Our Top Five Moments from the 2024 Olympic Trials 

The 2024 U.S Olympic Team Swimming Trials have officially wrapped! And as the official lane line provider for USA Swimming, the team at Competitor had the incredible opportunity to attend and witness amazing performances that will go down in swimming history. From world-record-breaking times to photo-finishes, the level of talent and competition had us on […]

Tips for Transitioning from Pool Swimming to Open Water Competitions

Open water swimming

Taking the plunge from pool laps to open-water races is an exciting challenge!  The thrill of competing in a natural environment, with fresh air and ever-changing conditions, is a unique experience for seasoned pool swimmers. However, open water throws some new variables into the mix. With the right mindset, preparation, and equipment, you can successfully […]

What You Need to Know About the 2024 Olympic Trials 

What to know for Olympic Trials 2024.

We’re less than two months away from the U.S. Olympic Trials, set to take place in Indianapolis from June 15th to 23rd. Here’s what you need to know about this historic event.   Where are the 2024 Olympic Trials?   For the first time, the swimming Olympic Team Trials – Swimming will take place on a football […]

The Benefits of Custom Swimming Lane Lines: Personalization, Branding, and More

Swimming pool lane lines

Are you tired of the same old blue dividing your pool lanes? Custom swimming lane lines are making a splash, offering a wave of advantages.  Come along as we delve into the world of aquatic sports and facilities, focusing on one often overlooked yet crucial element: swimming lane lines. While seemingly simple in their function […]

Diving In: Why Now Is the Time to Pay Attention to Swimming

Competitor Swim Diving In.

Amidst the hype of this year’s NBA drafts, Masters tournament, and the start of baseball season, the swimming world has been making waves of its own. With fresh, powerhouse talents breaking onto the scene, jaw-dropping NCAA performances, and the upcoming Olympic trials and games, 2024 is gearing up to be a monumental year for the […]

Swimming Breathing Drills to Improve Your Technique and Lung Capacity

pace clock for swimming breathing drills

Do you ever feel like you’re gasping for air after a few laps while others glide effortlessly through the water? Smooth, efficient breathing is the secret weapon of any strong swimmer. But it’s not just about taking a deep breath – mastering your technique and building lung capacity are crucial for a truly enjoyable and […]

Competition-Grade Swimming Lane Lines: What Sets Them Apart?

swimming pool lane lines

We’re dedicating this one to the unsung heroes of aquatic competition: swimming lane lines. In competitive swimming, your choice of lane lines can make the difference between a mediocre experience and one that even Olympians would be proud of. As a pool owner or operator, you understand the paramount importance of investing in top-tier swim […]

2024 NCAA Championships

Competitor 2024 NCAA Championship Blog.

Competitor® is pleased to once again be the official lane line for all NCAA Swimming Championships in Divisions I, II, and III taking place in March.   “We are proud to provide the best lane lines in the market for all levels of the NCAA Championships. It is a big commitment, but one that means so […]

Swim Training Equipment: An Overview of Kickboards, Pull Buoys, and More

swim training equipment

From kickboards to pull buoys and beyond, the realm of swim training equipment is vast and varied. Whether you’re a seasoned swimmer looking to enhance your stroke technique or a novice eager to dive into the world of aquatic fitness, understanding the purpose and benefits of each piece of equipment is key.  Get ready to […]

Pool Maintenance 101: A Guide for Facility Managers

swimming pool maintenance

Maintaining the perfect pool isn’t just about aesthetics; as any good facility manager knows, a well-run pool facility ensures safety, enjoyment, and optimal performance for competitive swimmers. For facility managers trusted with the care of swimming pools, maintenance extends beyond checking chemicals. It’s about balancing water quality, equipment upkeep, and ensuring that every aspect, even […]