swimming

The Big Plunge!

February 5, 2019

Various dates and locations throughout Washington in 2019. Take the plunge for a good cause! Not just any plunge, it’s The Big Plunge! An event to help support and raise awareness for the Special Olympics Washington, The Big Plunge!  is one of the coolest parties around. This weekend on Alki Beach with iconic views of […]

arena The One Goggles

August 6, 2018

This is the one. Yes, really, The One Goggles from our friends at arena will be the one and only pair of goggles that you will ever need. Sooo comfortable, thanks to the extensive research that was done to determine the appropriate size and shape of the goggle based on the shape of your facial […]

ODYSSEY Alcatraz Swim

August 6, 2018

Coming September 29, 2018. Would you like to visit Alcatraz? Then grab your wetsuit and hop in the Bay! Join the folks at ODYSSEY for a friendly open water swim to Alcatraz. It’s about 2 miles from Alcatraz Island to the St. Francis Yacht Club at the marina in San Francisco. You should be a […]

SwimSpray

July 20, 2018

Tired of swimmer’s hair? You know, that chlorine smell that you just can’t get rid of after a swim in the pool. We found a solution for this problem…SwimSpray. With a patented technology that uses Vitamin C to neutralize and remove the chlorine, you can say bye-bye to the smell and the damage that comes […]

ION Surf

June 15, 2018

Surf’s up! It’s summertime and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than to hang out at the pool or lake or for that matter, any body of water and crank up the music? Our friends at ION Audio (remember them from the fantastic, on-the-go speaker, the Clipster Active?) agree with this and have just […]

Swim Serpentine

August 9, 2017

Coming September 16, 2017. An open water swimming event in the heart of London! It’s the Swim Serpentine, a half mile, one mile or two mile race, held in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake, the venue for the open water swimming during the London 2012 Olympic Games. At last year’s inaugural event, 6,000 happy swimmers participated, and this […]

Ö TILL Ö Swimrun Race

July 7, 2017

Coming September 4, 2017. Swim, run…then repeat for a total of 52 transitions! It’s the Ö TILL Ö Swimrun Race held in the Stockholm archipelago. This race started the Swimrun movement, a multiple-stage competition in which racers run and swim over a cross-country race course that involves many transitions between the swim and run stages of the race. Ö TILL […]

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

June 23, 2017

It’s officially summer so it’s time to hit the beach! Here’s one that is especially stunning and reputed to be the most photographed beach in the world: Anse Source d’Argent in the archipelago of the Seychelles. With 115 islands making up this country located 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa in the Indian Ocean, it’s no […]

Ocean Reef ARIA Snorkeling Mask

June 8, 2017

Enjoy your time in the water and breath through your nose instead of your mouth! But only if you have the Ocean Reef ARIA Snorkeling Mask! This full face mask has a large, 180 degree field of vision and a one way air circulation system that keeps the fresh air you need separate from the CO2 exhaled. […]

AMEO Powerbreather Sport

May 26, 2017

Eat your heart out Aquaman! The AMEO Powerbreather Sport snorkel will have you swimming like a fish in no time. The patented ventilation system consists of two air pipes parallel to the head that grant continuous inhalation of fresh, oxygen-rich air with no CO2 build up as with a traditional snorkel. Water is also prevented from getting in as […]

2017 Swim Defiance

May 26, 2017

Coming June 3, 2017. It’s Swim Defiance…not defiance as is bold disobedience, but Defiance as in Point Defiance, an area in Tacoma, Washington. But you will need a little (or maybe a lot!) of boldness to complete this 5K open swim in the chilly waters of Commencement Bay. (Water temp is estimated at 56-60 degrees F.) […]

mama KULEANA Reef Safe Sunscreen

April 26, 2017

Be kind to the ocean, fish, reefs, and yourself! mama KULEANA Reef Safe Sunscreen lives up to its name. Kuleana is the Hawaiian word for reciprocal responsibility or accepting responsibility with diligence and intent. mama KULEANA is a waterproof, SPF 30 sunscreen handmade with organic shea butter, organic coconut oil, beeswax, organic almond oil, zinc powder, Vitamin E […]

