Swim Goggles Lens Color Guide

July 18, 2013 in Swimming

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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!

Mirrored GogglesMETALLIZED/MIRRORED
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


Smoke GogglesSMOKE
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


Red GogglesRED
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


Pink GogglesPINK
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


Amber GogglesAMBER
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


Aqua/Green GogglesAQUA/GREEN
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


Blue GogglesBLUE
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


Purple gogglesPURPLE
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


Clear GogglesCLEAR
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

Speedo Active Recreation Swimsuit Technologies

June 20, 2013 in Product Spotlights, Swimming

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.

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An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Hydro Bra Piped Moderate Ultraback.


Speedo Soft Cup

Light support provides modest coverage and a smooth appearance with no cup lines while stretching for added comfort while in motion.
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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
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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.
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An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Mesh Back 1PC.


Speedo 360-Degree Core Control

Engineered with compression fabric 360 degrees around the waist. Our most slimming fit yet.
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An example of a suit with this technology is the Speedo Sweetheart 1PC.


Speedo Core Compression

Features strategically placed mesh compression fabric that trims and slims for a flattering fit.
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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!

Speedo Female Suit Back Styles

June 19, 2013 in Product Spotlights, Swimming

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!

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SPEEDO® CLIP BACK

This versatile option can be worn clipped or unclipped for a best-of-both-worlds mix of comfort and style.

See Clip Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® DROP BACK

Our revolutionary teardrop shape features wide straps for serious support. Perfect for competitive swimming and training.

See Drop Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® ENERGY BACK

Inspired by our Flyback, this version features slightly thinner straps, a more open back and sits slightly higher and closer to the shoulder blades.

See Energy Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® EXTREME BACK

A sleek and sexy silhouette with the added benefit of comfort and fit. Perfect for fitness swimmers who want to bring standout style to the water.

See Extreme Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® FLYBACK

Thin, streamlined straps are reinforced with overlap binding for extra durability. Provides excellent support and freedom of motion.

See Flyback Styles Here

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SPEEDO® FRESH BACK

Fresh and sassy with a low, open back, our Speedo® Fresh Back also provides good support. Ideal for training and fitness swimming.

See Fresh Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® MESH BACK 2-PIECE

This stylish Flipturns® features a new sporty two-piece back with a mesh insert and a banded bottom with drawcord.

See Mesh Back Styles Here

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RECORDBREAKER BACK

Our top competitive back, featured in Fastskin3®, Fastskin FSII® and Aquablade suits. A lower back and higher cut offers ultimate freedom of motion.

See Recordbreaker Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® SPLASH BACK

Features a flattering open back that delivers outstanding range of motion. Ideal for practice and training.

See Splash Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® SUPER BACK

Make a statement the moment you hit the water in this flattering, ultra-open back with thin straps and a low-cut keyhole.

See Super Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® SUPERPRO BACK

Our best-selling back features wide straps for ultimate support and comfort in the water. Great for all ages, especially young swimmers.

See SuperPro Back Styles Here

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SPEEDO® Y-BACK

Inspired by our best-selling Super Pro back, this version features slimmer, sleeker straps. Perfect for training and fitness swimming.

See Y-Back Styles Here

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!

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.

Lifeguard Season! Thank you

May 25, 2013 in Las Vegas Local, Lifeguard, Swimming

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!

Swim2000 is back in action!

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

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