About a month ago I was invited to view some of the new Funkita and Funky Trunks Swimsuits that are due to be released in mid-late April 2011. Now as some of you may know I just love the Funky Trunks and Funkita Swimsuits, so when I knew I had the chance to view the new Atomica Preview Collection prior to it’s release date I pounced on the opportunity with great enthusiasm!
The new Funkita Preview Collection and Funky Trunks Preview Collection Atomica is inspired by the Space Age so I popped on my space suit and prepared myself for an intergalactic mission through outer space. Ok, so I lied about the space suit (and about the intergalactic mission), but knowing what the design team behind Funkita and Funky Trunks are capable of I knew I would be blown away by signature bold prints and colours.
I wasn’t disappointed. The Funkita Preview Collection has something for everyone no matter what age, no matter whether you are a competitive swimmer or a recreational swimmer I am sure there will be at least one Funkita swimsuit you are going to fall in love with.
The Funky Trunks Preview Collection is an absolute blast! It's full of fun and adventurous prints and is sure to get you in the mood save mankind and conquer those Roswell aliens!
Stayed tuned for our pre-release Funkita and Funky Trunks reviews and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of the official release date. Trust me, you want to get your hands on planet earths hottest swimwear Funky Trunks & Funkita!
* Note: we will start to take pre-orders of the new collection on April 1 2011. Expected delivery is mid-late April 2011.
Arena, one of the world’s leading competitive swimwear brands announced a new sponsorship agreement with the explosive Dutch sprinter, Ranomi Kromowidjojo (20), current holder of four relay world records, World and European short course Champion in 50m and 100m freestyle.
Ranomi first started appearing on international podiums as a 14-year-old when she won a bronze medal in the 50m freestyle at the 2005 European Junior Championships in Budapest. A year later at the same championships in Palma di Majorca she went one place better with a silver in the same event, also winning a bronze in the 50m butterfly. In 2006 she also made her international senior debut at the Budapest European LC Championships, where she won her first international senior medal – a silver – in the 4 x 100 m freestyle relay, three weeks before her 16th birthday. Since then she has been an established member of the virtually unrivalled Dutch freestyle relay team, which also regularly features fellow Arena Elite Team member, Inge Dekker.
2007 was a landmark year for Ranomi as she earned her first World LC Championship medal (bronze) in the 4 x 100m freestyle in Melbourne, and then broke her first world record as part of the same relay team at the Dutch Open Swim Cup. The year ended on a high with her first senior international gold medal – and another world record – in the 4 x 50m freestyle relay at the European SC Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.
Before 2008 was four months old, Ranomi and her relay teammates had two more gold medals and two more world records – first, in the 4 x 100m freestyle at the European Championships in Eindhoven, and a month later in the 4 x 200m freestyle at the World SC Championships in Manchester. An Olympic gold medal and Olympic record followed in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay in Beijing, before she broke her first individual national record at the Eindhoven Swim Cup in the 50m backstroke (LC). Like the previous year, 2008 ended with more strong performances, this time at the European SC Championships in Rijeka, Croatia – gold medals in the 4 x 50m freestyle and 4 x 50 m medley relays, and an individual bronze medal in the 100m freestyle. To cap it all, the relay team broke the 4 x 100m freestyle world record yet again, this time with some degree of permanence – the record remains intact.
Things just kept getting better for Ranomi and her teammates with three more relay world records in 2009 – the 4 x 100m freestyle at the World LC Championships in Rome, and the 4 x 50m freestyle and 4 x 50m medley at the European SC Championships in Istanbul. All three records are still standing. The year also marked Kromowidjojo’s arrival as an individual competitor on the international podium – in Istanbul she won silver medals in both the 50m and 100m freestyle events.
Ranomi’s individual achievements of 2009 were simply precursors to her growth in 2010, when she exploded on to the freestyle sprint scene with four gold medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle events. At the European SC Championships in Eindhoven, she was just 33 hundredths of a second outside the world record in the 50m event, and less than half a second outside the world mark at the longer 100m distance. At the World SC Championships in Dubai, she edged to within 0.12 seconds of the 50m record, and broke the championship record at the 100m distance. For good measure, her relay team won gold in both the 4 x 50m freestyle and 4 x 50m medley events in Eindhoven, and in winning gold in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay in Dubai, broke the championship record while coming within 0.33 seconds of their own world record.
