Giveaway Extravaganza: Swimmers Package–Garmin Swim, FINIS Neptune Swimming MP3 Player, and more!


If you just joined us for the DCR Giveaway Extravaganza, you’re late…..but….you’re not too late.  This craziness has been going on for the past 22 hours. Seriously; like every 2 hours; all night and all day.  We’ve given away so many sports gadgets today that this Giveaway now officially rivals the Gross National Product of some small nations.  Ok, that’s probably an exaggeration. Well, it’s definitely an exaggeration, but we’ve seriously improved the economic outlook of 11 dedicated DCR readers, and we’re out to make 1 more of you very, very happy.  Swimmingly happy as a matter of fact.

Swimmingly as in a cozy threesome of wet gear that would keep anyone happy in the pool and in openwater.  First up, a Garmin Swim watch, great for tracking your indoor swims and an all around good all-day watch.  Add to that a Finis Neptune Swimming MP3 Player, perfect for zoning out on your favorite music whilst zoning out on the black line in the pool, or for zoning out whilst swimming in circles in openwater (because there is no black line in openwater, which leads me to swim in circles).  And to top it all off, and to keep you visible and safe while swimming those circles, a Special Edition DCR Safer Swimmer openwater swim buoy.

So with that being said, comment away, and at midnight all this will come to an end.  And then the real wait begins.

Giveaway Opens: 10:00PM US Eastern Time
Giveaway Closes: 11:59PM US Eastern Time (Duration: 2 hours)

In-Depth Review: Garmin Swim watch, FINIS Neptune Swimming MP3 Player, Safer Swimmer DCR Swim Buoy

Product Source: Clever Training & Myself

Even if you don’t win, you can still support the site by using either Clever Training or Amazon, both of which are listed at the left. If you purchase through Clever Training, DCR readers can use coupon code DCR10MHD to save 10% off any order (virtually everything I review is available there), plus for orders over $75 shipping is free within the US. Support via Clever Training makes giveaways like this possible!

To enter, simply leave a comment below within the 2-hour timespan specified above. All entries must be posted below in the comments section by the time the giveaway officially closes per the posted times above. Winners will be chosen randomly. Products will be shipped to winners within a few days by Clever Training. Everyone worldwide is of course eligible as always.

Comments may take a short while to show-up, simply due to the various spam-filters catching them. I’m going through manually and approving any caught comments. So refrain from re-trying 17 times, fear not, it’ll show up. Note, only one entry per person per giveaway.

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Thanks all!


  1. Jeff

    Thanks for all the great prizes!

  2. Meghan

    doggie paddle 4 lyfe

  3. Ryan

    Swimtime is best time

  4. Dawn Ashbee

    Very special

  5. Sreenath

    Come on Garmin, lets go for a swim …

  6. Doot4runner

    Smells like sausage.

  7. Jills

    oh my gosh I would love this! between master synchronized swimming and masters regular swimming, that finis music player has been on my wish list for ages!!!

  8. Jeff R

    Yes please.

  9. Jouko Virta

    The odds are in my favor

  10. Andrew Stone

    Swimming is something I need to work on.

  11. Lori Muller

    Pick me! Pick me!!

  12. Juancho

    I believe that I will win!

  13. Jeff

    Come on oh lucky post you!!!!

  14. jeff k

    this is it gangster

  15. Amy

    Cool toys! Fingers crossed!!

  16. Stephen Kaas

    I’m ready to win!!

  17. James Nguyen

    Oh man I could totally use this for my recovery from the crash.

  18. Mick Freathy


  19. Tom Hammarberg

    US only to participate?

  20. George C.

    Thank you Ray!

  21. Mike

    Thanks Ray!!

  22. Jon

    Thanks Ray!

  23. Andrew Kerr

    just here?

  24. TomK

    That is so cool, never swam with something like that

  25. Tim


  26. Henrik

    Swim to me, baby

  27. Edwin

    Interesting, would like to have one

  28. Razvan Mares

    You’re the best!

  29. Den

    That’s what I really need!

  30. Michael Dessus

    Oh yes.

  31. Kate McDonald

    I need these to get my arse in the pool!!

  32. Chris

    lets go swimmin!

  33. Markus Paasche

    Nice for the pool?!

  34. shawn

    Last one

  35. William D

    I’d love some swim gear

  36. Clark Mitchell


  37. Smokin'Schwalbes


  38. Awesome 24hours Ray, thanks for the chances to win.

  39. SethN

    Great give away Ray Thanks.

  40. Hack Kampbjørn

    Yes, please :-)

  41. Daniel


  42. Chris S

    These look very useful.

  43. jazun

    oh yes!

  44. Louwana


  45. Chris

    ME ME ME ME!

  46. Sam Blowes

    This has my name written all over it. THANK YOU!

