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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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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1Oct/14Off

Swim in Pink: 10% OFF Everything Pink to Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Swim in Pink

Every year during the month of October there is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer via fundraisers and wearing pink. By participating during the month, even by just wearing pink, we draw attention to the disease. The purpose of drawing attention is to get women and men to take the steps required to detect breast cancer early and to help raise funds to find a cure. Swimmer.com.au wants to help swimmers wear pink in and out of the water to raise awareness by offering a 10% discount on everything pink on our website for the month of October 2014. Simply enter promotion code: PINK in the coupon section on checkout.

Donate to the Cause with Vorgee Wave of Hope Swim Caps & Goggles

Vorgee’s Special Edition Wave of Hope Products not only raises awareness to the cause, but a certain amount of the profits go to fundraising for breast cancer research. The line offers two unique swim caps in pink (of course) and white and a high quality pair of pink goggles.

The two swim caps of the Wave of Hop line feature a stylized wave along with the famous ribbon. It comes in pink with the Wave of Hope National Breast Cancer Fund Pink Swim Cap or you can opt for white with the Wave of Hope National Breast Cancer Fund White Swim Cap.

Our personal favorite from this line are the Vorgee Missile National Breast Cancer Foundation Mirrored Lens Goggles, because this is an exceptional product even with the charitable aspects aside. These are ultra-light lenses that are perfect for athletic and fitness swimming. The eye seals are actually super soft and comfortable with silicone material, but they also work great for sealing the water out. There are four interchangeable nose bridges, so that you can custom fit to you. Now they’ve topped it all off with pink straps. BRB- I need to go buy a pair of the Vorgee Missile National Breast Cancer Foundation Mirrored Lens Goggles for myself.

Wave of Hope

Additional Pink Products with 10% Off

The deal with 10% off pink products is not limited to Vorgee, but it is everything with pink on swimmer.com.au. Simply enter the promotion code: PINK in the coupon section on checkout. Here are some highlights of pink products that you can get a great deal on to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

The Swimwear

What is more pink than flamingoes? We’re not sure! For womens swimwear we are offering the Funkita Flaming Go Go’s Sports Bikini that is covered in flamingos seemingly raining down from the sky. As a bonus, this sports bikini as a cute tie in the front that makes for a cute cut, but no worries, it will stay on while you are working hard in the water.

For the younger girls, we have the Funkita Pink Army Girls One Piece that is covered with pink, black and white spots, so that your girl could camouflage into a flock of flamingos or a barrel of cotton candy.

For the littlest of the ladies, we have the Speedo Large Spot Pink Toddler Girls One Piece. Covered in sweet little polka dots, this pink style is just perfect for little swimmers in the making.

The Clothes

You can also have any pink dry land accessories for 10% off. Hot pink clothes, like the Running Bare Bionic Action Back Tank Marilyn, is a great way to take your breast cancer awareness with you beyond the pool. Plus, even past breast cancer awareness month this hot pink top is an awesome style and cut for running.

The Swimwear Accessories

A hot pink towel? Need we say more? Check out the towel at the Speedo Border Towel Pink and Black.

Lastly, we also have a really pink Speedo Pink Teamster Backpack for all of your swim gear. Even when you are on the go with your swimming gear Backpack you help make a positive impact on the world.

Pinked Out Yet?

Explore our website to find other pink products that you can add to your collection this October. If you don’t want any pink swimwear or accessories, you can always donate money directly to the Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

 

17Sep/14Off

Fun Water Activities for the School Holidays

School Holiday Fun

We are so glad in Australia that the warm weather is finally coming! After the long, hard winter it is time to hit the beach and water for some much earned fun. Those lucky kids also just happen to have a holiday coming up, so we thought we’d give you some ideas to inspire the kids in the pool in case they catch the “I’m bored” syndrome that is so prevalent among today’s youth!

1. Swim Lesson/Swim Team
It is never too early or too late to start swimming for fitness, athleticism and fun. Help your little one become at one with the water by signing them up for activities at your local pool.

2. Go Fishing
Most kids only have so much of an attention span for fishing, but if you are fishing chances are you are near some water that looks mighty inviting to jump into. With the Rival Off the Hook Boys Trunks you can spend part of the day fishing then the other part swimming to make for the perfect warm spring day.

3. Swim with the Mermaids
Ariel must have been crazy for wanting to come to land, because we have to agree with her crab friend Sebastian that life is much better down where it’s wetter. Embrace the mermaid beauty with the Funkita Ocean Princess Girls One Piece Swimsuit.

4. Be a Super Hero
Every boy wants to be a super hero. Let your little boy really get into character with the Q Swimwear Crazy Heroes Jammers. These fun boys jammers feature two colorful super heroes that will inspire your little guy to save the day.