Ranomi is coached by the world-renowned Jacco Verhaeren, who led Dutch swimming legend Pieter Van den Hoogenband to three Olympic gold medals, and is also the man behind the phenomenal Dutch women’s relay teams. With the London Olympics now looming on the horizon, it seems Ranomi’s prodigious talent is blossoming under’ Verhaeren’s , experienced hand at just the right time, as she starts to add world-class individual accolades to her remarkable relay records. She might just be the one to beat come next year’s Summer Olympics.
"We are really excited to be able to boost the Arena Elite Team with a swimmer of the quality and promise of Ranomi," said Giuseppe Musciacchio, Arena’s Head of Product Development and Marketing. "Her growth over the past two years has been nothing short of remarkable in a field that boasts some of the world’s greatest sportswomen, including fellow Elite Team members Therese Alshammar and Fran Halsall. Ranomi’s gold medals last year in Eindhoven and Dubai showed that she is as strong an individual swimmer as she is a relay team member, and as the clock ticks down to London in 2012, I believe we will see a lot more of her on the international podium in the individual freestyle sprints as well as the relays. We look forward to the exciting prospect of working together with such a thrilling talent and wonderful ambassador of the sport."
"I'm really happy to be a member of the Arena Elite team.- said Ranomi. Arena has a great track record making the fastest and best suits, and the company is always working on innovations with the feedback of the Elite swimmers. The Arena swimsuits are the best for me and I'm looking forward to race in these suits."
Arena Swimwear has a wide range of FINA Approved racing swimsuits for elite athletes. The Arena Powerskin XP Full Body Short Leg Suit and the Arena Powerskin XP Jammers are now available in Australia at Swimmer.com.au.
Yes, it's that time of the year again...racing season! Most of you are probably tapering for state swimming competitions or if you are off to age and open nationals you are one of the few hard working athletes who are still slogging it out in the pool making sure that every start, finish and tumble turn are perfected prior to your big race!
While you may be putting all of your hard work into every training session, don't forgot that your racing preparations also extend to what you are going to race in! You should have a set of racing goggles and a racing swimsuit ready for your upcoming competitions. But if you don't, you'll be pleased to know that you still have time to purchase a racing swimsuit or a FINA Approved Racing Swimsuit depending on where you are going to be competing.
Swimmer.com.au is currently having a swimwear sale on selected womens competition swimwear which include kneelength competition swimwear and one piece racing swimsuits. Selected womens competition swimsuits were $144.95 and are now $114.95, that's $30 OFF! While stocks last!
All sale items are in stock so if you place an order today it will be processed and dispatched within 48hours. Please remember, we have limited stock and once these sale items have sold out they will not be coming back. So now is a better time than any to stock up on some fantastic training swimwear or racing swimwear.
Over the years I have found myself wanting to jump back into swimming laps for fitness but the thought of having to pop on a one piece swimsuit just makes me cringe. Unfortunately, the older I get the more my body struggles with gravity, so yes it’s true my body sags in all the wrong places!
However, recently I found a solution to my problem. It’s called the Speedo Lux Pro Shaper and it’s designed to shape, control and lift the parts of your body that no longer want to stay in place.
So here’s a list of reasons why I love this fabulous body shaping swimsuit:
1. The first thing I love about the Lux Pro Shaper Swimsuit is the bust support it offers. Not only does it have a solid built in underwire, but it also has removable soft padded bra cups that enhance and prop up my bust.
2. Secondly, the Lux Pro Shaper Swimsuit offers body control and body shaping around the tummy area. I have found that some body shaping swimsuits have too much control so much so that I can’t breathe, however the Speedo Lux Pro Shaper has medium control which means it provides a firm fit without taking your breath away.
