26May/16Off

Racing Along with the New Colour Waves in the Cobra Ultra Range

Arena Cobra Ultra Goggles 2016

Around the pools, lakes, rivers and oceans of this world, Arena has become a name that is synonymous with innovation and quality. This game-changing swim gear company is at the top of its field and their amazing gear can help propel you to success.

If you are looking for goggles that you can put on and forget about, look to the latest line from Arena. Their Cobra Ultra Range is one of the most impressive lines of goggles on the market today. Professional and amateur swimmers alike have been drooling over them since the day they hit the shops and it is easy to see why.

The ultimate in racing goggles, the Cobra Ultra and Cobra Ultra Mirror goggles have a flawless fit, hydrodynamic design and provide optimum vision. Their sleek shape will allow you to propel through the water at top speed while their anti-fog UV protection lenses will provide you will perfect sight.

The Cobra Ultra’s hard lens are designed for a perfect underwater view and are exactly what you need for outdoor swimming. With five interchangeable nose bridges, a dual silicone strap, RFA back clip and a thin gasket, TPE seal, polycarbonate lenses, extra wide peripheral vision and low profile hydrodynamic design, there is nothing that Arena can’t brag about with their Cobra Ultra Range.

With such an impressive lineup of features, the only question you have to ask yourself is: which style is right for you? From high fashion to classical standards, Arenas knows that swimmers want something that is not just functional but also looks cool.

Do you love the mirrored lens look? Arena has got you covered! Check out the ultra-chic feminine style of the pink Arena Cobra Ultra with pink and white mirrored lens. In the market for something more traditional? You will love the Arena Cobra Ultra Red Revo, Black & White Goggles with white and black mirrored lens. Of course, they aren’t just stylish looking. Like every style in the Arena Cobra Ultra range, these goggles are perfectly engineered for an amazing fit. With their low profile mirror lenses and sleek design, the Cobra Ultra Mirror goggles will have you gliding through the water. Thanks to their anti-fog lenses and secure silicon straps, these goggles will never be a distraction.

Want an extra bit of flash with your mirrored lenses? Check out the Arena Cobra Ultra yellow and black mirrored lens goggles or the Arena Cobra Ultra silver, green & white mirrored lens goggles. They are all great pics that’ll last you for ages.

Not into the mirrored lens look? You will love the Arena Cobra Ultra googles with tinted lenses. Go for the Arena Cobra Ultra with red and smoke tinted lens goggles or the Arena Cobra Ultra with white and blue tinted lens goggles.

Are you ready to join the club? Find out why Australia’s fastest swimmers James "Missile" Magnussen, Cate & Bronte Campbell and Emily Seebohm are all in love with the Arena Cobra Ultra Range!

 

 

24May/16Off

Why We Love the All New Range from Arena

Arena One Pieces 2016

Arena Swimwear is one of the most innovative names in the industry. They work with cutting edge research centres and top athletes to create gear that is second to none. Their waterwear design and materials are in constant evolution. If you are searching for a new girls’ or women’s suit, we've got great news for you! The latest range from this award-winning company has just introduced some of their best styles to date.

Arena Swimwear fabric is constructed with chlorine resistant Max Life® Fabric and Waterfeel® X-Life which means that it will last through training session after training session. Thanks to its internal bust support, medium leg cut and internal lining, the latest line of Arena Swimwear provides a flawless, distraction-free fit on top of its trendy style.

One of the highlights of the new line is the Arena Arlequim Womens one piece swimsuit. Available in a deep sea and freesia or green and black, this 54% PL / 46% PBT front lined suit is made with Max Life® Fabric and features a medium leg cut, accelerate back and adjustable straps. It is a dazzling suit that will never get in your way when you are moving to the top of your game.

Looking for an open back suit? Check out the Arena Samba Womens one piece swimsuit. Its wide straps come together in the back to create an open, comfortable fit. And, of course, it has a stunning design! Featuring a fish scale inspired design, you can grab your own in black and green or deep sea and blue. It is definitely one of the chicest swimsuits that you will see this season.

