A Parent’s Guide to Supporting Your Child Athlete

9 10 2014
Competitive swimwear is only a portion of what you can do.

Being supportive of your child athlete is as important as his competitive swimwear.

Parent’s want to know: How can I be my child’s biggest cheerleader without setting them back? How do winning parents balance this delicate act, and increase success?

Here Are Some Tips to Help

  • Make it about the star of the show. Many parents pressure children into activities they’ve always dreamed of pursuing, rather than asking the child’s preferences. Experts recommend supporting children athletes in sports they truly love, whether this means swimming or playing tennis. To add to this, children in middle school will have a good sense of likes and dislikes. Beyond this age range, it’s all fun and games so relax.
  • The coach is an indispensable part of the equation, and parents should only attempt discussions during dedicated times. After the heat of the game, take a breath and keep questions for another day.
  • Remember the referee is doing their job to the best of their ability and yelling simply throws everyone off, including your star athlete.
  • Dressing for success in sports means wearing the proper gear and accessories. When your child looks great, their confidence improves dramatically. Swim team accessories and gear for instance, include the team’s color, goggles, arena swimwear and other recommendations by the coach.
  • Parents should nourish their child athlete for victory on the field, and diet plans can be assessed with a nutritionist.
  • Failing is a certainty – accept this. Early experiences in failure teach children how to cope in adulthood. While failing is inevitable, giving up is optional and this lesson lives with us for life.

To recap, ensure your star is comfortable with the sport, the gear and the messages you’re sending to them.

Take It from a Pro Mom

One of the biggest references in sports history for the idyllic pro parent is with Olympic champion Michael Phelps. The star swimmer has been seen time and again connecting with his mother, who watches and cheers eagerly on the sidelines. Books on how to win as an athlete’s parent are copious so explore these in a local library or online.

Extra Tip: To ensure the right fit, shop for customized swimwear at D&J Sports. For the best prices on a range of swimwear accessories and uniforms, contact D&J Sports. We carry swim polo shirts, swim team shirts, caps, goggles, bags and much more.





What’s Your Favorite Carbon Pro Color?

24 08 2012
Arena Carbon Pro Swimsuits

The Arena Carbon Pro comes in a variety of great colors.

If you’ve ever paid attention to the swimsuits you will see at the pool during your workouts, training and competitions, you have probably noticed the dull colors everyone is wearing. A lot of people are wearing plain black suits because this is what a performance suit is made from, right? However, when it comes to the Arena Carbon Pro, you can experience the performance enhancement you desire with a splash of color that will make you stand out from the crowd. Available in the open back kneeskin, closed back kneeskin and jammer, you have four colors to choose from.

Dark Grey

If you prefer a more muted color that doesn’t stand out too much, the dark grey is the perfect option for you. This color is dark enough to almost qualify as black, allowing you to take advantage of the benefits of the Arena Carbon Pro performance suits without being too loud. Some people just want to stand out based on performance, not the color of their suit.

Bright Green

Green is a sign of life and vitality. Bring new meaning to the color green when you purchase your Carbon Pro suit in this bright color. All your competitors will be green with envy when they see you streak by them in the pool, wearing this impressive green color. Everyone will be able to see you coming through the water.

Bright Red

So maybe green isn’t your color. In that case, if you are looking for something bright to help you stand out from your competitors, bright red can be a great option. Your competitors and the fans won’t be able to help but notice this fantastic color as you streak through the pool.

Royal Blue

If you are looking for something that will stand apart from the typical mute colors swimmers wear for their performance suits but you want something a little tamer, the royal blue is an excellent choice. A darker color than some of the other options, you can show off what you can do with a little splash of blue to complement the blue of the pool water.

So which Arena Carbon Pro color is your favorite? Will you choose the typical dark grey for your suit, or will you choose something a little different to help your performance stand out from the crowd, such as bright green, bright red or royal blue.





Arena Carbon Pro Swimsuits Give You the Speed You Need

30 07 2012
Arena Carbon Pro Kneeskin

The Arena Carbon Pro now also comes in red and blue.

If you have ever wondered how dolphins swim so fast and graceful, the secret is in their skin. It is not porous like human skin. This is what causes humans to naturally slow down in the water. For humans to mimic the speed and style of these gracious mammals, they need a racing swimsuit that reduces the amount of friction the body creates when they swim. Competitive swimmers everywhere strive to find the delicate balance between friction restriction and fluid movement.

Today, swimmers can find that perfection in the Arena Carbon Pro Kneeskin for women and the Arena Carbon Pro Jammer for men. A swimmer’s movements will become incredibly fluid and their speed like lightning, just like a beautiful dolphin, thanks to the latest technology involved in the Carbon Pro line.

Compression without Restriction

The Arena Carbon Pro racing suit is designed to give swimmers the ultimate speed in the water. This intellectual suit is the first suit to deliver the perfect amount of compression without restricting movement. Using its latest technology to lock down in the areas that most need the compression, this racing suit gives swimmers a fast, fluid movement with its perfectly balanced ratio of strength to weight. Swimmers require a suit that is light enough to go fast but strong enough to compress them in areas of their body that could slow them down.

A competition swimsuit needs to deliver power and strength but cannot restrict the necessary movement to make a swimmer go faster. This can be found in the Arena Carbon Pro line. With critical carbon fibers in the right places to compress the right areas of the body and elastic bonding tape covering the interior of the legs to perfect a swimmer’s kicks and dives, this racing swimsuit offers a swimmer the way to perfect their next race.

Competition Suits for Men and Women

Men and women who compete on swim teams need powerful swimsuits that are going to aid them in their races, not work against them. The good news is the answer is in the Arena Carbon Pro line. The even better news is that both the Arena Carbon Kneeskin and the Arena Carbon Jammer are available in new colors. The two latest colors include red and green. The classic black and royal blue are still available as well. Now swimmers can have the perfect suit for their big race in the color that coordinates with their team colors.








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