Saturday, July 16, 2011

Kast-A-Way Swimwear: Keeping Up with a Growing Sport

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The sport of swimming fluctuates in popularity, and usually experiences an increase following the Olympic cycle. According to a survey by the National Sporting Goods Association, swimming is the 3rd most popular sport based on participation (not necessarily formal participation on a team).

In fact, an estimated 51,900,000 people (age 7 and up) participated in swimming during 2010, an increase of 3.4% since 2008. (Participation, based on the survey parameters, means swimming at least 6 times during the year). The only “sports” ahead of swimming were Exercising with Equipment and Exercise Walking.

More swimmers means more swimsuits, and an opportunity to reach new communities. Recently, Kast-A-Way Swimwear was awarded the chance to open a retail Pro Shop inside the new Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. As construction draws to a close, the GAC will become a state-of-the-art aquatics facility with 3 pools and a seating capacity of 2,500. The facilities should be open to the public on September 12, following a Grand Opening celebration the last week of August.

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The GAC already has plans to host the YMCA National Short Course Swimming Championship competition on April 2, 2012, and the 2012 USMS Spring Nationals.

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For more information on the Greensboro Aquatic Center, visit greensboroaquaticcenter.com, or follow the GAC on Facebook.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Cape Cod YMCA Team Members Take Polar Plunge

cape cod polar plunge

The Cape Cod Polar Plunge is a New Year’s Day tradition that has been growing in popularity. This year, a group of Cape Cod YMCA team members decided to take the plunge into 38

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Video: Get Ready for Y Nats!

SwimNetwork.com posted this slideshow, promoting their coverage of 2009 YMCA Short Course National Championships, April 6th – 9th. I’m getting pumped! YMCA Swimming has really grown since I swam Y at KEY in Kettering, Ohio years (and years) ago. It’s a chance for Y swimmers to show that they can bring some serious speed in their own league. Olympic Gold Medalists Josh Davis and Mel Stewart will be on deck calling the races and covering the meet for SwimNetwork.com.

http://www.swimnetwork.com/flashplayer/FlashPlayer.swf

Kast-A-Way Swimwear will be in attendance at the meet, so come say ‘hello’ at our retail booth! I personally will not be attending the meet because I will be coaching and diving in the ASA U. National Championships in Oxford, OH on Saturday, April 4th.


Monday, March 23, 2009

YMCA National Merchandise Pre-Order Deadline

YMCA swimming nationals merchandiseThe deadline to order your YMCA Nationals Merchandise is fast approaching. Please have your orders placed by Friday, March 27th at 12:30pm EST.

All pre-ordered merchandise will be brought to the meet, and available for pick-up at the Kast-A-Way Swimwear vendor table. There is a western theme which features a variety of merchandise from cowboy hats to swim caps. Continue to the second part of this post to see more, or shop online at Kast-A-Way Swimwear.

YMCA national merchandise

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In Case You Missed It… Ryan Lochte

Beverly, MA – On Sunday, November 2, 2008, Ryan Lochte visited the YMCA of the North Shore in Beverly MA and hosted a swim clinic, answered questions from swimmers and signed autographs. For the team of 700 plus swimmers, Ryan took the time to meet all those that attended. Video HERE or watch it below.

Do you need help organizing and ordering your team’s equipment? Kast-A-Way Swimwear’s Team Central can help you do just that. One of our team coordinators will personally work with your coach to establish discounts, and ensure that each member of your team gets exactly what they need for the season.

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