Friday, August 29, 2008

A perfect sunrise at the Accenture Chicago Triathlon

Andrew McQuillan took this magic sunrise shot of Sean Conroy getting ready for his race last weekend.
Sean took 5th overall, 1st in his class and 34th out of the water in his blueseventy helix.
Congratulations Sean, and thanks for the pic Julianne!

Do you have a cool blueseventy race shot? Send them to to be put up on our blog...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

the blueseventy team are athletes too...

Here is a picture of Benjamin Krauth, a very valuable member of our European blueseventy team. Here he is racing at the Mainz Traithlon in Germany wearing his lucky charm...the pointzero3. Benjamin has been competing in triathlons since half way through 2006 and loves it.
"I am always freezing like hell in cold water, and 24 degrees is cold for me. So without the pointzero3 I couldn't do the swimming" he says about the pointzero3 swimskin when wetsuits are not allowed.

Tricentral open water swim session, Manchester UK

This past Saturday blueseventy set up shop beside the Salford Docks in Manchester in the UK, as blueseventy retailer Tricentral hosted an open water swim training session for the day. The course was very successful with approximately 75 students gaining knowledge from a highly organised theory section plus a practical session. Most participants are training for The Great Northern Swim held in September which consists of a one mile distance.

Picture taken by Nikki Skinner.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Bryan Rhodes wins Ironman Canada

Bryan, what a fantastic race you had at Ironman Canada. You started the day with a fast swim in your blueseventy Helix wetsuit, followed it with a very strong bike split on your Cervelo P3C and closed out the day with a swift run in your Saucony running shoes. Congratulations on this big win.

Top 10 pro men

1. Bryan Rhodes (NZL) 8:30:12
2. Bernhard Hiebl (AUT) 8:34:34
3. Jasper Blake (CAN) 8:36:08
4. Andriy Yaserbov (UKR) 8:37:11
5. Justin Daerr (USA) 8:37:34
6. Kyle Marcotte (CAN) 8:44:30
7. Matt Lieto (USA) 8:45:42
8. Courtney Ogden (AUS) 8:47:04
9. Nigel Gray (CAN) 8:50:35
10. Matt Seeley (USA) 8:51:17

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The blueseventy 10k open water swim representation

We had fantastic representation in the Olympic 10k open water swim as athletes from various countries utilized the blueseventy nero 10k swim skin. Congratulations.

Men's 10k Olympic open water swim, Beijing, China

1. Maarten van der Weijden (NED)
7. Brian Rycheman (BEL)
10. Erwin Leaon Maldonado Savera (VEN)
11. Ky Hurst (AUS)

Women's 10k Olympic open water swim, Beijing China

9. Andreina del Perez (VEN)
23. Natalya Samorodina (UKR)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

An incredible end to the swimming events in Beijing

We had lots of athletes swimming in blueseventy swim skins in the Olympic Water Cube pool and also in the open water. But the Olympic gold medal of Maarten van der Weijden in the 10k open water swim was certainly the icing on the cake.

Rogue Santos, Maarten van der Weiden (I will crush you and take your hat) and Guy Crawford

Drawing of the Dutch themed blueseventy nero 10k suit

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gold in Beijing -WOW

Maarten van der Weijden (NED) just won the gold medal in his Dutch themed blueseventy nero swim skin. Incredible.

Martin we are so proud of you and what an amazing story you have. After you were diagnosed with leukemia you had a stem cell transplant and luckily recovered. You then went on to win the 25k open water World Championships earlier this year and now you are the open water 10k Olympic Champion.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Roque Santos star mugging

Roque Santos was very busy in and around the Water Cube in Beijing and it appears that several celebrities were keen on being photographed with the hardest working cowboy at the Olympics. That was also true for former British prime minister Tony Blair who did not want to miss out on having a snapshot taken with Roque.

A few images from Olympic swimming

As the Olympic swimming events inside the Water Cube in Beijing have come to an end, Guy sent us few images he snapped. Coincidentally he caught the blueseventy nero swim skin in action a few times. :-)

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wellington and Potts win Timberman Festival

blueseventy athletes Andy Potts and Chrissie Wellington won the 2008 Timberman 70.3 Festival and along the way Andy Potts managed to have the fastest swim of the day.

Congrats Andy and Chrissie.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Guy sends in an update from the Olympics

In the men's 1500m we had quite a few blueseventy suits out. I think in 3 out of the 5 heats we had suits. With one guy in the first heat going 22 seconds faster than his qualifying time wearing the suit.

In the medley relays we had the Brazilian women's team wear our suits and they just missed out on the finals by 1 second. Stink.

We only had one suit worn in the men's relay by the freestyler from the South African relay medley team.

I took pictures of every race. So hopefully internet permitting I will be able to send them through shortly. I took loads of pics.

PS: the guy who was seeded 2nd going into the 1500 was wearing out suit but had a shocker and failed to make the finals.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Olympic 10k swim

The Olympic 10k swimming event is coming up soon at the Shunyi Olympic Rowing-Canoeing Park. The women's event is on Wednesday, August 20th at 9am and the men's race is on Thursday, August 21st at 9am. So mark your calendars as it should be exciting indeed.

Another Olympic update

We had 3 swimmers in the men's 100 Breaststroke semi final Vladislau Polyakou from Kazakhstan, Igor Boryski from Ukraine and William Diering from South Africa!! Non made the final, but all were best times and probably country records.

