We continue our series on female swimsuit backs with Nike today! Nike is known for having an innovative range of open and minimal backs, but they also have plenty of styles for those who want more coverage and support! Which style is your favorite?
Women come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes – and Swim2000 carries a wide variety of suits that cater to all those shapes! Everyone’s heard of an hourglass shape, but do you know what an apple or pear shape is? This handy guide will explain 5 shapes and how to pick an amazing suit for each type. Big thanks to Arena for the graphics and a good portion of the information!
Speedo puts a good deal of thought into their boardshorts. Learn here about the technology utilized so you can decide which boardshort is best for you!
SPEEDO® FLX SYSTEM
Welcome to Speedo® FLX System,™ the fit system that lets you customize your watershort fit to your body. By choosing the waist system that best fits your needs, you get more comfort, unrestricted freedom of movement and having a boardshort that feels like it was made just for you.
Side Stretch Insets
Hidden Flexible Waistband
SPEEDO DESIGN FEATURES
You don’t make the world’s greatest swimwear by settling. Using 85 years of in-water experience, Speedo continually pushes design features to new levels of performance and style. From the world’s most elite swimmers to the everyday fitness swimmer, now everyone can benefit from Speedo style and innovation.
Speedo Mesh Insert
Speedo Bonded Zipper
Speedo Signature Boom Eyelets
UV Block the Burn
Block the Burn® with UV protection from Speedo. Founded in Australia in 1929, Speedo has been the leader in understanding how to protect the body against harmful rays. Our exclusive collection of Block the Burn® products feature:
• More body coverage for greater sun protection
• Tighter knit fabric for higher level of protection
• Improved fit so that over stretched product does not decrease the UPF rating
July 18, 2013 in Swimming
Not sure what goggles lens color is right for you? Let us help you find the perfect color! Big thanks to Tyr for the detailed information!
Mirror coatings can be added to any lens color. The lens retains its normal properties with the mirror finish helping to reduce brightness and glare.
Our Pick: Tyr Nest Pro Metallized Goggles
Popular all-purpose lens color that reduces the light transmission to the eye, lowering the overall brightness without excessive color distortion.
Our Pick: Tyr Tracer Racing Goggles in Smoke
Cause significant color distortion but are good for medium and low-light conditions because they are good at enhancing contrast.
Our Pick: Tyr Socket Rockets in Red-Silver or Red-Gold
Offer the best contrast for objects against a green or blue background, making them a good choice for indoor and outdoor pool use.
Our Pick: Tyr Swimple Kids in Rose
Causes light color distortion but have contrastenhancing properties. Amber lenses are good for flat-light situations and indoor swimming.
Our Pick: Tyr Qualifier Goggles in Amber
Lighter aqua/green lenses minimize color distortion in low light. These lenses are ideal for indoor swimming.
Our Pick: Tyr Swimple Metallized in Electric Lime
Designed to reduce surface glare from water to provide great visibility in bright light. Lighter blues are good for indoors while darker blues function better outdoors.
Our Pick: Tyr Racetech Goggles in Blue
Designed to reduce surface glare from water to provide great visibility in bright light. Lighter purples are good for indoors while darker purples function better outdoors.
Our Pick: Tyr Technoflex 4.0 Femme Goggles
Offers protection and clear vision without changing the appearance of colors. Ideal for indoor or low-light swimming situations.
Our Pick: Tyr Velocity Goggles in Clear
Ever wondered what exactly a Hydro Bra or a Silicone Gripper is? These are among the innovative technologies Speedo has included in their newest Women’s Active and Recreation swimwear. Knowing what these terms mean will help you choose your next swimsuit, and we are here to show you how these innovations will benefit you!
Speedo Hydro Bra
Our new Speedo® Hydro Bra brings together a more powerful mesh support, updated oval-shaped cup and extra-soft logo plush elastic for a more comfortable, athletic fit. Support has never offered so much freedom.
An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Hydro Bra Piped Moderate Ultraback.
Speedo Soft Cup
An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Bars and Blocks Reversible 1PC.
Flattering Leg Heights
She’s fit, she’s strong, and she wants to show it. That’s why Speedo® offers three cuts to reflect–and flatter–the modern swim consumer. Featuring three dynamic leg heights for all your fitness needs–Contemporary, Moderate, Conservative
Want a contemporary cut? Try the Speedo Contemporary Ultraback.
How about a moderate cut? Try the Speedo Sweetheart Adjustable U-Back.
And a conservative cut? Try the Speedo Endurance+ Side Shirred Contourback.
Speedo Silicone Gripper
Featured in the new Contemporary styles, the silicone gripper is a silicone edge that provides the most secure fit for all your active needs. The silicone edge is found in most bikini tops, under the bust, and on the inside of the suit along the outer edge of bottoms.
An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Mesh Back 1PC.
Speedo 360-Degree Core Control
An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Sweetheart 1PC.
Speedo Core Compression
An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Empire Splice Adjustable Crossback.
Do you have any other questions on these technologies? Feel free to leave us a comment!
It can be daunting to choose the perfect swimsuit. There are so many choices to be made! But let us help you demystify part of the process – which back style to choose. Speedo creates over 10 different competition and training back styles, and these pictures and descriptions will help you decide which is the right choice for you. Will it be the classic, supportive SuperPro Back or the daring Extreme Back? Only you can decide!
SPEEDO® CLIP BACK
This versatile option can be worn clipped or unclipped for a best-of-both-worlds mix of comfort and style.
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!
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.
This weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer and it also means the start of lifeguard season. Make no mistake, anytime a lifeguard is on the job is lifeguard season. However, Memorial Day and the beginning of summer signal a number of things including the end of the school year, a rising heat index, the local pool opening, families taking vacations and people flocking to the beach. More people looking to cool off and relax by getting in the water leads to greater responsibility, and potentially longer hours, for lifeguards everywhere. Translated, summer is lifeguard season.
Lifeguards ensure the safety of everyone in and around the water. Sometimes the rest of us just can’t help ourselves, screwing things up so badly that a lifeguard is needed to make it right. No matter the circumstance, lifeguards always answer the call. Their job requires fitness, focus, awareness, recognition and clarity. Lifeguards also need quality gear that will perform when it matters most. Many lifeguards choose Swim2000 for all their apparel, gear and equipment needs. Swim2000 appreciates their support but we would also like to recognize every lifeguard for what they do. From the staff at Swim2000, and on behalf of everyone on your watch, we send our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to lifeguards everywhere. For everything you do, thank you. Be safe, enjoy the summer and have a great lifeguard season!
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