Arena Swim UK Blog

  1. arena athletes on lockdown and road to Olympics

    As the lockdown road map continues to move forward with plans and more restrictions being lifted from Monday 12th April  meaning indoor pools can now also open, we got in touch with some of our athletes to see how lockdown has affected them, how they feel about the Olympics Trails and the road to Tokyo.

    We sent the same set of questions to Toby Robinson (TR), Conor Ferguson (CF) and David Murphy (DM), heres what they had to say –

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  2. Lucy Thornton on swimming pools reopening

    Outdoor swimming facilities are now open!

    Monday 29 March saw the second stage of the first phase of lockdown restrictions eased across England – The restrictions relaxed on Monday allowed people to meet up outdoors in groups of six or two households, and allow a return to outdoor sports. This includes swimming in outdoor facilities, great news!

    We have loved seeing all the people getting back to swimming and asked Lucy Thornton what she thought about getting back into water after all this time, here is what she had to say –Read More >

  3. Alice Tai

    Alice Tai adds to a brilliant year by being named The Sunday Times Disability Sportswomen of the Year

    arena UK, wish to congratulate Alice Tai on winning The Sunday Times’ Disability Sportswomen of the Year at the awards dinner in London last night.

    The 20 year old won seven gold medals at the Para World Swimming Championships this September and currently holds five S8 world records. The Ealing SC based swimmer was also named Athlete of the Year at the recent British Swimming Awards.

    Alice commented “Thanks to everyone who has helped and supported me to this point in my swimming career, I’m very grateful to arena UK for the continued support and feel that the technology behind their racing suits give me the confidence to race so well at the highest level.”





  4. Kayla van der Merwe

    New Sponsored Athlete – Kayla van der Merwe

    arena UK are excited to announce a new 3 year sponsorship contract with Kayla van der Merwe . The 16 year old Winchester City Penguins swimmer has had a standout year in her first year racing  internationally for Great Britain.Read More >

  5. Mark Spitz Returns to arena in New Global Ambassador Role

    arena has announced the signing of American Olympic hero Mark Spitz as a brand ambassador, 46 years after he first collaborated with the company in the pioneering days of sports sponsorship. Spitz became an iconic figure at the 1972 Olympics in Munich, winning 7 gold medals, all in world record time, and helped to propel the efforts of entrepreneur Horst Dassler as he launched the arena brand in 1973.

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  6. Helvellyn Triathlon – Beau Smith

    Sunday 1st September saw one of the toughest triathlons in the UK – the TriHard events Helvellyn Triathlon. arena supported athlete Beau Smith was looking to improve on his 2nd place finish in 2018.
    @trihardevents @TriHardUK
    Read his story here –

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