A Swimmer’s Perspective – A Conversation with Kristen Linehan Omli 

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The Director of Marketing for Competitor, Kristen Linehan Omli focuses her time on sales, marketing, and product development. With Competitor for eight years, Kristen brings with her a long and highly-acclaimed career in swimming and all of the experiences and life lessons that come with it.  Kristen was part of the University of Florida Women’s […]

Competitor Extends Partnership with NCAA 

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Competitor® is proud to announce that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) has extended its partnership as the official lane line for all NCAA Swimming Championships in Divisions I, II and III.   “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the NCAA. The past four years have been a wonderful partnership,” said Brad Underwood, President […]

Swimming Exercises for Faster Speeds

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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 […]

Bridget’s Tips for Our Dealers

Simple Tricks to Make Your Job Easier At Competitor, we believe each and every lane should be built specifically and uniquely for each customer. After all, every pool is different. Of course, this is no small task. That’s where Bridget comes in.  Our Director of Customer Service, Bridget Lee serves our dealer network comprehensively and […]

Swim Faster: 4 Freestyle Drills to Try

Improving your swim speed isn’t simply a result of having the best swimming gear on the market. It’s also about technique. As you practice and train, certain freestyle drills can help you gradually improve your technique, thereby increasing your speed in the water. But how do you know what drills to use to target your […]

Get To Know Competitor’s Director of Customer Service, Bridget Lee

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At Competitor, we believe each and every lane should be built specifically and uniquely for each customer. After all, every pool is different. Of course, this is no small task. That’s where Bridget comes in.  Bridget Lee is our Director of Customer Service, but really so much more than what her title implies. She provides […]

Must-Have Swimming Gear in 2021

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Every swimmer wants to improve their skill. Whether you’re competing on a team and dream of being the best, or you solely swim for exercise/enjoyment — you probably want to feel confident in the water. Luckily, some of the best swimming gear on the market in 2021 was created to help you do just that. […]

Best Swimming Goggles for Your Team

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Let’s talk about swimming goggles. Contrary to what some people may think, they’re not all created equally. Choosing the wrong swim goggle, like goggles made with low quality materials and design, can result in poor swim performance. It’s nearly impossible to focus when the goggles allow water to seep in or fog up every few […]

Custom Swimming Pool Lane Lines Guide

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Not all pools are the same. Even rectangular-shaped lap pools can vary in size, meaning the pool lane lines they require may vary, too. How do you know what to purchase when you need racing lane lines for your pool? Other than knowing your pool measurements, how can you create custom racing lane lines quickly, […]

Swimming Pool Rope Float Buyers Guide

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There are many reasons why swimming pool owners choose to buy rope floats. The primary use is for separating swim areas or other safety zones. For example, if a swimming pool has a shallow end and a deep end, the ropes and floats create a distinction between the two areas so swimmers know where the […]