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This is the news category for Competitor Swim. Our Racing Lanes have been used in countless Men’s & Women’s NCAA Championships, numerous numerous high school State Championships and USA Swimming events across the country. Competitor Swim®’s line of products also includes Stor Lane Reels, Pace Clocks, and Backstroke Flags. We bring the same passion and commitment to each of these swimming accessories, as we do to our lanes and the sport of swimming.

Competitor Lane Lines in Place for the 2022 FINA Swimming World Championships 

Competitor Lane Lines in Place for the 2022 FINA Swimming World Championships 

FINA Swimming World Championships.

As the official partner of USA Swimming, we are proud to have our lane lines in place at the FINA Swimming World Championships being held November 3rd through November 5th, 2022, at the IU Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI.  Since 1988, the FINA Swimming World Cup enables athletes from all around the world to […]

Project Spotlight: Marion YMCA & Community Rec Center

Project Spotlight: Marion YMCA & Community Rec Center

Marion YMCA and Community Recreation Center pool.

Originally published in Athletic Business Construction Cost: $17 millionArea / Square Feet: 86,000 SFOccupancy Date: January 2021 Community connection, transparency and wellness were the primary drivers for this new multigenerational recreation and fitness facility. Designed as a holistic community and wellness center, the new facility connects both figuratively and literally with its site. The parti […]

Making a Connection: Competitor and Queens University of Charlotte 

Making a Connection: Competitor and Queens University of Charlotte 

Queens University campus.

Competitor is proud of the relationship we have had with the Queens University of Charlotte Swimming and Diving teams since 2013. Led by Coach Jeff Dugdale, the Royals’ swim program has enjoyed tremendous success over the past 12+ years of his career. Most recently, both the men’s and women’s swimming programs emerged victorious at the […]

Queens University Spotlight with Jeff Dugdale 

Queens University Spotlight with Jeff Dugdale 

Jeff Dugdale of Queens University of Charlotte.

A native of Kenosha, Wis., Jeff Dugdale took over the reins of the Queens University of Charlotte Men’s and Women’s Swimming in the summer of 2010. Prior to joining the Royals, he assisted Head Coach David Marsh of SwimMAC Carolina with all aspects of running Team Elite whose members include Olympian Cullen Jones and record […]

Going the Distance at the Phillips 66 National Championships

Going the Distance at the Phillips 66 National Championships

The Phillips 66 National Championships pool.

As the Official Lane Provider for USA Swimming, Competitor was proud to once again have our lane lines in place for the Phillips 66 National Championships. More than 600 athletes took to the pool at the national meet that took place in Irvine, Calif., from July 26-30. The National Championships were held at the Woollett […]

Why Competitor?

Why Competitor?

The Competitor Difference title image.

Originally introduced at the 1968 Summer Olympics, Competitor lane lines have proudly been the choice for 10 of the past 14 Olympic Games and also are the official lane lines of the NCAA and USA Swimming. From Men’s & Women’s NCAA Championships, high school State Championships, and USA Swimming events to community pools and recreation […]

Since 1968

Since 1968

Competitor Since 1968 title image.

Competitor® was established with the introduction of the Non-Turb™ Racing Lane at the 1968 Summer Olympics. This lane set a standard in the industry, as it was the first flexible swim lane to effectively dissipate turbulent water while simultaneously creating a wave control barrier for optimum racing conditions. While the racing Lane eventually evolved into […]

The NCAAs by the Numbers

The NCAAs by the Numbers

NCAAs by the Number title image.

As the official partner of the NCAA, Competitor lane lines were used for all NCAA Swimming Championships in Divisions I, II, and III that were held at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in March. Let’s take a look at the NCAAs by the Number in our latest infographic: Transcription: Competitor lane lines used: 81 Competitor discs […]

Elite Stor-Lane Reel™

Elite Stor-Lane Reel™

The high-capacity Elite Stor-Lane Reel™ is ideal for easy, mobile storage and installation of racing lanes. Solid end-wheels keep lines safely on the core to avoid tangles and line damage The powder-coated aluminum frame and end-wheels offer durability for both indoor and outdoor use A unique, end-mounted tow-handle and 6-inch stainless steel casters with individual […]

World Trials 

World Trials 

USA Swimming International Team Trials.

As the Official Lane Provider for USA Swimming, we are looking forward to seeing our lane lines in place for the Phillips 66 International Team Trials coming up at the end of April.  The World Team Trials will serve as a selection meet to qualify for the 2022 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, and […]