PHOENIX, Arizona, August 16. WE have two great deals for you in day nine of our 16-day Olympic sale, as we say goodbye to swimming in the Water Cube. The first is a chance to win a unique Michael Phelps poster. The second is a sale on a book reliving the men's 1500 free race in 1976.
To commemorate Michael Phelps' remarkable achievement at these Games, in which he has tied Mark Spitz for the most golds won at an Olympics and seems destined to win number gold medal number eight, we are raffling off a poster of Phelps, a 47×35-inch replica of our May 2007 Swimming World Magazine cover. (See image at right.). Order any non-subscription product from our Swim Shop before 11:59 p.m. today and you're entered in the drawing to win the poster.
That's not the only trick up our sleeve today. For 24 hours, we're also giving you 15 percent off the book chronicling the lives of four swimmers who battled for gold in the men's 1500 freestyle at the 1976 Olympics: "Four Champions, One Gold Medal." You can purchase this book for the low price of $14.40!
Descriptive, prescriptive and inspirational, "Four Champions, One Gold Medal" recounts the road taken by four world-class athletes in quest of Olympic gold: Americans Tim Shaw, Brian Goodell and Bobby Hackett, and Australian Steve Holland.
All four were extraordinary athletes–incredibly hard-working, and totally focused on their common goal of winning the 1500 meters at the 1976 Olympic Games. Chuck Warner tells the compelling story of each of these gifted athletes, who share a love of swimming and the goal of winning, yet come from strikingly different backgrounds.
To purchase this book, click here. If you're a premium member, be sure to log in to your account to get an extra 10 percent off this offer. This special ends at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard time.
And don't forget, each order in the Swim Shop comes with a free pair of View Shinari goggles, valued at $13. These goggles come in four colors: amber, cobalt blue, smoke and red. To choose your color, enter it in the "Free goggles color/Team Name" field when you enter your billing information. If you don't choose a color, one will be selected at random.
The free goggles offer does not apply to new or renewal magazine subscriptions, or online premium subscriptions purchased in the Swim Shop.
We're also nearing the end of our great Olympic raffle giveaway: a free record board for a lucky USA Swimming club or high school swim team. Every order from a representative of a USA Swimming club or high school in the United States placed between now and Aug. 22 will be put in a drawing to win a free record board from Athletic Record Boards, valued up to $2,500! View record board samples at www.athleticrecordboards.com.
To enter this drawing, enter your team or high school name in the "Free goggles color/Team Name" field when you enter your billing information. Sorry, no summer league, university teams or clubs outside the United States are eligible.
Void outside the 50 United States. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Sweepstakes begins Aug. 7, 2008, and ends August 22, 2008. Entries must be received by 11:59 pm, MST., on August 22, 2008. To enter without purchase, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Record board contest." Please include your name, address, phone number and the name of your club team or high school in the email.