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  • Sep

    Fall into Fashion: SwimOutlet Style Giveaway!

    As the last of summer's seashells are washing back to sea, we're packing up our beach blankets and hanging up our surfboards. Although we're sad to see the care-free days in bikinis go, we're welcoming sweater weather with open arms. Whether it's the football, all of the pumpkin-spiced goodies, the autumn leaves, the cozy candles, or the fun new fashions after a summer in cut-offs and tanks-- there's just something so refreshing about fall. 

    As swimmers, we know that we don't get to hang up our swimsuits and goggles just because the summer sun is setting (do we ever get a break?). But regardless of our countless hours in speedos and our chlorine hair tied up in knots, we can't help but fall in love with all of the fall fashions this year. Here are some of our favorites: 

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  • Aug

    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

    We’re sad to say it, but Mercedes Benz [Fashion] Swim Week has come to an end. It was fun while it lasted—the clear, blue ocean, palm trees, the salty breeze, and how could we forget the amazing runway shows. We could talk about the Miami madness all day, but what really left us wanting more was the sneak peek of all of the hottest new trends for 2015. Miami left us with sand in our shoes, and a new love for fashion swim in our souls. Here’s what you can expect by the water in 2015:

    Stand up paddle boarding? Beach Volleyball? Jet Skiing? We’ve got you covered! Cropped Rashguards give you the ability to stay active, and the freedom to still show a little skin. Rashguards have come a long way from the solid black tops that they once were. In 2015 you will see the fitness fashionista in crops, zip ups, one pieces, and fun prints.

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  • Aug

    Catching up with Matt Biondi & His Five Pillars of Success

    In the era before Michael Phelps, there was Matt Biondi. Biondi is one of the most successful and decorated swimmers in Olympic history. By the time he retired, Biondi won eleven Olympic medals and competed in three Olympic games (1984, 1988, 1992). At the 1988 Seoul Olympics, Biondi turned in one of the greatest performances the world had ever seen. He broke four World Records and won seven Olympic medals: five gold, one silver and one bronze. 


    Biondi’s optimism and drive for success are as equally well known as his Olympic feats. After retiring from swimming, Biondi has continued to inspire others as a teacher and swim coach and instills the same drive for success that helped him becom one of the most dominant competitors in the sport. At the 2014 USMS Marriott National Championships, Biondi returned to the competitive arena and swam in his first meet since retiring from swimming. He swam the 50 and 100 free, posting times of 21.48 and 46.83, respectively.

    In true Biondi fashion, his comment afterwards was simply, “I can go faster.” For Biondi, he has always focused on what he calls his “Five Pillars of Success,” which we wanted to break down for you. These have become staples of his clinic and club appearances.

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  • Jul

    July Interscholastic Coach of the Month Award

         

    Coaches are the backbone of any swim team. They offer motivation, support, advice, praise and criticism.

    Without a swim coach, many swimmers might not have the self-discipline and determination necessary to achieve success.

    For that reason, SwimOutlet.com has teamed up with the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) – the organization of high school swim coaches – to celebrate a monthly SwimOutlet.com Interscholastic Coach of the Month Award.

    For July, we would like to acknowledge coach Howard Schein from Urbana, Illinois who has been a dedicated coach for 14 years!

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  • Jun

    2014 Fashion Swimwear Trends

    The five-day countdown to summer has officially begun. With that in mind, we’ve tucked away our parkas (for now) and we’re packing up our beach bags. Although we love our tech suits and goggles, we can’t help but share the fashion forecast for the 2014 summer season. Here are the styles that you can expect to see under the sun this year…

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  • Mar

    Top 2014 Tech Suits Compared - The Gangloff Review

    TOP 2014 TECH SUITS REVIEWED:

    2014 Men's High End Technical Suits - Jump to Reviews | Visit Category Page
    Arena Carbon Pro - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Blueseventy Nero 14 - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite 2 - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Engine Armour Wingskin - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Nike NG-1  - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    FINIS Vapor - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    TYR Tracer Light - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Arena Carbon Flex - Gangloff Review | Product Page 