In the women's 200 Fly semi Katheryn Meaklim from South Africa used our suit and in the men's 4X 200 free relay event two of the South African team members used the blueseventy! Darian Townsend and Sebastien Roussean had fast swims in our suits!

We even had some folks use the blueseventy suit under their official suits. :-)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

More blueseventy news from the Olympic water cube

blueseventy is making an impact on the pool deck and in the pool of the stunning Olympic water cube in Beijing. :-)

We know most of the world was watching Jason Lezak help Micheal Phelps get his 2nd gold medal in dramatic fashion. But, what you need to know is that the 2004 Olympic Championship relay from South Africa also swam in the race. They actually went faster than they did in 2004, but they were 7th! It was the same four men and two of them were in the blueseventy!! Rye Needling and Daran Townson both swam their faster every relay splits in our suits.

In the men's 100 breaststroke final Russian national record holder Roman Sludnov took 6th place in the blueseventy suit! His suit did not have logo, but he was in our suit!! Our best placing so far. :-)

Brazil's Rodrigo Castro used the blueseventy in the men's 200 free semis.

Men's semi final 200 fly was great for blueseventy too. We had a lot of use, up to 3 in one heat! Again, please note that most good swimming countries have agreements with swim suit companies. Our suits are on swimmers that can use anything they wish and are not (yet) the biggest names! The swimmers that are the very best in the world are under contract or they just got great! Like Gil!!

So, the two heats of the semi finals of the men's 200 fly we had 3 swimmers in our suits. Gil Stoval (USA) and Pawel Korzeniowsk from Poland were in non logo'd suits. And Brazil's Kaio Almeida was in a logo'd suit. The results were mixed.. Gil was 9th and Pawel was 8th and Kaio was 6th!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The first days at the 2008 Olympics

The first couple of days of the Olympics have been great! We did have a finalist in the Men's 400 IM. Thiago Pereira from Brazil used the blueseventy nero suit and got 8th! This race was seen all over the world because Micheal Phelps won the race with a world record! Thiago is very popular in Brazil and his swim is a National & South American record.

We actually had a swimmer get fined because he chose to use the blueseventy over his sponsors suit! This is also huge because top swimmers are realizing that we have the fastest suit! Our location in the warm down pool is similar to what we had in Omaha. All the athletes and coaches know we are there and know what we look like. The first 3 times Steve and I went into the pool, we were mobbed! :-)

Even the president of the United States was eager. :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Congrats Joanna Zeiger

Joanna Zeiger won the 5430 Long Course Triathlon this weekend and basically led the race wire to wire. She emerged from the water first in her blueseventy pointzero and the rest was history. :-)

Complete story on Inside Tri

Super busy at the Olympics

The response in Beijing has been incredible and it's delightful to see a suit born in triathlon now aiding the worlds fastest swimmers. Well, those who are allowed to try out other stuff and are not bound by team obligations. We have to say that blueseventy has been a hit at the Olympics and Roque Santos and Steve Nicholls had their hands full letting Olympians try out the blueseventy nero swimskin.

Keep up the good work guys.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tyler Patterson's swim

Nice video of DART-nuun team member Tyler Patterson's epic swim for charity. Tyler swims around Lake Washington, 55 miles in 37hrs.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ryan qualifies for Guam, national open-water team in blueseventy

Just reported in the Chattanooga Times Free Press; Sean was wearing a blueseventy nero:

Chattanooga’s Sean Ryan finished fifth in the 6.2-mile openwater swim as the U.S. Open meet concluded Sunday in Minneapolis. He led throughout the third lap in the four-lap competition in a controlled lake, and finishers second through sixth were within less than three seconds of each other. It was the fourth men’s event of the week for the 15-yearold McCallie School student and Scenic City Aquatic Club member, and he finished in the top 10 in three. His performances in the U.S. Open made him a toptier member of the U.S. junior national team, which means he will compete in the World Youth Championships in Guam in January, and his top-five finish Sunday put him on the national openwater team for other international competitions in the next year. “Sean has come from nowhere to where most swimming people in this country know who he is,” McCallie coach Stan Corcoran said. “A lot of college coaches are introducing themselves to me because of him.”

We will be keeping an eye on the young up-and-coming Sean for sure.

Suzanne Heim-Bowen does it again...

Suzanne Heim-Bowen, one of the first to ever wear a blueseventy swimskin in the competitive pool has once again been singing the praises of the suit when she recently won the overall Women's category at the Oregon Elk Lake Swim Series. Not only did she place first in the 1500m, 3k and 5k events, but she also won the 500m and 100m events as well.
"Unfortunately I let a couple of men beat me and came in second/third overall!" She said.
Suzanne also recently won the National 5k Championship overall and age group. Congratulations Suzanne - you are a swimming legend!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Chrissie Wellington rocks indeed

2007 Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington ruled the 2008 Alpe d'Huez Triathlon with her second place overall finish and only Brasilian Pro Marcus Ornellas was faster on the 2.2k swim, 115k bike and 22k run course. In her blueseventy suit she stayed closed to the leading men, past all but one man on the bike and nearly ran him down on the run. Congrats Chrissie, you are awesome.

Details here

Great pictures here