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USA Swimming and Competitor Swim, the world’s leader in racing lane technology, today announced an extension to its partnership – the donation of major USA Swimming Championship lane lines to a deserving local swim club post-event. Velocity Swimming has been chosen as the first recipient. An uncategorized category.

“The new twist in our partnership with Competitor Swim aligns with USA Swimming’s mission to improve our teams and facilities from the grassroots up,” USA Swimming Chief Marketing Officer Matt Farrell said. “The contribution to Velocity Swimming is the first of many to come and we’re thrilled to see more swimming communities benefit from Competitor Swim’s commitment.”

Teams were asked to submit an expression of interest in receiving the lane lines where submissions were reviewed internally. For inaugural donation, USA Swimming and Competitor Swim chose to send the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championship competition lane lines to a veteran team of over 30 years, Velocity Swimming, in Wenatchee, Wash. The team will receive lane lines for their 10-lane outdoor pool to service their club team, summer league and lesson programs.

A Note of Gratitude

A Note of Gratitude

A Note of Gratitude with Competitor Swim.

This year, Competitor celebrated 55 years of serving the sport of swimming, and not one of them would have been possible if not for the work of our team and the trust of you, our customers, and industry colleagues.   We remain extremely proud of our products and the fact they are American-made and have been […]

Tips for Preventing Common Swimming Injuries

Tips for Preventing Common Swimming Injuries

Common swimming injuries

Again and again, swimming has proven to be a great way to get exercise and have fun, but it’s helpful to be aware of the potential for injuries. As with any exercise, the sport can lead to some common swimming injuries, such as shoulder pain, knee pain, and ear infections. By following a few simple […]

Swimming Workouts: How to Build Endurance and Speed in the Pool

Swimming Workouts: How to Build Endurance and Speed in the Pool

swimming workouts to try in a competition pool

Whether you’re a competitive swimmer looking to improve your performance or a fitness enthusiast aiming to boost endurance and speed, a swimming workout might be the key. Swimming is an incredible full-body workout that builds strength and enhances cardiovascular fitness. With the right competitive swimming workouts and training techniques, you can make significant strides in […]

Mental Health Benefits of Swimming: How Swimming Can Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Mental Health Benefits of Swimming: How Swimming Can Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Benefits of swimming

Mental health is a critical component of our overall well-being, and finding ways to promote and maintain good mental health is essential. While many activities can help with stress relief and anxiety reduction, swimming is a particularly effective exercise that can benefit both physical and mental health. Swimming provides a low-impact workout that can be […]

Gearing Up for Summer Nationals and Worlds

Gearing Up for Summer Nationals and Worlds

As summer approaches, competitive swimmers are gearing up for some of the biggest events of the year: summer nationals and worlds. For many athletes, these meets represent the culmination of years of hard work and training, which makes the fact that Competitor® is the official lane line for the USA Swimming events that makes the […]

How to Drop Time in Swimming

How to Drop Time in Swimming

How to improve swimming speed with a stop watch

It’s the same question every swimmer asks, “how do I swim faster?” When swimmers want to know how to drop time in swimming, their approach is often to slowly increase the number of lengths they are doing each week. This tactic is beneficial for improving endurance, but it most likely won’t help swimmers drop time.  […]

Introducing Tara Tufford

Introducing Tara Tufford

Tara Tufford, Director of Customer Service

Beginning her career with Competitor as a lane builder, Tara Tufford is more than prepared to tackle her new role as the Director of Customer Service. She is confident that she “knows a lot of fun details about the lane lines,” and credits her years training in all different areas of the warehouse and in […]

8 Swimming Stretches to Avoid Injury

8 Swimming Stretches to Avoid Injury

swimming stretches to avoid injury

A good stretch before or after a workout can do wonders for the body. Even though swimming is considered a low-impact sport, there is still the risk of injury. But having a solid stretching routine in place before and after a race, or even a casual dip in the pool, can help you prevent any […]

Swim Race Suits: 4 Features to Look For

Swim Race Suits: 4 Features to Look For

swim race suits best features to look for

In competitive swimming, you want to do your best. Many swimmers find that adding the right gear can help them improve their skill in the water. Swim race suits, also called tech suits, are one type of gear that some swimmers swear by. Do swim race suits positively impact swimming performance? Do they help swimmers […]

Swimming Exercises for Faster Speeds

Swimming Exercises for Faster Speeds

how to improve swimming speed

Increased speed is a goal for many swimmers. When practicing and training, certain exercises are designed to target goals like speed. Over time, these drills and exercises train your body to use efficient techniques and muscle groups to pull through the water faster. With swimming, every second counts. As you work on increasing your swim […]