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ARENA mEdiA HANdbook bERliN 2014
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Welcome from the Arena team to the LEN European Swimming Championships!
Arena Elite Team
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Arena Elite Team competition schedule
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Berlin welcomes the Arena Powerskin Carbon and Powerskin R-Evo familes
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Berlin by numbers
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Casa Arena
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Arena Fall winter ‘14 collection
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Enter in the social Arena world
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Welcome from the arena team to the LEN
European Swimming Championships!
As a long-standing technical sponsor of Europe’s governing body, arena has a keen and vested interest in Berlin 2014, and looks
forward to continuing the company’s successful partnership with LEN in this 32nd edition of the continent’s premier aquatics event.
Leading the arena charge will be 22 Elite Team athletes and 12 national federations, with 9 current world record holders among
the arena athletes contesting 42 swimming events from 18th-24th August. Among these champions will be recent world record
breaker Sarah Sjöström from Sweden, England’s Fran Halsall fresh from her Commonwealth Games triumphs, and the Hungarian
trio of Katinka Hosszú, Daniel Gyurta, and László Cseh defending the seven European titles they hold between them. Rūta Meilutytė
of Lithuania and Vladimir Morozov of Russia will be looking to add maiden European titles to their growing list of successes, while
France’s Yannick Agnel will be hoping to regain the 400m freestyle title he first won in 2010. Veteran Swede Therese Alshammar
returns to major international competition hoping to add to her 10 European titles, while fellow Scandinavian Lotte Friis from
Denmark will contest the long-distance freestyle events.
During the preceding week, from 13th-17th, the host nation’s open water champions Thomas Lurz and Angela Maurer will don their
three diamond suits in pursuit of still greater accolades, while the divers take to their boards on the same schedule as the swimmers.
For the first time at a European Championship, arena’s new Powerskin Carbon Flex swimsuit will feature alongside its “sibling”, the
highly successful Carbon Pro, while the R-Evo+ ranges will take to both the pool and the open water.
While the arena brand will be most visible through its Elite Team and federation swimmer performances in the pool, the company’s
physical presence in Berlin will be centred around its customary hive of activity – Casa Arena – where guests, athletes and friends
are welcomed into an atmosphere that is at once convivial, stimulating, and distinctive.
Naturally, ongoing updates, observations, comments, and items of interest and curiosity will pepper the social networks to keep
everyone up to date, so be sure to keep tabs on the three diamond trail for the latest in all things Euro swimming.
Stay tuned for all race results and happenings from Berlin
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ARENA ELITE TEAm
Berlin events: 50m breast.
“A little fish with a ram’s character” (according to her father), Ruta started swimming at the age of 7 in her home
town of Kaunas to become water safe and to address her back problems. She moved to Plymouth, England with her
family when she was 13, where, under the guidance of coach Jon Rudd, she burst on to the global scene with her 100
breaststroke gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
Major results: 2012 Olympics 2012 Olympics - gold: 100m breast; 2013 World Champs - gold: 100m breast, silver:
50m breast; 2012 World SC Champs - gold: 50m & 100m breast, silver: 100m IM; 2013 Euro SC
Champs - gold: 50m & 100m breast, 100m IM.
Goals for Berlin: Hopefully I can do a personal best time in 50 meters breaststroke, but my main goal is to be
happy with my performance and know that I’ve given it my 100%. After Berlin I will continue
my preparation for the Olympic Games.
Ruta Meilutyte
@MeilutyteRuta
rutameilutyte
Berlin events: 200m IM, 400m IM, 100m free, 200m free, 400m free, 50m back, 100m back, 200m back, 100m
fly, 200m fly, 4x100 free, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x200m free, 4x100m free mixed, 4x100m medley.
Known for her prodigious training & competition schedule, the Iron Lady started swimming with her swimming coach
grandfather at the age of two, and was training twice a day by the time she was 10. Having spent 6 years with the USC
Trojans in Los Angeles, she moved back to Budapest in 2013 with husband-coach Shane Tusup.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - 200m, 400m IM, 200m fly; 2009 World Champs - 400 IM, 200m fly, 200m
IM; 2012 World SC Champs - gold: 200m fly, 100m IM, silver: 200m free, 200m IM, bronze:
400m IM; 2012 Euro Champs - gold: 200m fly, 200m & 400m IM, silver: 4x200m free; 2010 Euro
Champs - 200m fly, 200m IM, 4x200m free, silver: 400m IM; 2008 Euro Champs - silver: 400m
IM; 2013 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m IM, silver: 100m & 400m IM, bronze: 200m back; 2012
Euro SC Champs - 200m fly, 100m & 200m IM, silver: 400m IM; 2004 Euro SC Champs - bronze:
400m IM.
Goals for Berlin: The main goal for Berlin is to simply get on the blocks for every race and give it everything
I have. That way I can walk away knowing I did everything I could regardless of the medal
count or final times.
Katinka Hosszu
@ hosszukatinka
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Berlin events: 50m fly, 100m fly.
With two accomplished butterfly swimmers as parents, it’s no surprise that Evgeny was in the pool by the age of four
and ended up focusing on butterfly. Having learned many life lessons growing up in the economically difficult postcommunist Russia, he left his beloved Moscow in 2008 for the ADN Swim Project in Italy under coach Andrea Di Nino.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - silver: 100m fly; 2005 World Champs - silver: 4x100m medley; 2003 World
Champs - bronze: 50m fly; 2010 World SC Champs - gold: 100m fly, silver: 4x100m medley;
2008 World SC Champs - gold: 4x100m medley, bronze: 50m fly; 2010 Euro Champs - gold:
100m fly, silver: 4x100m medley, bronze: 50m fly; 2008 Euro Champs - gold: 100m fly, 4x100m
medley; 2013 Euro SC Champs - gold: 100m fly; 2012 Euro SC Champs - gold: 100m fly, silver:
4x50m free, 4x50m medley; 2011 Euro SC Champs - silver: 100m fly, 4x50m medley; 2009 Euro
SC Champs - gold: 100m fly, 4x50m medley, bronze: 50m fly; 2008 Euro SC Champs - silver:
4x50m medley; 2007 Euro SC Champs - silver: 50m & 100m fly, 4x50m medley; 2005 Euro SC
Champs - silver: 100m fly.