Another swim pro back style of suit that’ll have you turning heads poolside is the Arena Brisa womens one piece swimsuit. Made with Max Life® Fabric, this gorgeous freesia and black suit will look amazing for ages while proving an ergonomic fit that feels like a second skin as soon as you slide it on.

Are you in the market for a high quality girls’ swimsuit? For the ultimate in style, function and durability, go for the Arena Babble Girls one piece swimsuit. Like all of their women’s suits, the Arena Babble Girls’ front lined one piece is made from top quality Max Life® material and features a medium cut leg. With a secure and comfortable fit, the open-backed Babble suit will let her train for hours without ever having to tug at her suit. Available in freesia or black, she will fall in love at first sight with this beautiful suit.

The Arena Papagaio Girls One Piece Swimsuit is another top pick. Not only is it adorable with its pink and parrot themed design, it also allows for full freedom of movement when she is in the water. Made from innovative Waterfeel® X-Life Fabric and featuring a light drop back, this suit is the ultimate in high fashion fun and high tech durability. This front-lined suit is seriously built to last.

So, ladies, which one of Arena’s suits are you going to be rocking this year?

20May/16Off

The Latest & Greatest Arena Jammers & Trunks

Arena Mens Trunks 2016

One of the most innovative names in the industry, Arena Swimwear is at the top of their game. With their constantly evolving, award-winning gear, you can be at the top of yours too! If you are looking for top quality Jammers and trunks that will fit you like a glove, Arena is the brand for you.

The guys over at Arena Swimwear are passionate about using constantly evolving technologies to bring you the latest and great gear on the planet. Made from cutting edge technology, you can trust that every detail of Arena swimwear has been flawlessly designed and thoughtfully engineered by a team of pros.

The latest Jammers and trunks from Arena are no exception. Arena Swimwear’s newest line of gear is truly remarkable. Made from Max Life® Long Lasting Performance fabric and Waterfeel® X-Life fabric, you know that you swimwear is going to last for ages and maintain its glove-like fit.

When it comes to boys’ Jammers, the Arena Caraiva Boys Jammers are second to none. Available in black and turquoise or deep sea and Bali green colours, these Jammers will keep him looking cool while he flies through the water. The Arena Caraiva Boys Jammers have a 36 inch long leg that’ll stay in place without restricting movement. Thanks to the 20% Lycra - 80% polyamide blend of the Waterfeel® X-Life fabric, these Jammers have a blend of high elasticity and superior softness that you just won’t find in most boy’s shorts.

For men’s gear, you will definitely want to check out the Arena Grafico Mens Trunks. One of the most impressive designs to hit the water in a while, professional and amateur swimmers alike have been singing their praises. Thanks to their Max Life® Long Lasting Performance, these trunks are sunlight and chlorine resistant and will hold their shape swim and swim. Every time you slide them on, you can really feel the difference in quality. With a trendy black and lime style, these 17 cm front lined shorts with an inner brief are practical and sleek.

More of a Jammers kind of guy? You will love the Arena Samba Mens Jammers with their fish scale inspired design in deep sea and Bali green. The have an ultra-comfortable, distraction-free fit and will stay in place for hours of training. Just like the Arena Grafico Men’s Trunks, the Samba Jammers are made with the Max Life® Long Lasting Performance fabric. The 45 cm leg Jammers have been engineered with Xtra Life Lycra, which means that they will maintain their fit for longer than your average pair of swim shorts.  For added comfort, they have also got an inner brief and internal drawstring. Whether you are swimming under the hot sun all afternoon or giving your Jammers a beating in a chlorinated pools, these shorts will keep looking great.

So, guys, what is it going to be? Are you a Jammers sort of gent or a trunks kind of guy? Whatever style you choose, Arena is the company to go with!

