Carbon? In a racing suit?! Taking a cue from racing cars, the new generation of racing suits has taken on a carbon form. The latest line of racing suits from Arena was developed using some of the most cutting edge technology in the world.
The Arena Powerskin Carbon-Air line is the latest innovation using Arena’s breakthrough carbon technology. Their unique method uses ultra-lightweight fabric with the brand’s trademarked Intelligent Compression to create maximum comfort and speed. It is some seriously impressive and game-changing gear.
But don’t just take our word for it! Ask Olympic medalists Breeja Larson and Cammile Adams or American record-holder and Olympian Connor Jaeger. They are all in love with the astonishing carbon racing suits from Arena.
In the water, Arena’s Powerskin Carbon-Air racing suits’ Carbon Bands lock at a critical stretch point to provide lateral support and control exactly when and where it’s needed. Thanks to Arena’s incredibly light form of Comfortable Compression, you can have amazing streamlining without sacrificing a bit of comfort.
Arena’s Powerskin Carbon-Air’s fabric weighs an incredibly light 125 g/m2. That is a full 30% lighter that the materials in the Carbon-Pro. It doesn’t get any more streamlined than that! Every inch of the Arena racing suits are thoughtfully engineered. The women’s styles are all made with their trademarked SmartStretch shoulder straps, which feature “intelligent stretching” that creates a remarkable level of support without creating tension.
Ready for one of your own? In terms of women’s racing suits, you couldn’t find a better pick than the Women’s Arena Powerskin Carbon Air Knee Length. In the market for jammers? Check out the Arena Powerskin Carbon Air Jammers.
Both of the Arena Powerskin Carbon Air suits provide the benefits of intelligent compression coupled with the unbelievable lightness of a sleekly constructed suit. With the integration of Carbon Fibre Bands into the horizontal weave of the Carbon Air material, the Intelligent Compression is unleashed. This makes your suit easy to put on and keeps it fitting like a second skin for ages.
But don’t click on your order just yet! Arena has a few tricks up their sleeve. Another brilliantly engineered piece of swim tech is the Arena’s incredible carbon flex material. The Women’s Arena Carbon Flex Kneelength as well as the Men’s Arena Carbon Flex Jammers are made with the latest and great technological advancements.
The placement of Arena’s thermal bonded seams and are bio-mechanically aligned to allow optimum freedom of movement. Every single stitch is strategically placed and anchored. The rear seams create an ingenious “tension line” that provides you with a lifting effect on the back of your legs, helping to alleviate the drag that comes from exhausted legs. For the guys, the Arena Powerskin Carbon Jammers have added height in the crotch and waist to provide maximum coverage and comfort.
Swimmers, it is time to forget about your grandparents’ swimming gear! Leap into the 21st century with high tech gear from Arena to get the competitive edge.
Looking for the perfect racing goggles? Michael Phelps has got you covered! His new Xceed racing goggles are flawlessly designed to give you a real competitive edge every time you slide them on.
As usual, the Baltimore Bullet is at the top of his game. His gear, like his swimming game, is consistently flawless. This new line of eyewear is no exception.
Combining their patented curved lens technology with a hydrodynamic low profile fit, the new Michael Phelps Xceed Racing Goggles are causing a real stir in the pool.
But don’t take it from us! Let’s here from the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps, had to say about them: “The XCEED goggles are the best goggles that I have ever worn– they are super comfortable and the vision is insane. The ability to see so clearly with incredible peripheral vision allows me to see the wall and other swimmers underwater unlike ever before.”
If they are good enough for Michael Phelps, they will easily meet the needs of every amateur and pro swimmer out there. Like all of his gear, Michael Phelps’ new XCEED goggles have been masterfully engineered. The man knows what it takes to speed through the water and he has made sure that his gear enables every swimmer to be at their best.
The patented curved lens on the Michael Phelps XCEED Goggles expand your field of vision so you’ll never need to alter your head position to see through them. And, thanks to the anti-fog treated polycarbonate lenses, you know that you will always have picture perfect vision!
Made with ultra-soft Softeril gaskets and engineered with Exo-Core technology, the Michael Phelps XCEED Goggles provide a watertight seal and maximum comfort so that you can focus on your form rather than your gear!
