College swimming coach and writer Matthew Allan hit the nail on the head when he wrote about swimming:
“In our sport it is natural and necessary to set up goals to inspire us. We all want to achieve the next level, the break-thru performance. What we (all of us) must not forget is that the journey to these goals is the best part. The daily process of obtaining success takes up the majority of our time and effort throughout our lives. Remember to appreciate what you’ve done in the past and what you are doing in the present on your way to higher goals. This will allow you to always strive for something more without missing out on the fact that your path to success is as much a starting point as it is a finish line.”
All swimmers know the importance of finishing. Whether it is finishing the last lap at practice or finishing at a meet, pushing to the end is the most important thing to all swimmers. Sacrificing any finish line, no matter how small, is as good as giving up. Just pushing halfway is just something that swimmers do not do.
So what keeps you going in water? Your family? Your team? Your dreams? The bar of chocolate you get after practice? Or is it your swimwear?
We at swimmer.com.au are obviously a little bias on this point, but we find that swimwear can serve as a symbol of everything that we want to be in and out of the water. The perfect piece of fitness swimwear makes you feel at home in the pool, but also represents something to remind you to give everything you’ve got.
With this reasoning we absolutely love The Finals swimwear. The Finals represents our end goal to be first at the touch out when it comes times to compete, and all of the steps it takes to become a champion. Let us introduce you to our favourite mens jammers from The Finals swimwear that has the potential to transform your performance in the pool if you allow it.
The Aztec Blue & Green Jammers and The Aztec Multicolour Jammers both serve as a totem to the strength of the powerful fallen empire of the South American civilization, the Aztecs. Channel the energy of warriors with these jammers. They also just happen to be chlorine resistant jammers that ensure the powerful look these jammers doesn’t fade after the first few visits to the pool.
The Onyx Green Jammers and Onyx Blue Jammers allow you to gather strength from the onyx stone that is forms inside of lava. Only under pressure and heat can you and the onyx stone truly reach your maximum potential for greatness. The sleek curved panel of the print is fired up with a colourful print that looks bad ass in the water.
Do you sometimes get a little too heated at swim matches, so much so that it throws off your game? In ancient times European soldiers used to use the amethyst stone to protect them in the battle field and keep them level headed. You can channel this ancient energy by getting the cooling Amethyst Jammers.
Actually we think these bags from Dolfin Swimwear are awesome. Dolfin Swimwear recently released a line of “Neon Uglies Mesh Bags” that are absolutely wild! These bags will add a bit of neon fun to any day at the pool.
The Neon Mesh Gear Bags come in key lime, hot pink and lemon yellow. All have a neon orange draw string to give these neon mesh bags an absolutely electric look. Each bag is made with tough polyester material that is perfect for carrying all of your swimwear accessories. Check out the Neon Mesh Gear Bags by following the links below.
If you can’t get enough of the neon look, make sure to also check out Dolfin’s Uglies line of womens and toddlers neon-themed swimwear.
Looking for some adorable fitness swimwear for your little girl? Look no further than the “Little Dolfin Uglies” Collection. These prints offer wild blasts of neon that add a huge splash of fun to pool time with a price tag that we can all afford. By the way, if you like the “Little Uglies” prints, they are available in womens sizes too.
All of the “Little Dolfin Uglies” are made especially for toddlers. The material is made of a mix of 91% polyester and 9% spandex that is gentle on your little one’s skin. The Little Uglies one pieces are fully lined in cute contrasting colours to avoid any uncomfortable chafing in the pool. The cut is made appropriate for a toddler’s body with a high back and neck with a low leg that’ll ensure they’ll feel comfy and confident in the pool.
On top of that these fun Little Uglies all have beautiful vibrant colours that your little girl will absolutely love. It also ensures when her favourite colour goes from pink to orange to whatever else, she’ll still like her multi-coloured bathing suit. The thin straps that fit snugly over little shoulders are made with cute black and white material that adds extra fun to the cute look of the Little Uglies toddlers swimwear line.
To check out all the fun and colourful designs of the girls toddlers one pieces from Dolfin Swimwear, follow the links listed below.