 

 

16Apr/16Off

What Are Nose Clips and Do You Really Need Them?

Nose Clips 2016

 

Do you need a nose clip? Do you really know what they are? If you are thinking about getting a swimming nose clip AKA a nose plug, there are a few things that you should consider before you grab one. It might seem like it’s easy enough to just pick up the first one that you see, you will find that their appearances can be deceptive. They actually vary more than you might think!

First things first, let’s talk about their function. Nose clips are basically just little pieces of wire that keep water out of your nose. They come in a range of colours as well as varying sizes for different age groups.

Whatever your age group, nose clips are good for beginners. You should plan to stick with your nose plug for at least the first year when you first get started in the water. A good nose clip will help you learn the freestyle stroke. It will keep the water out of your nose so that you can focus on just breathing through your mouth. You can also master the backstroke and butterfly stroke without having to worry about sucking water up your nose. This is a seriously important function that can make a major difference in the learning process.

As a bonus function, nose clips can be great long-term for serious swimmers who have an allergy to pool chemicals like chlorine. That means that you don’t have to give up your favourite hobby just because of a pesky little allergy!

Really, you can’t lose with a good nose clip. So, are you ready to go shopping? Let’s talk styles, colours and sizes. First up is one of the biggest names around the pool: Speedo. The Speedo Universal Nose Clip comes in a range of colours and its universal size means that it suits every age group. The nylon/silicone blend makes it comfortable and durable.

The Zoggs Nose Clip is another great pick. It has an easy fit frame that works for every age group. The ultra soft silicone nose pads are as comfortable as nose clips can get. It comes with a handy case so it’s easy to keep track of and there are a range of colour options. Another one size fit all option, this nose clip is great for every age group so you won’t have to worry about little ones growing out of it.

Another one of the most popular picks out there is the Finals Swim Nose Clip. Made from stainless steel construction and a latex coating, this nose clip is built to last for years to come. It’s one size fits all uber comfortable sizing means that this clip can literally last a lifetime.

Another great choice from Finals is their The Finals Standard Nose Clip. This durable nose clip is made from a pure metal construction for ultra strength and durability while its latex coating keeps it comfortable  The attached head strap means that it stays in place with a worry-free fit!

 

 

 

14Apr/16Off

Everything You Need to Know About Junior’s Racing Suits

Junior Racing Suits 2016

 

Are your kids ready to start racing? Congratulations! Now here is your homework. While swim meetups can be a lot of fun, there is a lot of preparation that goes into them. The first step is to get the right junior’s racing suit.

Before you pick out a suit, you need to know a few things about compression level, fabric, and sizing. Choosing the right racing suit might seem like a daunting task but it’s easier than you might think. Like all sports gear, you need to find just the right combination of form and function for your little athlete.

When it comes to girls racing suits, you can find all of the basics in a suit like like the Arena Powerskin ST Kneelength swimsuit. This strong, knitted fabric is endlessly durable and provides a compression level that will reduce drag and help her keep the perfect form.

For another seriously impressive girls racing suit, check out the Arena Powerskin Carbon Air Kneelength. This racing suit has an intelligent compression level that makes the fabric feel like an unbelievably light second skin. The construction of this Carbon Air suit is seriously state-of-the-art suit and will keep the suit’s sizing perfectly fitting.

Another ultra popular girls junior suit is the The Speedo Fastskin Openback Girls Kneelength swimsuit. Made from chlorine resistant fabric, this suit is very durable and has just the right sizing and compression level to help her speed through the water. Its flawless fit will let her focus on her form and forget about her suit.

Looking for something a bit trendier? Check out the gorgeous Arena Limited Edition Powerskin ST Shark/Silver/Orange Kneelength. She will look like a star poolside in this beautiful racing suit. This stunning number is made from the most durable fabric out there and the best compression level that you will find anywhere.

