What is FINA? FINA is the international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.
What does their approval mean? The FINA stamp on a swimsuit provides 100% assurance that times earned while wearing it translate to state, national, and international stages/contests. (USAS 102.8.1)
How was the CHEVY TIGER approved & how did we achieve official FINA vendor status? We took our bestselling "Chevy" and performed minor tweaks to fabric & construction. From there the suit was submitted to FINA who performed rigorous testing to ensure the suit met their high standards... WHICH IT DID and we couldn't be more STOKED!
Competition & Team Suits: Due to its certified status, the Chevy Tiger is our official recommendation for any group orders intended for competition. For training trips and practice suits you can go crazy with prints, logos, and style.
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Ever watched a beautiful bike become rusty? Had a chain break at the worst possible moment? Kiss those problems goodbye with the epic innovations of PRIORITY. They are the new leaders in the bike market. Why? Lemme break it down: Rubber chains, rust resistant materials, feather light construction. BOOM. We did a quick Q&A with Co-Founder Connor Swegle to learn about his inspiration, process, and success. PLUS if you make it to the bottom there may or may not be a discount code waitin' for ya ;)
JOLYN: Name and backstory?
CS: I’m Connor Swegle. I am a California-grown former track and field athlete, turned sometimes runner, passionately mediocre surfer, advertising agency desk job quitter, and now (proudly) the co-founder/CMO of Priority Bicycles.
Q: Where was your brand founded and how did your roots affect your company?
A: We were founded in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan, but have deep roots in California. My partner and I went to UCSB. If you’ve ever been to UCSB, you know it’s a school that has more bicycles than some colleges have students. There, your bike doesn't cost a lot, or have the newest lightest tech, but it has to work for you everyday. If it goes down, you are down. That helped form the foundation on which we built Priority Bicycles. We wanted to make bicycles that didn’t need a lot of maintenance, looked great, and were affordable.
JOLYN: What sparked your passion for bicycles and inspired you to change the game?
CS: I, like most people, would prefer to be on the bike all the time. There’s no such thing as a bad day on a bike. Riding to warmup before the gym, hitting a coffee shop in the morning, commuting to my office, leaving the car parked and getting out of traffic - all of that. Too often, we hear about riders sharing that excitement, but their chain fell off, the bike is too heavy, the tires are popped, or the whole thing needs a tune up. The bike just sits there. We wanted to solve 90% of those problems so that it was easy to buy, ride, and maintain a bicycle. It’s important to us that people have really great bicycles at a great price- that’s where the Priority name came from.
JOLYN: How do PRIORITY models differ from what's already out there on the market?
CS: Our bicycles are all low maintenance with unmatched pricing. The biggest technical difference is that we feature a grease and rust free belt drive over a traditional metal chain. That means no more slow bikes, dirt stained calves, or rusty chains. Our bicycles are also super light and with rust proof frames which makes them easy to ride and durable. Overall you won’t find a better bicycle for the price out there, and we pride ourselves on that.
JOLYN: What is your favorite bike and why?
CS: The Priority Coast is my favorite. Growing up in California you always had your trusty beach cruiser, but in time, it ended up being your rusty or crusty beach cruiser- slow and heavy. Our Priority Coast fixed that- rustproof belt drive, light frame, comfortable ride, great look- it’s the bicycle I wish I had when I lived at the beach. Even though I live in the city now, it’s still my daily driver even if people look at me funny.
JOLYN: I need a new set of wheels... where can I shop Priority?
CS: Easy…www.prioritybicycles.com We’re hooking up our Jolyn friends as well. Use code: JOLYN50. That will give you give you $50 off ourbeach cruiser, the Coast, 3-speed city bike the Classic 2.0, or ournew commuter, the Continuum.
Interview by Hannah Sebenaler, Jan. 2016
To say that JOLYN was "proudly" founded in San Diego is an understatement. We LOVE our hometown and the outdoor lifestyle that our perfect weather and sandy beaches afford. Our friends at ORANGE & PARK, a fellow SD founded company, take weekend trips to baja, national parks, and standout local surf spots. They in turn combine their lifestyle & experiences to create inspired prints that can be found in homes, restaurants and offices around the globe.
Here is a quick Q&A with their co-founder John McCauley and a sneak peek into their inspiration!
JOLYN: Coronado is a pretty cool but small coastal community. How did your southern californian roots influence your first prints and how have they evolved since?
JM: Growing up and living in Coronado is a privilege that is hard to ignore. We have an incredible beach on one side, an incredible bay on the other, and we're 5 minutes from a major urban center. It's unique in so many ways. We're spoiled. Orange and Park started off focused on Coronado and San Diego because that is what inspired us and what we knew. Over time, we shifted to other subjects - maps and objects - that are iconic in their own way and have special meaning to us. What I find interesting is our most successful products are related to California. I think, given our upbringing, there is a subconscious authenticity to the CA inspired products that's impossible to articulate but resonates with our customers.
JOLYN: It looks like you and the boys have a lot of epic weekend adventures. What's your favorite destination and how do these trips inspire your art?
