Huntington Beach, CA – April 16, 2013 – TYR, a leading producer of swimsuits, caps and goggles, has been named the official outfitting partner of USA Water Polo through the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. As part of the agreement, TYR will provide all USA Water Polo National Teams with apparel and competition gear for major international and domestic competitions over the next four years; this includes custom designed water polo suits, water polo caps and robes. In addition, TYR will offer replica National Team gear for resale to USA Water Polo members and fans. TYR will also produce the Official Kit of USA Water Polo’s Olympic Development Program (ODP).
“We are very excited to be partnering with USA Water Polo to help continue the growth of this aquatic sport,” expressed Matt DiLorenzo, the chief executive officer of TYR. “We look forward to bringing new, innovative products to the sport of water polo leading into Rio.”
USA Water Polo will promote TYR with recognition in a variety of areas, including website, social media, webcasts and advertisements in the organization’s SkipShot Magazine. The agreement includes the naming rights to the annual 14 & Under Champions Cup, which will now be known as the TYR Championship Cup. The event is slated for this Nov. 15-18 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Additionally, the USA Water Polo Men’s and Women’s Senior National Team athletes will attend various TYR events throughout the term of the partnership.
“TYR is a phenomenal brand with a history of product innovation and quality, particularly in the aquatic arena,” said USA Water Polo CMO Jen Rottenberg. “Our exciting partnership with TYR will not only ensure the best product available for our athletes and fans, but will also allow us to leverage TYR’s national distribution and international recognition to create greater awareness for our brand – something invaluable to our efforts to grow the sport of water polo here in the U.S.”
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About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc. is the national governing body for water polo in America. It oversees our United States Olympic program, as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 40,000 members, USAWP is also the sanctioning authority for over 500 Member Clubs and 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S. It fosters grass-roots expansion of the sport, providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches and officials.
Official USA Water Polo Sponsors and Suppliers
24 Hour Fitness, Active Media, American Pistachios, Aquahydrate, Athleta, Bare Fruit Snacks, Beachside Produce, Big Fish Payroll Services, Capital One, Colorado Time Systems, Crown Awards, Deckside Pool Services, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Jamba Juice, Justin’s, Katin USA, KT Tape, Liberty Mutual, Malibu Wellness, Mikasa Sports, Napa Smith Brewery, Nestlé Nesquik, Ospraie Management, PowerBar, Pro-form Mouthguards, Sea Air Federal Credit Union, Special Event Contractors, TYR, United Airlines, Water Marque, and ZOLL AED.