Swim rings (also called swimming rings, swimrings, inner tubes, innertubes, rubber rings or floaty/floaties) are inflated with air and worn around the users torso, usually just under the arms or sat upon, to hold the user above the water.
What is the use of swim ring?
A swim ring is a cheap and durable item of swimming equipment that is ideal for the non-swimmer. It is used mainly by children as a way of enhancing their confidence the water. The aid is worn around the body of the child and like armbands, it can restrict arm movements.
Who invented swim ring?
Bernhard Markwitz of Hamburg, Germany, invented a similar swimming inflatable armband design. In 1956, Markwitzs 3-year-old daughter fell into a goldfish pond and almost drowned.
What is the meaning of swimming arm floaties?
Inflatable armbands, usually referred to as simply armbands, water wings, swimmies, or floaties, are swim aids designed to help a wearer float in water and learn to swim.
Why are they called o-rings?
Other seals Although the O-ring was originally so named because of its circular cross section, there are now variations in cross-section design. The square ring is typically manufactured by molding an elastomer sleeve which is then lathe-cut.