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SwimWays Easter Basket Giveaway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This giveaway has closed. Thanks to all who participated and made this giveaway so fun!*

Please read the official rules before entering!

A few things included in this Trolls-themed Easter basket:

DreamWorks Trolls Dive Characters

DreamWorks Trolls Swim Goggles 

DreamWorks Trolls Hug Time Dive Bracelets 

DreamWorks Trolls Easter Egg Decorating Kit

Plastic Easter eggs, Peeps, candy!

Meet the Swimways Team | Graham W.

What is your role at Swimways?

I am a Product Designer. I work on everything from concept sketches to creating 3-D models for our products and even designing the graphics that are applied to them.

How long have you worked at Swimways?

Two years and three months.

What is your favorite product? 

Most of my favorite products are still under development, but the Wake Breaker Football will always hold a special place in my heart. It was my first design project when I started here.

Share a recipe:

I did find this sesame noodle salad recipe that I like to make. It’s great because it’s pretty quick and easy, but still makes you look a lot fancier than you really are when you bring in leftovers for lunch.

  1. Boil 16oz of angel hair pasta until al dente, then drain and set aside.
  2. Whisk together .5 cups of sesame oil, .5 cups soy sauce, .25cups balsamic vinegar, 1 table spoon balsamic vinegar, and .25 cups of sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Chop up 1 green onion and dice 1 red bell pepper.
  4. Mix the pasta and vegetables in the bowl with the dressing and sprinkle with 1 tea spoon of sesame seeds.
  5. I usually cook up some shrimp with a few cloves of garlic and a dash of chili powder and throw it in the mix, as well, but that’s not part of the original recipe.

What would you build using SwimWays Noodle Lynx?

I would build a new tomorrow! Or a 1-to-1 scale Godzilla. It’s a toss up.

What are you currently Netflix binging?

Currently watching Firefly. My roommate has been dropping not so subtle hints for the past two years that I really need to watch it and I finally am. Only halfway through, but am enjoying it so far.

Have you won any awards?

I won first place in a 1-Hour Design Challenge on Core77.com. The prompt was to design a product or piece of furniture that would help improve freelancers’ life and/or workflow and the solution had to be designed and illustrated in an hour. I thought about all of the people who tote their laptops to work out and about at coffee shops and similar places and was reminded of frustrations with my own laptop. Every time I roll up my power chord it stays rolled up for about one second until it explodes into a tangly mess, so I created a wind-up power cord to keep it neat and compact.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

I would be The Avatar! I would master all of the elemental bending skills. Plus, who doesn’t wanna be the bridge between our world and the Spirit World? Ya know?

Meet the Swimways Team | Melody K.

 

 

What is your role at Swimways?

I’m the receptionist. I answer the phone, schedule conference rooms, and greet our guests.

What is your favorite product?

The Avengers Dive Characters are amazing. We use them at bath time instead of the pool since he’s not able to swim underwater, yet. We like that we can make up stories and scenarios and play them out with the heroes.

Avengers Dive Characters

What’s your favorite thing to do outside?

I like to go on walks and go to the beach.

Oldest thing in your fridge? 

I have a ton of left over wine from October I’m slowly making my way through. I also have a container of Parmesan cheese that I don’t remember ever buying, so I’m not sure which is older. Don’t judge.

wine and cheese

What’s your favorite noodle crafting idea?

I’ve sliced them into rings and made flowers out of the circle prints as an art project when I was teaching preschool.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you be?

Merida from Brave! She’s just the best.

 

 

Papasan in Paradise Instagram Giveaway!

We are over this cold, gloomy weather and ready for sunshine and pool days. Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, which has us daydreaming of The Caribbean more than usual! We thought you may also be feeling the winter blues so we’re hosting a Papasan in Paradise Instagram Giveaway!

Our Spring Float Papasan folds small enough to fit in a small suitcase – it’s the ultimate travel pool float. Our Baby Spring Float also folds flat and compact, making it perfect for travel. Head over to our Instagram (@swimways) to find out how to enter for a chance to win a Spring Float Papasan or a Baby Spring Float!

One winner will be announced February 17th, 2017. Open to US residents 18 and older. Please read the official rules before entering!