When it comes to boys junior racing suits, the Arena Carbon Flex Jammers are second to none. Everything from the compression level to the sizing to the stitches of the fabric have been scientifically engineered. With a flexible fit and maximum compression, these jammers are the most comfortable suit to ever hit the scene. He won’t have to worry about tugging at suit in this easy-to-wear piece of gear.

Another great pick from Arena is the Arena Powerskin Carbon Air Jammers. WIth an intelligent compression fit and otherworldly lightness, these jammers are seriously sleek. Made from their ultra light, trademarked Carbon Air, this suit is state of the art. It is great from swimmers of all shapes and sizes.

For an incredibly hip style, check out the Agon Flames Jammers. The second-skin sizing and compression level makes these cool jammers popular with amateur swimmers and serious racers alikes.

FINA Approved, the Speedo Fastskin High Waisted Boys Jammers are made from chlorine resistant fabric that will keep them looking amazing swim after swim and a compression level that will have him flying through the water.

Now that you have got your junior’s racing suits covered, maybe it’s time to grab yourself a suit?

 

 

8Feb/16Off

How Fins Can Make All the Difference 

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Want to improve your technique and fly through the water effortlessly? Love them or hate them, you need fins to get you where you want to go! Fins teach your body how to move through the water at maximum efficiency and speed.

One of the top reasons that swimmers use fins in training is to perfect their technique. When you use fins, you move through the water faster and your body naturally remains higher. Of course, that is exactly the technique you are always aiming to achieve. Beginners tend to move slowly through the water and let their legs sink down. In fact, even the most experienced swimmers will get slower and lower when they are tired out. This is where fins come into play. Fins that are made out of silicon, like the DMC Swim Elite and DMC Swim Warrior, can help you to perfect your technique by keeping your feet higher up in the water.

On top of just keeping your feet closer to the surface, fins are also a critical strength training tool. It is all too easy to get into the habit of moving yourself forward with just your arms. While that is great for improving your upper body strength, it will leave your legs weak. To improve your full body strength, fins are the way to go. They force your leg muscles into action and make them strong. This is particularly valuable for your ankles. Fins not only increase your ankle strength, they also make them more flexible. It is important to create a straight line between your knees and toes for maximum speed and that is exactly what fins force your feet into doing. And, after you ditch the fins, you’ve got the strength and flexibility to maintain that technique effortlessly. If you are having trouble building up leg strength, go for a fin like Arena Powerfin for power training. They’ll have your legs in top shape in no time.

There is more to technique development than just leg movement and flexibility. Swimming is all about moving your entire body like one flawlessly connected machine. If you are going to become a truly great swimmer, timing is everything. You need to get just the right rhythm and timing so that you can move seamlessly from one phase of the stroke to the next. If you struggle to get that perfect pairing of technique and speed, check out fins like Speedo Biofuse Training Fins, which are all about speed training. Once you’ve mastered your technique, those fins will help you speed up until you’re flying though the water effortlessly.

Whatever your particular goal, ultimately it all comes down to neuromuscular patterning, which is really all about muscle memory. By using fins to create the perfect blend of technique, timing, and speed, you teach your body what your goal technique feels like. Later, when you are not wearing the fins, your muscles and nerves still remember that perfect feeling and your body can recreate it. After time, that flawless technique is just second nature and you will naturally gravitate toward it—with or without your fins!

 

6Feb/16Off

Using Aids to Master Your Technique

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Looking to improve your technique? Get some help! If you really want to become a great swimmer, you need more than just some water and a swimsuit. Swimming aids can truly make all the difference in your training. So, when you are ready to go from beginner to winner, here are a few aids that you will need.

One of the most useful aids is a snorkel. The right snorkel can do wonders for your stroke technique and body position. A snorkel that is specifically designed for swim training like the Vorgee Centre Snorkel or the Michael Phelps Focus Snorkel will totally eliminate distraction. By allowing you to keep your head exactly where it needs to be, you can focus all of your attention on your technique rather than wasting energy thinking about breathing.

