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CWIC and For Dummies: A Smart Idea  - 6/5/2009



Leading Aquatics Developer and Licensee Pairs With Successful Book Franchise

C Walters Intercoastal Corp. (CWIC), based in Foothill Ranch, Calif., has signed a licensing agreement with “For Dummies®”, the ubiquitous yellow-and-black reference series, to develop and market a collection of aquatic-activity themed products, representative of the company’s long and established history of quality water sports products. The complete “For Dummies” product line will be available for sale at retailers in both the U.S. and Canada in early 2010.

“CWIC is one of the most trusted names in aquatics designing and developing quality aquatic products for over 15 years,” said CWIC founder Cindi Walters. “Licensing the ‘For Dummies’ line allows us to grow our market share with one of the most trusted and established names in the world.  You know that when you are buying a ‘For Dummies’ product you are getting quality and instruction.”  
CWIC will brand several “For Dummies” aquatic sets including, Teaching Kids to Swim For Dummies, Snorkeling For Dummies (for both juniors and adults), and Aqua Fitness For Dummies.

Teaching Kids to Swim For Dummies is a must have for any parent looking to teach their child to swim or gain water confidence.  The complete set will include a neoprene wrapped kickboard, two floating three-chambered neoprene wrapped armbands, and neoprene padded fins developed for optimum performance in the water and the ability to easily walk outside of the pool.

Snorkeling For Dummies will include the combination package that put CWIC at the top of the snorkeling market: a 100% silicone mask, a 100% dry snorkel, and fins developed and designed specifically for recreational use by juniors and adults.

Aqua Fitness For Dummies will be an adaptation of the very popular fitness set developed by CWIC CEO and founder Cindi Walters. The set will include one waist belt, wrist belts, ankle belts, aquatic resistance mitts, and a waterproof exercise and users’ guide.

“Whether introducing people to snorkeling, incorporating aquatics into their fitness programs or helping folks teach kids to swim, these products from CWIC will deliver on the Dummies promise of ‘Making everything easier’,” said Marc Mikulich, Vice President of Brand Management at Wiley.

For more information on the 2009 CWIC water sports line, visit

About CWIC

Since 1996, Chapman Walters Intercoastal Corp. (CWIC) has established snorkeling gear as its own specialty category of quality sports equipment in a range of designs to accommodate snorkelers of all ages and abilities. The company, founded in 1997, now has a 70 percent share of the snorkeling market with quality masks, fins, snorkels and accessories under the Body Glove name, as well as a proprietary line of snorkels, swim, and pool and beach toys under the Fluid brand. In 2008, CWIC acquired the Disney license for water sports and toys in Canada. In 2009, CWIC acquired the “For Dummies” license for snorkel, swim teaching and aqua fitness for the US and Canada. The company is headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif.  (
About For Dummies®

With near universal name recognition, more than 200 million copies printed, and over 1,400 topics, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the New York Times as “more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times,” For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The For Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, business software, grilling kits, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

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