Martin Mansell is the driving force behind Floatsation. His mission is to bring the benefits of enjoying the water to disabled youngsters and adults.
He really does understand those benefits himself having competed in international competitions over the years. He has 3 Paralympic gold medals, 4 silver and 2 bronze along with 2 world championships, 2 European championships and 15 other international accolades.
Enjoying the water with Floatsation has immeasurable benefits. In addition to the physical enjoyment of gaining water skills the increased confidence can lead to improved self-esteem and independence.
Then there's increased spatial awareness, great exercise, team skills and relaxation.
That all adds up to quality of life improvements only possible through positive experiences.
Independence for All Abilities in Water
Floatsation®(formerly known as Original Floatsation and New Age Floatsation) is a unique matrix of balls giving
total support and independence in water for people of all abilities,
disabled and non-disabled, young and old.
The Floatsation® product range has wide applications both in the leisure market as an
inclusive swimming/floatation aid and as hydrotherapy aid in the pool. The products
enable independence in the water acting as an exercise unit and an aid to relaxation at the same time;
as well as being a fun toy in the water for all.
The original product Floatsation® was developed in the mid-1990s and was promoted
as a teaching and hydrotherapy aid to physiotherapists and SEN teachers. Re-developed in 2003 by Martin Mansell
Floatsation® has gone on to be one of the most inclusive swimming / floating aids ever
proving popular with swimming teachers, therapists and parents in all swimming settings, whether school, Leisure
centre or at home. Martin believes that everyone should be able to enjoy the freedom that being in water brings.
Incidentally, Martin has spent a lot of time in the water over the years. He won 11 medals in the pool
(including 4 gold medals) at two Paralympics ('84 and '88).
Floatsation® can enable everyone to have fun in the water in a safe and confident way.
It enables users to have fun while still allowing them to develop:
Increased Self Esteem
Relaxation in water
Safe exercise in water for all abilities and ages
To see and download a leaflet with full product details click
here or go to the Products page.
Floatsation aids allow swimmers with Special needs to be independent in the water.
They help create a safer centre of gravity and can provide an effective learning curve towards becoming an
The effectiveness of each buoyancy aid keeping the swimmer in the water instead of above the water helps to boost
essential water confidence