FATHER’S DAY

June 15, 2013 in Family Fun, For Coaches & Parents, Las Vegas Local, Lifeguard, Product Spotlights, Swimming, Triathlon

Sunday is Father’s Day and with it comes the opportunity to enjoy quality water time with dear old Dad.  If it’s a backyard pool party, there are a number of ways to enhance your aquatic experience this Father’s Day.  A backyard pool party for the family and friends will take on another dimension with the inclusion of toys and pool games for the festivities.  Grab a snorkel and mask set and set up a scavenger hunt using dive rings and pool toys.  For a combination of games, look to the Across Pool Volleyball/Badminton Set from Water Gear.  This set includes the standards, net, ball, rackets and birdies for guaranteed hours of pool fun.  If basketball is your game, add another dimension and play a championship series of your own with the Heavy Duty Water Basketball Game, also from Water Gear.  Team or one-on-one competitions will keep everyone involved, and it may give Dad a reason, or the perfect excuse, to officiate the action.

Perhaps Dad just wants to kick back and relax this Father’s Day.  Maybe he just wants to sit back and enjoy watching it all.  If that’s the case, let him lounge in style and watch all the competition with a quality flotation device.  Keep beverages at the ready and share some floating time with Dad on the River Run II from Wet Products.  This dual tube design features seating for two, two cup holders, two handles (for the rogue wave) and showcases a cooler in the middle that keeps beverages cold and ready.  Wet Products also offers the 18 Pocket Suntanner.  This raft is over 6 feet long, 2 feet wide and includes a pillow for Dad to rest his weary head on.  However, Dad may need to load up on the sunscreen in case the competition is so riveting he happens to doze off for a few minutes on this floating nap vessel.

Remember, whatever activities you have planned this Father’s Day, it’s always safety first.  Enjoy, and Happy Father’s Day!

LSW – Tyr Performance Stopwatch Rank # 1

June 10, 2013 in For Coaches & Parents, Product Spotlights

Athletes and coaches spend countless hours preparing and training for competitions.  They also want a detailed and accurate account of their practice efforts and their race day performance, whether it’s an individual event, relay split or segment split.  There are a number of timing devices coaches, swimmers and triathletes can choose to use, and the Z-100 from Tyr is the timing device that is chosen time and time again.

The Z-100 from Tyr is loaded with advanced features that make it an ultimate timing and performance data device.  Showcasing a straightforward design that is easy to use, the Z-100 allows for accurate and detailed tracking of practice and race performance data.  It features an auto-stop rapid memory review function that makes storing and retrieving data simple and easy.  Additional features on the Z-100 include an entry/exit timing feature, a stroke frequency counter and day, date and calendar display options.  The Z-100 also has a 100 dual split auto memory/timing capability that records times to 1/100th of a second that make it possible to record an individual or a team.

Shock resistant and water resistant up to 10 feet, the Z-100 also has an adjustable neck lanyard that makes self-timing hassle free.  With the Z-100, you can time yourself in the water, on the bike and on the road.  If you’re a triathlete, take it to another level and use the Z-100 to time yourself practicing in the transition area to help shave precious seconds off your time.   Yes, the Z-100 is perfect to use for any number of timing activities.  After all, every second counts, in and out of the water.  The Z-100 lets you count them all.

Tyr Z-100 Stopwatch is ranked # 1 at Swim2000 for the last 12 months. Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

Summer and Mirrored Goggles!!!

June 4, 2013 in Product Spotlights, Swimming, Triathlon

Both competitive and recreational swimmers are likely to spend more time
outdoors during the summer months.  They also have to contend with the
intensity of the summer sun, an intensity that can negatively impact a
swimmer's vision both in and around the water.  We all have only one set
of eyes, and it's important to take every precaution to protection them. 
Wearing a quality pair of goggles every time you're in the water is strongly
recommended, whatever the water activity may be.  Goggles provide a water
tight seal for hours on end, making it easier to see clearly and ensuring the
safety and protection of your eyes from the harmful elements and irritants
found in the water.  Goggles also include quality protection from the harmful
rays of the sun, incorporating UVA/UVB protection features that are second to
none.  And if you’re concerned about comfort, don’t be. 
Components found in goggles today not only provide a water tight seal, they also
provide a comfortable fit you can rely on time and time again. 

Increased glare is a factor all swimmers have to contend with in the pool and
the open water during the summer months, and it's a factor that can have a huge
impact on swimmers during a competition.  The best way to combat the
negative effects of increased glare from the summer sun during competition is
with a pair of mirrored swim goggles.  Mirrored lens goggles are
specifically designed to help reduce the glare associated with the reflection
of sunlight on the water, reducing eye strain and enhancing your vision in even
the most intense sunlight.  And for the fashionistas, mirrored goggles
provide a sleek look that will keep you as cool in your mind as you feel you
need to be each time you put them on.

A number of manufacturers offer mirrored goggles, in a variety of styles and
designs suited for any competitive or recreational discipline, as an integral
part of their product lines.  For speed in the pool, Speedo offers the
Liquid Storm Mirrored goggles.  Ideally suited for racing, these goggles
showcase a hard frame that provides a water tight seal, a low-profile fit that
reduces drag and mirrored, wide angle lenses that reduce glare, enhance vision
clarity and provide increased peripheral vision capability that enables you to
keep an eye on the competition. For open water and triathlon use, Tyr offers
the Nest Pro Metallized goggles.  Inspired by the bird nest design of the
Olympic Stadium in Beijing, Nest Pro Metallized goggles are quality performance
goggles with a high-tech design suitable for competition, training, triathlon
or open water use.  These goggles incorporate a VTS (Varied Tensile
Strength) headstrap that combines with the TPR gasket/frame system to enhance
comfort, provide a water tight seal and conform to your head for a secure fit. 
Nest Pro Metallized goggles are also comfortable, durable, and feature
mirrored, anti-fog lenses with wide angle vision capability and embedded
protection that reduces glare and enhances clarity whenever you're in the water.

Remember, it’s always safety first, especially where the eyes are
concerned.  And if you’re looking for some mirrored goggles to enhance
your summer season, contact Swim2000 and we’ll help you select a pair of
mirrored goggles that are right for you.

Swim2000 is back in action!

May 7, 2013 in Family Fun, For Coaches & Parents, Las Vegas Local, Product Spotlights, Swimming, Triathlon

Within the next few days, we are going to start providing valuable information about our swimming community, important info about new released products and more … Please stay tunes and visit us again …