Michael Phelps returned to the pool for the first time in two years at the Arena Grand Prix in Mesa, Arizona, yesterday. While he led all competitors in the preliminary heats of the 100-meter butterfly, Ryan Lochte was able to edge the legendary swimmer in the finals. Michael tweeted that his time is right where he wants it to be. So what do you think will he still be kind of the blocks in two years for the 2016 Rio Olympics?
Michael Phelps is still wearing Speedo and his all-time favorite swim goggles of choice the Speedo Speed Socket Polarized Goggle with it’s superior optics and polarized lenses. A very good choice for the sunny outdoor swimming conditions at the Arizona Mesa Grand Prix swim meet. Michael Phelps confirmed his intent to swim butterfly during the 50 freestyle prelims on today.
Get your swim team outfitted head to toe with the latest fashion trends and great looks for this season. Every swimmer should be sporting a custom printed swim team t-shirt with your team logo or mascot. I have found the best prices for custom swimming t-shirts from D&J Sports Swim Shop. They have a full time design and print staff ready to create the best shirt ideas that you have and print them quickly so that you have the shirts in time for you next big swim meet. D&J is a group of swimmers that know what swimmers want and are dedicated in giving you the best looks, for the best prices and on time. If your team is small then they can help you out with a short run of 12 t-shirts and if you team is large they have the equipment to print your shirts.
Swim Team T-shirt Ideas for 2014
Trending now are wordle or cloud word designs, featuring many common words like swim, team, freestyle, practice, flipturn, fun, etc. The words are randomly placed in a group to create a fun custom look to your swim team shirts. If you are looking for something a little more serious or tough something with your swim team logo on the front and a strong swim quote on the back is always a great option.
The choices of t-shirt blanks are also increasing and a super popular choice for the summer swim season are dry performance t-shirts. These are not only quick drying swim t-shirts but also are very cool to wear during the summer months. Plus now they are available in men’s, women’s and kid’s sizes.
Be sure to check out D&J Sports for all the custom swim team t-shirts, swim team towels and custom swimwear. They have the best prices and service for your team. Plus dependable and fast delivery right to your door.
Now is the time to order your custom swim team suits for the summer season and the best place to do that is from D&J Sports. A national leader in the swimwear and swim gear industry and top of the class for customized swimsuits and custom swim t-shirts. D&J Sports prints everything from suits, caps, t-shirts, hoodies, towels and more in-house at their national headquarters in Dallas Texas. They have a full time design and print staff as well as a full time professional embroidery staff. Since they specialize on swimwear and swim teams they know exactly what you want and will make sure that you get it in time for your next big swim meet. D&J prints from small teams, big teams and everything in-between. Including the USA Swimming National team suits and apparel. They even print for the Olympic swim teams.
Additional Custom Swim Team Items
After your swim be sure to dry off with a custom woven swim team towel from D&J Sports. These towels will be the perfect banner for your 2014 summer swim team. Since the logo is woven into the towel you are not limited to the size of the logo and as an added bonus the logo will never wear off the towel. Wow, now that’s a great item!
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Lifeguard spineboards are typically made of wood or plastic. Over the past 20 years there has been a strong shift away from wood boards. The wooden lifeguard spine boards require more maintenance due to cracking and warping. This leads to an increased risk of harboring bacteria. While they are easy to sink in the swimming pool wood spine boards are also heavier than plastic backboards. The wood boards are also typically more expensive.
Why do people still want to use wood lifeguard spine boards? Most people just don’t understand all of the upsides to the newer plastic spineboards and they also have only ever used wood boards.
You should buy a plastic spine board for several reasons. First they are seamless and sealed to prevent fluids from entering the board. This is a very important fact that wood spineboard buyers often overlook and forget that they are in the business of saving and helping others. You should never endanger your patient with a wood spineboard that may be contaminated with past body fluids or bacteria. Plastic life guard spineboards are also great since they are lightweight and 100% x-ray translucent. They are light enough for even small lifeguard to quickly move the boards and buoyant so that they do not sink to the bottom of the pool. If the safety of your patient and the durability of the plastic boards is not enough then the lower price for plastic might be enough to convince you that plastic (at least in this case) is better than paper (wood backboards).
Ok so which plastic spineboard should I buy for my lifeguards? If price is a factor then I would suggest a good entry-mid level Lifeguard Backboard. If you are dead set on a wood spineboard but agree that safety is extremely important than check out one of the best lifeguard backboards on the market the E.G. Spine Board. This board is the strongest spineboard on the market and can out perform any wooden board, plus it is easy to clean.
The wait is over! The “White Hot” Arena Carbon Pro racing swimsuits are now available for purchase. This is the same suit that was worn in the 2012 London Olympics by top athletes like Rebecca Soni. The white and red Arena Carbon Pro Kneeskin and Jammers are unlike any other technical racing swimsuit on the market.
Be one of the super exclusive to own your very own super fast Arena White Hot Carbon Pro Open Back Kneeskin racing swimsuit. The “white hot” colorway was specifically designed for the Arena swimmers in London. This suit is a white base color with gray carbon yarn weaved into the base fabric and features shiny red flames. The flames are above the main muscle groups emphasizing the muscular power of the athlete and the internal construction of the suit.