Goals for Berlin: The goal is always cool - get fun from this challenge and listen to the Russian anthem.
evgeny.korotyshkin
@EKorotyshkin
ekorotyshkin
Berlin events: 50m free, 100m free, 4x100 free, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x100m free mixed, 4x100m medley.
Growing up in Siberia, Vladimir started swimming as an eight year old, and at the age of 14 he moved with his mother
to Los Angeles. His impressive results as a schoolboy in Torrance earned him Swimming World’s 2010 US Male High
School Swimmer of the Year award, following which he won an athletic scholarship to USC, where he trains under
coach Dave Salo and studies economics.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - bronze: 4x100m free; 2013 World Champs - silver: 50m free, bronze: 4x100m
free; 2012 World SC Champs - gold: 50m &100m free, silver: 4x100m medley; 2013 Euro SC
Champs - gold: 50m & 100m free, 100m IM, 4x50m free, 4x50m medley, 4x50m mixed free,
4x50m mixed medley; 2012 Euro SC Champs - gold: 100m free, 100m IM, silver: 50m free,
4x50m free, 4x50m medley, 4x50m mixed free, bronze: 50m back.
Goals for Berlin: To repeat my success in the European Short Course Championships last winter (3 individual
& 4 relay gold medals).
Vladimir Morozov
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Berlin events: 50m breast, 100m breast, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x100m medley.
Having started swimming at the age of four, Dani won his first competitive race at the age of seven. He was i8nspired
as a youngster by meeting Norbert Rózsa, Hungary’s 1996 Olympic 200m breaststroke champion. His brother Gergely
is also a fellow Olympian, having competed in London in the 1500m freestyle. Dani is the first swimmer to win three
consecutive 200 breaststroke world titles.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - gold: 200m breast; 2004 Olympics - silver: 200m breast; 2013, 2011, 2009
World Champs - gold: 200m breast; 2012 World SC Champs - gold: 200m breast; 2010 World
SC Champs - silver: 200m breast; 2012 Euro Champs - gold: 200m breast, bronze: 4x100m
medley; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 200m breast; 2013 Euro SC Champs - gold: 100m & 200m
breast; 2011 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m breast; 2009 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m breast,
silver: 100m breast; 2007 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m breast; 2006 Euro SC Champs - gold:
200m breast.
Goals for Berlin: The European Championship is a really important stage in the preparation for the Rio Olympic Games.
Dániel Gyurta
danielgyurta
Berlin events: 50m fly, 100m fly, 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x100m free mixed,
4x200m free, 4x100m medley.
Introduced to the pool by his father, who swam in the 1968 & 1972 Olympics, László was the first Hungarian to
break the one-minute barrier in 100m backstroke. Coached by György Turi, who’s a dictator when he’s in the pool
and a friend out of it, László gets balance in his life through his computer science studies, fishing to relax, and taking
photographs to express his creative side.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - bronze: 200m IM; 2008 Olympics - silver: 200m fly, 200m IM, 400m IM; 2004
Olympics - bronze: 400m IM; 2013 World Champs - silver: 100m fly; 2011 World Champs bronze: 200m IM; 2009 World Champs - silver: 200m IM, bronze: 400m IM; 2007 World Champs
- bronze: 200m IM; 2005 World Champs - gold: 400m IM, silver: 200m IM, bronze: 100m back;
2003 World Champs - silver: 400m IM; 2012 Euro Champs - gold: 200m fly, 200m & 400m IM,
silver: 100m fly, bronze: 4x200m free, 4x100m medley; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 200m & 400m
IM; 2008 Euro Champs - gold: 200m & 400m IM; 2006 Euro Champs - gold: 200m & 400m IM,
silver: 200m back; 2004 Euro Champs - gold: 100m back, 400m IM; bronze: 4x100m medley.
Cseh-László/198469993567430
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Berlin events: 50m back, 100m back, 100m fly, 200m fly.
Having been placed in a foster home at just four-and-a-half months, Jérémy first went to the pool as a 7-year-old along
with his brother & sister. At 16 he was spotted by Amiens coach Michel Chrétien, who wanted him to train full-time,
but his mother insisted that he finish his high school diploma first. He is one of only six swimmers to dead heat in an
individual World Championship event.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - gold: 4x100m freestyle, silver: 4x200m freestyle; 2013 World Champs - gold:
4x100m free, 4x100m medley, silver: 50m back, bronze: 100m back; 2011 World Champs - gold:
100m back, silver: 4x100m free, 4x200m free; 2010 World SC Champs - bronze: 4x200m free;
2012 Euro Champs - gold: 4x100m free; 2010 Euro Champs - silver: 100m back, bronze: 4x200m
free; 2013 Euro SC Champs - gold: 50m & 100m back, silver: 100m fly; 2012 Euro SC Champs
- gold: 50m & 100m back, 4x50m free, 4x50m medley, 4x50m mixed medley, silver: 200m IM;
2009 Euro SC Champs - gold: 4x50m free.
Goals for Berlin: To get the best ranking in my individual races (50m & 100m back), in other words to try and
win! Relays are a bonus & good for the team, I love that.
Jeremy Stravius
@StraviusJs
Berlin events: 200m free, 400m free.
Named after French tennis player Yannick Noah, Yannick played tennis, judo and football as a child, but turned his focus
to swimming as an 8-year-old after a neighbour spotted him in a family pool. He moved to Baltimore in 2013 to train
with coach Bob Bowman, and firmly believes in expanding his horizons beyond swimming, reading works by mid-19th
century poet Baudelaire between sessions.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - gold: 200 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, silver: 4x200 freestyle; 2013 World Champs
- gold: 200m free, 4x100m free; 2011 World Champs - silver: 4x200m free; 2010 World SC
Champs - gold: 4x100m free, bronze: 4x200m free; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 400m free, silver:
4x100m free, bronze: 4x200m free; 2012 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m & 400m free, bronze:
100m free.