AhhSoles Collection

September 23, 2016

Your feet deserve these! Check out the fun and colorful AhhSoles Collection of flip flops. But there’s more to them than just looks. They are actually really comfortable and make your feet feel especially pampered. After a long run, hiking trek, rock climbing foray, or just a hard day at work, slip on a pair of […]

Modom Shark Leash

June 24, 2016

No, it’s not a leash for a shark. Modom Shark Leash is a surf leash that will help protect you from sharks. You may recall that last month we featured Sharkbanz, that innovative band that uses magnetic waves to disrupt a shark’s electrical sensor thereby keeping it from biting you. The folks at Modom decided […]

8 Bridges Hudson River Swim

June 24, 2016

Coming June 26, 2016. See you in the Hudson! The 8 Bridges Hudson River Swim is the longest marathon swim in the world. Starting at the Rip Van Winkle Bridge and ending at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge – the entrance to the New York Harbor, this week-long, open water swim covers 7 stages, each ranging in […]

Aquapac TrailProof Tote Bag

May 31, 2016

A new bag for all types of weather! Our friends at Aquapac shared their recently released TrailProof Tote Bag with us. This is a waterproof messenger bag fashioned out of heavy duty vinyl that is very durable and strong with an adjustable shoulder strap and extra padding for comfort. We like that it’s a straightforward […]

Sharkbanz

May 6, 2016

Going out in the water? Fear sharks? Then you need Sharkbanz! This innovative band, worn on the wrist or ankle, protects you from sharks by emitting a magnetic field of about three to six feet that disrupts the sharks electrical sensors making them turn away from you. Only a small amount of movement results in […]

Dublin City Liffey Swim

May 6, 2016

Coming August 6, 2016. An open water swim race in the middle of the city?! Yes, it’s the Dublin City Liffey Swim! Started in 1920 to show the citizens of Dublin that the Liffey was clean enough to swim in, it has grown to be quite a spectacle as people line the boardwalks, quays and […]

Spa Girl Tri

March 16, 2016

Coming May 7, September 10, and October 1, 2016. This is our kind of triathlon! The Spa Girl Tri is held at various luxury locations throughout Texas. Expect a swim course of 300-400 meters through a lazy river, a non-hilly bike course of 6-10 miles, and a tranquil run course of 2-2.1 miles. Celebrate your […]

Sun Bum Signature SPF 30 Face Stick

October 21, 2015

Our friends at Sun Bum have yet another fantastic line of sunscreens! It’s the Signature SPF 30 Face Stick. This is a high performance, mineral-based, broad spectrum sunscreen just right for our active TrailblazerGirl lifestyle. No worries about it stinging our eyes, and even though it has a zinc oxide and titanium dioxide based formula, […]

Fivesse Beach Backpack

July 23, 2015

Summer and the beach go hand-in-hand, and Fivesse has exactly the backpack to make that trip go smoothly. With so much attention to detail, the Beach Backpack has a water-resistant interior (how smart is that!), loads of pockets, 2 outside water bottle pockets, a key fob, and exterior towel holder. Two removable zippered, water-resistant bags […]

2Toms BlisterShield and SportShield

July 21, 2015

Blisters and chaffing are not an inevitable consequence of all those TrailblazerGirl activities we do. Our friends at 2Toms have created 2 products to help solve these common problems: BlisterShield and SportShield. BlisterShield is a powder that repels moisture that can lead to blisters. It provides a frictionless barrier that will last through the length […]

2015 Scuba Show

May 15, 2015

Are you a diver or thinking about taking up diving? Then you need to check out the 2015 Scuba Show. This is the largest consumer scuba diving show in the country and will expose you to tons of exhibitors with the latest and greatest in scuba gear, cooking demos, and seminars and classes galore. One […]

SportSub

April 10, 2015

Finding Nemo? Well, not exactly but you may see him while you are traveling underwater in your SportSub personal submersible. Available in versions from the SoloSub to the 6-person TourSub, you’ll bring out your inner Jacques Cousteau. An ambient design is used, meaning that the air pressure inside the sub is the same as the […]