We just introduced Dolfin Swimwear as the newest brand to be offered at swimmer.com.au. We are excited for you guys to get a chance to try out the swimwear created by their dedicated production team that is based out of Pennsylvania, United States. If you like the different designs you see in the Little Uglies range, make sure to check out the other athletic swimwear Dolfin has to offer. Dolfin Swimwear offers fitness swimwear in a variety of styles for girls, boys, men and women. Not all of their designs have the loud pastel colours we see in the Little Uglies by the way, if those colours aren’t exactly your style.
Help us welcome the wild and colourful Uglies collection from Dolfin swimwear by perusing the wild, stylish and colourful sports bikinis and athletic one pieces. All of these quirky designs are inspired by original names that we absolutely love. Let us take you through a tour through the unique world of Uglies. Before we can get started, you can check out the swimwear on your own by following the links below.
Find Your Inner Mountain Man
Zalia is a miniature town in the mountains of West Virginia in the United States. West Virginia’s slogan is, ‘The Mountain Man is Always Free”. With the Zalia One Piece or the Zalia Sports Bikini you can sport your freedom every time you hit the pool for training. The print of the Zalia features a myriad of neon colours including purple, green, yellow and red in scribble gone free patterns.
Meet Your Inner Poet and Explorer
The Xanadu One Piece and the Xanadu Sports Bikini get their names from the movable kingdom under the empire of Kublai Khan’s Yuam Empire. The kingdom would literally be transported from one sport to another according to the seasons. Samuel Coleridge infamously wrote about the city in his poem “Xanadu” that you can read write by following this link. It is inspired by Marco Polo’s description of his visit to Xanadu in the 13th century. Here is what Marco Polo wrote about Xanadu
“There is at this place a very fine marble Palace, the rooms of which are all gilt and painted with figures of men and beasts and birds, and with a variety of trees and flowers, all executed with such exquisite art that you regard them with delight and astonishment. Round this Palace a wall is built, inclosing a compass of 16 miles, and inside the Park there are fountains and rivers and brooks, and beautiful meadows, with all kinds of wild animals (excluding such as are of ferocious nature), which the Emperor has procured and placed there to supply food for his gerfalcons and hawks, which he keeps there in mew....”
Grab a Drink with Your Inner Cajun
Ready to take a trip down to New Orleans to party it up during their infamous Mardi Gras celebrations in the French Quarter? Well grab your mask, the Fizz One Piece and the Fizz Sports Bikini to get ready for the trip. The Fizz takes its name from a famous New Orleans cocktail that combines lemon juice, gin and carbonated water to make a tasty delight for grown-ups. For you folks under the drinking limit, the lemon juice and carbonated water combo is just as tasty! The print of Fizz fitness swimwear takes the colourful explosion of Carnival, but shakes it up by updating the colours to neon to create a great look for hard work at the pool.
Brainstorm with Your Inner Toymaker
Who doesn’t love slinkies? The toy was accidentally made by Richard James in 1943 when he was trying to develop a spring to support instruments on ships during rough seas. His wife would give it the name the “Slinky” later after surfing the dictionary for the right word to describe it. The Slinkie One Piece and Slinkie Sports Bikini take all the fun of the slinky, but add huge splashes of colour. The Slinkie print features erratic waves of neon flowing horizontally across the athletic swimwear.
Have a Laugh with Your Inner Comedian
The Charo One Piece and Charo Sports Bikini takes its name from the famous Spanish-American comedian, Char. You can see one of her comedy appearances here or see her lesser known skill of playing flamenco guitar here. Char was also known for her loud sense of flamboyant style, and the Charo print definitely take inspiration from the comedian’s sense of style. The Charo print features loud colours of neon mixed with dark colours to give a true Latina feel to the fitness swimwear.
Dance all Night Long with Your Inner Rockstar
“Ozzy” Osbourne was the lead singer of the famous heavy metal band, Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath was one of the groundbreaking bands to develop the heavy metal genre. The Ozzy One Piece and Ozzy Sports Bikini are as wild as Ozzy with repeated explosions of neon colours. Rock out every time you go to the pool by grabbing up this fabulous swimwear.
Ever been absolutely bummed to go inside during a lightning storm? Had a practice called off due to some stormy weather? Lightning is a constant enemy to those of us who want to swim in the water, but we’ve always been curious if it is actually dangerous. Who does lightning think it is anyway!?
