Every wonder what different colours means? Did you know that colours can affect your choices and mood? While it might seem like a pile of myths, there is some real science behind it.
Colour psychology is actually a massive field of study. In the world of marketing and branding, colours are incredibly important. Different shades relay different messages to consumers, even if the people looking at advertisements don’t realise it.
When you go into any shop, restaurant, hotel, club, café or anywhere else where people spend money, you are entering into a constructed world. Even just going to a business office or visiting the doctor puts you into an environment where each colour was chosen for a reason.
Professionals select different colours to create different moods. From encouraging impulse purchases to making you eat more, colour matters!
Want to know which colour is best for your personality? Here’s a guide to what colours means.
Red is the colour of passion! Associated with fire and blood, this is one of the most powerful hues in the rainbow. From romantic red roses to flashing red emergency lights, this a colour that will get your heart racing.
A blend of red and yellow, orange has the heat and energy of red while also representing some of the happiness and joy of yellow. A versatile and attention getting colour, orange is the colour of traffic cones and sunshine.
Yellow is the colour of happiness. It is a bright and joyful shade that gets our attention. We often associate food with yellow (see how many companies use it in their branding!) and it’s a common taxi colour because it catches our eye.
We associate green with safety. It’s the colour of nature and many of our healthiest foods are green. It’s also the colour we associate with money. Got a job interview? Might want to go green! People connect the colour green with the idea of stability so a green shirt might subconsciously make your interviewer think you are punctual and reliable.
Blue is another shade associated with the earth and stability. The colour of the sea and sky, blue gives us a sense of trust. Simply looking at the colour blue makes people feel more relaxed. You might notice that a lot of hospitals have blue curtains and walls. That is because it makes patients feel more at ease when they able to stare at a plain blue space.
The colour of purity and cleanliness, white is the hue of all things fresh and safe. From minimalistic high tech products to old fashioned wedding dresses, white has a special place in our culture.
On the opposite end of the spectrum from white is black. Associated with power, elegance, and evil, this colour is a very mixed bag. We have things like black humour as well as black tie events, just showing the range this colour can represent.
A mix of red, yellow and black, the colour brown has a serious quality while also portraying earthiness and warmth. More light hearted than black, this is a colour of reliability that can also be seen as boring.
So, what about you? What’s your favourite colour?
Ready to save the world? If you are feeling like a hero, you need a super suit! Whether you are a superman, wonder woman or a junior hero, we have got the perfect superhero look for the whole family.
For the ultimate superhero kit, you have got to add a chlorine resistant, bright colour super hero inspired swimsuit to your essentials. Check out our favourite red, white and blue looks for women, men, boys, and girls.
Get a dose of girl power with the AMANZI Nefertari Girls One Piece Swimsuit! With a slate black background featuring a colourful Egyptian inspired pattern with neon hieroglyphics, your little girl will feel like a mini Cleopatra in this awesome suit. Constructed from AMANZI® Armor chlorine resistant fabric, this 100% polyester suit offers a maximum 50+ wet and dry UV protection.
Featuring a full front coloured lining, bar track reinforced stitching, placement print, and a medium leg height, the AMANZI® Nefertari Girls Proback One Piece Swimsuit is as stunning as it is practical. Best of all, this super soft swimsuit is built to last! Swim after swim, your suit will stay looking gorgeous through regular training sessions under the sun and in chlorine.
Got a mini superman in training? Get your super nipper the Funky Trunks Power Pants Boys Trunks. Made from C-Infinity fabric, these power trunks are chlorine resistant, quick drying, shape retaining and offer a 50+ UV protection.
With an adorable black, blue, red, and yellow comic book print, these super trunks feature front lining as well as a drawcord and elastic at the waist for a perfect fit.
For grown up super heros, you need the Maru® Boom Trunks! Make a crack, boom, bang every time you hit the pool. With an old school Batman Comic Strip design, these shorts dry in a flash and can stand a punch! Made from Pacer Fabric, these 100% chlorine resistant, 100% polyester offer a total UV protection.
