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БДС EN 13138-2:2021

Buoyant aids for swimming instruction - Part 2: Safety requirements and test methods for buoyant aids to be held

Dec 16, 2021

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60.60     Dec 16, 2021



European Standard

13.340.70     97.220.40  




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This document specifies safety requirements for construction, performance, sizing and marking for swimming devices intended to assist users with movement through the water in the early stages of water awareness, while learning to swim or while learning part of a swimming stroke. It also gives methods of test for verification of these requirements.
This part 2 of EN 13138 applies only to class C swimming devices that are designed to be held in the hands or by the body. Typical swimming devices include kick boards and pull/kick boards. These swimming devices are used to assist in learning to swim or to assist with swimming strokes and improving specific elements of the stroke, which have either inherent buoyancy or can be inflated.
It does not apply to pull buoys, swim rings, lifebuoys, buoyancy aids, lifejackets or aquatic toys.

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БДС EN 13138-2:2014


БДС EN 13138-2:2021
60.60 Standard published
Dec 16, 2021

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