21Nov/14Off

8 Quotes about Rebellion and Rebellious Swimwear to inspire you in the Pool

Rebellion isn’t just about acting naughty. Rather, rebellion is about defying the status quo to achieve something better. In the pool we can use rebellion to push our limitation to a higher standard, and that is why we loved the new rebellion-inspired swimwear line from Funky Trunks and Funkita.

These prints are decorated with images of rebellion - placards and metal fences. They add in a little jazz to the style by making everything a pleasant hue, and we’ve got to say rebellion never looked so good. The placards are filled with silly protests of swimmers that’ll get you laughing.  For the ladies this print is available in the Funkita Occupy the Lane Womens One Piece Swimsuit, the Funkita Pool Power Womens One Piece Swimsuit, the Funkita Occupy the Lane Girls One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Pool Power Girls One Piece Swimsuit. For the dudes, we’ve got the Funky Trunks Pool Power Mens Trunks and the Funky Trunks Pool Power Boys Trunks.

Alright enough of all that, here are your quotes:

1. Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.

-Albert Camus

2. It doesn't take a majority to make a rebellion; it takes only a few determined leaders and a sound cause.

-H. L. Mencken

3. “Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.”

- Tom Robbins

4. “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”

- Philip K. Dick

5. “Originality is the best form of rebellion.”

- Mike Sasso

6. “Rebellion is the only thing that keeps you alive!”

- Marianne Faithfull

7. “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.”

- Thomas Jefferson

8. “Education is the most effective form of rebellion.”

- Thorin

 

 

 

20Nov/14Off

BARBEQUE SEASON IS HERE!!! Celebrate the Barbie with Swimwear from Funky Trunks!)

Summertime is finally back, and you know what that means. It is time to dedicate some tender love to making some tasty, tasty meat, fish, poultry, veggies and all sorts of delightful food on the barbeque. I don’t know about you, but I am already dreaming of steak, chicken and prawns fresh off the barbeque washed down with a nice cold beverage. As a bonus, us swimmers need to keep up with the protein in our diets, right? So really barbequing is actually our duty as ambitious swimmers! Funky Trunks and Funkita are on our level, so they released some barbeque-themed swimwear for everyone to enjoy this swim season.

Got your grilling gear ready? Funky Trunk’s new line of barbeque-themed swimwear offers the manliness of grilling with the comfort of Funky Trunk’s signature cut. These trunks are the first that Funky Trunks ever released with wide sides and an expanded front pouch to make swimwear more comfortable for dudes. Complete with a drawstring and front lining, you can really tell these trunks were made for swimmers by swimmers.

The Barbeque design offers hamburgers, prawns and all sorts of tasty treats. The Funky Trunks Barbie Boss Mens Trunks and the Funky Trunks Barbie Boss Boys Trunks offer a colourful palette for your grill with If you feeling like going back for seconds, you can just add both designs to your swimwear collection.

Conclusion

Don’t see any swimwear that you like here? Well, there are lots and lots more summertime themed swimwear up and coming here on swimmer.com.au. Take some laps around our website to check out swimwear and swimwear accessories from the top swimwear brands out there. Also, be sure to stay tuned to our blog for all of the latest releases in the world of swimwear.

-Happy Swimming

 

 

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18Nov/14Off

Totally Groovy Swimwear from Funky Trunks and Funkita

Ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls, now has come the time where everyone at any age can look super cool when wearing swimwear. While Funky Trunks and Funkita can’t promise to erase your inner nerd, they can make you look like the hippest cat in the pool. Just don’t ask us why there is a cat in the pool. The new line of swimwear from Funky Trunks and Funkita offers colourful and unique designs that even the pickiest swimwear fashion connoisseur could appreciate.

As a bonus all of the swimwear are made with Funky’s one of a kind swimwear cuts were created specifically with the purpose in mind of keeping fitness and athletic swimmers more comfortable in the pool. When you feel more comfortable with yourself by wearing swimwear, it becomes easier to let the inner grooviness break out. Without further ado, let us give you a brief introduction into this new swimwear.