Prefer a brief? The Speedo Team Replica Men’s Briefs are here to save the day! These jet black and green smoke briefs feature yellow and white hot flames alongside glowing stars. With the Official Australian Olympic Team logo alongside the classic Speedo logo, these shorts will make you feel like an Olympic super man.
Made from ENDURANCE® Fabric, the Speedo Team Replica Men’s Briefs feature 8 cm sides, front lining, digital placement print and plastisol placement print. With an internal drawcord, these awesome shorts fit like a dream.
And, let’s not forget the ladies! You heroines out there have got to check out the Maru Wow Sparkle Women’s One Piece Swimsuit. With a super hero inspired pattern, the bright colours of this suit will have you feeling like a superstar. This bold blue, orange, purple and pink one piece features a V shaped back for maximum range of movement and superior comfort.
Designed with 100% Polyester Maru® Pacer Fabric, this super one piece is 100% chlorine resistant and offers total UV protection. With a medium leg and ultra fast drying fabric, this show-stealing one piece is ideal for daily training sessions.
On the hunt for some cool styles in winter shades? If you love the blue hues of the season and want to grab a fashionable, chlorine resistant swimsuit for yourself, we have got you covered! Check out our favourite blue hues of the year for men, women, girls and boys.
Firstly, let’s talk about our blue hues in chlorine resistant suits for women. Want a cool new style? You’ll be looking anything but ugly in the Dolfin Lollie Uglies One Piece Swimsuit with its vibrant, throwback style in shades of lime, aqua and navy. For classic look with a bit of an edge, you will love the Dolfin Sting Blue One Piece Swimsuit.
One of our favourite looks of the year is the ultra-high fashion Arena Samba Deep Sea & Blue Women’s One Piece Swimsuit. For a super modern and chic look, you’ll adore the Finals Matrix Foil One Piece Swimsuit. Looking for a chlorine resistant bikini in your favourite blue hues? Check out the Hive Pacifica Women’s Sports Bikini.
For your little lady, you can channel her love of the underwater world in the Zealous Aquamarine Girls One Piece Swimsuit or check out the artsy style of AMANZI Bluebelle Girls One Piece Swimsuit. Want a super vibrant style? There are endless chlorine resistant styles in blue hues. She’ll be as pretty as a picture in the AMANZI Sakura Girls One Piece Swimsuit or, if she is more of a bikini girl, go for the classic Funkita Hail Storm Girls Sports Bikini.
On the hunt for a classic, cool men’s look? Search no further than the Arena Board Royal Men’s Jammers. If you like a modern, bold style, you will definitely want to grab yourself a pair of the Zoggs Darwin Blue Men’s Jammers. And speaking of modern, the Rival Off The Hook Men’s Trunks are definitely have one of the freshest looks of the year.
Want Jammers with a style that is somewhere in the middle? For the perfect mix of classic and cool, check out the Zoggs Geo Sport Spliced Men’s Jammers. And, last but certainly not least, the black and blue kaleidoscopic Speedo Kalido Men’s Jammers are one of our top picks of the year.
Looking for a suit for the little one? For a hyper-modern look check out the Speedo Abyss Boys Jammer or the ultra-flashy Tornado Carnival Blue Boys Jammers. Searching for chlorine resistant trunks that he will love? You have got to see the Funky Trunks Chevron Stream Boys Trunks. Does he love the traditional look? Get him a pair of the Arena Board Royal Boys Jammers.
Want to complete your look? Grab some essential accessories! We adore the Speedo BioFUSE Grey & Japan Blue Endurance Fitness Fin Set for intense training. Want to fly through the water? Michael Phelps has got you covered with his MP Focus Blue & White Centre Snorkel.
Ready to upgrade your vision? Check out the trendy and practical Zoggs Fusion Air Blue & Yellow Gold Mirror Lens Goggles. Before you finish your shopping trip, be sure to also pick up your own Funkita Ocean Sun Backpack to carry it all away in!
