PureSport Performance Sports Drink

PureSport Performance Sports Drink

 
There is a new sports drink that has been making waves of late.  Gatorade has long been the drink of choice for athletes but now PureSport is here to provide a new class of sports drink.  Unlike traditional sports drinks that rely on simple sugars and carbohydrates PureSport stands alone due to its protein content.  PureSport features a performance tested 2.67:1 Carb to Whey Protein ration that offers the ultimate one-two punch.  The carbs provide instant energy while the protein acts as a reserve tank of fuel.  Together they sustain your energy, increase your endurance and help your muscles recover no matter how hard you push yourself.  PureSport is the performance sports drink of choice for numerous Olympians such as Brendan Hansen, Nastia Liukin and Michael Phelps.
PureSport
PureSport

PureSport Workout

PureSport Workout is a rehydration drink for the athlete in motion.  The workout mixture replaces lost fluids and electrolytes, restores fuel during exercise for more energy and improved performance, and enhances recovery with added protein.  Each serving of PureSport Workout contains just 80 calories and 6 grams of protein.  The unique mix of carbohydrate and protein promotes better fuel utilization and reduces muscle damage.  Such benefits are not available with carbohydrate only sports drinks.  PureSport Workout dramatically enhances exercise results by improving endurance and reducing muscle tissue damage.  PureSport Workout is available in four flavors including Grape, Banana Berry, Lemon Lime, and Fruit Punch.

PureSport Recovery

PureSport Recovery is formulated to help your body recover quickly and bounce back after a tough workout.  The recovery mixture accelerates the replacement and storage of muscle fuel.  Each serving of PureSport Recovery contains 46 grams of carbohydrates and 18 grams of protein.  The protein supply reduces muscle damage and induces muscle repair.  When taken within 15 minutes after exercising the protein and carbohydrate mix greatly improves muscle recovery over that experienced with carbohydrate only sports drinks.  This is the ideal sports drink to get you ready for your next workout.  PureSport Recovery is available in four flavors including Grape, Banana Berry, Lemon Lime, and Fruit Punch.

PureSport Starter Kit

Not sure what PureSport product is best for your needs or can’t decide on a flavor?  No need to worry, the PureSport Starter Kit has all the answers you need.  The PureSport Starter Kit provides samples of both the Workout and Recovery mixtures in all four delicious flavors.  As an added bonus you also get a PureSport collapsible bottle.  With the starter kit you get four PureSport Workout packets (Grape, Banana Berry, Lemon Lime and Fruit Punch) and four PureSport Recovery packets (Grape, Banana Berry, Lemon Lime, and Fruit Punch) to get you going.

Official FINA 2010 List of Approved Swimsuits

Official FINA 2010 List of Approved Swimsuits

FINA has released it’s official list of swimsuits approved for 2010.  Most major swimsuit manufacturers are represented on the list including Nike, Arena, TYR and Speedo.  Here is that list in its entirety:

FINA 2010 List of Approved Swimsuits

Applicant/Manufacturer Type of Swimwear
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   classic men
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   classic women
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A classic men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version B pants-short men
Descente   OAR-0528M pants-short men
Descente   OAR-0522W full-knee women
Descente Shin_rev ARN-8509M classic men
Descente Shin_rev ARN-8504W classic women
Descente Aile bleue ARN-6009M classic men
Diana Submarine 201M pants-short men
Diana Submarine 213W full-knee women
Diana Submarine 243W full-knee women
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Bladeback classic women
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Brief classic men
Mizuno Corporation MX   pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation MX   full-knee women
Nike Hydra II – brief TCSS0096 classic men
Nike Hydra II – jammer TCSS0097 pants-short men
Nike Hydra – Jammer N76000 pants-short men
Nike Hydra N76002 classic men
Nike Swift II -Jammer TCSS0093 pants-short men
Nike Swift II – brief TCSS0092 classic men
Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1   pants-short men
Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1   classic women
Orvar/Aquazone USA R-1   full-knee women
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light   classic women
Speedo AQUABLADE Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo AQUABLADE Hydroshort pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin FS II Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo Fastskin FS II Jammer pants-short men
Speedo FSPro Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Fastskin XT Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo Fastskin XT Brief classic men
Speedo Fastskin XT Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo Fastskin Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Racer Elite  Record Breaker classic women
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Pro Record Breaker classic women
Speedo LZR Pro Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo LZR Pro Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Comp Record Breaker  classic women
Speedo LZR Comp Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo LZR Comp Jammer pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer C Series classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback C Series classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback  SII classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback  SII C Series full women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer C Series classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback C Series classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer C Series classic men
Top 10 Swimming Goggles

Top 10 Swimming Goggles

When starting out in swimming there is nothing more frustrating than trying to find the swim goggle that is just right for you.  Each swimmer has a different list of requirements for their ideal pair.  Beginning swimmers often look for comfort and ease of use while a competitive swimmer might be looking for goggles that cut down on drag.  Luckily there is a wide range of goggle styles available for all ages and ability levels.  Not sure what goggles would be best for you?  Check out our list of the ten best goggle styles and the features that make them so popular.