Put Up Them Dukes

Put ‘em up, put ‘em up. With the Bad Boy Boxer swimwear line everyone will be feeling extra tough wearing a print featuring a bad looking boxer. We aren't sure if it is the motorcycle hat or the bad boy wrinkly face of the boxer that gives him away as a guy that doesn't take a mess from anybody, but we sure like the extra oomph this doggy mascot gives swimmers at the pool. As a bonus, the boxer is duplicated countless times on the swimwear in all varieties of neon.

For the men you can check out this print with Funky Trunks Bad Boy Boxed Mens Jammers. For boys, the print is available in the Funky Trunks Bad Boy Boxer Trunks. For the ladies and gals, you can check out the Funkita Bad Boy Boxer Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Bad Boy Boxer Girls One Piece Swimsuit.

Want a Visit from the Cavity Fairy?  (Boys and Men Only)

We all know soda is bad for us, but that doesn't mean it isn't delicious. If you like to take a walk on the wild side by having a soda every once and while then you are going to love Funky’s new release of Soda Pop swimwear. This swimwear features countless metal soda cap tops with green neon outlines on a black background. Fashionable, tasty and quirky, the soda pop line offers a splash of fun to any swim session.

For the guys, check out the Funky Trunks Soda Pop Mens Trunks and the Funky Trunks Soda Pop Boys Trunks. For the ladies check out Funkita’s Soda Pop Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Soda Pop Girls One Piece Swimsuit. As a bonus, these trunks come in chlorine-resistant swimwear that’ll make the trunks last, so that you can spend more time swimming and less time shopping.

Want more Swimwear?

Then you've come to the right place! Our website is jammed pack full of the best swimwear out there from the top brands. Stay tuned to our blog to hear about all the latest release from the swimwear world!

-Happy Swimming

 

 

17Nov/14Off

8 Reasons that We Love Funky Trunks and Funkita Swimwear

At swimmer.com.au we offer nothing but the best when it comes to selecting swimwear brands. For every swimwear brand, we have a story as to exactly why we decided to feature their swimwear on our website, so that you, our customers, could get the best swimwear out there. The following is sort of our love letter towards Funky for all the reason their swimwear totally rocks for swimmers. So check it out:

  1. They make swimwear for the whole family.
    No matter what your age or size, Funky Trunks and Funkita swimwear have something for all swimmers to enjoy. Often you can even find prints for both genders like we see in the Funky Trunks Sea Sculptures Mens Trunks, the Funky Trunk Sea Sculptures Men Jammers and the Funkita Sea Sculptures Womens One Piece Swimsuit. The blue, purple, black and white squiggly designs of this print create a stunning abstract design that really can work for guys and gals, because it is just really just that cool.
  2. When it comes to quality, they never skimp.
    Swimwear that is actually built for athletic and fitness swimmers has three main qualities: longevity, comfort and style. Funky consistently offers all three of these qualities in all of their swimwear, and that is why we offer their swimwear here at swimmer.com.au year after year.
  3. Their swimwear is designed for optimal comfort.
    The brand originated with some swimmers wanting to create mens athletic swimwear that was more comfortable. They felt the almost always too tight style of briefs was not designed to create maximum comfort for swimmers. Keeping to the guidelines of trying to make swimwear drag-resistant and sleek enough for athletic swimmers, Funky optimized the cuts to offer just a little more comfort for males. They’ve carried on with this principle of comfort when designing all of their swimwear.
  4. C-Finity fabric is the bomb.
    C-Finity fabric holds its shape and colour even after tons of hours in the pool. As fitness and athletic swimwear we know all about faded drooping swimwear, so when we find swimwear that actually sticks to its original quality for a long time it is exciting. The C-Finity fabric definitely gets the swimmer.com.au stamp of approval.
  5. Their prints are always fresh and unique.
    Each year Funky surprises us with versatile and fun designs that really sets them apart from other swimwear brands. This year we especially liked the colourful and squiggly design of the Funkita Colour Eclipse Womens One Piece Swimsuit.
  6. Funky swimwear is the preferred brand of Australian Olympic Champion Diver Matthew Mitcham.  We are huge Matthew Mitcham fans here at swimmer.com.au, so the fact that Funky Trunks sponsors the diver makes us bigger fans of the swimwear company.
  7. They are an Australia based company!
    The design and distribution of Funky swimwear is based out of Australia. To us at swimmer.com.au that makes it a local business.
  8. The brand has a sense of humor.
    Funky make take their design process seriously, but when describing their prints they keep things light hearted. Here is one of our favourite descriptions from their latest catalogue:“This print was developed by MIT engineers based on a series of binary codes that measures the earth’s rotation around the sun. Simply count the number of curves visible on the print, multiple by the square root of each stitch that you can see and you’ll have a tide chart for next week. Happy days!”