Goals for Berlin: 2014 is a pivotal year on the way to Rio. Two individual gold medals would be really gratifying!
And there are also the relays.
Yannick-AGNEL
@YannickAgnel
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Berlin eventS: 50m fly, 100m fly, 50m free, 100m free.
Despite being really scared to put her head under water during childhood swimming lessons, as a 13-year-old Fran
would get up at 3:45am for 5:30am swimming training, and afterwards go to school. She has a fierce competitive
spirit, which even comes out during a simple game of checkers. Fran won Great Britain’s only swimming medal at the
2013 World Champs in Barcelona.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - bronze: 50m free; 2009 World Champs - silver: 100m free; 2012 World SC
Champs - silver: 50m free; 2008 World SC Champs - silver: 100m free, bronze: 50m free, 4x100m
free, 4x100m medley; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 100m free, 4x100m medley, silver: 100m fly,
4x100m free, bronze: 50m free; 2008 Euro Champs - gold: 4x100m medley; 2006 Euro Champs
- gold: 4x100m medley.
Goals for BerliN: I’m really looking forward to racing the European champs over in Berlin. It should be a fast
meet and a great chance to race some of the fastest girls in the world.
@franhalsall
Berlin events: 200m IM, 400m IM, 800m free.
Hannah still trains in the same 25m pool in her home town of Inverurie where she first showed her affinity for water as
a 3-year-old. Her father-coach Patrick is known to employ unorthodox methods, such as training with a belt tied around
her waist, and in the mid-90s invented the Aquapacer, which transmits a beep to a receiver attached to the goggles to
monitor and regulate the swimming stroke.
Major results:2011 World Champs - silver: 400m IM; 2009 World Champs - bronze: 4x200m freestyle; 2012
World SC Champs - gold: 400m IM, bronze: 200m IM; 2008 World SC Champs - silver: 400m IM,
bronze: 200m IM; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 400m IM, bronze: 200m IM, 4x200m free; 2012
Euro SC Champs - gold: 400m IM, silver: 800m free, 200m IM; 2011 Euro SC Champs - silver:
400m IM, bronze: 200m IM; 2009 Euro SC Champs - gold: 400m IM, bronze: 200m IM.
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Berlin events: 800m free, 1500m free.
Lotte’s first experience with water was a dramatic one – at age four, she saved her sister from drowning in a kid’s pool. After
starting lessons when she was 5, she went on to representing her country as a 15-year-old, and in 2009 became the first
Dane to win a LC world championship title. In 2013 she moved to Baltimore to train with American coach Bob Bowman.
Major results: 2008 Olympics – bronze: 800m free; 2013 world Champs – silver: 800m, 1500m free; 2011
World Champs – gold: 1500m free, silver: 800m free; 2009 World Champs – gold: 800m free,
silver: 1500m free; 2012 World SC Champs – silver: 800m free; 2010 Euro Champs – gold: 800m
& 1500m free, bronze: 400m free; 2008 Euro Champs – bronze: 1500m free; 2013 Euro SC
Champs – silver: 400m & 800m free; 2012 Euro SC Champs – gold: 800m free, silver: 400m free;
2011 Euro SC Champs – gold: 800m free, silver: 400m free; 2009 Euro SC Champs – gold: 800m
free, silver: 400m free; 2008 Euro SC Champs – bronze: 800m free; 2007 Euro SC Champs – gold:
800m free; 2004 Euro SC Champs – silver: 800m free.
Goals for Berlin: This season I changed my training base from Nice to Baltimore, so I don’t feel the first 6
months of this season has been the best. My goal in Berlin is to get as close as possible or to
beat my times from Barcelona last year.
Lotte-Friis
@lottefriis
lotfriis
Berlin events: 50m back, 100m back.
The daughter of Olympic silver medallist Benny Nielson (200m butterfly, 1988 Olympics in Seoul) and 1978 World
Aquatics Championships swimmer Lone Jensen, it was natural that Mie took to the water at the age of five. Her rise
to swimming’s upper echelons started in 2011 as a 15-year-old, and since then she has broken numerous individual
records at European, Nordic, and national levels.
Major results: 2012 World SC Champs – gold: 4x100m medley, silver: 100m back, bronze: 4x100m free; 2013
Euro SC Champs – golf: 100m back, 4x50m free, silver: 4x50m medley; 2011 Euro SC Champs –
gold: 4x50m medley, silver: 4x50m free, bronze: 100m back, 100m IM.
Goals for Berlin: My goal for Berlin is to swim faster than I have ever done. It’s hard to set specific times that I can
achieve, but I hope to be in the top 5, and to help my teammates in the relays as much as possible.
mie.o.nielsen
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Berlin events: 50m free, 50m fly, 100m fly, 4x100 free, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x100m free mixed, 4x100m medley.
Despite being told by her childhood swimming teacher never to take up the sport seriously, Inge dreamed of being a
professional swimmer when she watched Pieter van den Hoogenband and Inge de Bruijn’s winning performances in
Sydney 2000. Just 4 years later Inge won her first Olympic medal with de Bruijn as a member of the Dutch freestyle
relay team that won bronze in Athens.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - silver: 4x100m free; 2008 Olympics - gold: 4x100m free; 2004 Olympics bronze: 4x100m free; 2013 World Champs - bronze: 4x100m free; 2011 World Champs - gold:
50m fly, 4x100m free; 2009 World Champs - gold: 4x100m free; 2007 World Champs - bronze:
50m fly, 4x100m free; 2010 World SC Champs - gold: 4x100m free; 2008 Euro Champs - gold:
4x100m free, silver: 50m & 100m fly, bronze: 100m free, 4x100m medley; 2006 Euro Champs gold: 100m fly, silver: 4x100m free; 2004 Euro Champs - silver: 4x100m free.