JM: David Klinker (O&P co-founder) spends a lot of time in Spain, with a special attraction to the Granada region. I love adventures in Baja. To me, Baja is the last frontier, an area where traveling is as much about the journey as the destination. Our travels impact both the design and subject matters in our products. We both love a minimalist aesthetic, which is largely influenced by the design community in Europe. In terms of subjects, we tend to design for what we know, it creates a more authentic result that we hope resonates.
JOLYN: What is your favorite O&P print and why?
JM: Wow, that's a hard one. I love the VW prints because they remind of a great period in my life when I had my first car, a 1971 VW Squareback. Today, Orange and Park owns a 1973 VW Bus. It makes us smile, it's great. I also love Swellvetica. There's a playfulness to this print and the design is so uniquely David.
JOLYN: I need one for my bedroom... and office & bathroom & kitchen. Where can I shop the Orange & Park Collection?
JM: The best way is from our website www.orangeandpark.com. We also have some great retailers. Please visit them, they are rad hard working people that we are so appreciative of them. Thank you, JOLYN, for the support!
Name: Micha Shaw
Brief description of yourself: I’m a mom and sports model living in Huntington Beach. My pre-baby days were spent competing in Open Water swimming and Lifesaving competitions. I trained for the 2008 and briefly for the 2012 Olympics in the 10K Open Water event. I swam at Cal (GO BEARS!). I grew up all over the place…Washington, England, South Africa, but I consider myself an Alaskan at heart. That’s where I spent most of my time growing up.
What is your favorite dryland workout? My favorite dryland workouts are yoga, boxing, hiking. Probably my most favorite workout would be when my husband and I work out together in our garage or at the beach. I love box jumps, pull-ups and the TRX. If we are at the beach, I like to add sand sprints to really torture myself!
What is your favorite water work out? Ocean swims and surfing in warm water. Swimming anytime. Honestly, now as a mom I find it hard to be consistent with one particular workout. Anytime I can get out of the house by myself, it’s usually for a workout. I dream of one day joining a masters team, and being the overly competitive old chick that tries to keep up with the young kids.
Describe your dream day at the beach: My dream day at the beach would include my best girl friends, we would body surf, surf, paddle and swim until the only thing we have energy for is lifting a nacho to our mouth and holding onto an ice cold bud light. I imagine this would take place in Sayulita.
What activities do you do in JOLYN? Play in the sand with my kids, swim, paddle, surf…I once did a crossfit competition in JOLYN!
Favorite JOLYN color: Cabernet
Favorite JOLYN style and why: Softy bottom, if I had to choose just one. But I’m pretty sure I never met a JOLYN I didn’t like ;)
If you were stranded on an island and could only bring 3 things, what would they be: Since bringing my family is not in their best interest…I would bring a bikini, Sunblock and a giant jar of peanut butter
What's your favorite beach that you've been to and what beach is on your list to go to? Dream Beach, Lembongan Island. Noosa Heads, any beach off the Great Ocean Road, Australia. All the beaches in Bali. I got married in Changuu, Bali in 2009. Currently on my travel list is Sayulita, Sri Lanka (swimming with Blue Whales!!), and Turks and Caicos…which I will be traveling to in 32 days with my husband, but who’s counting?
Who is your favorite athlete? One of my best friends, Natalie Coughlin, who showed me what it means to be a true bad ass.
What are 3 things on your bucket list: Swim with blue whales, travel to Morocco, drive across country in a custom airstream
If you were 60 years old, what would you tell your children: Always choose love. Regret nothing. Travel as much as possible.
What would we find in your refrigerator right now: Salsa, eggs, peanut butter, blueberries and some forgotten leftovers!
If you had to be an animal, what would you be and why: A Dolphin, so I could know what it's like to be fearless in the waves.
What would you spend your last $10 on: Coffee, chips and salsa and a lottery ticket.
Need a surefire way to have sore abs for days? Take a cue from our friend and fitness guru Micha Shaw (@michashaw) and follow along with her video below!
(apologies in advance for how much it will hurt to laugh tomorrow)
Here are three of my favorite post baby core exercises. Add them to your warm up or your workout. 1) LEG CHANGES: keep the entire body still (abdominal muscles are stabilizers not movers), hips and knees stay at right angles. Start with one leg at a time, and then try both legs moving simultaneously. 2) SUPINE SPINE TWIST: arms out to a T position, palms pressing down. Your range of motion depends on your abdominal control and flexibility. Start with a small movement and gradually increase the range of motion. Inhale: knees to the right. Exhale: pull knees back to center. Movement is initiated by your core. Add leg extensions to raise the level of difficulty. 3) SINGLE LEG DEADBUGS: my favorite. Super important to press into the leg and resist any movement. Even before you extend on the one side, your abdominal are working to keep you stabilized. It looks easy, but it's not. Let me know what you think! 💕😘. Oooops! I almost forgot...this video is sped up. Take your time. Move with your breath and stay in control.