5Oct/13Off

Checkout the Latest Line from Way Funky in the Pixel Mix Collection

Funky Razor State Swimwear

Funky Trunks and Funkita work hard to make available the latest in fitness and athletic swimwear for their customers by constantly releasing new and improved swimwear. We at swimmer.com.au are constantly impressed by their innovation in design and technology. This Spring we want to welcome in the Pixel Mix Collection that offers a wide variety of prints including the Razor State, Ocean Sand, Colour Frame, Primal Party, QR Crazy, QRQT Crazy, Golden Wings, Garden Party and the Pink Flutterby.

Today we wanted to focus on one of our favourite designs from the Pixel Mix Collection, the Razor State design. Are you ready to cut through the water like a razor? Look no further than Way Funky’s Razor State Swimwear. The print of the Razor State swimwear features zig-zags of neons. Did you know that when you wear neon you actually go faster in the water? Okay, maybe that isn’t true, but some swimmers find bright colours inspire them to keep a positive attitude in the pool that keeps them going lap after lap.

This print is available for both genders for adults and kids. The design of the following swimwear works great for everything from beach vacations to swim meets, so not matter what kind of swimmer you are you’ll find a great match in Funky. Check out the different features of Funky’s latest swimwear by following the links below.

Funky Trunks Razor State Boys Trunks
Funky Trunks Razor State Jammers
Funkita Razor State Girls One Piece
Funky Trunks Razor State Mens Trunks
Funkita Razor State Womens One Piece

Make sure to also check out our Funky Trunks and Funkita 2013 sale to get a bargain on the top athletic swimwear available online! We are doing an end of summer clearance to make room for the 2014 collection already. Stay tuned to our blog to learn about the latest releases from your favourite fitness swimwear brands.

Happy Swimming!

4Oct/13Off

How to Keep Your Competitive Edge Razor Sharp

Funky Razor Blast Swimwear

Swimming is one of the few sports where you only get one shot at your goal. There are no timeouts, substitutes or half times. It is just you, your head, the water and your swimwear. We at swimmer.com.au believe that what you wear in the pool can help make or break athletes. Not that a certain type of swimwear will necessarily make anyone swim faster, but how the swimwear makes the swimmer feel while in a heat can be a game changer.

Australian swimmer Elka Graham said, “In training everyone focuses on 90% physical and 10% mental, but in races its 90% mental because there’s very little that separates us physically at the elite level.” We definitely agree with Ms. Graham’s sentiment, but we think this extends to almost all levels of athletic swimming. If a swimmer isn’t right in the head during a meet, most of the time they are going to have difficulty performing.

Any boost, including swimwear that makes you feel confident, can be used to your advantage when it comes the time to compete against fellow swimmers. One line from Funky Trunks and Funkita we felt channelled the good attitude swimmers need when hitting the pool was the Razor Blast print. The “Razor” in the name and the sharp edges on the print reminded us of the razor thin adjustment swimmers have to make to adjust their techniques. Not to mention the action of “shaving” off seconds from your time by working hard.

The Razor Blast print features blue, black and indigo stripes zigzagging horizontally across the print. On top of looking good with a motivational name, the Razor Blast swimwear is designed for athletic swimmers by the team at Funky Trunks. The design team at Funky Trunks are swimmer themselves, so historically they’ve done a great job at putting out top notch fitness and athletic swimwear. The print is available for all genders and ages, so check it out by following the links below.

Funky Trunks Razor Blast Boys Trunks
Funkita Razor Blast Girls One Piece
Funkita Razor Blast Girls Sports Bikini
Funky Trunks Razor Blast Jammers
Funky Trunks Razor Blast Mens Trunks
Funky Trunks Razor Blast Toddler Boys Trunks
Funkita Razor Blast Womens One Piece
Funkita Razor Blast Womens Sports Bikini

4Oct/13Off

Show off Your Tech Savvy Side with QR Code Inspired Swimwear

QR Code

Funky Trunks and Funkita has done their fair share of updating statuses about their top athletes, checking in at the Olympics, #favouriteswimwear and tweeting what they have had for breakfast. You can even follow Funky Trunks on Facebook to get the latest news on their swimwear and athletes. When the crew at Funky Trunks isn’t in the water, they are usually plugged into some sort of electronic. Sort of like Frankenstein, but a lot less exciting.

