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High School Swim & Dive Season Sale!

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Swim season has arrived and Disco Sports has you covered. Great deals are abound during this awesome time to buy. We are fully stocked on practice and race-day swimwear as well as accessories: kickboards, fins, snorkels, goggles, swim caps, shampoo, chamois, and all of your swimming needs!

• Get your practice suits at starting on sale at $12.99!

Stop by Disco Sports today and start your season in style!


Speedo’s Championship Suits Now Available at Disco Sports

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

We know you spend hours in the pool working hard to reach your time goals. We also know the importance of a great fitting suit in achieving those goals.That’s why Disco Sports carries the complete selection of Speedo Championship Suits. Whether it’s the FSII, LZR Pro, or the LZR Elite, we have the suit to fit you.

The FSII is inspired by the sleek, low drag properties of one of the world’s greatest predators and king of the ocean– the shark. Designed to repel water, compress the body, and devour the competition, Speedo’s FSII is built for speed and agility.

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Speedo’s LZR Pro is quick-drying and designed specifically to reduce muscle oscillation and skin vibration, creating the ultimate fit with ultimate flexibility. Water repellant and chlorine resistant, the LZR Pro will be a long-lasting staple in your swimming attire.

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The LZR Elite is designed with LZR Pulse+Fabric Technology, which contours your body into the most hydrodynamic shape while reducing muscle oscillation. Silicone leg grippers ensure a snug, solid fit, while lightweight woven fabrics offer compression without added weight.

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Not only do we offer many other suits,styles, and color options, but we also provide personal fitting for swim suits! Interested? Call Karen Lynn at 804-285-4242 to set up your appointment. Looking for suits to fit your entire team? Ask about our team pricing.



The Summer Swimming Life

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

This post comes to us today from David East, a 13-year summer swim team veteran.
We asked David if he might write up a bit about the experience of being part of a summer swim team, and he said he was happy to! So without further ado…

There are lots of ways for kids to spend their summer vacation. Many of age to get a summer jobs, some go to summer camp, and a good chunk do…not much at all. For me, summer vacation from the age of 5 to 18 meant one thing – swim team. For 13 years, I spent the majority of my summer time at Southampton Recreation Association and swam for the team. Southampton is part of the James River Aquatic Club, and competes with 19 other area pools. I can’t imagine a better way to have spent my summers, and I hope to encourage any kids and parents thinking of getting involved in a summer swim team to do so – and to explain what that involves.

A rec club swim team such as Southampton’s is a pretty sizable affair, as it covers ages as young as 5 and as old as 18. Depending on the pool size, a given swim team could range from as few as 20 to hundreds of kids. The team is divided into age divisions: Mites (8 and under), Midgets (9-10), Juniors (11-12), Intermediates (13-14), and Seniors (15-18). Each team generally has one head coach and 2-4 assistant coaches (usually themselves graduates of the team).

The time commitment for the swimmer and their family is as big or small as you like. Practices are typically held twice a day for each age group, and swimmers are encouraged to come to at least one a day (and many come to both). Meets, or competitions between 2 teams, are held once a week in the afternoon/evening. Meets are great fun for the swimmers, and quite an event for the teams. They can last (very much dependent on the team sizes) as long as 8+ hours all told – though the requirement for any 1 swimmer is much much less. Swimmers will have usually 1-4 events a meet, and compete in heats based on previous times (or the coach’s estimate if they have none). There are 6 meets a summer, with 1 Championship meet between all 20 teams  (a big 2 day event itself).

While these are competing teams, it is by no means exclusive to talented swimmers. On the contrary, all skill levels are welcome (and in face needed). This is the significant difference in summer rec teams and year-round competitive organizations like USA Swimming (Poseidon, Nova, etc).

That being said, JRAC swimmers are passionate about their teams! It’s no rare occurrence to see the young Mites and Midgets crowded at the end of one of their team’s Seniors during a race, cheering them on excitedly. Teams often pick a theme for the summer to play on as added fun an motivation, and the getups at the championship meet can be pretty wild.

Its every great cliche thing you can say about being part of a team – I developed in a sport I love, was passionate about my team, made friends for life, and had somewhere I called home as readily as the house I lived in. The inclusiveness of summer swimming is something I didn’t appreciate until it was behind me – but the ability of any swimmer or any skill level, age, or gender to be a true part of the team is really a special thing.

Let me put it this way. This is the kind of stuff your child will write their college essay on about how it was an integral part of their development and made them a better, more well-rounded person. This is the kind of stuff you want your kids involved in. Trust me.

The 2012 Swim Team Catalog

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Download out the 2012 Disco Sports Swim Catalog – Click Here!

Summer swim season is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s one of our very favorite times of the year – all our swimmers come in excited for the summer and the season and we get to show off the new goods for the year.

We’ve gotten our e-catalog of all our swimming gear ready for the occasion, and we’re sending it out now. It has all of the latest suits for summer swim teams to choose from, plus the first few pages have info about all of the other items we carry for swim teams such as spirit wear, trophies, ribbons and fundraising ideas for your swim team.

We’ve been in the competitive swim business for  40 years.  We know our stuff!

Soaking up sun and savin’ lives

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Throughout most of my life I have submerged myself in the sport of swimming. In my high school years it was obvious that my summers would be spent lifeguarding as the pool was an area I found myself very familiar with. Spending my past three summers as a lifeguard I was definitely able to walk away with some great memories.
Swim team has always been a very big sport in my neighborhood and it was an awesome opportunity to lifeguard many swim meets and continue my joy in watching the sport of swimming. Swim team is a great opportunity to come together as a community and allow kids to get exercise and meet other kids who have a passion for the sport in their area. Many of my close friends are former swimmers that I have grown up with. Take advantage of a swim team near you!