After research we found out that the short answer to our question is yes, lightning is in fact dangerous to swimmers. We found our answer at the The Straight Dope, a magazine that answers scientific questions for us, the oblivious reader. Their hilarious slogan, “Fighting ignorance since 1973. (It’s taken longer than we thought),” shows that we’ve still got a lot to learn.
A basic summary is that lightning tends to strike the surface of the water then conducts a short distance of around 20 feet. So if a lightning strikes water about a mile away you are good, but if it is 10 feet away you are toast. Just to be safe I would definitely advise to take cover whenever there is a lightning storm. You are not safer in open land than you are in the water, so get yourself inside! As the old saying goes “You may not know enough to come out of the rain, but you are still redeemable if you take cover during a lightning storm.” Okay, we may have added that last part.
There is one safe way to mix lightning and water though. By getting yourself Dolfin’s new lightning-bolt-inspired athletic swimwear lines that’ll give you a truly shocking appearance for the pool. This electric line features two different prints. The Bolt print features horizontal rows of colourful lightning. The Xena print features a chaotic shower of lightning bolts. Both of these prints are available in mens swimwear and womens swimwear. Find out more by following the links below.
We just started offering Dolfin Swimwear at swimmer.com.au! We really like the high quality swimwear they offer, but we are especially a fan of the Lycra material that is used to create the swimwear mentioned above. This unique blend of 80% Nylon and 20% Lycra makes for a snug fit that holds it elasticity even with daily training in the pool. We are excited for you guys to try out the awesome products that Dolfin will be offering through swimmer.com.au.
All swimmers are familiar with “the domino effect” whether they realize it or not. For those who don’t know, the domino effect is chain reaction when one small change leads to another similar change then repeats over and over again. How do you think “the domino effect” applies to your life in the water?
“The domino effect” is similar to a swimmer’s life in and out of the water, because every small thing we do (or don’t do) in the hours of training eventually leads to gradual changes to improve us as swimmers. Every small thing we do impacts how we perform in the pool, so it is important we try to have a positive domino effect rather than a negative one.
The results of a swimmer who works hard ends in something that makes all the hours of training worth it in the end. The results are why we keep pushing everyday in the water, to become someone better. On top of that, most swimmers may or may not be a little crazy anyway to be willing to work so hard!
We were particularly inspired by Dolfin’s Domino Swimwear line that is available in womens swimwear and mens swimwear. The Domino swimwear range features beautiful abstract designs that swerve and curve to create a stunning look that’ll make you look great while you are putting in time at the pool. Every time you wear this swimwear you can remind yourself of all the tough work you’ve done to get where you are today. The Domino design will motivate you to keep lapping harder and faster, even when you feel like you’ve given it everything you got.
Check out Dolfin’s Domino fitness swimwear by following the links below.
All of the above fitness swimwear is made with Dolfin’s signature Chloroban material that is made of 100% high quality polyester. The Domino is tough swimwear that is cut and designed to spend long hours in the pool, just like you. We are excited to be offering Dolfin’s latest swimwear here at swimmer.com.au. Check out to see if you may just need one (or two) more piece of athletic swimwear from Dolfin to complete your collection and spice up training time.
We are always scoping out the best swimwear out there to offer you at swimmer.com.au, because the swimwear industry is constantly evolving and growing. That is why we are excited to add another high quality fitness swimwear brand to our website, Dolfin Swimwear. Check in with our blog for the next couple of weeks to learn about all the new Dolfin Swimwear we’ll be offering for great prices.
Dolfin runs by the ideal that they want to make fitness swimwear that does not break the bank of their swimmers. They work hard to create high quality swimwear that has extremely competitive prices. Since Dolfin Swimwear is still a lesser known brand than many others we have up here at swimmer.com.au, there is huge potential for customers to get great deals on their swimwear. There is nothing like getting a high quality piece of swimwear that will last you for years, but without the high quality price tag that often comes with top of the line products!
