Here is our monthly SwimOutlet.com blog featuring a Q&A with an Arena athlete talking about all things training! November's edition features 22-year-old Caitlin Leverenz, a 2012 Olympic Medalist and NCAA athlete at University of California Berkeley. Leave a question or comment for Caitlin to answer at the bottom by November 29 and you’ll be entered to win an Arena towel and goggles!
Just when you were starting to show off your sun-tan, you notice the season changing. In fall, a brisk breeze accompanies the sunshine, and the days begin to shorten. It might just be time to retire your cut-offs and pull out your cardigans from the depths of your closet. As much as we'd like to embrace the idea of an endless summer, there are so many great things about fall, and we are all over this season's fresh fall fashions.
The growing popularity of lightweight running shoes has been building for the past several years, but what seemed to be primarily a fashion-driven movement done for looks and style has very much become a functional development as some of the best running brands have entered into the category with terrific designs.
A few of the brands that focus on running technology have been putting a greater emphasis on making these lightweight shoes into terrific running shoes by their own accounts – not just resting on the laurels of the low-profile silhouette itself.
The New Balance 890v3 very much falls into this category: a good-looking, lightweight shoe that still doubles as a terrific runner. At 9.55 oz, it’s roughly 25% lighter than New Balance’s classic 990v3 design – so it checks the lightweight test.
We made a list and checked it twice. With the end of the year upon us, we thought we’d look back on some of the best viral videos from 2012. Enjoy some laughs and Happy New Year from SwimOutlet.com
#10 - Elon Swim Club goes Gangnam Style
It’s the biggest video phenomenon of all time, here’s the swimming version!
#9 - Tony Azevedo's Lamborghini Trick Shot Video
See U.S.A. Water Polo star Tony Azevedo pull off quite an unbelievable trick shot during a kids clinic in California.
#8 - Breaking the Ice
A man cannonballs into a frozen pool. Watch it and wince!
#7 - Matt Grevers' On Deck Proposal
How about this for catching your girlfriend by surprise! Great work from Olympic champion Matt Grevers.
#6 - The Meaning of Jeah!
Ryan Lochte takes us through the various interpretations and meanings of his own addition to Webster’s Dictionary: “JEAH”
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!