The compressed Micro-Gasket provides a leak resistant seal with a low profile design and high-quality, low-profile silicone strap with textured grip effect mean that your Michael Phelps XCEED goggles will stay exactly where you want them to be BUT if you do need to make a quick adjustment after you dive in, the hydrodynamic, low-profile head buckle make last minute fixes a breeze.
Best of all, these guys are built to last. Designed and manufactured in Italy and FINA approved, the Michael Phelps XCEED goggles have a semi-rigid exoskeleton that maximizes their structural strength and stability.
So, the only question remaining is: what colour? Whether you are an indoor or outdoor swimmer, Michael Phelps has got just what you need. The Michael Phelps XCEED Yellow & Black Clear Lens Goggles are a perfect pick if you are regularly do your laps in the pool and need to have a clear view of your competition. If you are lucky enough to live by a great outdoor swimming area, grab the Michael Phelps XCEED Grey & Black Smoke Lens Goggles or go bold in the Michael Phelps XCEED Blue & Black Smoke Lens Goggles.
Starting at just $39.95, you know these Michael Phelps XCEED googles will last you for ages and give you a competitive edge in the water.
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?
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.
- Available in Kneelength & Jammer
- Easy to put on
- Ultra Lightweight Fabric
- Carbon Bands
- Intelligent Compression
- Sleek Construction
- Smartstretch Shoulder Strap
- FINA Approved
Maru released FINA approved racing jammers for men and boys this 2013 that look awesome! On top of having a sleek back look with complimentary lines that follow the contour’s of the swimmer’s leg muscles, they also have some awesome features that we’re excited about at swimmer.com.au.
Before we get into the details of the features, here is quick access to the top Maru FINA approved racing swimwear available at swimmer.com.au this 2013:
Xtra Life Lycra Material
All of the Pro Maru racing jammers are made with this advanced technology material that is perfect for the needs of every athletic swimmer. The material provides extra stretchiness with a capability to stretch to 7 times its length, but the material still immediately rebounds to the original size. This gets rid of the infamous bagginess issue that comes with racing swimwear.
Optimal Muscle Compression
Athletic swimmers know about the importance of compression to reduce drag, but many may not know about the value of limiting the movement of muscles. With the long hours athletic swim in the pool, lactic acid frequently can cause soreness or cramping. By compressing the muscles we prevent those problems for faster swimming and quicker recovery.
50% Thinner Material
When a race comes down to just a millisecond, it becomes clear that any little advantage can make the difference between being the second or first to touch out. By reducing the thickness of the material it reduces weight that’ll let you reduce your lap time just a little bit. Despite the material being 50% thinner, the durable material does still provides coverage for parts we may not everyone and their grandmother seeing.
Silicone Gripper on Legs
This grip that goes around the legs fits snugly around the leg like a silicone swim cap. This means that it ensures the jammers stay in place, but does not cut of the circulation to the leg. There is nothing more annoying than a pair of racing jammers that are too tight around the legs or too loose around the legs. Maru designed racing jammers to try to eliminate this annoying problem that plagues female and male swimmers around the world.
The Teflon coating repels water to cut your time, but it also has some additional benefits you may not think about. Ever put on wet jammers for practice? It isn’t fun is it? With Teflon coating you reduce the water that gets into the jammers, so that they dry a lot faster. That means dealing with soggy swimwear a lot less which is something that we can all be happy about!
If there is one thing swimmers are not, they are not uniform. All genders, backgrounds, personalities and ethnicities are drawn to the rush of battling towards the touch. Why then are most racing swimsuits black? While black may work perfectly for some swimmers, some of us would like a little variety in the pool to help bring our best come race day. Not to mention, a more colourful suit helps our competitors identify who is beating them to the finish.
Thankfully, we have brands like Arena who are making changes to the boring black racing swimsuits with a vibrant new collection of racing suits made to look good and perform great.
Arena has recently released their new and improved Carbon Pro racing swimsuit range called the Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2, a replacement for the original Carbon Pro.
What makes this new swimsuit awesome is that they are not only amongst the worlds fastest racing suits but they are super bright and colourful. The Arena Carbon Pro Mark 2 racing swimsuits are brightening up swim meets around the world. While the Orange and Dark grey Carbon Pro Mark 2 have been released, Arena are expecting to release new colours including Cyan and Fuchsia later this year. So now you can stand out on the blocks and look good while you kick butt in race!
The Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2 racing line is not just about the look though, it is also about the state of the art technology behind the knee-lengths and jammers. For those who aren’t too concerned about the technical side of their suit let us put it simply: it makes you faster.
For those of you who want to know how it makes you faster, continue on with this blog while we explain to you what the Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2 offers.
1) Making You Glide Faster Through the Water
Our skin has this unfortunate characteristic of not fitting well into water, even if we swimmers feel more comfortable in water than anywhere else. When we swim our skin and curves cause for drag which ultimately adds precious seconds to our swim time. The Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2 has two main ways of dealing with this.
To smooth down our muscle curves and any excess fat, the suit offers an Intelligent Muscle Compression System. This basically allows the suit material to stretch the perfect amount before stiffening to compress the muscles. It enhances compressions on areas of the body that are not as active while releasing compression where the muscles are active; creating a balance that does not constrain a swimmer’s ability to perform.
The suit itself also is designed to not cause drag in the pool. A poorly designed swimsuit will slow you down as much or more than swimming naked would. The material of the Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2 is made with a water repellent coating and low profile bonded seams that make sure your suit isn’t slowing you down.
2) Giving You Freedom of Movement
Kicks, dives, turns and even pre-race stretching are negatively affected by suits that are not flexible enough to handle powerful, quick and strong movements. The Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Mark 2 has a Power Return Construction designed to help the fabric spring back quickly into place after you make a motion. For example, when you kick the fabric stretches then with the power return construction, the material quickly snaps into place. Taping in key areas aids this quick snap back movement.
3) It keeps you confident
Swim suits are not just about all the technology that comes with the suit, it is about how it makes the swimmer feel. The variety of colours offered in racing suits are meant to give racers an extra confidence boost. Just a little increase of positivity can affect the outcome of a race. To win, you ultimately need to believe in yourself first.
The Engine Shredskin Medalist Kneelength Racing Swimsuits have just been released at Swimmer.com.au.
The Engine Shredskin Medalist Kneelength Swimsuit is the latest in high performance racing swimwear. FINA Approved for National and International swim meets, the Shredskin is Engine's most versatile racing swimsuit. Constructed with Hydrophobic fabric this suit repels water so you can glide through the pool and shred the competition.
The Shredskin Medalist Kneelength Swimsuit is available in two great colours. The Engine Medalist Pink Kneelength is a predominantly black swimsuit with a bright pink stitch. The Engine Medalist Royal Blue Kneelength a beautiful Royal Blue from top to bottom! Both swimsuits feature flat-lock sewn seams and fabric panels that are constructed to contour the body and muscle groups. With premium construction and reliability the Shredskin Kneelength is light and has great elasticity allowing for greater movement, making this suit comfortable and long lasting.
Improve your muscle endurance, strength and power with the Engine Shredskin Medalist Swimsuit today!
There are only two weeks until the 2012 Australian Age Swimming Championships. This years event will be held at the Brisbane Aquatic Centre on Monday 9 to Saturday 14 April. This exciting event will incorporate the selection trials for the 2012 Junior Pan Pacs, Oceania and Trans Tasman teams. We will be cheering on Australia’s future swimming stars who are competing for the opportunity to be crowned Australian Age Champion!
Are you competiting at the Australian Age Champs? If you need any last minute racing swimwear, swim caps and accessories to get you ready for this event we have you covered! The Swimmer.com.au Online Swimwear Shop stocks a huge range of One Piece Swimwear, Kneelength Racing Swimsuits and Competition Jammers. We also have a great range of FINA Approved Racing Swimsuits and with the lastest fabric technology for our young swim stars!
Congratulations to all the swimmers who made it to this event, we look forward to watching you compete!
James Magnussen, Nick D’Arcy and Stephanie Rice competed for well deserved tickets to 2012 London Olympic Games.
The controversy surrounding the high tech racing swimsuits didn't stop our Aussie swimmers excelling at the recent Australian Olympic trials. Standing out at the 2012 Energy Australia Swimming Championships were, Speedo sponsored athlete James Magnussen, Nick D’Arcy and Stephanie Rice. All three athletes shined at the South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide by gaining their spot in the 2012 Australian Olympic Team.
