Taking Our Mark … and Ready for 2024!

Competitor Taking Our Mark in 2024.

From Men’s & Women’s NCAA Championships, high school State Championships, and USA Swimming events to community pools and recreation centers throughout the U.S., Competitor sets the standards for equipping pools.  Since 1968, Competitor has been American-owned and our products are manufactured and assembled PROUDLY in AMERICA with pride, passion, and expertise. As we reflect on […]

The Psychology of Competitive Swimming: Overcoming Anxiety and Building Confidence

competitive swimming

Competing in any sport can be daunting – and competitive swimming is definitely no exception. The pressure to perform every time your toes touch the water, the fear of failing, and the constant comparison to older scores or other swimmers can take a toll on a swimmer’s confidence and mental health. By learning to effectively […]

Behind the Scenes: The Engineering and Design of State-of-the-Art Swim Lane Lines

swim lane lines

Swim lane lines are an essential part of any competitive swimming pool, but have you ever wondered what goes into the design and engineering of this essential pool equipment? We will take you behind the scenes to explore the science and technology that make state-of-the-art Competitor swim lane lines possible. By exploring everything from the […]

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 […]

The Physics of Swimming: How Water Resistance Impacts Performance

physics of swimming

Anyone who says swimming isn’t a complex sport has never swam competitively. Competitive swimming requires the perfect combination and balance of strength, speed, and endurance. It also includes an often overlooked factor – physics. The physics of swimming can significantly impact a swimmer’s performance and their swim times. By understanding how water resistance works, you […]

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 […]

All About the EZ-Tensioner: Q&A with Brad and Kristen

An image of the new EZ-Tensioner from Competitor Swim. Images of Kristin and Brad appear in circles to the left of the Tensioner.

Competitor’s latest addition to their product line, the EZ-Tensioner is now officially available for purchase. Designed for ease of use, the EZ-Tensioner is the result of the hard work and dedication of Competitor Vice President Kristen Linehan Omli and President Brad Underwood.   What is the EZ-Tensioner? Why did they choose to bring this product […]

Swimming Pool Design: How Different Features Impact Swimmer Performance and Experience

swimming pool design

You probably already know that creating an optimal swimming environment goes beyond the basic blueprint of a pool. The design intricacies that shape a pool can significantly influence the performance and experience of swimmers.  When considering swimming pool design, exploring how specific features, such as swimming lane lines and pace clocks, can play pivotal roles […]

Introducing the EZ-Tensioner

Introducing the EZ-Tensioner: Fast. Easy. No Wrench. from Competitor Swim

Designed with ease of use in mind, the EZ-Tensioner is the newest product available through Competitor Swim.  Our EZ-Tensioner is exclusive to the Competitor Swim line. User-friendly and uncomplicated, the EZ-Tensioner represents a cutting-edge response to the challenges associated with conventional tensioners.  Competitor racing lanes attach to the pool wall using a stainless-steel spring at […]

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 […]