Competitive

TYR Venzo 'Will Break World Records' - Ryan Lochte

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Excitement is building ahead of the arrival of TYR's newest tech suit, the TYR Venzo.

Developed with detailed input from top international swimmers including Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers, TYR are promising that the Venzo will 'redefine performance in the water'.

We examine the suit's innovative race features and hear what the professionals are saying about the TYR Venzo.

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Why Laszlo Cseh has chosen Aquarapid for Tokyo 2020

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Hungary's multiple World and European champion Laszlo Cseh has recently announced a new collaboration with Aquarapid as he steps up his bid to reach a fifth successive Olympic Games.

Cseh has chosen to partner the Italian swimwear brand for the next two seasons, which will include this year's World Championships and Tokyo 2020.

Aquarapid have fine-tuned and developed an impressive collection of FINA-approved tech suits in recent years, so we take a look at the key technical features that make these suits stand out.

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Jazz Carlin Retirement Calls Time on 'Amazing Journey'

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Double Olympic silver medallist Jazz Carlin has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Carlin claimed two silvers in the 400m and 800m freestyle at Rio 2016, having already won two European titles and a Commonwealth Games gold medal during the previous two years.

Find out what Carlin has said about a career which saw her win 13 major international medals in six years, and hear top coaches pay tribute to a swimmer with an 'infectious never-give-up attitude'.

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How The FINIS Rival 2.0 Has Become Faster and Tougher

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The all new FINIS Rival 2.0 tech suit has been branded as 'A Suit As Tough As You' upon its recent release, which has generated a huge amount of buzz in the swimming world.

The FINIS team of Olympic swimmers including Olivia Smoliga, Anthony Ervin and Britain's James Guy have played a key role in the development of this next-generation competition suit.

At the forefront of this revamp is the creation of an innovative new fabric called Shield-Tech™, but how exactly does it work? We examine five new features of the FINIS Rival 2.0 and find out how they have improved on the original.

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5 Reasons To Love The New Speedo LZR Pure Intent & Valor

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Excitement has been building over the arrival of the all-new Speedo LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and we've not been disappointed!

At the Speedo Aqualab, the greatest minds in textile technology garment engineering, sports science, computational fluid dynamics, testing protocols and design have combined to produce this next generation tech suit.

Here, we take a look at the all-new Speedo Fastskin LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor, and list our five top reasons why they will be the fastest and best yet.

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6 Top Tips To Prepare For Your First Swimming Race

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Your first ever swimming race is a big moment, but is also a step into the unknown.

It is an experience you'll always look back on and remember, despite the nerves and anxiety you're understandably feeling in the days and hours leading up to the race.

It's important to embrace and enjoy the occasion, so we've put together six top tips that will take the stress and worry out of your race day preparation and help your big day run smoothly.

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Arena Carbon Air 2 - Introducing Arena's Newest Tech Suit

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Excitement is building for this season's arrival of the brand new Arena Powerskin Carbon Air 2 tech suit collection.

There was so much to love about the original Arena Carbon Air race suits, but the prospect of a revamped version offering even greater levels of performance and comfort has really got swimmers talking.

We take a look at three key features which help to make the Arena Carbon Air 2 even lighter and faster than its predecessor.

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10 Ways Swimmers Can Ease Race Day Nerves and Anxiety

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Competitions can be a nerve-wracking experience for swimmers, who put a lot of pressure on themselves during race day.

There is the fear of not wanting to under-perform after working so hard in training, and the worry of swimming in front of your friends or family. Combine that with the long waits you'll often face on competition day, and it's a time when nerves and anxiety levels are high.

Acknowledging these feelings, learning how to handle them and then overcoming them, is vital. Here, we share our top 10 tips to help you make your race day as relaxed and stress-free as possible.

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The Best Race Ready Routines for Swimmers

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Enjoying continued success at your swimming races isn't just about turning up on a Saturday and smashing it. If only it was that simple!

To get the very best out of your performance on race day, it is essential that you work hard to develop the best possible routines between races, and stick to them.

Here, we share our five top tips for good habits and developing the best race-ready routine.

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How to mentally prepare yourself for a swim race

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With all your hard work in the pool complete, it's time to turn your attention to getting your pre-race mental preparation spot on.

All of your good work in the water could be undone if your head isn't in the right place in those final few moments before you approach the starting block.

We share some top tips on how to remove distractions, doubts, worries and anxiety in the build-up to race day, so you can focus purely on the job at hand.

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