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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!

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Ready to keep your New Year’s Resolution this year?

Friday, January 9th, 2015

How many years have come and gone now that began with a new year’s resolution to get active, get fit, loose some weight, and stay healthy? And how many of those years have you actually stuck to your resolution?

Never been a fan of running? Hate going to the gym? One of the best total body workouts you can give your body is swimming. With many indoor pools open in the greater Richmond area, you can easily achieve your fitness goals, but first you’ll need the appropriate gear!

Disco Sports offers a wide range of goggles, swim caps, and men’s and women’s swimsuits to keep you prepared and motivated to make keeping your resolution easier than ever. Have fun, get healthy, and join a community of swimmers who are passionate about their sport! Join a pool and check out our swimwear at Disco Sports to get ready to discover your healthiest and happiest you.

Commit to your resolution this year and stock up on the supplies you need to keep you motivated! Stop by the store or check out discosportsshop.com to see what all we’ve got to offer.

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.

 

 

Pop Up Disco at Collegiate Aquatic!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Need swim gear but don’t have time to hit our store?  If you’re swimming at Collegiate School Aquatics Center this weekend, you may be in luck!  Thursday, November 20th through Sunday, November 23rd we’ll be hosting a Pop Up Disco Sports.  We’ll have goggles, bags, and suits, and more!  Need a Speedo swimsuit or an elite suit?  This weekend, there will be special deals on swimsuits and elite suits, and you don’t have to be swimming to shop!  Just stop by!  We’ll be right there at the pool!

The Collegiate School Aquatic Center is 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, just off of Chippenham near Iron Bridge Road.

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LZR suit from Speedo!

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

 

Check out the awesome FINA approved, LZR suit from Speedo.  And be certain to ask about team sales!

The 3D, 3-Piece pattern creates the ultimate fit with complete freedom of movement!

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PRODUCT DETAILS:

    • New Comfort Strap reduces shoulder pressure.
    • Lightweight woven fabrics deliver compression without weight.
    • Bonded seams provide 6% less skin friction drag vs. sewn in seams.
    • 40% More durable water repellency as compared to LZR Racer® Elite.
    • Full body compression reduces muscle oscillation.
    • Contours the body into an efficient hydrodynamic shape.
  • Silicone Leg Grippers ensure a snug, solid fit for confidence in your performance.
  • Fabric Content:// 65% Nylon/35% LYCRA® Spandex.
  • Same sizing as LZR Racer® Elite 2 Kneeskin.

Disco Sports at Eastern Zones Champs

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

We had a GREAT time at the Eastern Zones Long Course Champs for age groups!

This year, the swimming is happening at CSAC – home of Poseidon Swimming.

Here was our first customer at the big meet who purchased the Speedo FSIII Elite complete system – which includes suit and cap with a free pair of goggles! ($75 value)

We’ve got the whole Speedo Elite line! Stop in and see which of this fast suits is right for you.

Come see some of the area’s best age group swimmers and come see us and Poseidon at CSAC today through early  Saturday evening.

Richmond Swimmers at the Olympic Trials

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

 

You might not know it if you don’t have many ties to the locals swimming scene, but we have some amazing swimmers bred here in Virginia; in Richmond especially! Some of those swimmers have been fulfilling dreams of competing at one of the highest levels swimming offers – the Olympic trials.

 

Much of this elite-level talent comes under the tutelage of our USA Swimming programs here in Richmond – such as our good friends at Poseidon Swimming. The best swimmers from clubs and school all over Virginia come to train and compete at a national level as part of USA Swimming.

 

Many Virginia college programs are represented. UVA, Virginia Tech, William and Mary, George Mason, and the University of Richmond all have swimmers competing. They have all traveled to Omaha, where the CenturyLink Center in Omaha has transformed its arena space into a competition long-course pool.

 

The odds are long, and the competition is the toughest in the world. There are only 26 spots on the Olympic team for each gender, and over 1500 swimmers are expected to compete in these Trials. For many, these trials are the culmination of a lifetime of effort and dedication to the sport. Only the absolute fastest will head to London, but every swimmer who is of the caliber to compete in the Trials is a champion in their own right.

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.

Beautiful Uglies

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

It may only be April, but it sure feel like SUMMER!

Summer means swimming. And swimming means Dolfin Uglies!

The new styles for the new season are out – come on in and check them out.

You can see all the 1 and 2 piece styles at dolfinswimwear.com

Disco Swimming at Collegiate Aquatics Center

Friday, March 9th, 2012

We’re so proud and excited to be the official vendor for the Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership Collegiate School Aquatic Center (What a mouthful! We’ll call it “the pool”).

We’ll be on hand for every meet – we’ll basically have a second store set up on southside!

Can’t WAIT to see everyone there!

Keep an eye out for this sign and you’ll find us.