This describes the print of the Funky Green Gateway Womens One Piece Swimsuit, the Funky Trunks Green Gateway Mens Trunks and the Funky Trunks Green Gateway Mens Jammers.

 

 

 

 

17Nov/14Off

Sun Safety Week: Items that Provide Extra Protection from the Sun

Sun Safety Awareness

 The harmful rays of the sun, especially when we are playing and working around the pool this summer, can cause damage to our skin, hair and eyes if we are not careful.

The reflection of the sun off the water magnifies the damage that the sun does, so it is even more vital for swimmers to pay attention! By the way, even if you are one of those people who doesn’t sun burn, the sun can cause cancer. Provide yourself with a little bit of extra buffer with the following products.

  1. UV-Protected Goggles
    A pair of UV-protected goggles can do the job to make sure your eyes are protected from the rays of the sun when you are swimming. We highly recommend the Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor Photochromatic Lens Goggles that offer optimal UV-protection along with anti-fog, panoramic vision and adjustable straps. Also, to protect the surface of the lens we recommend considering a goggle case to prevent any scratching that may impact the anti-fog and uv-protective characteristics of the goggles.
  2. Swim Cap
    The rays of the sun can leave your hair dry, damaged and lighter. Not to mention chlorine isn’t the best thing for your hair either. If you are an athletic or fitness swimmer, especially if you practice frequently outdoors, we recommend getting a swim cap to wear to each session. There are lots and lots of swim caps offered on our website, so you are bound to find one that will match your personality and swimwear.
  3. Sun Tops for the Kids
    The delicate skin of toddlers and babies really needs extra protection from the sun. Luckily there are lots of cute sun tops out there to choose from for little boys and girls. For the little guys, we like the Rival Diego Toddler Boys Sun Top and the Rival Dino Long Sleeve Toddler Boys Sun Top. For the little ladies check out the Rival Ariel Long Sleeve Toddler Girls Sun Top and the Speedo Starfish Toddler Girls Sun Top. We have lots and lots of sun tops though. For girls sun tops see- http://www.swimmer.com.au/girls-sun-tops.htm. For boys sun tops see - http://www.swimmer.com.au/boys-sun-tops.htm.
  4. Sun Screen
    We don’t want to say “duh” about this, but even with all the awareness about skin cancer we still catch people at beach and outdoor swimming pools without sun screen. If you ever feel too lazy to buy sun screen, just know that you are pretty much acting like a Kamikaze pilot only it will take you years to actually crash the plane to your imminent death.
  5. Umbrella
    When you are out of the pool, sit under an umbrella or anywhere in the shade to give the skin a break. A UV-protected umbrella would be great, but failing that just any old umbrella will do.

 Stay Safe this Summer Season

 As you go through out the swimmer enjoy fun in the sun remember that sun is a bit on the dangerous side. Take the necessary protections to protect you and your family, so that you can continue to enjoy many summers to come.

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16Nov/14Off

Floral Designs for Every Type of Woman

Let’s face it- every woman adores flowers. Whether we have a preference for black roses or pink daisies may vary from personality to personality, but every single one of us ladies cannot resist the beauty of growth. We are an integral part of the cycle of life that creates flowers and plants, so it is ingrained into our evolution to admire the beauty of nature. Why not celebrate the natural beauty of flowers every time we hit the pool with unique floral-themed swimwear from Funkita.