A lot of new swimmers have a tendency to focus their gaze on the other side of the pool. When you do this, your legs and hips tend to lower and slow you down. Other newbies get into the habit of looking too far down which is just as bad. By keeping your face down, you are creating a constant drag. A swim training snorkel allows you to keep your head just at the surface so that you can keep your eyes on the water directly in front of you and minimise any drag.

Once you have got the whole breathing things under control, it is time to focus on training your arms. A pull buoy is the perfect way to master your upper body technique while building up some serious strength. Pros refer to this as “pulling” because you are using just your arms to pull your body forward. Needless to say, this is a serious workout. Using a pull buoy on a regular basis will transform your upper body strength. To get started with pulling, you just stick the pull buoy between your upper legs and force your upper body to do all of the work.

Like any job, it is important to have the right tools to do what you need. Swim training aids like the Vorgee 4 Layer Pull Buoy and the Funky Trunks Pull Buoy were designed specifically for pulling and will never let you down. They will not only help you to master your upper body movements and build up the muscles in your upper body, they will also auto-correct your body position. From beginners to pros, we all tend to let our lower body sink into the water. A pull buoy will stop this bad habit before it starts. The asymmetric shape of a good pull buoy will keep your hips held high in the water to prevent drag and bad posture. Basically, you can think of it as an exercise tool that helps you perfect your form and technique. What more could you ask for?

Once you have your upper body covered, it is time to think about your lower body. Kickboards will do exactly for your low body what pull buoys do for your upper body. The Funkita kickboard is a favourite among swimmers across the globe. It targets and tones your lower body while developing strength in your legs and core.

From head to toe, there is a swimming aid that will help you become the best. So, when you are ready to take your training to the next level, grab an aid before you hit the water!

 

11Oct/15Off

Which Backpack is Best for You?

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The world of swimming backpacks offers so many choices, it is hard to know exactly where to begin. We all may have those brands we swear by, but that doesn’t mean their backpack offers the features we need for our swimming experience.

Swimmers all want something different from a backpack. That is why there are so many different ones out there with a wide variety of features. We’ve narrowed it down by choosing the five best backpacks on the market out there right now along with the specific features they offer swimmers.

We hope this short little blog helps you land the swimming backpack you need. So let’s get started!

5 Awesome Swimming Backpacks + Features

  1. Arena Fastpack

    This is the backpack for the swimmer who wants every single feature possible available for swimming backpacks. It offers a number of compartments, built-in carabiner, small pockets and mesh organizational inserts. There is a pocket for footwear and just about everything else you could ever need for a good swimming session. One of the cooler features is that it is well-ventilated to not allow moisture to accumulate. If you want the swimming backpack to end all swimming backpacks check out the Arena Fastpack (comes in blue, orange and green).

  2. Engine Backpack

    If you want a backpack with simple style and design- this is the bag for you. It offers a minimum amount of storage compartments and ample space. The style is simple and straight forward, nothing too flashy. If you want to check it out take a look at the Engine Backpack (comes in Pink, Orange, Purple or Yellow).

  3. Funkita Backpack

    If we were going to sum up the Funkita backpack in two words it would be these: loud and big. The style of the backpack is in typical Funkita fashion with a showy design. The volume of the interior is enormous with 40 litters of space. If you’ve got a lot of stuff, you’re going to love this backpack! Check out the Funkita Backpack (available in (Orange, Blue/Orange, Black/Pink).

  4. Speedo Teamster

    Want a smaller version of a backpack? The 25 liter Teamster ought to fit the bill. Also, it has the super nifty feature of a dirt bag. Basically, you put your dirty items in the dirt bag, so you can easily remove them to wash. This calls out the neat freak in our mind! Check out the Speedo Teamster (available in (Marigold, Black, Fuchsia, Blue, Purple, Red, Green).