    2014 Women's High End Technical Suits  - Jump to Reviews | Visit Category Page
    Arena Carbon Pro - Stupp Review | Product Page
    Blueseventy Nero 14 - Stupp Review | Product Page
    Speedo LZR Racer Elite 2 - Stupp Review | Product Page
    Engine Armour Wingskin - Stupp Review | Product Page
    Nike NG-1 - Stupp Review | Product Page
    FINIS Vapor - Stupp Review | Product Page
    TYR Tracer Light - Stupp Review | Product Page
    Arena Carbon Flex - Stupp Review | Product Page  

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  • Dec

    Three Stylish Looks for the Holidays

     

    With the end of the year approaching, it is time to tuck away your swimsuits and pull out your sweaters. Regardless of whether you are dreaming of a white Christmas, planning a holiday in the sun, or going home for the holidays—you’ll need some cozy and festive fashions to dress for the occasion. To make your packing extra easy for your holiday away, we created a comfy-chic combo of our winter favorites. Take a look in our Christmas closet:

     

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  • Nov

    Six Fun Pieces for a Wanderlust Winter

    When the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, you have two options: you can either bundle up and face the frost, or retreat to a holiday in the sun. If you’re spending your holidays on the sand, instead of the snow, here’s some stylish items you just might want to bring with you.

    Regardless of the destination, you will need a trendy-tote to carry your holiday necessities with you. We love the versatility of the Physician Endorsed Anaconda Straw Bag. The bonus? This tote comes with a matching hat—so you can trade your beanie for a beach hat.

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  • Aug

    Six Great Out-of-Pool Styles for Fall

    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.

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  • Aug

    The Brighter, the Better

    Imagine walking down the beach, in the glistening sun. As you're strolling through the salty air and soft sand, you notice: all eyes are on you. Immediately, you wonder if your new, colorful swimsuit is twisted in all the wrong ways. Why else would all of these people be looking?

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  • Aug

    Top Tech Suits and Fashion Suits at 2013 Worlds

    While the world was checking out times and tallying scores at the recent 2013 Swimming Worlds, the fashionistas at SwimOutlet.com noticed other aspects of the meet: the best and brightest swimsuits on display in Barcelona.

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  • Jul

    Create Your Ultimate Look using Pinterest!

    SwimOutlet.com is celebrating the summer of style with our first-ever “Pin It to Win It” sweepstakes running today through August 14, 2013!

    Design your own fashion “storyboard” from over 50,000 different styles and items available at SwimOutlet.com.

    Create boards from a variety of categories like swim, fashion, surf or beach gear. One lucky winner will win $500 towards purchasing every item on his or her board!

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  • Jul

    Swimwear for Every Size

    Many women may stray away from shopping for swimsuits due to the anxiety of not finding the right size or fit for their body type. This might be especially true for the plus size shopper, because there is a belief that plus size swimwear is very limited with its product offerings. However, that is certainly not the case. In the past few years, plus size swimwear has become very fashion-forward. Many plus size suits include slimming features, bold prints, and fashion-forwards designs. And when it comes to a great selection of plus size swimwear, SwimOutlet.com has its customers covered!

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  • Jun

    FASHION SWIM TREND ALERT: Lace & Crochet

    Looking for a way to spice up your summer? SwimOutlet.com has you covered with the season's latest trends. This week we're talking about crochet and lace fashion swimwear. Whether you're heading out for a day at the beach or lounging by the pool, you'll love these exciting new styles. Textured swimwear isn't new to the fashion industry, but crochet and lace are the new kids on the block. The added texture provides a dash of style to an otherwise plain and simple swimwear piece.

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  • Jun

    The Gangloff Review: Top Pull Buoys Compared

     

    PULL BUOYS AND KICK PULLS REVIEWED: 

    Pull Buoys - Jump to Reviews | Visit Category Page
    Head Swimming Pull Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Better Times Pull Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Sporti Pull Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Aqua Sphere Pull Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Speedo Adult Pull Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    TYR Training Pull Float - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Aqua Sphere Ergo Buoy - Gangloff Review | Product Page

    Kick Pulls - Jump to Reviews | Visit Category Page
    Speedo Pull Kick - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Arena Pull Kick - Gangloff Review | Product Page
    Aqua Sphere Pull/Push/Kick - Gangloff Review | Product Page

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  • May

    Expert Product Review: New Balance 890v3 Running Shoe

    The team at SwimOutlet.com and RunOutlet.com will be running in The Color Run 5k San Jose this month, so we thought we’d try out a pair of colorful running shoes as training gets underway this week!

    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.

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