Don’t be fooled by the spelling of their name, extremely knowledgeable people are working at Dolfin. They were just trying to make a joke with the pun of “fin” in their name, but we won’t hold the fact their marketing team likes using puns against them. This American brand is based out of the East Coast state called Pennsylvania. Everyone we talked to from the company, from product development to the designers, were extremely caring about the product they delivered. To them swimwear was more than just a day job, so we were definitely excited to see what they had to offer.
From our initial testing of their swimwear in the pool, we can tell their hard-work is paying off. When you wear their swimwear into the water it almost feels like you are as at home in the water as a dolphin, because the fabric quality and cut of their swimwear feels natural as a second layer of skin. On top of the comfort their fitness swimwear offers, their swimwear is made with their 100% polyester Chloroban material that holds the colour and elasticity of the swimwear through hard use in the pool.
One of our favourite prints from them, offered both in mens swimwear and womens swimwear, is the visually stunning Rondo swimwear that is perfect for all levels of swimmers. For those guys and gals who love super bright colours, you can go past the Rondo Multi Jammers and Rondo One Piece Swimsuit which feature brilliant colours splashed in overlapping strokes on a black background. For a more regal look, check out the Rondo Purple Jammers they are rich in colour and look great on the guys.
These are just a couple of the designs that Dolfin Swimwear has to offer at swimmer.com.au. Make sure to check out their full line by exploring our site.
We love kitties, like everyone else on the internet, but swimming kitties definitely are even more epic than your regular line up of cute cats on the internet. We are fascinated by the fact that tigers are one of the few big cats that actually like to swim.
Tigers love the water, and they commonly bathe, swim, hunt and play in the water. Some tigers have even been known to swim several kilometres each day. One of the more prolific examples of a far swimming tiger was a tiger that swam 30 km each day!
That is why we at swimmer.com.au got really excited by the tiger inspired Max print available from Dolfin for men and women. The print features tiger claw scratches displayed repeatedly in decorative colours to make for a truly unique look. You can check out the Max training swimwear by following the links below.
What could be a more ferocious animal than a tiger to channel while you are working hard in the pool? I mean who is going to mess with a tiger?
Disclaimer: We do not recommend copying the tiger’s swimming technique at your next swim meet. We’ve got to say the tiger’s swimming technique does leave something to be desired. What kind of cat actually “doggie paddles” anyways!?
Every piece of athletic swimwear I’ve picked out during my swimming career had a hidden meaning to me. This meaning was meant to help shave off those precious seconds that often mean the difference between first and last place. As swimmers we all have our superstitions when it comes time to jump in the pool. My personal superstition always involved picking out the perfect swimsuit to inspire me for swimming training and competition. Despite having retired from competitive swimming, I still pick out swimwear that moves me to give it all in the pool.
As we all know “talon” is the name of the powerful claws of birds of prey that give them the power to survive. When I enter the blue calm water of the pool I think of the eagle soaring solo through the air. Power and grace are something that all swimmers train to achieve in the water through hours and hours of hard work! Why not try to perfect your power and stroke in the Dolfin Talon Blue Jammers or Dolfin Talon Blue One Piece Swimsuit.
“Talon” also means the cards that have not been dealt yet. It is important as swimmers to remember at competition that sometimes fate has destined you to lose, because someone else just swam a little bit better than you that day. All swimmers at some point must let go of those negative feelings, so they can completely focus their mind on winning the next heat. Dwelling on past failures can ruin the head of any athlete, but it is especially true for swimmers who have to rely completely on themselves to obtain victory. I always remembered the following quote whenever I started to get down on myself, “The swimmer who says, "It can't be done" is passed by the swimmer who is doing it”.
When it comes to racing your mind is as powerful as your body. So get your mind on track and pick a suit that will evoke power and strength like the Dolfin Talon Red Jammers and let your body do the rest! " Talon" also identifies the part of a lock that a key must press against to slide in. Just like the mechanics of a lock, to put together a perfect stroke every part of a swimmer’s body must function properly. The painstaking process of perfecting technique to make a stroke achieve its maximum potential is something every swimmer is familiar with. If swimmers had a penny for every time their coach critiqued their technique... well you already know where I’m going with this.
Capture all the meanings of ‘Talon by going with Dolfin Swimwear’s high quality athletic swimwear. Every time you enter the pool you can associate all of the positive force behind this word to help you give all you got for every lap.
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.
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.