Goals for Berlin: To swim personal bests – I would really like to go 56 in the 100 fly, execute perfectly the things
we’ve practiced a lot, like starts and race tactics. Win medals :-)
inge.dekker.790
@dekker_inge
Berlin events: 400m free, 800m free, 1500m free, 4x200 free.
With his father Luca managing the pool in Novellara where he grew up, Greg was already in the water at 3 months,
and he learned to move comfortably in water long before he did on terra firma. In 2011 Greg left home for the national
training centre near Rome, where he trains, rooms, and goes to lessons with coach Stefano Morini’s nephew, Gabriele
Detti, who is both a good friend and a rival in the pool.
Major results: 2013 World Champs – bronze: 1500m free; 2012 World SC Champs – silver: 1500m free; 2012
Euro Champs – gold: 1500m free, silver: 800m free; 2012 Euro SC Champs – gold: 1500m free.
Goals for Berlin: I’d like to be in the running for a medal, the goal is always to improve on my last performance,
and if I do, I’ll be satisfied. I’d also like to verify that all the work of the past months has paid off,
and that this is the right path to keep on pushing.
gregorio.paltrinieri
@greg_palt
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Berlin events: 5 Km, 10km and Mix.
Thomas believes that he does not have a natural talent for swimming, which is perhaps why he ‘compensates’ by
swimming over 100km a week. For 7 years he had the phenomenal record of being unbeaten at 5km in world
championship events, from 2005 until 2013 in Barcelona. He is coached by his brother Stefan, whose challenge is to
keep Thomas away from his other passion – skateboarding.
Major results: 2012 Olympics - silver: 10km; 2008 Olympics - bronze: 10km; 2013 World Champs - gold: 25km,
5km team, silver: 10km, bronze: 5km; 2011 World Champs - gold: 5km, silver: 10km, bronze: 5km
team; 2009 World Champs - gold: 5km, 10km; 2007 World Champs - gold: 5km, silver: 10km;
2005 World Champs - gold: 5km, silver: 10km; 2010 World Open Water Champs - gold: 5km; 2008
World Open Water Champs - gold: 5km, bronze: 10 km; 2006 World Open Water Champs - gold:
5km & 10km; 2004 World Open Water Champs - gold: 10km; 2002 World Open Water Champs
- bronze: 5km; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 10km; 2008 Euro Champs - gold: 10km, bronze: 5km,
5km team; 2006 Euro Champs – gold: 5km & 10km; 2002 Euro Champs - silver: 5km.
Goals for Berlin: Medals, Medals, Medals.
thomas.lurz.1
Berlin events: 50m breast, 100m breast, 200m breast.
Marco’s name first started appearing on the medal lists of the world’s major youth podiums in 2008, and since then he
has been gradually increasing his medal count at senior events, culminating last year in his 200 breaststroke silver in
Barcelona. He is known for his strong underwater glide and dolphin kick on starts and turns.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - silver: 200m breast, 2012 Euro Champs - silver: 200m breast; 2013 Euro SC
Champs - silver: 100m breast, bronze: 200m breast; 2010 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m breast;
2008 Euro SC Champs – silver: 4x50m medley.
Goals for Berlin: German record 200m breast
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Berlin events: 10km.
When Angela won her first world title in Rome 2009 (25km), she was the only mother in the race, and the secondoldest in the field. During her 20-year career, she has swum the equivalent of one and a half times around the world,
and her annual training load amounts to swimming non-stop for two-and-a-half months. She and husband-coach
Nikolai Evseev celebrated the birth of son Maxim in 2005.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - silver: 25km, bronze: 10km; 2011 World Champs -silver: 25km; 2009
World Champs - gold: 25km; 2003 World Champs -silver: 10km, bronze: 25km; 2001 World
Champs -bronze: 25km; 2006 World Open Water Champs - gold: 25km; 2002 World Open Water
Champs - silver: 25km, bronze: 10km; 2000 World Open Water Champs - bronze: 25km; 2010
Euro Champs - bronze: 10km; 2006 Euro Champs - gold: 10km & 25km; 2004 Euro Champs bronze: 10km; 2002 Euro Champs - silver: 10km; 1999 Euro Champs - silver: 25km
maurer.angela
Berlin events: 50m fly, 100m fly, 50m free, 100m free, 4x100 free, 4x100m medley mixed, 4x200m free, 4x100m
free mixed, 4x100m medley.
Sarah was just 14 when she won her first European title in 2008, and still 3 weeks away from her 16th birthday when
she broke her first world record and won her first world title. She was still too young to be familiar with protocol,
procedure, and her competitors, but has grown up quickly since – while still preserving the exuberance of youth, she
sees every defeat as a learning opportunity, and firmly believes that it’s when you’re having fun that the results come.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - gold: 100 fly, silver: 100 free; 2009 World Champs - gold: 100 fly; 2012
Euro Champs - gold: 100 free, 50 fly, silver: 4x100 free; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 100 fly, silver:
4x100 medley, bronze: 4x100 free; 2008 Euro Champs - gold: 100 fly; 2013 Euro SC Champs gold: 50 & 100 fly, silver: 50 & 100 free, 34x50 free, bronze: 4x50 medley; 2009 Euro SC Champs
- silver: 4x50 free, 4x50 medley; 2008 Euro SC Champs - silver: 4x50 free.
Goals for Berlin: Personal best in all my events!
sarahsjostroms
@sarahsjo
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Berlin events: 50m fly, 50m free.
Therese is widely regarded as the strongest swimmer in the history of her native Sweden, where she is revered as a
celebrity, earning the title “Diva”, a nickname that’s tattooed in clear view on her back. In 2013 she gave birth to a son,
but she’s now back on one of the world’s biggest swimming ‘stages’, ready to add to her prodigious European record
of 10 gold, 7 silver, and 4 bronze medals.
