Visit the first virtual deep sea adventure where your preschooler can interact with a real live explorer. New, unique learning activities are available every day.

“I loved that it was a true personal game. I liked that she knew my name. I thought that was very different and having it be live, it was awesome. This really is a game-changer when it comes to apps for kids.” – Audrey from Mom Generations blog

In Captain McFinn's Swim & Play, your preschooler can explore an interactive, underwater world, play fun games, and engage in exciting learning activities. As children swim in the underwater world as a fish avatar, they will be guided by a Deep Sea Explorer. This explorer is a real, live person who will share fun stories and encourage your child as he or she participates in learning activities. The Deep Sea Explorer only sees how a child’s fish avatar is exploring the underwater world and creates a fun experience based on the activities your child completes.

Your child will also learn how to play with other preschoolers exploring this safe, underwater environment. Since the Explorer can guide multiple swimmers at once, your child can choose to share his or her creations of drawings, songs, or even a built sand castle to be seen by the whole group of swimmers. Watch your child get excited as the Explorer calls out their name or see your child earn their first badge for all of the hard work!

With the live component, no two experience with Swim & Play are ever alike.

Swim & Play’s learning activities cover various prosocial, preschool topics for 3-5 year olds. We want to help your little one understand the importance of developing helping behavior or building social skills. The prosocial topics include:

- Sharing and politeness
- Playing as a group
- Asking for help
- Being thankful
- Respecting others

Game Features:

- Live video stream that lets kids interact with a real McFinn Explorer
- Daily learning activities guided by the Explorer
- 200 plus animated hot spots with silly McFinn characters
- Badges for completing activities
- Drawing tool
- Sand Castle building game
- Dress Up game
- Music game
- Ability to share creations with the Explorer
- Chat box for asking the Explorer questions
- Clap button for cheering on other users
- Full length McFinn episodes and music videos

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Live Explorers will be unavailable during the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, and Fourth of July. Live Explorers are available for a limited time only.

What's New

Version 2.6

• new Berry's Kitchen activity
• new Let's Get Ready activity
• new Sea Monster Maker activity
• new Storybook: Carl's First Day At School
• more UI improvements
• bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Perfect App for Any Child


I have always been hesitant to let my children play with smartphone/tablet devices. I want them to be able to learn and interact with people, not just a device. Swim & Play has relieved my worries! My two year old is learning and getting real interaction and affirmation from a person which is the coolest thing in the world when she hears her name and sees that submarine. From coloring and drawing to music and building things, Swim & Play is the one app I am OK letting my child play on. And, not knowing who Captain McFinn was previously, there are more things offered for her at their website. This is the perfect combination of how learning and entertainment should be offered.

Preschool Administrator

Mrs. Jenny Nolan

My own children aged 5-12, love this app! They especially love the interactive portion. I've never seen anything like it! It makes them feel special when the Explorer answers their questions and calls them by name! I love it because when I walk away I know they are safe and they are learning. I fully expected my Kindergartener to love it, but it surprised me that the older kids were able to play along with him too! There is always a new lesson to learn! A few days ago, my son reminded my husband to keep his elbows off the table 😊. I wish there were more apps like it!

Fun app for kids


As a babysitter, I'm always looking for fun things to do with kids especially if it involves helping them stay well-behaved. The kids love the live explorer in the game and it almost feels like I have a helper when trying to entertain them. Every game I play with the kids usually has a lesson behind it that helps the kids learn and spur their creativity. This is why the parents agreed on letting me use this app because the live interaction with the explorer helps the kids learn more about themselves. Very useful and fun!


68.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Captain McFinn, LLC


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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