1) Rowdy Gaines & Dan Hicks, NBC Announcers – These two are not just the best announcers in swimming but one of the best duos in the TV broadcast booth in any sport, period. Their energy feeds off each other and they are wonderfully entertaining and well-prepared. Hicks’s measured delivery balances well with Gaines’s tonal range, and the 3-time gold medalist is able to maintain that fine balance of being pro-American without being a cheesy rah-rah cheerleader for the U.S. Check out the TV schedule here.
2) The Suits on Deck - Every Olympic cycle brings a fresh new selection of stylish racing tech suits featuring new designs, eye-popping colors and unique patterns. From Michael Phelps’ new MP brand to Speedo’s latest colors of the LZR X to the wide range of Arena’s Carbon line of suits. We can’t wait to see them on-deck next week. Hey, we’re suit people!Read More
It’s time for our first annual year-end SwimOutlet.com Awards, recognizing the best in aquatics for this calendar year. So we looked back on some of the best performances, funniest moments and best products that we saw in 2015. Here’s our list – hot off the press – just in time for New Years!
It’s our biggest holiday sweepstakes ever!! To coincide with our 12 Days of Holiday Deals on SwimOutlet.com, we are giving away great prizes and gifts every day during our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways.
You could win autographed posters, Speedo goggles, MP Prize Pack, a blueseventy neroFIT tech suit & even a $500 gift card.
From December 7-18, we will have a giveaway-a-day on our various social media channels including twitter, instagram, Facebook and even our new Snapchat channel where you can win $500 gift card! So follow them all for your chance to enter and win! Every contest will be announced on twitter, but the giveaway could happen on any -- or all -- of our social media channels.Read More
Over the next month, top swimmers will be competing across the globe in events like the 2015 Pan Am Games, 2015 World Championships and 2015 U.S. Nationals. We asked some of the world’s best swimmers to tell us what they keep in their bags for any important meet!Read More
The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour presented by SwimOutlet.com recently announced the hiring of three-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce as its curriculum director, further bolstering the popular series of clinics that SwimOutlet.com has presented nationwide since 2010. It also announced the recent winner of its movie contest that awarded one lucky club a screening and in-person appearance by Joyce, who starred in the film.
The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com has been proud to help support and spread the word about “Touch the Wall” to swimmers across the country by holding a special promotion for teams scheduling Fitter & Faster Swim Tour clinics in 2015; any team that booked a 2015 Fitter & Faster clinic before the deadline of December 5, was entered to win a free screening of “Touch the Wall,” provided by the Fitter & Faster Tour and hosted by one of the film’s stars – three-time Olympian, Kara Lynn Joyce.Read More
October is a popular month for our fun Halloween-inspired Sporti caps! So it’s also a great month to do our very first custom cap contest on social media. Follow these five easy steps:
1) Just download our custom cap template: click here.
2) Then do your best Picasso or Andy Warhol imitation! Or just be funny and creative.
Our coolest giveaway ever! We’re celebrating the launch of “What the Pros Wear” on SwimOutlet.com, with a terrific contest you don’t want to miss.Read More
Win an autographed Aqua Sphere swim cap signed by the most-decorated Olympian and greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael Phelps!
What the Pros Wear is our awesome new section that shows you some of the great suits, styles and accessories worn by your favorite swim stars courtesy of the top swim brands. Many of these athletes get a great deal of support from the companies that they endorse. Support that helps them train, travel and compete at the highest levels. Simply click on a swimmer and shop what they are wearing!
A 2012 Olympian in the 1500m freestyle, Connor Jaeger shares his thoughts of the recent Santa Clara Grand Prix, his approach to setting goals, maintaining swim-life balance and even some recent workouts done in the pool with our exclusive Fitter & Faster Swim Tour presented by SwimOutlet.com Q&A!
And don’t forget to enter the contest to win a “Swim Like a Champion” DVD by telling us your favorite dryland training exercise in the comments below by July 11.
Q: You recently competed at the Arena Santa Clara Grand Prix, can you give us a recap of how the meet went for you, your best races and any good stories?Read More
Welcome to our FINIS Workout of the Week that you will see every other Thursday right here on the SwimOutlet.com blog! It’s just another one of the ways in which we bring you the latest tips, info and product reviews to help your aquatics training and fitness activities.
Celebrate Mother's Day by going swimming with your kids!
Swimmer Amanda Beard is not only a four-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medalist, but also a mother to son Blaise, age 3. She recommends introducing your kids to swimming and water safety at a young age and explains that learning to swim at an early age opens up a lifetime of healthy activities in-and-around the water.
Amanda will be taking her son swimming on Mother's Day, what will you do with your kids this Mother's Day?Read More
Within the first hour of launching the Team Lochte Photo Contest, over 50 fans had already submitted photos. Participants said the reason why they jumped on this opportunity so fast was due to the amazing grand prize: a 1-on-1 phone call with Ryan Lochte.
Would you also like a chance to win a 1-on-1 PHONE CALL WITH RYAN LOCHTE?! All you have to do is submit a photo of yourself wearing the Lochte Glasses, made famous by Ryan himself with appearances on The Today Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and NBC Olympics in London. Make sure to have your friends vote for you -- The person with the most votes and the highest rating wins the grand prize of a 1-on-1 call with Ryan Lochte! Prizes will also be given out weekly throughout the contest: A pair of the Lochte Glasses signed by Ryan.
If you're a Lochte fan, you'll love this contest: It's dripping with Lochte likeness. The photos even have an advanced "JEAH" rating system! Can you get more "JEAHs" than Jimmy Fallon?
To find out more or to enter the contest, click here.
Don’t have a pair of Lochte glasses yet? Click here!
From April to June, we held our Omaha Video Contest. The videos were aimed at promoting a positive message about the sport of swimming. It was a success! Contestants were asked to submit a video responding to the question: "How has swimming inspired you?" The grand prize winner received an all-expenses paid trip to Omaha for Swim Trials (a $6,000 value including flight, hotel, 2 tickets to the meets, and $150 spending cash per day)! We received a lot of video entries. Our judges had a tough decision to make, but finally came to a verdict. Continue Reading...
In honor of the Swim Trials taking place this week, we launched our very first billboard in Omaha, Nebraska! There will be over 100,000 swimming fans coming in for the week-long event.
In addition, we also have a mobile billboard traveling around Omaha! The billboard is promoting a unique contest! To participate, all you have to do is take a picture of the mobile billboard and post it on the SwimOutlet.com Facebook page. This automatically enters you in the contest, giving you the chance to be one of randomly selected winners. We will be selecting 100’s of random winners daily from June 24 until July 2. Winners will be receiving a SURPRISE SwimOutlet.com gift!
If you're in Omaha this week, keep your eyes peeled! Check out the contest here: http://www.swimoutlet.com/mobilecontest