3. I also love the gathering the Lux Pro Shaper has around the tummy area. While the tummy control operates on the inside, the outside of the swimsuit gathered at the sides which I find to be quite flattering and feminine. There is also gathering under the bust line so the swimsuit doesn’t ever look like it is skin tight on my body showing up what I call my imperfections!
4. The straps are my fourth reason for loving the Lux Pro Shaper swimsuit. I can wear them two ways: straight over the shoulders or crossed over at the back. The straps have a hook on the end of them much like the ones on a bra strap. When I am wearing my body shaping swimsuit to the beach or on weekends at home around the pool I wear the straps straight over my shoulders, but if I go to the pool to swim or do water aerobics I cross the straps over at the back as I find it gives me more back support and I even notice more bust support.
5. Unlike most body shaping swimsuits the Speedo Lux Pro Shaper is made from Speedo Endurance fabric, meaning that it is a 100% chlorine resistant swimsuit. I just love the fact that I can buy a shaping swimsuit that is made it to last the distance no matter how much or how little I am in the pool.
6. The Speedo Lux Pro Shaper has a low leg height which is hard to find in womens training swimwear. These days womens training swimsuits are made for athletes with no consideration for masters swimmers or recreational swimmers. I feel comfortable with the low leg line as it’s not too revealing but not too old school!
7. Finally, the Lux Pro Shaper is available in sizes 14 – 18. So now there’s no excuse for not being able to find a suitable swimsuit! No matter what size you are you can look fabulous at the pool in the Speedo Lux Pro Shaper, I know I do!
ARENA Swimwear is currently the leader in advanced top of the line performance racing swimsuits. Arenas’s world class developments in high technology competition swimwear fabrics has ensured that the Arena Swimwear brand is always one step ahead of the competition.
The Arena Powerskin family of racing swimsuits is the most advanced on the market, all fully compliant with the FINA Swimwear Rules and all making it onto the much talked about FINA Approved Swimwear List. They include the Powerskin R-EVO High Performance Swimsuit, Powerskin R-EVO Openwater Competition Swimsuit, Powerskin XP Racing Swimsuit and Powerskin ST Racing Suit.
Arenas competition swimsuits feature a unique patented pattern which helps the swimmer to get improved posture during the stroke. The fabric developed by the Kinetech Lab is designed for maximum compression, gliding, fit and comfort.
So let’s take a closer look at one of Arena’s most popular racing swimsuits, the Powerskin XP Racing swimsuit.
The Arena Powerskin XP Full Body Short Leg is one of Arena’s best racing swimsuits for Open and Age Group Swimmers. Designed for those serious about their swimming, the Powerskin XP is made to be extremely hydrodynamic in the water. The Powerskin XP is made from a revolutionary high tech and ultra light racing swimwear fabric called Z-Raptor+. This lightweight fabric results in a much smoother finish on the body allowing the swimmer to glide through the water with ease. When developing Powerskin XP Competition Swimsuit, the Arena scientific network undertook extensive research on surface and form drag reduction. The Powerskin XP is the result of this research, significantly reducing surface drag due to its pattern, optimized stitching and superior Teflon coating. The Powerskin XP also delivers optimal muscle compression while still allowing maximum freedom of movement when swimming. The Powerskin XP Full Body Leg Suit is now available at Swimmer.com.au.
Like the womens Powerskin XP, the Arena Powerskin XP Jammers are the superior choice for Open and Age Group Swimmers. The Powerskin XP Jammers also made from Z-Raptor+ swimwear fabric so they are lightweight weighing in at a mere 125gr./spm. The Z-Raptor+ fabric is hydro-repellent allowing the swimmer to be more hydrodynamic and smooth in the water. The hydrodynamics of the Powerskin XP Jammers is the unique combination of optimised stitching, superior Teflon coating and its pattern which is designed to reduce drag. Combine this with the advanced muscle compression technology and maximum freedom of movement it’s no wonder the Powerskin XP Jammers are the superior choice of racing swimwear amongst some of the worlds best athletes. The Powerskin XP Jammers are now available at Swimmer.com.au.