1) Speedo Vanquisher – The line of Vanquishers easily make the top of this list due to their wide ranging appeal.  These are a great goggle for both competitive and recreational swimmers.  Vanquishers feature soft silicone gaskets around the eyes for a very comfortable fit.  Each pair of Vanquishers also comes with a set of four different size nose pieces.  This allows each individual user to select the fit that is just right for them.  Vanquishers fit more directly in the eye socket rather than around the eye.  The line of Vanquishers includes Junior, Women’s, and Men’s sizes in addition to the newly updated Vanquisher 2.0.  Best for: Recreational and competitive swimmers ages 13 and up.

Vanquisher 2.0
Vanquisher 2.0

2) Aqua Sphere Kaiman Goggles – Kaiman goggles are popular for their excellent visibility and outstanding comfort.  These are a favorite of open water swimmers and triathletes due to their 180-degree visibility and easy-adjust buckles for the perfect fit.  Kaiman goggles offer possibly the softest gaskets available in a goggle today.  Due to their wider shape Kaiman goggles do not fit directly into the eye sockets, but rather fit more around the eye.  The silicone nose bridge is not adjustable; however, due to its soft nature it is comfortable for a wide range of nose types.  Kaiman goggles are available in both small and full size models.  Best for: Adult recreational swimmers, open water swimmers, triathletes.

Kaiman Goggles
Kaiman Goggles

3) Speedo Hydrospex – Speedo Hydrospex are a no frills goggle that are ultra comfortable and easy to use.  The back strap adjusts with the speed fit clip to make adjustments a snap especially with the new Hydrospex 2.  The wide gaskets of the Hydrospex make these an ideal goggle for beginning swimmers.  While Hydrospex do have a solid nose piece that does not allow for adjustments they do come in both Junior and Adult sizes to fit a wide range of users.  As an added bonus… Hydrospex come in a nearly endless array of colors.  Best for: Children and beginning swimmers, anyone who likes wider goggles.

Speedo Hydrospex 2
Speedo Hydrospex 2

4) Swedish Goggles – Swedish goggles are a swimming classic and long time favorite of competitive swimmers.  Popular for the clear view and excellent field of vision they promote.  Though these are a favorite of experienced swimmers they do take some getting used to.  Swedish goggles must be completely assembled by the user and do not have any soft cushioning for your eye.  The hard plastic eye pieces of Swedish goggles fit directly in the eye socket for a very unique fit.  Swedish goggles are available in many colors including metallic for the outdoors.  Best for: Experienced and competitive swimmers looking for a custom fit.

Swedish Goggles
Swedish Goggles

5) TYR Technoflex – Technoflex are another wide frame goggle that is great for youth and beginning swimmers.  Much like the Speedo Hydrospex the TYR Technoflex feature a solid nose piece and easy adjust fit clips on the sides.  Soft silicone gaskets make the Technoflex goggles easy on the eyes while giving you clear vision in the water.  TYR Technoflex 4.0 are available in a great selection of fun colors.  Best for: Youth and beginning swimmers, anyone who likes wider goggles.

TYR Technoflex 4.0
TYR Technoflex 4.0

6) TYR Swimple – Swimple goggles are the ultimate ease of use goggles.  They come in one size designed for kids and come in several fun colors.  Swimple goggles have a solid nose piece and soft silicone gaskets that are easy on children’s eyes.  The easy adjust release button on the sides of the goggles allow for no fuss adjustments of the back strap.  These goggles will have your kids splashing around in no time.  Best for: Kids who enjoy recreational swimming.

TYR Swimple
TYR Swimple

7) Speedo Aquasocket – Aquasockets were engineered with competitive swimmers in mind.  Their ultra low profile design ensures minimum drag through the water.  These goggles fit directly in the eye sockets with their soft silicone gaskets for a snug comfortable fit that will not come off in competition.  Aquasockets also come with multiple size nose pieces to allow for a more customized fit.  Best for: Competitive swimmers ages 13 and up.