The Powerskin Carbon-Pro is Arena’s revolutionary new racing swimsuit, the first of its kind to incorporate carbon fiber into the weave of the swimsuit fabric. Launched in February 2012, Powerskin Carbon-Pro is the product of a collaborative effort between Arena and its scientific network.
Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro Open Back Kneeskin female racing suit, the first racing suit integrating a carbon cage
to deliver Intelligent muscle compression, combined with unprecedented fit. Compression in a competition suit is associated with increased support, efficiency and power, but high compression can have a restricting effect on movement. The swimmer in motion is also a dynamic form with complex requirements for support and compression. How can you get more of the benefits of compression, without its drawbacks? Squeezing the swimmer harder will not help! To deliver a breakthrough solution to the compression challenge, arena has incorporated carbon fibre into the weave of the Arena Carbon Pro fabric. Known for its unique structural and mechanical properties, the carbon fibre locks down when and where a critical stretch level is reached, while retaining the suits elasticity. This delivers a ramp-up in compression on those specific overextended zones, increasing support and control where and when they are needed without detracting from the swimmers mobility. The Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro White Hot Jammer and kneeskins are is FINA Approved
The new Nike Swimsuits are now available. They have just realeased several new suits in time for the spring and summer seasons. The new Nike swim suits include several prints with the popular cut-out tank back. The Nike Swim Pool Blast cut-out tank swimsuit and the Nike Water Fury swimsuit are already flying off the store shelves. The Nike Water Fury is a classic color block style swimsuit with very flattering lines. But if you are wanting to stand out on the pool deck or in the water then the Nike Pool Blast will be your choice with its fun, vibrant colors.
Nike Swim has also released a the Nike Water Break Spider back tank swimsuit featuring the great lowback cut and multiple straps of the spiderback suit.
D&J Sports Swim Shop has a large number of Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Jammers and Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Kneeskin. The Fastskin 3 Elite is replacing the LZR Elite and is an excellent suit. We have seen it smash records already and the feedback has been positive for this suit.
We have heard of some issues with the Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite suits tearing etc. but so far most of those appear to be due to miss sizing issues. Not sure how to size the new Speedo Fastskin 3 Super Elite Suits? We are starting to see that you DO NOT need to size down like you did for the LZR Pro and LZR Elite racing suits. Instead the suits are already small and tight so sizing down only creates issues. Other issues with the too small Speedo Fastskin 3 Super Elite swimsuits are with the grippers on the legs. When you size down your circulation may be reduced and thus the suit may work against you. So then the question is should you buy a Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite? Yes it is an extremely fast suit but you must try it on and make sure you purchase the correct size and if you purchase the Speedo Fastskin 3 Elite suit then you must size it correctly. We know the Speedo FS3 Elite suit is a solid suit and the Super Elite is also a great option when you fit it correctly.
The Arena Carbon Pro racing swimsuits have been released and for a limited time you can get a free Arena Cobra racing swim goggle when you purchase one of the following Carbon Pro swimsuits: Arena Carbon Pro Jammer, Arena Carbon Pro Open Back Kneeskin or the Arena Carbon Pro Closed Back Kneeskin. This latest advancement in racing swimsuit technology. Plus Arena will make the Powerskin Carbon Pro suit in 4 dynamic team colors. The days of boring old plain black championship swimsuits are over.
Arena Powerskin Carbon Pro suits are the first racing suit integrating a carbon cage to deliver Intelligent muscle compression, combined with unprecedented fit.
Compression in a competition swim suit is associated with increased support, efficiency and power, but high compression can have a restricting effect on movement. The swimmer in motion is also a dynamic form with complex requirements for support and compression. How can you get more of the benefits of compression, without its drawbacks? Squeezing the swimmer harder will not help!
To deliver a breakthrough solution to the compression challenge, arena has incorporated carbon fibre into the weave of the Arena POWERSKIN Carbon Pro fabric.
Known for its unique structural and mechanical properties, the carbon fibre locks down when and where a critical stretch level is reached, while retaining the suit’s elasticity. This delivers a ramp-up in compression on those specific overextended zones, increasing support and control where and when they are needed without detracting from the swimmer’s mobility.
Don’t forget to order your Arena Carbon Pro championship swimsuit today and receive a free pair of Arena Cobra Racing goggles. D&J Sports Swim Shop will be one of the select few dealers to carry this exclusive new racing suit.
The Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite racing suits are available now, but they are in very limited supply. D&J Sports swimshop has received a large shipment of technical racing suits including the Speedo LZR Elite Kneeskin, Speedo LZR Elite Jammer, Speedo Fastskin3 Super Elite Kneeskin, and the Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Kneeskin suit.
The Speedo Fastskin3 is the latest and most advanced technical racing suit on the market. Featuring bonded seams and 3D Zoned Compression, IQ Fit, Body Stability Web and Fit Point Markers to deliver a new level of hydrodynamic performance – reinforced by a design that tells other athletes they-re racing for second place.
The new Speedo Fastskin 3 suits are fitting small and super tight so you might need to size up a little. Also be sure to checkout the great racing suits from Arena, like the Arena Powerskin R-EVO+ kneesuit and the Arena Powerskin R-EVO+ Jammer racing swimsuit. These have been getting great reviews and we belive these are as fast or faster than anything else that is currently available.