For the Princess

Are you one of those gals who just know she was meant to be royalty, but something went haywire in her bloodline? Then you will love Funkita the Enchanted Florist Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita the Enchanted Florist Womens Sports Bikini. For starters, this one piece has a lovely pastel pink background that is just delightful. The softly coloured blooms that majestically spring open to form a bouquet of loveliness fit for any princess will completely win you over.

For the Neon Mistress

Ready to take a walk on the wild side, or maybe more appropriately, take a lap on the wild side? If so then check out the crazy design of the Funkita Bloom Town Womens One Piece Swimsuit. This neon party of flowers creeps up on the midnight black background. This one piece is perfect for ladies who prefer the night time scenes over the boring old daytime hours.

For the Night Owl

Are you one of those ladies who wishes that she could sleep all day then stay up all night long? Then you’ll love the night time scene on the print of the Funkita Forest Night Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Forest Night Womens Sports Bikini. This one piece features white vines and flowers on a pitch black background that creates a stunningly beautiful contrast.

For the Zen Mumma

Do you love to watch the sunset to feel enraptured by the beauty of the sun slowly dipping below the horizon? Then you’ll need to look no further than the Funkita Forest Sunset Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Forest Sunset Womens Sports Bikini. This print features a memorizing hue of orange with silhouettes of black flowers and vines on the foreground. This one piece is perfect for ladies who love to live in the beauty of the moment whether they are in a pool or frolicking outdoors.

For the Jewel Lover

It’s shiny, colourful and fabulous - this one piece was designed with the bejeweled diva in mind. The Funkita Tiffany Charm Womens One Piece Swimsuit features thousands of sparkling jewels formed into an intricate pattern. If you really believe diamonds are a girl’s best friend then you have met your match in swimwear.

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15Nov/14Off

Get in the Island State of Mind with Funkita’s New Swimwear

With the havoc of everyday life between work, school, swim practice, family, chores and all of life’s to-do lists, it is really easy to feel majorly STRESSED OUT! Occasionally it is nice to have a little break from a busy lifestyle with a vacation. The problem with that is vacations are often few and far between, and when there finally is one, it doesn’t seem to last nearly long enough. So in order to ensure sanity, sometimes you need an attitude adjustment to appreciate the here and now. With Funkita’s new swimwear you can learn to embrace a more relaxed way of approaching things- this island state of mind.

The island state of mind is one that gives you permission to slow down and smell the coconuts. Even though you may not be able to escape your basic responsibilities, that doesn't mean that there isn't time to just enjoy the beauty of people, nature and things all around you. When one embraces this attitude of gratitude all of a sudden all of life feels like a vacation- well… almost.

So get ready to experience a whole new way of looking at the world with Funkita swimwear. The following two pieces of swimwear Funkita will help remind you to embrace the island attitude every time you hit the pool.

Take a Trip to an Oasis

The dry and barren desert is similar to a stressful life, because one feels like they are lost in a desperate place with no relief in sight. Unlike in the desert, in our everyday life we can invent an oasis from our troubles at any point we want. Funkita offers a print with a blue hued oasis complete with stunning light blue waters, palm trees and a feeling that you’ve reached paradise. Check out this print for all ages with the Funkita Oasis Island Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Oasis Island Girls One Piece Swimsuit.

Enjoy some Funky Beach Art

Island style is all about embracing a diverse palette and style of shapes to create something loud and fun. If you want to get a bit funky and fun in the pool then check out the series of abstract wavy prints from Funkita! Using a variety of white, blue and black lines they create a style that will really make you go wow! Check out this cool print with the Funkita Sea Sculptures Womens One Piece Swimsuit, the Funkita Sea Sculptures Womens Sports Bikini and the Funkita Sea Sculptures Girls One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Sea Sculptures Girls Sports Bikini.

Want More

We just dropped a ton of new styles from Funkita swimwear on our website, so be sure to surf around swimmer.com.au to see what you can find. P.S. we have some AWESOME deals on swimwear in our sales section.

-Happy Swimming!