Speedo Aquasocket
Speedo Aquasocket

8) TYR Tracer – Tracer goggles are another model designed with the racer in mind.  Tracers fit directly in the eye socket but are not rough on the eyes thanks to the soft silicone material.  They also feature various size nose pieces so you can pick the one that fits you best.  Tracer goggles offer excellent peripheral vision for a racing goggle.  Best for: Any swimmer that measure’s success by the tenth of a second.

TYR Tracer Goggle
TYR Tracer Goggle

9) Aqua Sphere Seal – The Aqua Sphere Seal mask is somewhat of a cross between a goggle and a snorkeling mask.  The Seal mask has a much larger profile than most goggles, but does not cover the nose like a typical mask.  This allows it to function as a normal goggle while providing more of a full face coverage.  The Seal mask is well know for the excellent seal it makes between the goggle and the face.  This makes it great for swimming in turbulent waters.  The Seal mask is available in the original and XP Seal mask version with a lower profile.  Best for: Open water swimmers and swimmers how like full coverage from their goggles.

Aqua Sphere Seal Mask
Aqua Sphere Seal Mask

10) Speedo Sprint/Pro –  These are a few of Speedo’s classic goggles.  Both styles are made with soft foam around the eyes and come with an adjustable nose piece.  Pro goggles have a circular shaped eye piece while the Sprint style has more of an oval shaped eye piece.  These goggles have been a staple of the swimming community for some time due to their reliability and comfort.  Best for: Goggle traditionalists and anyone who prefers foam gaskets over silicone ones.

Speedo Sprint Goggles
Speedo Sprint Goggles
Grab Bag Suit Sale

Grab Bag Suit Sale

There is no better time to stock up on practice suits than right now.  D&J Sports female grab bag suits start out as low $32 each.  You pick the size and D&J Sports will send you a brand new Lycra Speedo, Nike, TYR, or Dolfin swimsuit.  If you need to stock up on swimsuits you will also stockpile the savings with additional discounts.  Men’s grab bag suits are also available starting out at just $15 for briefs and $24 for jammers.

USA Swimming Allowable Suit Reference List

USA Swimming Allowable Suit Reference List

USA Swimming Rule 102.9, regarding suits allowed in USA swimming sanctioned events, went into effect on October 1st, 2009.  The following is a statement by USA Swimming outlining what suits are currently allowed to be used in competition.  These suits should not be considered “FINA approved” until FINA releases its own 2010 approved suit list.

USA Swimming statement released 10/5/2009:

The USA Swimming House of Delegates, consisting of 438 coach, official and athlete members, voted to implement new swimsuit requirements, beginning on October 1. While this earlier implementation date has created some challenges, it was put in place to both avoid interrupting our short course season and protect the integrity of our competitions in the summer of 2010. 

The new swimsuit requirements are very specific and technical in nature, but deal primarily with silhouette and material of the suits.

FINA will be the ultimate judge of which materials will be acceptable. However, in an effort to provide clearer guidance to its membership, USA Swimming asked the major suit manufacturers, in good faith, to indicate which of their suits meet the specified criteria. The list of those suits is below.

Please note, none of these suits should be considered “FINA approved” until FINA issues its list of 2010 suits.Once FINA publishes its list, some of the suits below may no longer be acceptable.

Reference List for Allowable Swimsuits

ARENA
ARENA X-FLAT
a) Woman full body short leg open back
b) Woman Normal Suit (Classic)
c) Man Jammer
d) Man Brief

ARENA POWERSKIN
a) Woman full body short leg open
b) Woman Normal Suit (Classic)
c) Man Jammer

ARENA POWERSKIN R-EVOLUTION
a) Woman full body short leg open back
b) Man Jammer

AgonSwim.com
The following styles from Agonswim.com in the fabrics Paper, Streamline, Lycra, MaxResist, PolyRidge, Speedline, Duramax, Knit Polyester, PBT and Mesh meet the requirements.

