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Archives for the day Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Finis Launches New Swimming Blog

Finis, a company specializing in swimming and athletic products, continues to strengthen its ties to the community by launching a new blog to discuss swimming-related issues.

Expect blogs, tips, workout recommendations, photos and videos, and additional information to make its way to the Finis site.  The blog is expected to have information for everyone from beginning swimmers up to experienced triathletes looking to refine their technique.

“We realize that FINIS is in a unique situation because every day our employees talk to dozens of coaches and swimmers about their latest epiphanies, workouts, and experiences,” said Finis CEO and President John Mix.  “We want to share this knowledge with the larger swimming community. By creating the FINIS Blog we can organize and publish this information with easy access to anyone.”

The new blog can be found here.

From my inbox earlier in the week:

FINIS plans to provide a constant stream of information that will be helpful to everyone from competitive swimmers, triathletes and fitness swimmers to those just learning how to swim. Competitive swimmers will benefit from the latest insights from the best coaches in the world. Triathletes will be given tri-specific training tips and competition day strategies. Fitness swimmers will benefit from visual explanations of helpful swimming concepts and easy to understand tips on technique.

I’ve reviewed the Finis SwiMP3v2 MP3 player for MyCE – and I’m currently working on a couple of other Finis reviews that will be posted here.

Ever since I first learned of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition (EBBC) after moving to the area a few years back, the non-profit bike group was led by Robert Rayburn.  The friendly, knowledgeable former executive took over in 2002 and has led the club with passion as he tackled bike-related issues.

I’ve had the pleasure of discussing various bike issues with Robert on several occasions — he’s outspoken, passionate, and willing to put the real work in.  I couldn’t imagine what it’s like being on the front line of bicycle issues in two counties.

His departure is a true loss for the EBBC.

He was always willing to chat with anyone who stopped by his office next to the Fruitvale Bike Station in Oakland.

“The EBBC and cyclists throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties have benefited greatly from Robert’s hard work over many years,” said Tom Ayres, current EBBC Chair of the Board.  “We will miss his knowledge, insight, and enthusiasm.  We are fortunate that the Bicycle Coalition has a dedicated staff, board and volunteers to carry on our bicycle advocacy work.”

Best of luck Robert!