Major results: 2000 Olympics - silver: 50m, 100m free, bronze: 4x100m free; 2011 World Champs - gold: 50m
free, silver: 50m fly; 2009 World Champs - silver: 50m free; 2007 World Champs - gold: 50m fly,
silver: 50m free; 2005 World Champs - bronze: 50m fly; 2001 World Champs - silver: 50m free,
50m fly; 2010 World SC Champs - gold: 50m fly, silver: 100m fly;; 2010 Euro Champs - gold: 50m
free, 50m fly, silver: 4x100m medley, bronze: 100m fly, 4x100m free; 2008 Euro Champs - bronze:
50m free; 2006 Euro Champs - gold: 50m fly, silver: 50m free; 2004 Euro Champs - gold: 50m free;
2002 Euro Champs - gold: 50m free, silver: 4x100m free, 4x100m medley; 2000 Euro Champs gold: 50m & 100m free, 4x100m free, 4x100m medley; 1999 Euro Champs - gold: 4x100m medley,
silver: 50m free, 4x100m free; 1997 Euro Champs - silver: 4x100m free, bronze: 50m free.
T.Alshammar
@T_Alshammar
t_alshammar
Berlin events: 200m back.
Radosław started swimming because he was overactive, as a way to dissipate his energy and calm him down. It was a
masterstroke, and this energy & calmness have since taken him to a World SC title along with the European title he’ll
be defending in Berlin. He has a strong work ethic – learned from his mining family – and a humility that keeps him in
his small & quiet home town of Zielona Góra by choice.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - silver: 200m back; 2012 World SC Champs - gold: 200m back; 2012 Euro
Champs - gold: 200m back; 2013 Euro SC Champs - gold: 200m back; 2012 Euro SC Champs
- gold: 200m back; 2011 Euro SC Champs - gold: 100m & 200m back; 2009 Euro SC Champs silver: 200m back.
Goals for Berlin: To be honest I don’t like talking about future events and what will happen. I can only say that
for me the most important thing is to improve on my previous results.
Radoslaw-Kawecki
@r_kawecki
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Berlin events: 50m fly, 100m fly.
Konrad won his first international medal at the 2007 European Junior Championships in Antwerp, where he snagged
the 50m butterfly title, and a year later was whisked away by three-time Olympian Bartosz Kizierowski to Spain to train
and study at the University of Madrid. He currently holds the Polish national records in 50 & 100 freestyle and butterfly
(LC and SC).
Major results: 2013 World Champs - bronze: 100m fly; 2011 World Champs - silver: 100m fly; 2010 Euro
Champs - bronze: 100m fly; 2011 Euro SC Champs - gold: 50m free, 100m fly; bronze: 50m fly.
Goals for Berlin: My goal for Berlin is to do my personal best times for each start. Hope also to fight in finals.
konrad.czerniak.info
@CzerniakKonrad
kobrado1
Berlin events: Tramp 1m, 3m individual, 3m synchro.
At the tender age of 29, Tania is already a four-time Olympian, having debuted in Sydney 2000 as a 15-year-old, the
youngest athlete on the Italian team. In 2005 she became the first Italian woman to win a World Championship diving
medal, and has gone on to win 6 more. Tania comes to Berlin as a leading medal contender, having won two golds and
a silver at the 2013 European Diving Championships in Rostock.
Major results: 2013 World Champs - silver: 1m, 3m synchro; 2011 World Champs - bronze: 1m; 2009 World
Champs - silver: 3m synchro, 3m; 2007 World Champs - bronze: 3m; 2005 World Champs bronze: 3m; 2013 Euro Champs - gold: 1m, 3m synchro, silver: 3m; 2012 Euro Champs - gold:
3m synchro, silver: 1m; 2011 Euro Champs - gold: 1m, 3m synchro, bronze: 3m; 2010 Euro
Champs - gold: 1m, 3m synchro; 2009 Euro Champs - gold: 1m, 3m, 3m synchro; 2008 Euro
Champs - gold: 10m, bronze: 10m synchro; 2004 Euro Champs - gold: 10m, bronze: 1m; 2002
Euro Champs - silver: 10m, bronze: 3m synchro.
Goals for Berlin: I want to come with the right level of confidence and my best form. The goal is always to
medal, and I hope to do so in both individual and synchro.
TaniaCagnottoOfficial
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ARENA ELITE TEAm schedule
DAY 1 Monday 18.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
400m Free M: Yannick Agnel (FR), Gregorio Paltrinieri (IT), Gabriele Detti (IT),
PIZZETTI (IT)
50m Fly W: Francesca Halsall (UK), Inge Dekker (NL), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE),
Therese Alshammar (SWE)
100m Back M: Jérémy Stravius (FR)
400m Medley W: Katinka HOSSZU (HUN), Hannah Miley (UK)
100m Breast M: Daniel Gyurta (HUN), Marco Koch(GER)
200m Back W: Katinka HOSSZU (HUN)
50m Fly M: Evgeny KOROTHISKIN (RUS), László Cseh (HUN), Matteo Rivolta
(IT), Konrad Czerniak (PL)
4x100m Free W: ITALY-NEDERLAND (Inge Dekker)-HUNGARY (Katinka
Hossu)-SWEDEN (Sarah Sjostrom)-RUSSIA (Rozaliya Nasretdinova)
4x100m Free M: ITALY (Luca Dotto)-NEDERLAND(Sebastiaan Verschuren)HUNGARY-SWEDEN-RUSSIA (Vladimir Morozov)
DAY 2 Tuesday 19.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
200m Free M: Yannick Agnel (FR), Sebastiaan Verschuren (NED)
100m Breast W: Lisa Fissneider (IT)
200m Medley M: Roberto PAVONI (UK), László Cseh (HUN)
100m Free W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE), Francesca
Halsall (UK)
4x100m Medley Mixed: NEDERLAND (Sebastiaan Verschuren, Inge Deker),
HUNGARY (Katinka Hosszu, László Cseh, Daniel Gyurta), ITALIA (Luca
Dotto, Lisa Fissneider), RUSSIA (Vladimir Morozov, Daria Ustinova, Svetlana
