Do you like to stay ahead of the curve? Like to keep up-to-date with the latest swimming innovations? Well good news, the new Speedo Fastskin goggles have arrived and we're here to tell you all about them. Read on for a breakdown of the latest incarnation of racing goggles from the world's most recogniseable swimming brand.
Born out of a collaboration between the industry’s top experts and the world’s most elite swimmers, the Avictor is TYR’s fastest, most innovative technical swimsuit. Showcasing an unprecedented combination of advanced features, this FINA-approved technical suit maximizes performance and gives athletes the ultimate advantage over their rivals.
Jaked came into the swimwear market in the age of bodysuits, that time before 2010 when full-length swimsuits were still allowed under FINA regulations. The Jaked J01 was arguably the fastest speedsuit of it's time and helped make a reputation for the Italian competitive swim brand. The FINA rule changes meaning that mens swimsuits had to end above the knee / below the navel, and womens suits had to end above the knee. Jaked have been developing their range of racing suits each year, improving their designs and refining their ideas.
In 2012 the Powerskin Carbon-Pro revolutionized the design and manufacture of racing swimwear by integrating a carbon fibre cage into the suit's woven fabric, adding a whole new dimension to the concept of compression by maximizing support and control when and where it's needed. This concept of Intelligent Compression was the bedrock on which the new Powerskin Carbon series was built, and subsequent releases retained it as a fundamental feature, adapting the technology to the needs of every swimmer with the Carbon-Flex (2014), and the fabric and carbon configuration in the case of the Carbon-Air (2015).
The Pro T racing suit has been gracing our swimming pools at club events and competitions for a few years now. Maru are constantly updating their designs to move with the latest swimwear technologies and materials, so almost every year we see a new improved version of their flagship racing suit. The Pro T has a water repellent coating and provides the swimmer with a decent amount of compression in targeted zones. The material is 50% thinner than most training suits, ensuring it stays lightweight and fast in the water.
Three of the biggest names in aquatics James Guy, Jazmin Carlin and Chris Mears have been appointed as official ambassadors of the London 2016LEN European Aquatics Championships with less than two months to go to the historic event. Swimmers Guy and Carlin and diver Mears all enjoyed arguably the best year of their careers to date in 2015 following what was a record breaking FINA World Aquatics Championships for Britain in Kazan in August.
Exeter Swimming Club brought back an impressive haul of medals from the first round of the Devon County Championships recently. The first round took place on the weekend of the 16th/17th of January and the competition continues this coming weekend (30th/31st). The Plymouth Life Centre played host to the age group championships, where swimmers from clubs all over the region come together to test their racing skills in a competitive environment.
Today we received a very special shipment of tech suits from our friends at TYR. The “Omaha Nights” FINA approved jammers and kneeskin are the latest edition of TYR's popular Avictor racing swimsuit. Previously only available to our American cousins, the Omaha Nights version of the TYR Avictor suit delivers all the performance you've come to expect from America's favourite swim brand, with a splash of extra style! The swimsuits feature a cosmic/night sky design and are available in two styles. One design is predominantly blue, the other predominately black, and they're being sold exclusively at ProSwimwear in the UK!
Dunmow Atlantis Swimming Club went home victorious after the first event of the 2016 Essex Swimming League. Club members competed against some of the top age group swimmers in the county, including competitors from Harlow, Basildon, Newham/UEL, Romford and Halstead swimming clubs.
In 2015 our swimmers had a blinder of a year! The whole island of Great Britain is now groaning under the weight of all the medals they brought home from various international events. Records were being broken all over the place and we saw some truly impressive performances. Read on for our five favourite British swims of 2015...