The Way Funky designers are definitely hip with the times and fashion trends. That is why they created their QR male and QR female inspired swimwear. There was one glitch with the QR Code, the colours are so boring! Black and white is so meh. Also, the square box of the standard QR code is so limiting. Funky Trunks & Funkita decided to think outside of the QR code box when designing their QR Code inspired prints.

Instead of just sticking to the QR Code box, Frunky Trunks & Funkita added a whole new spin to QR codes by spread the nonsensical patterns all over the print of the swimwear to create a maze of QR codes. We hate to say it, but there isn’t an APP that can read that. Don’t be surprised if people passing by still try to scan you with their smart phones.

Instead of just sticking to the boring old black and white colours of QR Codes, Funky Trunks threw in a whole lot of colours. For the QR Crazy Mens Trunks, QR Crazy Toddler Boys Trunks and QR Crazy Boys trunks they used navy blue, race car red and some neons for good measure. The contrast of the colours screams that you just traded out your i3 processor for the i7. Now, get going! We have Youtube videos to watch before practice!

The QRQT Girls One Piece and QRQT Womens One Piece, Funkita went just a little more feminine in their colour choices by throwing in some pink and pastels to give it a bit of a “girlie” feel. Once you pass your competition in the pool, they may not be calling you “girlie” anymore. There ain’t nothing wrong with throwing off the competition with “cute” looking swimwear, because there are no rules against looking good while kicking other swimmer’s butts.

3Oct/13Off

10 Fun Facts About Pablo Picasso Inspired by Funky Trunks’s Picasso-Styled Swimwear

Funky Trunks Ocean Sand

Funky Trunks released a swimwear line inspired by Picasso’s unique style. Picasso is one of those artists that most of us can recognize, so we were excited to see his work expressed in a whole new way on swimwear designs. Check out how Funky Trunk’s portrayed Picasso’s style in the Ocean Sand prints by following the links below.

Funky Trunks Ocean Sand Boys Trunks
Funky Trunks Ocean Sand Jammers
Funky Trunks Ocean Sand Mens Trunks
Funky Trunks Ocean Sand Toddler Boys Trunks

Now onto the interesting and fun Picasso facts!

1. According to Picasso’s mother, Picasso’s first words were “piz piz”. Piz is short for lápiz which means “pencil” in Spanish.

2. At just age thirteen, Picasso was accepted into a School of Fine Art in Barcelona. Usually the entrance exam takes students an average of one month to complete, but Picasso only took one week to successfully complete the exam.

3. Picasso finished his first painting when he was only 9 years old.

4. According to legend, when Picasso was born the mid-wife thought he was still-born since he was such a weak baby. His uncle, who was a doctor, came in and blew cigar smoke on Picasso’s face. Picasso immediately reacted with a furious cry and a grimace letting everyone know that he was a perfectly healthy baby.

5. Picasso was born with quite a long name. His full name was Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. No wonder he wanted to be known only by his last name!

6. When Picasso was only 13, he had his first art exhibit. His paintings were displayed in the back room of an umbrellas store.

7. In his whole lifetime, it is estimated Picasso produce around 50,000 pieces of art that included paintings, sculptures, ceramics, prints, rugs and tapestries.

8. In 2010, Picasso’s painting Nude, Green Leaves and Bust sold for 106.5 million dollars. Many of Picasso’s work sold around the 100 million dollar mark making his painting some of the most expensive in the world.

9. More of Picasso’s artworks have been stolen than any other artist.

10. Picasso experience more fame in his lifetime than any other artist.

3Oct/13Off

Matching Funky Trunks Swimwear for the Whole Family

Funky Neon Razor Swimwear

Family vacations are a great way for the whole family to spend quality time together in an environment that is away from all the everyday distractions. As we all know, family vacations have their ups and downs on the fun-o-meter, but the memories, good and bad, stay with us in a positive way for the rest of our lives. There is only so much time you’ll get with your little ones before they hit the big, bad world as full-grown adults. It is important to cherish the family vacations, while we still all have time to take them before your kids have kids, jobs and responsibilities of their own.

One great way to add family fun, grimaces, quirkiness and fashion to the family vacation is by getting matching swimwear, with Funkita and Funky Trunks having some awesome options for the whole family. Some family members may like this idea more than others, but actually making it happen is quite a rewarding experience. The wide variety of reactions to the idea of matching swimwear is half the fun! Plus, it’ll look great on the family vacation pictures you’ll be putting up on Facebook when you get home.