Chimrova), SWEDEN (Sarah Sjostom)
1500m Free M: Gregorio Paltrinieri (IT), Gabriele Detti (IT)
DAY 3 Wednesday 20.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
200m Fly M: Jérémy Stravius (FR), László Cseh (HUN), Paweł Korzeniowski (PL)
200m Medley W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Hannah Miley (UK)
200m Breast M: Marco Koch (GER)
100m Back W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Mie NIELSEN (DEN)
50m Back M: Jérémy Stravius (FR)
800m Free W: Lotte Friis (DEN), Hannah Miley (UK)
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 18:00 HRS
400m Free M FINALS
50m Fly W SEMI
100m Back M SEMI
400m Medley W FINALS
100m Breast M SEMI
200m Back W SEMI
50m Fly M SEMI
4x100m Free W FINALS
4x100m Free M FINALS
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 18:00 HRS
50m Fly M FINALS
100m Free W SEMI
100m Back M FINALS
50m Fly W FINALS
100m Breast M FINALS
100m Breast W SEMI
200m Medley M SEMI
200m Back W FINAL
200m Free M SEMI
4x100m Medley Mixed FINALS
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 18:00 HRS
1500m Free M FINALS
200m Breast M SEMI
200m Medley W SEMI
200m Free M FINALS
100m Breast W FINALS
200m Fly M SEMI
100m Free W FINALS
200m Medley M FINALS
100m Back W SEMI
50m Back M SEMI
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DAY 4 Thursday 21.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
200m Breast W
100m Free M: Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS), Luca Dotto (IT), Sebastiaan
Verschuren (NED)
100m Fly W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Inge Dekker (NL), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE),
Francesca Halsall (UK)
800m Free M: Gregorio Paltrinieri (IT), Gabriele Detti (IT), Samuel Pizzetti (IT)
4x200m Free W: ITALY-NEDERLAND-HUNGARY (Katinka Hosszu)-SWEDEN
(Sarah Sjostrom)-RUSSIA
DAY 5 Friday 22.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
200m Back M: Radosław Kawęcki (PL)
200m Free W: Katinka HOSSZU (HUN)
100m Fly M: Evgeny KOROTHYSHKIN (RUS), László Cseh (HUN), Jérémy
Stravius (FR), Konrad Czerniak (PL), Matteo Rivolta (IT)
50m Back W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN), Mie NIELSEN (DEN)
50m Breast M: Daniel Gyurta (HUN), Marco KOCH (GER)
4x100m Free Mixed: NEDERLAND (Sebastiaan Verschuren, Inge Deker),
HUNGARY (Katinka Hosszu, László Cseh), ITALIA (Luca Dotto), RUSSIA
(Vladimir Morozov, Rozaliya Nasretdinova), SWEDEN (Sarah Sjostrom, Hanson)
1500m Free W: Lotte Friis (DEN)
DAY 6 Saturday 23.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
50m Breast W: RUTA Meilutyte (LTU), Lisa Fissneider (IT)
50m Free M: Vladimir MOROZOV (RUS), Luca Dotto (IT)
200m Fly W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
50m Free W: Francesca Halsall (UK), Inge Dekker (NL), Sarah Sjostrom (SWE),
Therese Alshammar (SWE)
4x200m Free M: NEDERLAND (Sebastiaan Verschuren), HUNGARY (László
Cseh), ITALIA (Gregorio Paltrinieri), RUSSIA, SWEDEN
DAY 7 Sunday 24.08.2014.
HEATS 9:30 HRS
400m Free W: Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
400m Medley M: László Cseh (HUN), Robero PAVONI (UK)
4x100m Medley W: NEDERLAND (Inge Dekker), HUNGARY (Katinka Hosszu),
ITALIA (Lisa Fissneider), RUSSIA (Daria Ustinova), SWEDEN (Sarah Sjostrom)
4x100m Medley M: NEDERLAND (Sebastiaan Verschuren), HUNGARY (László
Cseh, Daniel Gyurta), ITALIA (Luca Dotto), RUSSIA (Vladimir Morozov, Sedov),
SWEDEN
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 18:00 HRS
800m Free W FINALS
200m Medley W FINALS
100m Free M SEMI
100m Fly W SEMI
200m Breast M FINALS
100m Back W FINALS
200m Fly M FINALS
200m Breast W SEMI
50m Back M FINALS
4x200m Free W FINALS
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 18:00 HRS
800m Free M FINALS
200m Free W SEMI
100m Fly M SEMI
200m Breast W FINALS
100m Free M FINALS
50m Back W SEMI
200m Back M SEMI
100m Fly W FINALS
50m Breast M SEMI
4x100m Free Mixed FINALS
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 16:00 HRS
1500m Free W FINALS
50m Breast W SEMI
100m Fly M FINALS
200m Free W FINALS
50m Free M SEMI
50m Back W FINALS
200m Back M FINALS
200m Fly W SEMI
50m Breast M FINALS
50m Free W SEMI
4x200m Free M FINALS
FINALS & SEMIFINALS 16:00 HRS
50m Free W FINALS
50m Free M FINALS
50m Breast W FINALS
200m Fly W FINALS
400m Medley M FINALS
400m Free W FINALS
4x100m Medley W FINALS
4x100m Medley M FINALS
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BERLIN WELCOMES
THE CARBON AND R-EVO FAMILIES
Powerskin Carbon Pro
The Powerskin Carbon Pro was launched in 2012 in anticipation of the London Olympics. The new range marked a breakthrough in swimsuit technology due
to the integration of carbon fibres into its woven textile.
Carbon Pro design & technology benefits:
Intelligent compression: The carbon thread framework locks down like a seatbelt when critical stretch levels kick in, giving maximum compression when and
where it’s needed, while simultaneously retaining elasticity and freedom of movement.
Power return: Elasticized internal tapes deliver unparalleled power, “springing back” on each dive, kick, and turn.
Improved surface integrity: With carbon’s inherent strength and stiffness, the swimsuit won’t tear or suffer surface damage when it’s stretched to the limit.
