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David Floyd Joins Staff at Arena North America’s Portland Headquarters

Arena North America is proud to announce the hiring of David Floyd as Director of Operations for the Portland-based swimwear brand. Floyd joins Arena from The Clymb, where he served as Director of Operations before transitioning to Director of Finance, Planning and Analysis. (Photo: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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Nearly Half of all World Championships Medals were won in Arena swimsuits

Arena Athlete, Ruta Meilutyte, reacts with emotion after breaking the 100 meters breaststroke world record at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcleona, Spain. Almost half of all medals awarded in the pool and open water went to swimmers wearing Arena suits. (Photo Credit Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Tom Slear Resigns from Naval Academy Aquatic Club Head Coach Position

After 9 years of esteemed work and dedication, Tom will be leaving NAAC to return to his writing career. During his tenure he has taken the club from eighth to second in the Maryland LSC and from 165 to over 200 swimmers. (Image courtesy of NAAC)

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Nautica USLA National Lifeguard Championships Returns To Southern California

100 chapters compete for coveted title in juniors, men’s, women’s and team competitions, Aug. 7-10 in Manhattan Beach, California. (Image courtesy of the United States Lifeguard Association)

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John Naber to Host USA National Team Alumni Party at the US Open

If you are a USA National Team Alum, and you live in Southern California or you are attending the US Open Championships, then this message is for you. John Naber, 4-time Olympic gold medalist, is hosting a USA National Team Alumni Social. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia)

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Arena signs sponsorship agreement with U.S. Bronze Medallist & NCAA Champion Caitlin Leverenz

“Caitlin is a talented and dedicated athlete, who is widely respected by teammates and coaches alike,” said Tim McCool, GM of Arena North America. “As a brand that stands for quality and speed, we are thrilled to not only add another one of the world’s fastest swimmers to our growing roster of Team USA athletes, but also to align with an ambassador who is as impressive in the water as she is out of it.” (Image courtesy of Arena)

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Podium 360 Premieres Thursday, August 8, at 7:30 PM ET on Universal Sports Network

The premier episode of Podium 360 will feature the best of the 2013 FINA World Aquatics Championships including 16-year-old Katie Ledecky’s world record performance in the 1500m freestyle and teen sensation Missy Franklin’s medal haul. (Image courtesy of Universal Sports Network)

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The USA Swimming Foundation Heads to Southern California For the US Open and Speedo Jr Nationals

Join Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones, Janet Evans, and Jason Lezak to support the USA Swimming Foundation’s mission to Save Lives and Build Champions. (Photo Credit: Tim Binning, theswimpictures)

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FINIS Partners With Under Armour to Offer Technical Products to Sponsored Teams

FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products announces a partnership with Under Armour Inc., an innovative performance brand specializing in apparel, footwear…

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British Swimming Seeks Leader in High Performance Sport – Job Search

British Swimming is seeking an experienced leader in high performance sport to drive the strategic delivery of our world class athlete performance pathway to maximise the potential of the World Class Podium Potential and Talent athletes. (Image courtesy of British Swimming)

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Arena Debuts Limited Edition Suit for U.S. National Team at 2013 FINA World Championships

The limited edition POWERSKIN Carbon-Pro Mark 2 features a red, white and blue pattern and is currently exclusive to U.S. National Team athletes competing internationally. The suit was designed to celebrate Arena’s eight-year sponsorship as the exclusive outfitter of the U.S. National Swim Team. It will hit retail stores in the U.S. and internationally in October 2013. (Image courtesy of Arena)

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Dolfin Swim Lands Coaching Legend Randy Reese to Senior Member Advisory Board

Few coaches have ever won a national championship, had a team ranked #1 in the country, or coached swimmers to Olympic gold. Randy Reese might be the first and only coach to do so at every level.

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Hardcoreswim Partners with Olympian Tony Azevedo To Dive Deeply into Water Polo And Launch HardCorePolo Division

HardCoreSwim, Inc., a Southern California custom swimsuit company, has joined forces with 4-time Olympian Tony Azevedo to formally launch its HardCorePolo division, dedicated to the advancement and promotion of Water Polo by providing teams worldwide with superior custom water polo suits and water polo caps, all made in the USA. (Photo Courtesy of HardCoreSwim – Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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World’s 1st Shark Repelling Wetsuit (Warning: Dramatic Footage)

Open water athletes, surfers and recreational swimmers with a fear of being eaten have a new line of defense against their fears, a new shark deterent technology for wetsuits.

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