized headrest on his wheelchair his head would fall to whichever side gravity favoured. However, he is the smartest little 6 year old you will ever meet. Reads far beyond his years and has a vocabulary similar to his oldest brother. Creating ways for him to achieve independence is extremely important to us and drives us to constantly be on the prowl for innovations. The Rosie collar works so well because it allows his body to float while supporting his head 100%. His head cannot tilt in any direction while in it. It also allows him to feel the waves of other swimmers without getting his face wet. Because of the way his head is situated in it his face doesn’t get wet from water unless he is splashed from above. This was another huge benefit of this float because he cannot lift his arms to wipe his face. Another benefit from the Rosie collar is that he can see all around him. He can watch everyone swim without anything on the float impeding his view. He is most comfortable in water because there are no pressure points to fight against, so finding the Rosie collar was a huge win for our entire family.