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We're excited to announce a partnership with CHALLENGEDAYTONA, the inaugural CHALLENGEFAMILY triathlon festival set to take place at Daytona International Speedway. As the Official Wetsuit of the CHALLENGEDAYTONA Triathlon Event, blueseventy will support athletes in training for and racing the swim leg of the race in the welcoming waters of Lake Lloyd. "We're excited to team up with Challenge Family to support the new Challenge Daytona event. The race, the venue, and the competitive international professional field will all add up to an awesome athlete and spectator experience. The swim in Lake Lloyd, located inside Daytona International Speedway, sets the stage for an event...

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Alys Thomas, nero, r10, races, racing, sponsorship, swimming -

Alys Thomas has sat proudly at the top of the 200m butterfly FINA world rankings since that stunning 2:05.45 gold medal winning swim at Australia’s Commonwealth Games in April. She’s now got a busy schedule at the Glasgow 2018 European Swimming Championships, but Sunday’s 200 fly is the focus for the 27 year-old Swansea, Wales based swimmer.  Her swim on the Gold Coast was a breakthrough international medal that took years of patience and perseverance, including overcoming injures that have forced her to practice underwater skills relentlessly while arm injuries prevented her from swimming on the surface. We caught up...

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cold water swimming, escape from alcatraz, Interview, races, racing, Sarah Haskins, thermal, triathlon -

Sarah Haskins is racing at the top of her profession lately. Since the first weekend in June, the professional triathlete, Olympian, wife and mother has won the Escape from Alcatraz, the Philadelphia Escape and the New York City Triathlons, the latest being her 50th career win. All this, among other great race performances, just 15 months after giving birth to her second child.  Alcatraz is easily one of the most formidable swims in the sport. The bitter cold, the incredibly strong current, difficulty in sighting due to the chop and fog, not to mention athletes begin the race by jumping...

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In the previous post we explored the benefits of tapering, no matter the athlete or the sport. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there isn’t one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for your teammate might make you feel like a rock in the water at your big meet, which emphasizes the point of how individuals need to work towards the best solution for their own body and mind. A taper...

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Taper. It’s a sacred word for athletes across all sports. It’s a word that’s taken on a mystical quality in the swimming community especially over the course of the last decade, as if it’s heresy for a swimmer to go fast at a meet when they are not tapered. But what actually is taper? It’s an interesting topic to discuss because there is not one formula that works for all athletes or sports, and thus welcomes a wide variety of experimentation and tinkering by the athlete and coach. One taper formula that works great for an athlete might make you...

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