  5. Vorgee Backpack

    This is a great medium sized back with a volume of 35 liters. There are various multi-functioning pockets that you can adapt to your own use. If you want something that offers affordability, functionality and a decent size, this I a great backpack for you. Check the Vorgee backpack out (available in Pink, Green, Blue).

Conclusion on Swimming Backpacks

If you want a great bag to take to and from swim practice, these five choices are the perfect picks. If you don’t see something you like then take a look around the rest of our website www.swimmer.com.au. We have plenty more where that came from!

 

9Oct/15Off

A New Generation of Cobra’s

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Are you a big fan of Arena Cobra Goggles? Then you are going to love all the new features they've finally added onto this notorious line of goggles. Get strapped in for a journey down new swim gear lane!

As swimmers, we all know a great pair of goggles is of upmost importance. Leaky, foggy, loose or any other low quality features of goggles can make training a terrible experience. Of all the gear out there, besides your swimsuit, this probably the most vital to getting in effective training, so it is a good idea to invest in a high quality pair of goggles like the Cobra line from Arena.

If you are ready to explore a little bit of what Arena Cobra’s have to offer then let’s get started already!

Technical Features of the New Generation of Cobra Goggles from Arena

  1. Anti-Fog Goggles

    As swimmers we've all experienced fogged of goggles. It’s the worst. You’ve probably tried every trick under the sun to de-fog your goggles from applying soap to hoping a pair of anti-fog lenses actually works. Well, Cobra Arena lenses offer the anti-fog protection you've been dreaming of, but it doesn't hurt to invest in some anti-fog spray for when the coating wears off the lenses.

  2. UV Protection

    If you are someone who swims outside a lot then you absolutely need a pair of goggles with UV protection. Exposing your eyes to the harmful rays of the sun can cause serious health problems down the line. Plus, the UV protection makes it easier to see in and out of the water anyways, so you’re going to love this feature just for enhanced visual clarity.

  3. Dual Strap

    Two straps are better than one! Am I right or am I right? This just makes for a better fit that also has a tendency to tangle in the hair less if you don’t use a swim cap. If you don’t use a swim cap you should by the way. Just sayin’!

  1. Hard Lenses

    If you like seeing what you’re doing under the water, hard lenses are the way to go. The hard lenses just offer sharper clarity that softer lenses simply cannot. The hard lenses are also ideal for outdoor swimming where the glare of the sun can cause some major visual obstacles.

  2. Polycarbonate Lens

    The hard, polycarbonate lens is just awesome! As mentioned about this polycarbonate lens offers a hard texture for greater visibility. What we didn’t mention is the material also offers greater durability. It is less likely to get scratched due to any fumbling in a gear bag or dropping it on the cement.

  3. Racing Quality

    If you need swimming goggles that are ready for racing then these are the perfect goggles for you. They offer all the feature you need to enter the world of competitive swimming without any worries.

Don’t Bother with Low Quality Goggles

Invest in Cobra or another Racing Goggles today. It really adds so much more to the swimming experience that cheaper goggles just do not offer. We hope you get the chance to try out the new Cobra goggles or some other fancy pants pair of goggles.

-Happy Swimming!

 

8Oct/15Off

A Carbon Suit that is easy to get on…Now that’s innovation

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The Arena Powerskin Carbon Air's bring the benefits of intelligent compression coupled with an unbelievable lightness of the suit provided by a sleek construction and, for the women, a new smart stretch shoulder strap that makes it extremely comfortable. By integrating Carbon Fibre Bands into the horizontal weave of the ultralight Carbon Air, the full power of Intelligent Compression is unleashed. These superior features combine to make the Carbon Air especially easy to put on.  Carbon Air is a state-of-the-art suit that delivers the benefits of Intelligent Compression with the comfort of a second skin.

Features:

  • Available in Kneelength & Jammer
  • Easy to put on
  • Ultra Lightweight Fabric
  • Carbon Bands
  • Intelligent Compression
  • Sleek Construction
  • Smartstretch Shoulder Strap
  • FINA Approved

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