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!
Yay! There is a brand new equipment range from Funky and Funkita. They've pretty much revolutionised the world of gear as we know it! Or at least it looks really cool.
Either way, these are great pieces of gear for a swim team, to give as a gift or to add to your very own collection. The bright colours of the gear also make the hard work of using the gear a little bit more fun. This way when you hit the pool you’ll have awesome gear to help spice up the time spent working in the water.
Let us briefly introduce you to all of this new gear, so that you can add the bright, bold and funky swimming accessories to your collection.
Brand New Swim Gear from Funky!
- Funkita Kickboards and Funky Trunks Kickboards
Gather around boys and girls for the latest version of the kickboard with Funky. If you dread kick sets- join the club! The fun kickboards from Funky make the sets a little more bearable with colourful and comfortable designs. We all know we need our kickboard to help develop core and leg strength, so it is a necessary evil. The special design of the funky kickboard helps to reduce strain on the shoulders during these exercises. Also, it is made from top notch materials, EVA foam, so this kickboard will last for many swim seasons to come.
- Funkita Pull Buoys and Funky Trunks Pull BuoysThis every swimmer’s favourite or least favourite piece of equipment. It just depends on who you’re asking. The buoy helps to develop upper body strength. It does this by reducing kick propulsion from your stroke. Also, the asymmetric shape holds the hip high in the water to help train you to keep a better body position. It is shaped in such a way to make it easy and comfortable to grip between the legs. The brand actually added on three new rad colours to help spice up the world of pull buoy fashion! You’ll feel like you’re walking the cat walk rather than working your butt off in the pool during each training session. Okay, maybe that last part was an exaggeration.
- Funkita Mesh Gear Bags and Funky Trunks Mesh Gear BagsNow that you’ve got your gear, you need a practical way to carry it to and from practice. Funky and Funkita provide high quality mesh gear bags that are perfect for carrying your swimsuit pull buoys, goggles, kick boards, etc. The Ultimate Gear Bag features a draw string opening that easily opens and closes for quick storage of swimwear. The material of the gear bag is made of an extra durable nylon mesh. The mesh means you can get it wet or have it in the pool for hours without impacting the integrity of the material. If you want something tough and practical for your swimwear gear, this is definitely the bag you want to add to your collection.
Are you ready to take it way back? Back to the age of fun? Back to the age of disco? Back to the age of dinosaurs? Okay, maybe for that last one we took it back just a little too far for some of you all. Whether you want to re-live the Stone Age or get funky in the current age we have some wild and wacky prints from Funky all you water lovers out.
Funky just released a line of Retro Inspired prints that is taking it back. All of these prints are filled with shockingly vibrant prints- which by the way are made with chlorine resistant materials. On top of the groovy appearance of this swimwear line, offers fantastically cosy cuts. The jammers and bikini brief offers a customisable fit with a draw cord. Womens cuts offer multiple strap options including double bind strap on diamond styles & sports bikinis and single strap binding on single & cross strap styles.
There is one major problem with this line. Picking out the perfect print for you! To help alleviate this horrific issue we've given you a brief introduction to all of the super retro prints from this line of swimwear.
Sometimes things escape our words. The ultra-crazy design of the Top Bloke line is one of those. You’ll just have to check it out for yourself. It comes in Mens & Boys Trunks.
We think we’ll leave the name of this one alone, but there is no denying the print is awfully radical. The crazy scribbles and lines create a unique print that is perfect for swimmers who have their own unique way of looking at things. This print is available in • Mens, Boys & Toddler Boys Trunks.
Who doesn’t love an intricate tango with a rubiks cube? If you feel the way we feel about these colourful cubes then check out the line of Rubiks Runner swimwear. This line is available in Mens, Boys & Toddler Boys Trunks, Jammers, and Womens & Girls Diamond Back One Pieces.
Can you say “meow”? If you feel more like a cat lady than a real lady (despite your affinity for the water), you are going to love the line of Purrfection swimwear. This line is available for Womens & Girls Diamond Back One Pieces.