The Neon Razor print offers a gender neutral design with green, black and white shapes that’ll look good on everybody. Plus, Funky Trunks and Funkita always releases comfortable and reliable swimwear that feels great when you are splashing, diving, and swimming, so you’ll feel comfortable on top of looking good when your family hits the water on your next family vacation.

There is a cut and style available for all ages and sizes of the family in the Neon razor Print, so get ready for some wholesome (and perhaps embarrassing) fun! Even if you do not want to go with the matching prints, picking a matching brand with Funky Trunks ensures the whole family gets high quality swimwear. Check out the Neon razor Funky Trunk swimwear by following the links below.

For the Boys

Funky Trunks Neon Razor Boys Trunks
Funky Trunks Neon Razor Toddler Boys Trunks

For the Girls

Funkita Neon Razor Girls One Piece
Funkita Neon Razor Girls Sports Bikini

For the Mums

Funkita Neon Razor Womens One Piece
Funkita Neon Razor Womens Sports Bikini

For the Dads

Funky Trunks Neon Razor Mens Trunks

For the Boys & Men

Funky Trunks Neon Razor Jammers

2Oct/13Off

Find Out if Picasso was a Fluke or a Genius with Funky Swimwear

Colour Frame

Just for the fun of it, we wanted to mix things up in this blog by starting with a question for you swimwear lovers out there! Do you think the following passage is true or false?

“When Picasso was in pre-school his first paintbrush was a potato. In fact he used it so much they called him Potato Picasso. Lost for decades these incredible works of art were discovered stuck to an old fridge and demonstrated young Potato’s love for his sand pit and paddling pool.”

If you though the answer if false, congratulations! You get one million internet bonus points!

Funky swimwear never backs away from their humorous marketing, so the above passage is actually their marketing team pulling the reader’s leg. This passage is from The Funky 2013 Swimwear Magazine about their Colour Frame and Ocean Sands prints that available for boys, girls, men and women.

Maybe the fridge gave it away for you, because fridges for the home weren’t invented until the 1910’s. Maybe the thought of calling any child Potato seemed a little off putting. Maybe you even thought it was true, and Funky Trunks marketing team got you this time. Or maybe you already knew a little bit about Picasso’s childhood to know this passage was improbable, but if not, let us fill you in.

From a very young age Picasso showed a remarkable knack for classical (realistic) drawing. Check out this link to see how at the age of 13 Picasso created works that outdo what most adults artists can produce ever. That is why by age 13 Picasso was admitted to a top School of Fine Arts in France. Not until later in life would Picasso begin using his signature style that appears child-like due to the abstract nature of it. It is funny to think that in order to create his child-like art, Picasso actually needed to mature in his artsy techniques!

Jokes aside, Funky Trunks does a great job of mimicking the cubic style in original patterns seen on their athletic swimwear this swim season. The Ocean Sands and Colour Frame prints offer wave-inspired pictures repeated in little cubes to create an eye popping look. Check out the Colour Frame prints available in a variety styles in the following links. With these swimwear styles you can take a little bit of Picasso’s style with you whenever you hit the water.

Funky Trunks Colour Frame Boys Trunks
Funkita Colour Frame Girls One Piece
Funkita Colour Frame Girls Sports Bikini
Funky Trunks Colour Frame Mens Trunks
Funkita Colour Frame Toddler Girls One Piece
Funkita Colour Frame Womens One Piece
Funkita Colour Frame Womens Sports Bikini

22Jul/13Off

Comic Strips Meet Fashion

Maybe it is all the super-hero inspired movies lately. Perhaps, like me, the designers at Funky Trunks and Funkita Swimwear still find the funny pages the best page in the newspaper. Whatever the motivation, comics slowly and surely have been seeping there way into the latest fashion trends. It started slowly with just the Batman Symbol or other small details added to shirts, but now full comic strips are being displayed on all sorts of clothing, including this summer’s Funkita and Funky Trunks  Colliding Colours Swimwear Collection.

The team at Funky shows the evidence of the current fashion and comic strip connection in the Swim Valentine sports swimwear pieces available in men, women, girls and boys swimsuits. These chlorine resistant swimsuits have brightly coloured prints featuring a love story about the perils of Valentine’s Day.

In a way, the relationship between fashion and comics has always existed. When we look back at comics through history, we can see that time periods fashions displayed on the characters. Also, superheroes always had a special designated outfit that they used for kicking butt. Just like super heroes, swimmers need the perfect sports swimwear to put in work at the pool on their fitness and time.