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14Nov/14Off

7 Reasons to Rock a Funkita Sports Bikini

Funkita makes the perfect sports bikini with a cut that is comfortable for athletic and fitness swimming or for lounging in the sun. Sports bikinis do a lot more than lets your belly be free, they also help you tune into all the dynamics of your intricate personality. Here are 7 ways that sports bikinis can help boost the inner you!

1. You Look Totally Tough
Wearing a sports bikini isn’t for the faint of heart! It takes guts, courage, glory and a bull dog. Wait, a bull dog? Well, maybe not all sports bikinis have bull dogs, but Funkita offers a fab print with neon bull dogs. Yep, you heard that right. You can check out this print with the Funkita Bad Boy Boxer Womens Sports Bikini and the Funkita Bad Boy Boxer Girls Sports Bikini.

2. Contrast with the Status Quo One Pieces
So maybe bikinis are popular when it comes to beach time, but when it comes to swim practice the one piece swimsuit still dominates. We think this is a major bummer. So stand out at swim practice with the contrasting colours and style of the Forest Night Girls Sports Bikini.

3. It  Offers a Loud Splash of Style
Sports bikinis are just so fun! Combine it with a bright pattern like you find with Funkita The Enchanted Florist Girls Sports Bikini, and it adds the much needed flourish to break up the monotony of the everyday!

4. The Bikini lets you do you!
Feel at peace with your style when you put on a sports bikini- only if you want to of course. Wearing swimsuit fashions that make us feel happy about our style is a huge deal. You can help get into this Zen state of mind with the Funkita Forest Sunset Girls Sports Bikini.

5. Feel Free!
One piece swimsuits can be so inhibiting and boring. With the wild style of Funkita and the openness of the sports bikini, you can feel free every time you hit the pool. Try out a funky and abstract design like the Funkita Forest Green Gateway Girls Sports Bikini and the Funkita Green Gateway Womens Sports Bikini.

6. Feel Feminine
Sports bikinis just have a feminine feel to them. Add in some pink with a design like the one featured on the Funkita Strawberry Sundae Girls Sports Bikini, and you’ll be feeling oober girlie (in a good way).

7. Feel Fancy
The fine styles of Funkita will make you feel as if you are elegant enough to be swimming in a pool with aristocrats, Hollywood stars and the whole deal. Add in a bejewelled design like the Funkita Tiffany Charms Girls Sports Bikini, and you’ll fit in with the richest of the rich!

So What Now?

Get yourself a sports bikini! Or any other style of swimwear that matches your personal style. Browse through our site to find the swimsuit that will help you be the best swimmer that you can be!

-Happy Swimming!

 

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14Nov/14Off

8 Reasons to Get Excited about AMANZI Swimwear

AMANZI Swimwear

The new AMANZI Swimwear line is filled with dazzling womens and girls swimwear with unique prints and a high quality material. As you flip through each design, you find yourself getting more and more excited about all the possibilities for your new piece of swimwear. By finding the perfect swimwear with a unique print, you add so much to your swimming experience. Here are eight ways that unique swimwear from AMANZI can enhance your time in the water.

  1. For Inspiration
    When we wear unique swimwear that have uplifting meaning to us, we help motivate and inspire us in the water. For example, the thousands of butterflies fluttering about in the AMANZI Flight of Fance Womens One Piece and the AMANZI Flight of Fancy Girls One Piece could inspire you to go above and beyond your normal expectations.
  2. It Takes You Places
    A truly great piece of swimwear will take your imagination on a journey. Want to travel to see the Northern Lights? Well, you can do so without going anywhere when you were the Northern-Lights inspired AMANZI Abisko Womens One Piece and the AMANZI Abisko Girls One piece.
  3. Stand Out from the Crowd
    Who wants swimwear that looks like everyone else’s? We all want to feel like we can express our individual personality through our swimwear, and that doesn’t work so well when three of our swim team mates have the same or very similar swimsuits. The distinctive style of AMANZI swimwear allows you to really stick out like a sore thumb but in a good way.
  4. Adds Fun to Pool Time
    We all do enjoy our time in the water, but why not add to the fun with swimwear that makes us happy playful?
  5. Mindfulness
    Mindfulness is when we practice living in the moment. That means paying attention to small details like your swimming technique, what you learned in school and what swimwear you are wearing. By giving the world our full attention, we not only learn more, we also get to enjoy every aspect of life to its fullest.
  6. Builds Confidence
    It can be really hard to build confidence, so many of us have to actively worked towards loving ourselves. With swimwear that makes us look and feel good, like the AMANZI Abisko Womens Sports Bikini and the AMANZI Abisko Girls Sports Bikini, we begin this arduous journey.
  7. Give Off Good Vibrations
    When we wear beautiful, inspiring and creative swimwear, we are not the only ones enjoying the swimwear! Everyone you pass will enjoy the visual wonderland of the print as well!
  8. Makes You Want to Go to the Pool
    When we have something we want to actually wear, it tends to us inspire us to do whatever activity it is that involves wearing that piece of clothing. So when you get swimwear that you truly love, it inspires you to hit the water as soon as possible. For us swimmers, that is a really good thing.