5. Count the Colors or Dots
For our little ones, every day is a new learning opportunity. It shouldn’t stop with swimwear! Practice your colors and count the stripes with your little girl when she wears the Funkita Rainbow Racer Toddler Girls Tankini. For boys, have him try to count all the dots on the Funky Trunks Anti Freeze Toddler Boys Trunks- that should keep him busy for at least a little while.

6. Bikini Babe in Training
We all remember being little girls wanting to be big girls. It was fun to wear makeup, talk about boys and wish to be older- although now many of us wish we could go back to simpler days. Let your girls play pre-teen with the Hive Euphoria Girls Sports Bikini.

30Jul/14Off

Adventure to Under the Sea with Funkita Swimwear

Seashells Funkita Womens and Girls

"Under the sea, under the sea, life is so much better down where it's wetter, take it from me."

So you were either singing along or you think we've gone completely insane! As a swimmer, the Disney Movie the Little Mermaid always had a special place in my heart. Although I have to say I always thought Ariel was bonkers for wanting to come to dry land. Anyways, Funkita just released a new line of sea-themed girls and womens swimwear for us to all enjoy. If you have a plan to the beach or you are just a fan of everything beachy, you are going to absolutely love this new sports bikinis and one pieces.

Sea Shell Swimwear in Girls and Womens

Have you ever gone a long walk on the beach collecting the prettiest sea shells? Or perhaps you are more of a gal who likes to buy them at the tourist shop to let someone else do the work? Either way, if you love sea shells, you are going to love Funkita's new swimwear that features an abstract sea shell design. Ladies, you have a choice between either the Sea Shells Womens One Piece and the Sea Shells Girls One Piece with watermelon pink, green and white coloured shells. The other option offers cooler cotton candy blues and pink with the Mint Shells Womens One Piece the Mint Shells Girls One Piece.

Both of the above mentioned designs are also available in a sports bikini cut that is perfect for cannon balls and lying out in the sun. For women, you can take a look at the Sea Shells Womens Sports Bikini or the Mints Shells Womens Sports bikini. For the young ladies, check out the Sea Shells Girls Sports Bikini and the Mint Shells Girls Sports Bikini.

Mermaid Swimwear in Girls and Womens

The other fun option is swimwear that features a stylised mermaid with rainbow hair and arms covered in bracelets. This is definitely a visually unique interpretation of rainbow that is great if you are an artsy type. For womens sizes, there is the Deep Sea Queen Womens One Piece and the Ocean Princess Womens One Piece. In girl’s sizes, you choose from either the Deep Sea Queen Girls One Piece or the Ocean Princess One Piece. They both are similar prints, but they just have slight differences in colour variations for you to select from.

Don't See Anything You Like?

No worries! We have hundreds of other options in fitness swimwear offered here at www.swimmer.com.au. Pull up a chair and browse a while, so that you can find the perfect piece of swimwear that will inspire you every time you wear it into the water.

-Happy Swimming!

26Jul/14Off

Epic Paintball Battle with the Whole Family from Funky Trunks and Funkita

Funkita Paintball 2014

Mums, dads, daughters and sons, get ready to rumble. Did mum make you go to bed early last night? Did your son leave his dirty socks in the laundry again? Did dad not take the garbage out? Well time to get some of the aggression out with a playful and fun Paintball Battle! Okay, okay, maybe you don't get to actually shoot paintballs at each other, but you can wear matching swimwear that is almost as cool, right kids!?

For Dad

For dad we offer the Paintball Mens Trunks with a paintball-splashed print that looks totally rad. I mean really, your kid is going to think you’re the coolest if you wear these to the pool. Unless your kids are teenagers, in which case they won't think you're cool again probably for another decade, sorry about that. With Funky Trunks signature cut you'll feel extra-comfortable with this athletic cut that is great for swimming laps.

For Mum

Mums get two options in the paintball line, because let's face it, mums are the best. Mum can either choose between the Paintballs Womens One Piece or the Paintballs Womens Sports Bikini. Both come in the delightfully colourful paintball prints that looks as if a rainbow threw up all over you but in a good way. Great for ladies who love embracing all colours of the rainbow!

For Sisters and Daughters

Young ladies, do we have fun and fashionable style for you. The Paintballs Girls Sports Bikini offers a modern and abstract design of a multitude of colours that is perfect for girls with a sharp intellect and good taste in style. The sports bikini cut makes it so you can have the style of the bikini, but still do your cannon balls without worrying about the swimwear coming loose.

For the very little ladies, we have the Paintballs Toddlers Girls One Piece. This too cute version of the Paintballs prints would go great with pig tails and smiles. The comfortable straps are perfect for splishing and splashing all day in the pool.

For Brothers and Sons

For the young boys, check out the totally cool Paintballs Boys Trunks. The design on these trunks looks like you just ran across a paintball battlefield! So get your game face on, because it time to take all your combat skills to the pool to the epic battle to the end!

Little dudes, you are going to totally dig the Paintballs Toddler Boys Trunks. Colourful, cosy and fun, great for splashing and smiling all day in the beach sun.

Paint balled Out?