Funky Trunks offers sports swimwear that gives you the superhero edge that you need to meet your goals in the pool. For males, they offer the unique cuts that offer extra room in the areas that count, giving freedom in the pool that isn't usually experienced in male athletic swimwear. For women and girls, the sports swimwear offers supports to put in hours at a time in the pool while still feeling comfortable thanks to Funky Trunks’ special support design.

You can bet that Superman didn't have an uncomfortable cape.  Those tights he wore also looked extra comfy. I bet he felt really cool wearing the red underwear outside of the tights... Okay, maybe we are taking it too far.

With Funky Trunks you apparently have better fashion designers than Superman did, who keep your style and comfort in mind for the pool. Superman could probably use a makeover from the Funky Trunks design team.

4Jul/13Off

Funky Trunks Colliding Colours Collection

Funky Trunks Colliding Colours Collection

The 2013 Funky Trunks Colliding Colours Collection is in the building! We’re back when Elvis was King and colour TV was just in. It gave birth to those Mad Men, crooning to us from marketing heaven. It was when advertising became an art form, artists even made it their platform! Propaganda broadcast a message with meaning, now we’re moving forward, this is advertising with feeling!

Blaze through the chaos and streak to the front with the brilliant colours of the Blazing Arrow, Arrow Stream and Golden Arrow prints. Fall in love with the Swim Valentine or be the Swim Hero in the soap opera of the swim prints. Don’t look away, the colours will collide in front of your eyes in the kaleidoscope of the Video Star.

Funky Trunks are toasting good health with the Patriot Revolution, or making it two in the cool Double Strength blue. Strap in tight with the Black Bondage stripe or take to the beach in the Lost in Nemo.

The Funky Trunks Colliding Colours Collection is in store at Swimmer.com.au July 2013.

4Jul/13Off

Funky Trunks & Funkita Colliding Colours Collection

The Funky Trunks and Funkita Colliding Colours Collection has arrived in store at Swimmer.com.au.

Swimmer.com.au offers:

Visit Swimmer.com.au today for the latest in training and racing swimwear.

3Jul/13Off

The twists and turns of Funky Trunks Olympian Matthew Mitcham

In 2008 at the Bejing Olympics, Matthew Mitcham scored the highest single dive score in Olympic history. Despite his record breaking success, Mitcham struggled to get corporate sponsorship. The only reason it could be was that Mitcham was not just going in the Olympic history books due to his remarkable dive score, but also because he was the first openly gay man to come out before the games.

Regarding coming out before the games Mitcham said, “If people were going to support me at the Olympics, I wanted them to support me for who I was. In the back of my mind, I was also thinking how awkward it would be to come out after the games if I did well. But while I was coming out to the media and the rest of the world, it wasn’t really my coming out; everybody around me already knew, so it wasn’t such a big deal.”

Finally in 2010 Funky Trunks made Matthew Mitcham one of their swimwear ambassadors, and Funky Trunks became one of the first brands ever to support an openly gay athlete. You can see Mitcham sporting the brightly coloured and uniquely cut swimwear and apparel in many of their ads today. You can check out some of the high quality, chlorine-resistant, comfortable and colourful sports swimwear Funky Trunks we offer on swimmer.com.au.

Since 2010, Mitcham has struggled in his athletic, personal and public life. He produced a popular autobiography titled Twists and Turns in which he tells about his life, everything from circus diving to the Olympics to drug addiction. Mitcham came out about a drug addiction to crystal meth in his book, a habit he has kicked since. You can also catch him on the Australian television program Celebrity Splash! that began airing April 2013.

For diving, Mitcham continues to compete at the national and international level with notable success. On the 2012 Olympics, Mitcham narrowly missed qualifying for the finals. He already has plans to compete in the 2016 Olympics.

Mitcham’s coming out has been a source of inspiration for many swimmers in and out of the LGBT community that see his honesty as a break-through for civil rights for everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation. A lot of attention has been put on his sexuality, but he remains a good sport about the spotlight.

“I don't mind attention being put on it. Ideally I would like one day for sexuality to be as unimportant and uninteresting as hair colour, or eye colour or even just gender in general. One day it will get to that. But until it is easy for sports people to come out without fear of persecution or fear of lost sponsorship income and stuff like that, or fear of being comfortable in the team environment, I don't mind attention being brought to my sexuality in the hope that it might make other people feel more comfortable … in being comfortable enough about who they are in their sporting environment,'' Mitcham said.

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