Too sweet to handle? If you are a lady who loves being sweet and easting sweets, you might as well see sweat every time you hit the pool with this too cute print. This print is available in Womens & Girls Single Strap One Pieces and Womens & Girls Sports Bikinis.
Look at the little cutie in her Cutie Pie swimwear. Perfect for little ladies who are just too cute! You’ll have to see it to believe it, so check it out for yourself! This line is available in Toddler Girls One Piece and Girls Single Strap One Piece.
“Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.”
We are all creative! Whether you show your creativity in the pool, on the canvas, outside of the box- we all have something to offer. Funky fully embraced the beauty of every human beings capacity to create with its new line of Artsy Paint Funky Patterns. All of these prints feature a wide array of colours intricate design that will help your imagination grow every time you hit the pool.
Before we get started introducing this fantastic line of new prints, let’s talk a little bit about the features. First off, all of Funky swimwear options are created with chlorine resistant material, so that prints hold their fun colour even after tons of use in the pool. Secondly, their swimwear features comfortable polyester lining that prevents chafing and other uncomfortable swimwear problems that no one really wants to discuss in detail. Just know that polyester link is good for your swimming experience.
Beyond that we can get down to the nitty gritty features. All swimwear bottoms have drawcords (on trunks, jammers and bikini briefs), so you can personalize it to your waistline. For the ladies, Funky offers a mix of double bind strap on diamond styles & sports bikinis or single strap binding on sing & cross strap styles.
Now let’s get to the fun part: the prints!
First off, we have the colour card which is basically colourful triangles merging to create a very geometric and edgy design. The triangles meet to form intricate designs that feed the eyes and mind every time you hop into the pool. This style is available in a Girls Sports Bikini, Girls Single Strap One Piece, Womens Sports Bikini, Womens Single Strap One Piece, Boys Trunks, Jammers and Mens Trunks.
Next up we have the Liquified line. Dozens of colours melt together to form swirling and swaying designs that are as fluid as the water you swim through. This is a perfect design for those who are fluid and adaptable to any circumstance. The Liquified line is available in Mens trunks, Jammers, Boys Trunks, Toddler Boys Trunks, Womens & Girls Diamond back One Pieces, Womens & Girls Sports Bikinis.
Feeling a little goofy? Then you’ll probably love the Wibbly Wobbly line. This crazy print features a mish-mash of geometric shapes that seem to weeble and wobble back and forth for a really non-conventional design that all you rebels out there are just going to adore. This print is available in Mens & Boys Trunks, Jammers, Womens & Girls Diamond One Pieces.
Have you ever seen how cool it looks when paint is in the process of being mixed? If you like that look, you’ll love the design of the Splatterfied link. A tornado of colours creates swirling effects for a free-spirited look that embraces being a little off beat. For all those who march to the beat of their own drum, you’ve found your print. The Splatterfied print is available in Mens & Boys Trunks, Jammers, Womens & Girls Single Strap One Pieces, Womens & Girls Criss Cross Sports Bikini.
Do you have a bubbly personality with a deep admiration for bright and fun colours? We get it. Why take things to seriously? Even swimming, as serious as we can be about it, is ultimately supposed to be fun. If you love the light hearted side of life then check out the Bobbly Bubbly print. This print is available in Mens & Boys Trunks, Womens & Girls Cross Back One Pieces, Womens & Girls Criss Cross Sports Bikini.
The clouds are rolling in like on a typical rainy day, but there is something a little unusual. Some of the clouds are GREEN, BLACK, RED and a whole monstrosity of colours. What kind of storm could this possibly be? You all better run for cover as Funky’s new storm inspired swimwear hits the racks here at swimmer.com.au.
