Huntington Beach, Calif. – February 16, 2010- TYR announces the signing of world record holder and U.S. National Team member Nick Thoman to their roster of world-class athletes that include Matt Grevers, Ariana Kukors, and Amanda Weir. With the multi-year agreement, Thoman will compete and train in all TYR swimsuits, including the new Tracer High-Performance Line, as well as swim and lifestyle apparel and accessories.
“The U.S. has been loaded with the world’s best backstrokers for decades, and Nick is next,” said TYR’s Team Sales and Promotions Director Matt Zimmer. “His talent has been evident for a while, but being able to beat the best on the international level is never easy. He is ready for his name to be amongst the best, and TYR will support him every step of the way.”
Thoman is currently one of the fastest backstrokers in the world after recently breaking the 100m short course backstroke world record while representing Team USA at December 2009’s “Duel in the Pool.” Clocking a 48.94 while leading off the men’s 4x100m individual medley relay, his performance aided in the relay team breaking the event’s world record as well. Thoman continues to train in Charlotte, N.C., in hopes of an Olympic berth in 2012 while partnered with TYR.
“I am very excited to sign with TYR,” Thoman shared. “The company is very generous and supportive of their athletes and I anticipate having a lot of success in their products.”
TYR will look to draw on Thoman’s talent and input while developing new technical products. In addition, the company will provide him with a variety of suits from the new Tracer High-Performance Line – including the Tracer Light, Tracer B-Series, and Tracer C-Series- for both domestic and international competitions.
“Nick’s excited to be performing in the Tracer C-Series jammer, and we’re honored that he chose TYR as his partner for his 2012 efforts,” Zimmer added.
To learn more about the impressive list of swimmers and triathletes currently competing on Team TYR and to shop the products that they wear, visit www.tyr.com.