James "Missile" Magnussen, eyeing the world record of 46.91 for 100m, quoted, “I’d certainly be going for it. But you just don’t know until the day, it’s got to be one of the swims where it feels like you’re floating, I guess, so I won’t really know until I hit the water tomorrow night but I’ll certainly be chasing after it.” While missing the world record, the Missile took out the Mens 100m with an awesome time of 47.10 seconds and smashed the Mens 50m with a time of 21.74 seconds.
Golden Girl Stephanie Rice took out the Women’s 200m Individual Medley. Showing no signs of shoulder trouble, Rice claimed a gold medal with a great time of 2 minutes and 09.38 seconds. She says, “I’m really happy to have come away with a PB in these suits and more than anything execute the race that I wanted to execute.”
Nick D’Arcy took his place for the London Games as he won gold for the Men’s 200m butterfly with an outstanding effort of 1 minute and 54.71 seconds. "It was as comfortable as a 200m butterfly can be," said D'Arcy.
Keep your eye on these three swimmers as they will be the ones to watch at the 2012 London Olympics.
We have just released a great new range of brightly printed FINA Approved Kneelength Racing Swimsuits from Agon. You might recognise some of your old favorite prints like the Spider Web Pink, Safari Grape and Puppia Black are back but this time they have Official FINA Approval. We have also introduced the new Gyroscope prints.
Gyroscope Kneelength Racing Swimsuit - FINA APPROVED
The Gyroscope Kneelength Racing Swimsuit is a very smart looking swimsuit from Agon. This racing kneelength has a beautiful flowing geometric spirograph pattern. Featuring wide straps with an open keyhole back, the swimsuit has been specifically designed for competitive swimmers, so is more accommodating to those with muscular shaped bodies. The deep mixes of blues and splashes of bright yellows and white makes the Gyroscope Kneelength Swimsuit a very popular choice for all elite swimmers. This swimsuit is made from a high tech swimwear fabric called Streamline. Streamline is an advanced material that has been designed to reduce drag by its water repellent resin stripes. This swimsuit is FINA Approved. The official FINA Approval barcode is printed on the swimsuit.
Puppia Black Kneelength Racing Swimsuit - FINA APPROVED
The Puppia Black Kneelength Racing Swimsuit has a very cute, simple pattern any animal lover would want to get there hands on. The racing kneelength by Agon is black with white animal paw prints making this swimsuit fun and very popular. Featuring wide straps with an open keyhole back, the swimsuit has been specifically designed for competitive swimmers, so is more accommodating to those with muscular shaped bodies. The Puppia Black Kneelength Racing Swimsuit is FINA Approved. The official FINA Approval barcode is printed on the swimsuit. This swimsuit is made from a high tech swimwear fabric called Streamline. Streamline is an advanced material that has been designed to reduce drag by its water repellent resin stripes.
Spiderweb Pink Kneelength Racing Swimsuit - FINA APPROVED
The Spiderweb Pink Kneelength Racing Swimsuit by Agon will definitely turn heads. The brilliant hot pink kneelength is bright and funky with cute spiderweb detail. The Spider Web Pink Kneelength Racing Swimsuit a very popular choice for all competitive swimmers. Featuring wide straps with an open keyhole back, the swimsuit has been specifically designed for competitive swimmers, so is more accommodating to those with muscular shaped bodies. The Streamline fabric is sleek and smooth to touch. Streamline is an advanced material that has been designed to reduce drag by its water repellent resin stripes. This swimsuit is FINA Approved. The official FINA Approval barcode is printed on the swimsuit.
Safari Grape Kneelength Racing Swimsuit - FINA APPROVED
Unleash your wild side with the Safari Grape Kneelength Racing Swimsuit by Agon. The black leopard print on this beautiful deep purple kneelength is a very popular choice for all elite swimmers. Featuring wide straps with an open keyhole back, the swimsuit has been specifically designed for competitive swimmers, so is more accommodating to those with muscular shaped bodies. Streamline is an advanced material that has been designed to reduce drag by its water repellent resin stripes. The resin stripes theoretically enhance how the fabric slides through the water. Streamline is an advanced material that has been designed to reduce drag by its water repellent resin stripes. The Safari Grape Kneelength Swimsuit is FINA Approved. The official FINA Approval barcode is printed on the swimsuit.
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