  47. Benny P

    Yes please Mr Rainmaker!

  48. Lars Riegman


  49. bismi

    trying my luck

  50. Richard

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  51. Espen

    I’m in.

  52. Casy Catalano

    Sounds like fun to me

  53. Panagiotis Kyrtatos

    Swimmming yeahhh

  54. Jimmy

    Pick me, pick me. :)

  55. Sebastien

    Thanks Ray!

  56. Fredrik Lanz

    Swimming isn’t my favourite, but maybe that’s because I don’t do it well…

  57. Anna

    Thanks, Ray!

  58. Matthijs


  59. Lior

    Finally I can get more than 2 hours of sleep :)

  60. Aubrey

    Swimmin’ in it.

  61. Elliot

    Lucky last

  62. Navnit

    Its swimming time…

  63. Jason Nede

    nice set!

  64. kelsey

    Dang it, I missed so many! Thank you for hosting this Ray!

  65. Michael Kouznetsov


  66. Troy B

    Just what I need for a dip.

  67. PascalDG

    Power nap

  68. Monty Stanley


  69. Tomer Slaney

    Last chance

  70. isha

    m learning swimming now

  71. Curious to see how this works!

    Ray, kudos for your extravaganza. Will be really though for you to beat this next year!

  72. André Perron

    Thank you for your amazing work.

  73. Jonas

    I’m in!

  74. Sergey

    From Russia with love!

  75. Steve T

    Great contest, thanks!

  76. Prafful


  77. Tom Withers

    Looks like an interesting pick!!

  78. derek

    I like swimming

  79. Kimberly D

    Pick me

  80. Kyle

    Sweet, definitely could use this

  81. Josh Wheeler

    Yes Please. Swimming time.

  82. mark

    This is a dream open water package

  83. Jonathan Ho

    Would love to win this too!

  84. Eugene Lee

    Great Stuff!

  85. Sorin Enache

    What a way to end this hard day! Thank you for everythig, Ray.

  86. Navnit R


  87. Felix E

    yes please! Thanks

  88. Terry Betcher

    I’m jumping in the pool

  89. Trevor

    Gadgets make swimming slightly more appealing!

  90. Mehul Ved

    Thanks for the giveaways

  91. Jennifer

    Need this cause I can’t count laps

  92. Erica

    I’d like this, thanks!

  93. Kirt palmer

    Swim for the win!

  94. Tobias Aldag

    OK, last chance. Morning from Hamburg

  95. Ricardo

    Sign me up!

  96. Tim

    Darn it, I forgot to put the contest date on my calendar!!!

  97. twoxj

    Swimming sounds good….

  98. Shawn Boudreau


  99. Joshua Hayes-Sheen

    I bike and run, and I’m really interested in starting swimming! This would be great!

  100. Chris Nixon-Giles

    Yes please!

  101. Rex

    music for my ears and let the watch track the lengths

  102. Ventura


  103. Matthias


  104. Adam Uribe

    Let’s swim

  105. David J

    Pick me please.

  106. Rick

    Swim! What are you still doing up? :)

  107. JOhn

    just finished a so so workout

  108. Ryan Craig

    Just what I need to get my training back on track

  109. Nathan Miller

    Pick me!!

  110. ole

    Last chance

  111. daniel johnson

    I am basically a fish, let me swim!

  112. fei

    I LOVE you all!!!

  113. Are we nearly there yet?

  114. Andrew


  115. Stijn

    Yes please

  116. Sebastian S.

    Yes, please!

  117. john

    everbody! lets dancE!!

  118. Vladimir

    Yes, please.

  119. Boaz

    These will go great with my stroke! You know what I mean…

  120. Stef rivera


  121. Denis

    This bundle looks useful :-)

  122. Jose I

    Thanks for the give-aways!

  123. Kirkhart


  124. Thomas H.

    It’s sure to make a splash (groan), and thanks till the sun rises again, for the daylong open blogs/featured giveaways

  125. Anton


  126. Vincent

    New Try

  127. Travis

    I love swimming.

  128. Todd Anthes

    Gimme some luv.

  129. Brady Hoerig

    Let’s do this

  130. Paul Lukinich

    OK, fine. I’ll take this package. If I must.

  131. Kevin Christenson


  132. jazzar


  133. Grant

    Maybe this time.

  134. Daniele

    Yes, thank you.

  135. Ben Lawson



  136. Martin Lind Ommen

    Awesome! That would be perfect!

  137. mary

    I would love this!

  138. Ilan Goldfeld

    Last time a charm ?

  139. Randy featherston

    Last but not least….

  140. Jan

    Looking forward to nice & safe summer swimming!

  141. Mike


  142. Peter gaboury

    Me me

  143. lori Terzopoulos

    Pick me please :)

  144. Ditte Lind Ommen

    Cool package!