Before the winds begin to pick up, we better tell you about some of the fantastic features of this Funky Trunks & Funkita swimwear. First off, all of the swimwear is in resilient Chlorine Resistant material which holds it colour and form even after many hours of use in the pool. All of the swimwear offers polyester lining for extra comfort and cushioning. For men and women, all of the jammers and bikini briefs offer a draw-cord for a customisable fit. One last note for the ladies, all the swimwear of these lines feature medium leg cut on womens and girls, and a double bind strap on diamond styles & sports bikinis
The New line of the Funky Swimwear!
Bring on the Funky Hail Storm!
There is something simultaneously magical and terrifying about hail. Blue, black and white streaks of colours rain down the print of the new Hail Storm line for a powerful look that’ll help push your passion for achieving all your swimming goals by putting in the hard work. The Hail Storm Line is available in Mens Trunks and Jammers, Boys Trunks and Jammers, Womens One Pieces and Sports Bikinis, and Girls Ones and Sports Bikinis.
A Little Bit Out of Funky Acid Rain!
Acid Rain is not as cool as it really sounds. It is terrible for the environment. Hello Funky wanted to go a little more light-hearted with acid rain with their line of eerily Green Acid Rain clouds. Could you imagine green clouds rolling across the horizon? What little green drops of colour would like rolling down the windscreen. If you want to capture how imagination can turn a problem into an interesting spectacle, then you’re going to love the acid rain line. It is available in Mens Trunks and Jammers, Boys Trunks and Jammers, Womens One Pieces and Sports Bikinis, and Girls One Pieces and Sports Bikinis.
Raining Rainbows - Funky Beam Stream!
There can never be enough rainbows in our humble opinions. If the sky would just rain rainbows, I don’t think most people would have an issue with that. It would be like a colour explosion EVERYWHERE. If you are fun of everything colourful then you’re going to love the Beam Stream line from Funky. This is available in Mens Trunks, Womens One Pieces and Girls One Pieces.
Swim on You Crazy Swimming Diamonds
Don’t like any of this new fabulous swimwear from Funky. That’s okay, we guess. There are plenty of other choices here swimmer.com.au that we know will match your individual tastes. As long as you find swimwear that makes your pool time great
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
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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!
“When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.”
We think we've found the key to success here at swimmer.com.au: motivation. After many years of working, playing and watching the swimwear industry it seems clear to us what separates the men from the boys, it is the simple thing of constantly feel a drive to move forward. As simple as the concept of motivation is most of us know that it is not always easy to find it.
So where do you find your motivation? What keeps you coming back to the pool year in and year out? We are in the line of thinking that the more things you have to motivate you, the better. That is why investing in high quality swimwear like Funky Trunks and Funkita just released on our website is a great way to tap into that forward pushing drive we need to keep preforming at our best.
For The Guys
When it comes to men, we don’t need really an emotional appeal to do what we do. Ultimately the decision to strive for excellence is within us, and when we blow it we know whose fault it is. Yet, having comfortable trunks to spend time the pool in certainly doesn't hurt anything.
Funky Trunks was designed by swimmers specifically to create a reasonably comfortable cut of trunks for men and boys. They want something fitting enough to still be used for athletic swimwear, but comfortable enough to wear without squeezing into the tiniest piece of swimwear possible. The result was the signature Funky Trunks cut! You can check out this cut with the Funky Trunks Dye Hard Mens Trunks and the Funky Trunks Dye Hard Boys Trunks.
For The Ladies
For the ladies there are two fabulous prints with a myriad of rainbow colours to inspire you to do the best in the pool. There is the Funkita Colour Run Womens One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Colour Run Girls One Piece Swimsuit, which are also available in a bikini cut for girls with the Funkita Colour Run Girls Sports Bikini. The alternative option is only available in girls sizes, so check it out at the Funkita Dye Hard Girls One Piece Swimsuit and the Funkita Dye Hard Girls Sports Bikini. All of these are great options for women and ladies that extra material to boost through the pool.
If you don’t see any swimwear on this blog post that you are interested in, be sure to peruse the rest of our website at swimmer.com.au. We have a plethora of options for swimwear for you to choose from.