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

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 […]

Installing and Maintaining Swimming Pool Lane Lines: Tips and Best Practices

must-have swimming pool supplies

As a pool owner, you know that specific standards regulate competitive swimming pools. All competitive pools must meet certain regulations and standards to ensure they’re suitable for competitive swimming. If you’re considering improvements to your pool to make it more desirable for competitions, you might want to start with your swimming pool lane lines.  The […]

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.  […]

2023 NCAA Championships 

2023 NCAA Championship

Competitor® is pleased to once again be the official lane line for all NCAA Swimming Championships in Divisions I, II, and III taking place this month. “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 […]

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 […]

What Makes a Competitive Swimming Pool Fast?

Have you ever heard the term “fast pool?” Often used in the world of swimming, this term is used for competitive swimming pools where many swimmers perform well. Several factors help to make a fast swimming pool, and it’s a reputation any pool owner would be proud to have.  The Key Design Elements of a […]

Competitor Applauds the 2022 Aquatic Professionals of the Month

Competitor is pleased to sponsor the Aquatic Professionals of the Month award and feature by the Association of Aquatic Professionals that sheds a light on an Aquatics Professional who has risen above the competition.  Competitor is pleased to recognize the following recipients of the Aquatic Professional of the Month award from March 2022 through February […]

How to Clean Tile and Lane Lines for Swimming Pools

Man sitting on the edge of a pool learning to clean swim lane lines

Most in-ground competitive swimming pools feature beautiful tile, custom lane lines, and professional race clocks. You can lose your reputation if you don’t maintain your pool parts. By properly cleaning tiles and line lines for swimming pools, you can increase the lifespan of your pool and ensure you’re ready for your next swim meet.  How […]

Competitor Applauds the 2022 Coaches of the Month 

2022 Competitor coaches of the year.

Competitor is pleased to sponsor the Coach of the Month award and feature on SwimSwam, shedding light on a U.S.-based coach who has risen above the competition each month.  There was no shortage of potential winners for 2022, as the quality of coaching is stronger than ever. Competitor is pleased to have recognized the following […]