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FINIS Sponsors Ironman World Champion Frederik van Lierde

Van Lierde has had an extremely successful past few years on the international triathlon circuit, claiming podium finishes in a handful of events. He became the European champion in the 2007 Long Distance Triathlon, which began his ascension to the top of the sport.

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FINIS Lands New Zealand Open Water Swim Star Kane Radford

Radford is arguably one of the most exciting young swimmers to watch race in the sport of open water. He was selected for the Men’s 10k in the 2012 Olympics but did not meet the qualification standards of his federation to be sent to the Games.

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Pool Indoor Air Quality: Why it Matters to Your Health and Performance (Part 1)

Take a moment and ask yourself: what’s the worst air quality you’ve ever experienced at an indoor pool? Not just recently…but ever. Have you ever wondered why? Why is the air so bad in most indoor pools, and seemingly fine in others?

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FINIS Reaches Under The Sea To Raise Awareness

FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products announces the addition of two new brand ambassadors, Mermaid Kariel and Hannah Mermaid. Hannah and Kariel are joining the FINIS team to grow brand awareness through their fitness training, natural resource conservation, and underwater photography efforts.

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The History of Swimwear

“Wool was virtually the only fiber that was available. While cotton was a booming business at the time it creates a denser fiber than wool and does not have any of wool’s natural water-repelling capabilities.” (Image: Buster Crabbe, 1932 Olympic gold medalist, 400m freestyle)

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Jolyn Fashion Photo Vault, January Lookbook

Courtesy of Jolyn Swimwear & Clothing Company, a SwimSwam partner.

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History of the Swimming Pace Clock

The Palm Beach Scientific Training Group poses with the world’s first swimming pace clock at the Palm Beach rock pool north of Sydney, Australia in 1946.

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Make Practice Twice The Fun with Dolfin String Back Reversibles!

Dolfin String Back Reversibles are a great way to maximize your style and your dollar. Wear it on the print side, and watch how many compliments you get on the bold patterns!

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How to Use the VASA Swim Trainer to Become a Smarter and Stronger Swimmer

This guest column was provided by and is courtesy of VASA, a SwimSwam partner, and Matt Kredich, the 2013 Swammy Award winning College Coach of the Year.

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Dolfin Signs Olympic Medalist Haley Anderson

Anderson: “I’m excited to partner with Dolfin to make my dream of becoming a professional swimmer a reality. I loved their suits since I started swimming and I’m excited to start my journey towards the next Olympics with them.”

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What are the Advantages of Strapless Paddles

The paddle is nothing new to the swimming community. You can find a pair in just about every size and shape imaginable if you take the time to shop around. So what makes a paddle good and what makes a paddle bad?

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#swimhacks: Wash Your FINIS Snorkel in the Dishwasher

Tera van Beilen washed her snorkel in the dishwasher tonight; try it with yours to clear out the old gunk and mold.

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What is the Head Strong Posture Trainer?

Have you heard of the Head Strong Posture Trainer but are not really sure what it is, what it does, and how it can make you a faster swimmer? Watch this short video and have all of your questions answered!

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How to pick a Monofin

The Monofin is a unique and specialized piece of training equipment. Here’s how to pick out the Monofin design that works for you.

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FINIS Vapor Launches January 2014, Video Teaser

The Vapor tech suit uses hydro-reflective technology to repel water and increase your optimal efficiency.

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