  145. Mucher

    There can be only one!

  146. Francisco Araujo

    Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…

  147. Jason

    Can’t believe I missed this the entire day. Let me win something!

  148. James Huntsman

    Hope I win something !

  149. Dennis

    I want one.

  150. Johnny

    Excellent giveaway! Thank you!

  151. Zlokroshka


  152. Lars Ommen

    Swim, swim, swim, swim.

  153. Aaron B

    1 last try…

  154. Max7822

    Sign me up

  155. ray

    I love swimming

  156. david00

    Count me

  157. Martin


  158. Tobias

    Swim, why not

  159. Jason Collins


  160. MS

    One last try.

  161. Tim Davies

    Yes please

  162. Marco

    Too bad e have to wait another year…. Great job Ray!

  163. Michael Zhou

    Swim gear would be so useful to me right now!

  164. Michelle


  165. dave hrejsa

    nice stuff

  166. sk wong

    Love open swim.

  167. Hugo

    Me, me, me…

  168. Johnatan

    Just in time

  169. I love to swim with tech!

  170. Gemma Davies

    Wow yes please

  171. Tommi

    Definitely this I need!

  172. Chris

    Swim fast!

  173. Frank B

    Fast as a shark

  174. Viorel Vasile

    Swim with stile

  175. Andrew

    Have to have this for the pool!

  176. Brian Ballard

    Perhaps this could get me back in the pool!

  177. Bradley

    Love this!

  178. nina

    Just keep swimming- dori

  179. Mathieu

    Just in time 😉

  180. Chris

    Swim like a fish!

  181. altin


  182. Canjuarlos

    I love it ^_^

  183. laura hershberger


  184. Gordon

    Winner. Winner

  185. Antsa


  186. Mike McGinn

    I have to win something right? JK. Maybe this is just what I need to get me in the pool.

  187. Rünno


  188. Rich

    Did I win

  189. Rolba

    Woooow. I am in and I hope to get it!

  190. Billy Chan

    winn winn wiinnn

  191. Holly

    I just started swim training. This would be perfect!

  192. Artur

    And count me in.

  193. Paul

    Thanks Ray

  194. Ee Tze Tan

    Finally managed to catch the last giveaway.

  195. Paul

    floaties for tri guys!

  196. I need this for distance swim days!!! 😉

  197. Peter


  198. Adam

    made it!!!

  199. Patrick

    Is this my lucky day?

  200. Daniel

    Could have used these in the pool this evening!!!

  201. Neil h

    Cool stuff

  202. likepend1

    Let’s go swimming!

  203. Luke

    SSS – Solo swimming safety

  204. Lance

    Hope its me!

  205. John B

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  206. aj

    thanks again Ray
    Keep up the awesome work!

  207. Andras

    this would make my day!

  208. CharlieO

    Well done. What a great day

  209. Miranda Hughes

    Me! I swim!

  210. Scott P

    Count me in!

  211. Stefan

    Morning, it’s raining.

  212. In under the wire! Last time’s the charm I hope! Thanks for doing this crazy give away. More than that, thanks for all you in-depth reviews and opinions!

  213. joel engström

    I want one

  214. Lucas

    I suppose I could learn to swim for this.

  215. Thad


  216. Mans

    Need To swim more

  217. ying

    feeling lucky…

  218. Stijn

    The last one.. Count me in!

  219. Jonathan


  220. Wolf k

    I could use that

  221. mike

    Yes please

  222. Matt B

    just in time!

  223. Michael

    Me please!

  224. Florian

    Go go go

  225. Rebecca


  226. alphanso

    not a very good swimmer…but this may help!

  227. Rv

    Yes i love the Paris baguette

  228. Ben Fysh

    Make me a swimmer

  229. Bruno

    Nice swimming

  230. Sergey

    I play again

  231. Sam


  232. Charles

    Last one woohoo.

  233. Sammenv

    Last one?

  234. Rocketman

    hey hey

  235. Aryeh

    me too

  236. Erusha Tiranagama

    I want this too.

  237. Seba

    I’m in

  238. Jan Lin

    I could use this for swimming!

  239. coach dion

    Time to swim

  240. Niki

    Just keep swimming….!

  241. Per Vesterby

    Good morning

  242. Carole

    Swimming in the water

  243. T

    This would get me back into swimming.

  244. Michael


  245. wojtek

    Me please

  246. Stephen

    Just in time

  247. Roland

    yes yes yes :)

  248. Amy k

    Everybody in the pool!

  249. Lisa

    Will I make it under the wire?

  250. John

    I’m in

  251. Krishna

    Here I am!

  252. Mike

    Gotta Start swimming

  253. Jesse


  254. Richard Schoen

    Choose me, please!

  255. Brian Carroll

    Pick me!