The Carbon Pro made a colourful and impressive impact in London, where arena swimmers won 10 gold, 14 silver, and 11 bronze medals, returning one of the
company’s most successful Olympics in its legacy. A year later, the Carbon Pro asserted itself as the world’s leading competition suit, with arena swimmers winning
more than half of all swimming medals – including 23 golds with three new world records – an unprecedented result in contemporary three-diamond history.
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Powerskin Carbon Flex
In 2014, the carbon range was expanded with the launch of the Powerskin Carbon Flex, whose V-Flex System offers a unique set of benefits in addition to those
of intelligent compression and the power return system. By moving the seams from the side of both men’s and women’s suits, the athlete experiences greater
flexibility, particularly around the hip region.
Carbon Flex design & technology benefits:
Hip flexion and freedom of movement: Seam placement creates a “flexline” across the hip flexors, offering less resistance during hip flexion on starts, turns,
and breaststroke kicks.
Lifting effect: The rear seam creates a “tension line” between the two anchor points, limiting stretch on this line, helping to keep the legs high in the water during
freestyle, and to keep the knees from dropping during breaststroke and butterfly.
Push off the wall: During the tumble turn, the tension line also helps with pushing off the wall.
In its first major outing at an international event, the Carbon Flex returned a positive scorecard with seven gold medals from the arena Elite Team in June’s Sette
Colli Trophy in Rome - Sarah Sjöström won 100 fly (in a championship record time of 56.50, the second-fastest textile swim in history), 50 & 100 freestyle,
Katinka Hosszu 200 fly and 400 free, Ruta Meilutyte 50 breaststroke (breaking the championship record twice), and Gregorio Paltrinieri 800 free. Three weeks
later at the Swedish Nationals, Sarah Sjöström and her new Carbon Flex set a new 50 butterfly world record (24.43) as she won five titles, three in new
championship record times. At the same time in Vichy for the French Open, the Carbon Flex featured 12 times on the top step of the podium as Katinka Hosszu
won 200 & 400 IM, 200 free, and 200 back, Ranomi Kromowidjojo 50 & 100 free, Inge Dekker 50 & 100 fly, James Magnussen 100 free, Lazslo Cseh 200
fly, Marco Koch 100 breast, and Jérémy Stravius 50 back. More recently, the Carbon Flex featured in seven new Commonwealth Games records in Glasgow,
including two each by Elite Team members Fran Halsall of Team England (50 free 23.96, 50 fly 25.20) and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos (100 fly 51.29, 200 fly
1:55.07), and one for each of Cate Campbell of Australia (100 free 52.68), South Africa’s Cameron Van Der Burgh (50 breast 26.76), Australia’s Emily Seebohm
(59.37) and Canada’s Katerine Savard (100 fly 57.40).
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Powerskin R-Evo+
The Powerskin R-Evo+ range is a made from a superior woven fabric created by Kinetech Labs, featuring low-profile bonded seams and providing exceptional
drag reduction and compression. Originally launched as arena’s first post-hi tech range of textile competition suits, the latest R-Evo+ generation offers the swimmer
superb stability, body alignment, and the smoothest glide through the water.
Its five-star performance and comfort has made the R-Evo+ Open Water the swimsuit of choice amongst the world’s leading open water swimmers. In London
2012, the R-Evo+ Open Water swept the men’s medals, with Elite team members Oussama Mellouli and Thomas Lurz filling the first two positions. Bronze medal
winner Richard Weinberger has since joined the arena stable. At the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, 50 out of 60 entrants in the men’s 10km race wore
the R-Evo+, with Elite Team athletes Thomas Lurz, Oussama Mellouli and Angela Maurer each picking up multiple medals – Lurz won the 25km event, picked up
silver in 10km, and placed third in 5km, Mellouli took the 5km title and the 10km bronze medal, and Maurer was second at 25km and third at 10km.
For the pool, a new style has been developed in 2014 to partner the existing elegance of the classic black suit – its electric blue and yellow flow logo makes a striking
visual statement to go with its high-calibre performance characteristics. At the recent Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Elite Team swimmer Hannah Miley of
Scotland set a new Games record in her Powerskin R-Evo+ as she powered to the 400 IM title in 4:31.76.
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BERLIN BY THE NUMBERS
ARENA
Total participants
Swimming
Diving
Synchro
Open Water
Arena Elite Team athletes
Arena Federations
Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Sweden,
Croatia, Norway, Germany, Romania,
Czech Republic, Estonia
Lotte Friis, Mie Østergaard Nielsen (DEN); Yannick Agnel,
Jeremy Stravius (FRA); Thomas Lurz, Marco Koch, Angela
Maurer (GER); Daniel Gyurta, Katinka Hosszu, Laszlo Cseh
(HUN); Gregorio Paltrinieri, Tania Cagnotto (ITA); Ruta
Meilutyte (LIT); Inge Dekker (NED); Radoslaw Kawecki,
Konrad Czerniak (POL ); Valdimir Morozov, Evgeny
Korotyshkin (RUS); Sarah Sjostrom, Therese Alshammar
(SWE); Francesca Halsall, Hannah Miley (UK).