Male styles
Brief
Brief Euro
Jammer
Splice Jammer
Training suit
Training suit euro

Female styles
Freeback
Freeback Youth
Knee Length Proback
Proback
Sprintback
ThinStraps
Thin Straps Youth
ThinStraps 1X
Thin Straps 2X
U-Back
BikiniBack Top
BikiniBack Bottom

BlueSeventy
Will provide a list when it is available

Diana

The below Diana suit models have received FINA approval
Diana Submarine 201M pants-short men
Diana Submarine 213W full-knee Women 
Diana Submarine 243W full-knee women

Dolfin
All suits in the Dolfin LTF series

Finis
HydroSpeed 2 Models (nylon/lycra material):
o    Female Bladeback
o    Female Race John
o    Male Brief
o    Male Jammer

HydroSpeed Models (nylon/lycra material):
o    Female Race John
o    Male Brief
o    Male Jammer

AquaTuff Polyester Models (polyester material):
o    Female Skinback
o    Female Bladeback
o    Male Brief
o    Male Jammer

NIKE SWIM
Will provide a list of approved suits once finalized from FINA

RocketScience Sports
Part Number     Name                            

SW-000-FU-O     FU RACER – Open Back       Women’s
SW-000-FU-C     FU RACER – Closed Back     Women’s
SM-000-FU-H      FU RRACER – Hipster          Men’s
SM-000-FU-HW   FU RCARER – High W          Men’s
SWK-001-LIGHT   rocket Light K                  Women’s
SW-001-LIGHT     rocket Light                    Women’s
SM-001-LIGHT     rocket Light                     Men’s
SW-002-ORBIT     rocket ORBIT                  Women’s
SM-002-ORBIT     rocket ORBIT                   Men’s
SW-003-FLIGHT   rocket FLIGHT                 Women’s
SM-003-FLIGHT    rocket FLIGHT                 Men’s
SMB-002             rocket BREIF                   Men’s

TYR
Fusion Racer (Style#RFUS6) 2006 Male
Fusion Jammer (Style#SFUS6) 2006 Male
Fusion Aeroback (Style#AFUS6) 2006 Female
Fusion Aeroback Short John (Style#ASFU6) 2006 Female
Tracer Light Racer (Style#TLRA6) 2007 Male

Tracer Light Jammer (Style#TLJA6) 2007 Male
Tracer Light Aeroback (Style#TLAB6) 2007 Female
Tracer Light Aeroback Short John (Style#TLSJ6) 2007 Female

Speedo
Speedo believes the following championship suits meet the criteria listed by USA Swimming.

Speedo Fastskin FS Pro
Female Recordbreaker, Style #7190803
Female Kneeskin, Style #7190102
Male Jammer, Style #7050170

Speedo Fastskin FSII
Female Recordbreaker, Adult Style #7190142, Youth Style #7190141
Male Jammer, Adult Style #7050154, Youth Style #7050153
Male Brief, Adult Style #7055001

Speedo Aquablade
Female Recordbreaker, Adult Style #719040, Youth Style #719039
Male Jammer, Adult Style #705966, Youth Style #705965
Male Brief, Adult #705032, Youth Style #705031

Please note, this list is not all-inclusive. Until such time as FINA publishes its list, swimsuits meeting the below criteria, should also be considered acceptable.

1.Swimsuits for men may not extend above the navel or below the knee and for women may not cover the neck or extend past the shoulders or below the knee;

2.No zippers or other fastening devices are allowed except for a waist tie on a brief or jammer; and

3.Suits must be of textile material and must not be made of any rubberized type of material such as polyurethane or neoprene.

TYR Comic Strip Ringback

TYR Comic Strip Ringback

TYR Comic Strip Ringback
TYR Comic Strip Ringback

TYR has just released several new prints in their Durafast Polyester swimsuit line.  One of the new prints is the Comic Strip Ringback.  The Comic Strip Ringback features a bright, exciting print and the ultimate in comfort due to it’s unique back.  The Ringback offers an adjustable ring that slides into place for flawless fit and comfort that you won’t find in other suits.

The Comic Strip Ringback is made of TYR’s Durafast Polyester material.  Durafast Polyester is proven to last three times longer than a traditional Lycra swimsuit.  Durafast Polyester is chlorine and sun resistant to prevent unwanted fading and stretching.  This suit is ideal for both training and recreational swimming.  The Comic Strip Ringback is available in adult and youth sizes, and multiple color combinations are also available so you can pick one that best suits you.  The Comic Strip Ringback is available now at D&J Sports.

Rio de Janeiro to host Olympic Games

Rio de Janeiro to host Olympic Games

Rio 2016
Rio 2016

The International Olympic Committee has elected Rio de Janeiro as the host of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016.  Rio has long been known for its beautiful beaches and carnival celebrations, and will now become the first South American city to host the Olympic Games.  Rio outlasted fellow finalists Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid in the final rounds of IOC voting to determine the 2016 host city.

RIO 2016