Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "Michael Phelps jokingly challenges Katie Ledecky to race. Katie Ledecky was getting her headset adjusted for a post-race, pool-deck interview with Universal Sports broadcasters when a voice that belonged to neither play-by-play man Ted Robinson nor analyst Rowdy Gaines filtered into her ears. “Katie, can we have a match race?” a man’s voice said Friday night. That was Michael Phelps.”
Lane 2 - Swimming World posts “Mark Spitz Allegedly Claims Michael Phelps Did Not Win 2008 100 Fly Olympic Gold.”
Lane 3 - Swimoutlet.com posts "With a lot of buzz and interest in the new MP swimming line from Michael Phelps and Aqua Sphere, you might be interested in reading these insights from Swim Outlet Competition Swim Buyer & Merchandiser, Megan Mills." swimoutlet.com"
Lane 4 - USA Today posts “Ryan Lochte, healthy again, begins buildup for worlds, then Olympics. What drives Ryan Lochte is elusive, something he knows he may very well never attain. Perfection. "I just want to have a swim meet one time where I'm like, 'That's a perfect swim meet,' " Lochte tells USA TODAY Sports. "I don't know if that will ever happen. It's never happened. … But that's good that it hasn't happened.”
San Jose, CA (April 16, 2015) – SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, has partnered with Swim Across America, a leading swim non-profit in the United States, to support SAA’s 2015 series of pool and open water swim events that raise money to fight cancer.
Since 1987, Swim Across America has raised over $60 million for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events, while raising awareness for the fight against cancer at the same time. Over 50,000 swimmers will participate in Swim Across America events in the 2015 season.
As part of its sponsorship, SwimOutlet.com will help promote Swim Across America events to its customer base, highlight SAA news and information throughout the year, provide prizes to selected SAA superstars and develop a Swim Across America affiliate store.
“We’re pleased to support Swim Across America’s mission with our donation, online platforms and marketing reach,” said Alexander Sienkiewicz, SwimOutlet.com CMO. “Doing something that we all love – going out for a swim – while helping to make a difference in the fight against cancer is a fantastic activity for any recreational or competitive swimmer this summer. Check out Swim Across America events near you today.”
“We have one of our best calendar of events ever in 2015 including 16 open water swims and hundreds of pool swims, and we’re thrilled to have SwimOutlet.com partnering with us this year,” said Janel Jorgensen McArdle, President & CEO, Swim Across America. “Their organization and their customers can help us raise awareness even further in our on-going fight against cancer.”
In this episode, Tiffany Elias is joined by Kate Wilton, the Senior Director of Merchandising and Design for Speedo to discuss their recently launched technical suit the LZR Racer X. To learn more visit www.swimoutlet.com/speedo
San Jose, CA (April 7, 2015) – Swim.com, the world’s most advanced swim workout and training platform, launched its mobile app today, allowing swimmers to access advanced feedback and analytics for their swims without needing to access a computer.
With the new Swim.com app, swimmers will be able to instantly view workouts they have swum with compatible wearable devices from manufacturers such as Garmin and that have automatically synced to the Swim.com platform. It will also allow Pebble smartwatch users to swim with the waterproof Pebble, sync and view their workouts through a single app, right from the pool deck.
“The biggest feedback we’ve gotten from users during our beta-phase is that they want instant feedback about their workout,” said Davis Wuolle, VP, Product for Swim.com. “Swimmers are busy, highly driven athletes. They want feedback in the water and on the pool deck, and not just when they get the chance sit down in front of a computer.”
The Swim.com app, on mobile devices and on the web, allows users to easily track distance, pace, times, strokes, efficiency and other key swim workout information. With the mobile app, that data access is now seamless and quick. The app is completely free and available now on both iOS and Android smartphones.
“In just six short months, Swim.com for Pebble has become the most downloaded swimming app for smartwatches,” added Wuolle. “This is the next step in the evolution and development of Swim.com, as users increasingly look for mobile-first solutions.”
Last year, Swim.com became the first-ever swim activity platform compatible with all the major swim wearables including Garmin, FINIS, Swimovate and Pebble – the first smartwatch to feature smart swimming functionality. More product enhancements and smartwatch compatibility for Swim.com will be unveiled throughout the summer of 2015.
“It’s great to see swimmers adopting wearable technologies that can enhance their experience of the sport,” Wuolle said. “With the launch of the Apple Watch and Pebble Time, and waterproof Android Wear solutions like the Sony Smartwatch 3, the future of technology in the pool looks very bright.”