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PORTLAND, Oregon, July 2. ARENA will continue to provide a new POWERSKIN Carbon Pro Mark 2 to athletes who exchange their old model Carbon Pro through the worldwide replacement program until Sept. 30, 2013.

Athletes may start the replacement process by registering the suit at At 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2013, the replacement website will come down, and exchanges will no longer processed.

For athletes who register by Sept. 30, and complete the suit exchange process, Arena will provide a new POWERSKIN Carbon Pro Mark 2 at no cost. Arena estimates that it will exchange between 9,000-15,000 suits by the September 30 deadline.

Arena voluntarily withdrew the FINA approval on the old model Carbon Pro in May 2013 after an anomaly in a small number of suits was discovered. The anomaly was found to have occurred during the massive ramp up in production to meet unprecedented demand occurring after the 2012 Olympic Games.

To serve its athletes, Arena is exchanging the former model of Carbon Pro suits, whether worn or unworn, for its new proprietary technology, the Carbon Pro Mark 2, which represents the natural evolution of the Carbon technology. The Mark 2 is a FINA-approved suit which is already being worn by top athletes in national and international competitions across the nation and the world.

All swimmers or coaches in possession of the old model Carbon Pro, including the women's open back, closed back and men's jammer, are asked to register for the worldwide exchange program at at their earliest convenience, and must do so on or before September 30, 2013.

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