A long journey, which began back in 1973

Whether it is to stand on the podium or to achieve a personal record, arena understands that athletes are driven by only one goal: a win.

Mark Spitz made history at the 1972 Munich Olympics by winning seven gold medals and setting new world records in each of the seven events, which inspired visionary entrepreneur Horst Dassler to launch a swimwear company. We now know this company under the arena brand name. The brand has had only one goal: to promote and strengthen aquatic sports. Dassler knew that sports sponsoring was the key to the brand's success. And he was right. By 1976, all athletes and products were ready for the Olympic Games in Montreal, and all the hard work paid off: the arena Elite Team won a whopping 44 medals!

Now used to being first and driven by the urge to go beyond any established limits, arena introduced several technical breakthroughs to competition swimming. In 1980 the brand launched 'Flyback', the world's first competition swimsuit featuring thin straps on the back and allowing maximum freedom of movement. In 1997, the R&D team introduced X-Flat, a fabric that was thinner, smoother and 25% lighter than any other fabric used for competition level swimwear to date. In 2000, arena launched the revolutionary Powerskin technology, the flagship of the new generation of elite competition full-body swimsuits. The most technologically advanced innovation, however, came in 2009 by way of the X-Glide. This innovation even made it into Time magazine's list of the best inventions for 2009.

In short, from the time Horst Dassler founded the company, arena has been focused on winning. Through a continuous pursuit to team with athletes for inspiration, arena has consistently provided products that match and even exceed their expectations.


M Pwsk Carbon Air2 Jammer

pool racing

W Lorella Team


B Team Swim Short Solid

Functioneel Short Junior

Antifog Spray/Swim

Accessoires Overig

M Icons Swim Jammer Solid

Functioneel Jammer

Classic Silicone

Accessoires Caps


Accessoires Pool Sandals

G Team Swimsuit Challenge Solid

Functioneel Badpak Junior

Water Polo Cap (Single Nr.)

Customized Items

M Team Swim Briefs Solid

Functioneel Brief

M Storm Wetsuit


M 50Th Beach Boxer

Leisure & Beach Boxer

Cruiser Evo Junior

Accessoires Goggles

B Team Swim Briefs Solid

Functioneel Brief Junior

M Icons Swim Low Waist Short Solid

Functioneel Short

W Team Swimsuit Waterpolo Solid


B Team Swim Jammer Solid

Functioneel Jammer Junior

M Beach Short Allover

Leisure & Beach Short

W Bodylift Swimsuit Francy Strap C Cup

Active Beauty Bodylift

W Icons Bikini Cross Back Solid

Functioneel Bikini

Fastpack 3.0

Accessoires Bags

M T-Shirt Solid Cotton

Sports Apparel

W Team Swimsuit Swim Pro Solid

Functioneel Badpak

Bandeau Live


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