 

13Nov/14Off

Ready, Set Swim! Learn to Swim with Peppa Pig!

Peppa Pig Learn to Swim

Learning to swim is one of the most exciting (and slightly) scary things kids get to do. As miniature people, pools can seem as large as vast oceans when they set about this journey on their own. While we can hold their hands through some steps of the process, at one point or another it’s time to turn them over to a swim coach. Why not give them a friend to take a long from the journey?

Zoggs recently released a line of swimwear accessories that give your little one a friend to take to the pool- Peppa Pig. Pink, cute and friendly- Peppa makes for the perfect mascot for learning to swim. Here are some of the swimwear accessories from Zoggs where you can find Peppa.

Pig in a Bag

Just off the bat let me tell you one super awesome fact about this Zoggs swim bag: it has a panel for you to write your kids name on it! The Zoggs Peppa Pig Swim Bag and George Pig Swim Bag is designed with kids in mind. The cute pig’s big bug eyes will melt your little one’s heart. Drawstring cord and  a tough sky blue or hot pink nylon bag make for a bag that is tough and adorable.

Floating Pigs

The surf is up in the pool! Grab this inflatable surfboard, so your little one can kick away in style. The Zoggs Peppa Pig Inflatable Body Board and George Pig Inflatable Body Board has two yellow handles they can hold onto when they are working hard in the pool. Peppa Pig or George Pig will be right under the chest and belly, so they can be reminded they constantly have a friend in the pool.

Put a Ring on It Pig

The Zoggs Peppa Pig Swim Ring and the George Pig Swim Ring is perfect for toddler between the ages of two and three with a weight up to 15 kg. A sky blue ring with Peppa dancing on the side is a fun design for summer day. Made with heavy duty material and a safety valve, this ring is safe for little ones to use when they are working on learning to swim in the pool.

For another inflatable option, check out the Zoggs Peppa Pig Roll Ups or the George Pig Roll Ups these are the inflatable rings that go around the arms. Made with safety and cuteness in mind, your little one will love splashing around with these inflatable rings.

Noodling Around Pig

Learning to swim is no joke, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun noodling around while we’re at it. The inflatable Zoggs George Pig Noodle  and Peppa Pig Noodle the is a flexible version of a swim noodle that works wonders for helping to teaching 1-6 year olds learn how to swim. As you little swimmer confidence grows, they can transition to the noodle to help them swim through the pool, but their piggy friend will still be there to keep them company.

Oink Goggles

The Zoggs Little Peppa Goggles (in pink) and the Zoggs Little George Goggle (in blue) are the perfect google for first time swimmers. The soft material of the goggles makes them comfortable for the delicate skin of toddlers. Dozens of miniature piggies decorate the frames of these fun loving goggles.

Pig in a Hat

To cap it all off, obviously we need a swim cap! Zoggs George Silicone Swim Cap (in blue) and Zoggs Peppa Pig Silicone Swim Cap (in pink) are cozy swim caps that will protect the hair of your little one. The super stretchy silicone material makes it easy to take these swim caps on and off. Of course, your little one’s piggy friend is on the swim cap to swim by their side at all times!

-Happy Swimming!

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