Current Arena World record holders in
Berlin (4 LC, 14 SC)
Current Arena European record
holders in Berlin (10 LC, 4 SC)
Yannick Agnel 800 freestyle SC (7:29.17), 4x100 freestyle SC
(3:04.78)
Daniel Gyurta 200 breaststroke LC (2:07.23)
Sarah Sjöström 100 butterfly LC (56.06)
Lotte Friis 1500 freestyle LC (15:38.88)
Katinka Hosszu 200 butterfly LC (2:04.27), 200 IM butterfly LC
(2:07.46), 400 IM LC (4:30.31)
Radosław Kawecki 200 backstroke LC (1:54.24)
László Cseh 200 butterfly LC (1:52.70), 200 IM LC (1:55.18), 400
IM LC (4:06.16), 400 IM SC (3:57.27)
Francesca Halsall 100 freestyle SC (51.19)
Yannick Agnel 400 freestyle SC (3:32.25)
Daniel Gyurta 200 breaststroke SC (2:00.67)
Evgeny Korotyshkin 100 butterfly SC (48.48), 4x50 medley SC
(1:31.80), 4x100 medley SC (3:19.16)
Ruta Meilutyta 50 breaststroke LC (29.48), 100 breaststroke LC
(1:04.35), 100 breaststroke SC (1:02.36)
Sarah Sjöström 50 butterfly LC (24.43)
Inge Dekker 4x100 freestyle LC (3:31.72), 4x50 freestyle SC (1:33.25),
4x100 World SC (3:28.22), 4x50 medley SC (1:42.69)
Lotte Friis 1500 freestyle SC (15:28.65)
Therese Alshammar 50 butterfly SC (24,38)
Katinka Hosszu 100 IM SC (57.54), 200 IM SC (2:03.20), 400 IM SC
(4:20.85)
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german swimming
Olympics (Berlin)
Olympics (Münich)
World Championships (West Berlin)
European Championships
(Leipzig, E. Germany)
European Championships
(Bonn)
European Championships
(Berlin)
Most total Euro Championship medals in history
G 148, S 139, B 102) including period during
division of West and East Germany.
Federation Deutscher
Schwimm-Verband (DSV)
formed in Berlin
Swimmers
members,
licensed for competition
Champions
Michael Gross (freestyle, butterfly)
3 Olympic gold, 5 world titles (1982-1991)
Franziska van Almsick (freestyle) - 2 world titles (1992-2004)
Hannah Stockbauer (freestyle) - 5 world titles (1999-2004)
Britta Steffen (freestyle) - 2 Olympic gold, 2 world titles (2006-2012)
VENUE
Velodrom
Built in anticipation of the 2000 Olympic Games. When Berlin was not awarded the Games, it was altered to become a multifunctional arena accommodating many
different events. Has flexible seating for up to 12.000 spectators. The majority of the arena is underground, and its huge steel roof construction is in the form of a
circular “spoked wheel”. With a diameter of 142 metres the roof’s suspended construction is unique in Europe and the largest of its kind in the world.
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casa arena
Welcome to Casa Arena in Berlin!
From 18th-24th August, Casa Arena will be a hub of activity for all things swimming and diving at Berlin’s Europapark for the 32nd LEN Swimming
Championships. Located on the second-floor terrace of the diving and synchronized swimming area, the home of Arena in Berlin will host athletes, family
& friends, federation & organizational representatives, the press and special guests in a welcoming, informal setting primed to facilitate mingling, interviews, and
the opportunity to make new contacts & friends. Fans and swimming followers can meet their favourite champions, watch interviews and competition progress,
and celebrate hard-won championship medals. It is - without doubt - the place to be at Berlin 2014.
Address
Schwimm und Sprunghalle (Swimming & Diving Hall), Paul-Heyse-Strasse 26, 10407 Berlin
Hours
9am - 9pm
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The presence of arena
Elite team in casa Arena!
Monday 18.08.2014.
Thomas Lurz (GER)
Angela Maurer (GER)
Lotte Friis (DEN)
Tuesday 19.08.2014.
Thursday 21.08.2014.
Katinka Hosszu (HUN)
Theresa Alshammar (SWE)
Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)
Laszlo Cseh (HUN)
Mie Nielsen (DEN)
Daniel Gyurta (HUN)
Konrad Czerniak (PL)
Tania Cagnotto (IT)
Vladimir Morozov (RUS)
Friday 22.08.2014.
Wednesday 20.08.2014.
Marco Koch (GER)
Evgeny Korotishkin (RUS)
Jeremy Stravius (FR)
Radosław Kawecki (PL)
Roberto Pavoni (UK)
Saturday 23.08.2014.
Ruta Meilutyte (LT)
Marco Koch (GER)
Laszlo Cseh (HUN)
Gregorio Paltrinieri (IT)
Sunday 24.08.2014.
Yannick Agnel (FR)
Gregorio Paltrinieri (IT)
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Arena' s FW14 collection
social, media, style
Arena’s soon-to-be-released FW14 collection designs have been based on the concept of an “Arena social network”, using motifs inspired by images and
symbols from visual social media sites such as Instagram, Pinterest, and Flickr. The resulting patterns blend the company’s culture with modern communication
channels, dividing the range’s overall themes into three categories – I love my brand, Federations are my inspiration, and Crazy prints. Designed to be expressive,
unique, and social, and to echo the spirit of Arena along with the power of the modern community, the collection was first showcased in Prague in November
2013, featuring Elite Team members James Magnussen and Ranomi Kromowidjojo as models.Reflecting on the collection’s theme, the two champions expressed
some of their own views on the world of social media.
James really enjoys having a presence and interacting on his social media of choice – Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. His experience is that “it provides a great
way to really stay in touch with fans and supporters from all over the world and to really feel their support and interest in my career is great. It also allows you
to show more of the fun side of yourself and not always take things too seriously.” Despite the occasional user with negative comments – which he shrugs off
philosophically – he does his best to stay in touch, even when it’s difficult due to training & competition commitments. As far as the next big social channel is
concerned, he’s noticed Snapchat with its photos and videos growing in popularity, suggesting it could become even more popular in the future.
For her part, Ranomi interacts with friends and fans daily through Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well. She likes them for their speed of communication,
and the fact that they bring her closer to her fans since she is personally interacting with them. As for future channels, she is hoping for a “social site or app
for swimmers and swimming lovers!”
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ENTER IN THE SOCIAL ARENA WORLD
For swim inspiration & all the latest from the arena elite team, visit us @ facebook.com/arenapeople
For competition highlights , swim stories and the latest news from the swimming world, visit us @ twitter.com/ArenaPeople
If you simply want to enjoy colourful, fun and inspirational images, take a look through our Instagram page @ Instagram.com/arenawaterinstinct
If you are looking for swim tips & advice, inspirational stories and all the latest on arena products, visit www.arenawaterinstinct.com/blog
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