Friday, September 23, 2016

TYR Singapore Showroom Swim Gear Shopping

Recently I went down to the TYR Showroom at Bukit Merah with Jo to check out on swimsuits and gear for myself and Lil Pumpkin. TYR is a USA manufacturer of recreational & competitive swimwear, swim caps, swimming goggles, triathlon gear etc. and is one of the most popular brands among the swimming community.

You can find TYR merchandise at World of Sports outlets but the showroom sells a much wider array of TYR swim wear, googles, caps, training equipment etc. Also, if you belong to {selected?} swim teams, you also get discounts off your purchases. I think it's about 30% off!! (*^▽^*)

It's been a long time since I swam competitively. When I first joined my organisation about 5 years ago, I was quite active in the swim team and took part in my first and only Masters Swimming Championship ੧(❛▿❛✿)੭

Since then, I stopped regular swim training and just liked frolicking in the waters.. after all, I'd been swimming competitively almost half my life, so it was nice to just finally enjoy the cool, relaxing waters.

A few weeks ago, Jo told me that she was going to take part in this year's Masters Swimming Championship for her club. She asked if I wanted to join too and a part of me stirred. After all, once a swimmer, always a swimmer haha.

Things got busy at home and work so that was put aside until recently, I received an email from my organisation's swim team calling for participants to represent them in the Masters Swimming Championship. Oh was that a sign??

After encouragement from Jo and hubby, I finally put my name down and signed up to compete last week with some random seed times for the events I wanted to take part in haha. Goodness, I didn't even have a proper one-piece swim costume {I prefer two-piece tankinis as they are easier to go toilet in heh} and had to go find one to compete in!!

It's been so long that I wasn't even sure of my costume size... Finding a swimming costume isn't all that easy, especially if you want to wear it to a competition. I mean if you're just wearing it to the occasional visit to the pool it might be fine if it doesn't fit completely well, but if you want to wear it to compete in.. it needs to fit like a glove. Too tight and your boobs / butt will fall out plus you might get a wedgie, too loose and it was "expand" in the water and catch air bubbles.

Also, there will be spectators watching the competition so you definitely want to avoid any awkward situations!! (〃⌒∇⌒)

Tucked away in one of the warehouse buildings in the industrial area, the TYR showroom was really quiet when we went on a weekday... which is pretty good since you don't need to jostle with the crowd and can take your own sweet time browsing and trying the items.

Jo was looking for some rashies for her little girls but she didn't find anything that she liked.

There's a very good selection of goggles here.. Lil Pumpkin and I are currently using TYR Velocity Metallized googles which has UV-protected and anti-fog properties, silicone cushion gaskets, double silicone headstraps and an adjustable nose-piece. But most importantly I like that it has  mirrored lenses which is really useful on sunny days, especially when you are swimming back-stroke.

I wanted to get some silicone swim caps with cute slogons or designs but they didn't have many of that and I didn't find any that I fancied. The showroom stocked mostly plain coloured silicone caps as the staff said most Singaporeans preferred those heh.

There are also waterproof bags, mesh bags, noodles, kick boards, paddles, hand paddles etc.

I bought a big nylon mesh bag for Lil Pumpkin to use during her swim class to put her swim gear and kick board. The open weave mesh means I can still leave her board etc in the bag and they will still dry easily.

There's a diverse assortment of swimwear patterns and colours for casual and competitive swimmers, but I was expecting even more.

Jo was too. She said they did use to have much more swimsuit choices.. but now they seem to sell more triathlon stuff.

I liked these 2 swimwear patterns and had a hard time choosing just one haha. I already bought 2 new Speedo swimsuits before our visit and highly doubted I was going to take part in any more swim meets after this one haha..

In the end, I chose the bright, geometric design. It was the first one that caught my eye!

Some of the triathlon gear spotted.

I have utmost respect for triathletes. Swimming is already so tough, imagine having to swim, run AND cycle consecutively over long distances!!! *clap clap clap*

After our little shopping trip we went to have some delicious Mexican food at Guzman Y Gomez, Star Vista. So awesome!!! They are really generous with the portions and I always leave feeling so full, and so satisfied (*^▽^)/

It was a really fun mummies-day-out for us! Thanks for the company, Jo!

Anyway, go visit the TYR showroom if you or your kids are into swimming!! But in case there are any policy changes in regards to the swim team discounts, please check with them first, ok?

TYR Showroom
8, Jalan Kilang Timor, #03-01 Kewalram House
Open 10am - 5pm {Mon - Fri}, 10am - 12pm {Sat}. Closed Sun & public holidays
Tel: 6702 6734



Theresa Mahoney said...

They certainly do have a lot of stuff to fill your swimwear needs. A good suit is a must when you spend a lot of time in chlorinated water. You don't want a cheapie one that will deteriorate quickly in the chemicals.

KarMie's blog said...

Good choice on the geometric design...I like it too!!! All the best for ur practises... next "schooling" perhaps?

Adrine said...

Haha...I also prefer 2 pc swimsuits for the same reason as you! :-)

Good luck with the swim competition!

Michelle said...

I like the geometric design one too. All the best in your Masters Swimming Championship!

Masshole Mommy said...

Looks like they have everything anyone could ever need. Good luck by the way :)

Kirsty said...

All the best of luck for your upcoming swim meet!!!!

An Apel a Day said...

They have a ton of swimming gear! I love those suits on you. How cute!

Shub said...

I liked that design too. Very fun and vibrant. Didn't know about this place. Would keep in mind.

Young Smarties said...

Congrats on your decision! Good luck! :)
Your post came at the right time for me too as I was looking for swimming costume for my's a sign! :D

Cynthia said...

Oh my! Good luck to your swim competition! Such an inspiration especially to Lil Pumpkin.

Women are such suckers for pretty things, I'm sure i'll also hold more than 1 swimsuit. :P

Hello, Mrs Tan said...

We get our swimming stuff from TYR as well! I love the wide variety and they seem to have almost anything and everything related to swimming!

Pooja Kawatra said...

They really spoil you for the choices and all the best for the championship.

--andy-- said...

Have not visited any swimming gear showroom before as I am not professional swimmer. But there seems to be many items of interest :)

Good luck in your contest!

cheers, Andy

mail4rosey said...

I like the geometric print, they both looked great though. And you're right, a round of appluase for the tri-athletes!! Makes me tired just thinking about it. Good luck with your competition (and welcome back to competing). :)

Stacy said...

Both the swimsuits you tried on look good to me. :)

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this gem! For busy working parents like us, anything centralised is good. Moreover it seems like they have a large collection for kids and adults. Now I know where to go for our next swimming needs - which is soon considering how fast kids grow up!

Susan said...

I guessed that you'll get the rainbow geometric prints too! Thanks for sharing this gem and good luck for your swim competition.

Grace said...

TYR is such a great and reliable sports brand. Love the colours of the swimmers! Had no idea you were a compeitive swimmer! I'm sure you will return to it with a big splash. (See what I did there??? :P)