TYR Introduces AP12 Speedsuit
Tyr is not about to let competitor Speedo get all the attention.
Less than a week after its rival introduced the Fastskin3 racing system that its athletes will wear in the 2012 London Olympics, Tyr released its version, the AP12.
The name is short for the Alchemy Project 2012, which is “built in America and engineered in the pursuit of gold,” the Huntington Beach, Calif.-based company said.
The speed suit, which employs advanced hydrodynamic technology, has been approved by FINA, the governing body of the sport.
The AP12 uses compression and construction to reduce drag in the water, make the muscles fire faster, increase blood flow and engage the core, Tyr said.
The suit will be worn by reigning world champions Camille Lacourt of France and Jeanette Ottesen of Denmark, along with World Short Course medalists Markus and Steffen Deibler of Germany. Tyr’s U.S. team will include Matt Grevers, a two-time medalist in Beijing, along with Ariana Kukors, Ricky Berens, Megan Jendrick, Amanda Weir, Nick Thoman and Josh Schneider.
“Like most swimmers, I want to go fast. Anything that can help me go faster I’ve learned to love and appreciate, and I really appreciate the new Tyr AP12 speed suit. More speed and less pain is the name of the game,” said Grevers.
The suits are available for preorder now with delivery in January. They retail for $320 for the women’s model and $240 or $260 for the men’s model.