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TYR Sport Signs Olympic Gold Medalist, 3x World Championship Gold Medalist and American Record Holder Tom Shields

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Seal Beach, CA — August 3, 2017 — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce the signing of Olympic gold medalist, 3x World Championship gold medalist and American record holder Tom Shields to its roster of sponsored athletes.

Bursting onto the world’s stage as a student athlete, Shields earned a gold medal and two silver medals at the 2011 World University Games. These podium finishes turned out to be the first of many international medals to come for the then Cal swimmer.

Concluding his collegiate career at the 2013 NCAA Championships, Shields placed first in the 200 fly with a tie for the fastest short course yards time in history. He also finished first in the 100 fly and second in the 100 back. That same year Tom broke the American Record in the short course 200-meter butterfly at the Eindhoven World Cup.

In 2016, Shields placed second in both the 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly events at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. After punching his ticket to Rio de Janeiro, he then went on to earn his first Olympic gold medal for his participation in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Today, Shields remains the American record holder in the short course 50-meter, 100-meter and 200-meter butterfly events.

“TYR has made my dreams come true,” began Shields. “To be sponsored by a company from my hometown means so much to me, and their support is top notch. I have renewed faith in my swimming career, and the TYR team has been a huge part of that.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “We are proud to welcome Tom Shields to the team TYR family. We have enjoyed watching his impressive career and look forward to seeing him continue to progress.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

TYR Sport Signs World Record Holder and Olympic Bronze Medalist Rikke Møller Pedersen

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Seal Beach, CA — July 20, 2017 — TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of world record holder and Olympic bronze medalist Rikke Møller Pedersen.

Hailing from Odense, Denmark, Pedersen is no stranger to competition, making her first Olympic appearance in 2012. As a national team member she has stood out in both major European and international competitions and has held the title of world record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke since 2013. Rikke earned her first Olympic medal at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the 4 x100-meter medley relay. During this race the Danish team broke the European record with an impressive time of 3:55.01.

Rikke joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 4x Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers, 5x Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer and 4x Olympian and Danish record holder Jeanette Ottesen. In addition, TYR Sport is a committed partner of the Danish Swimming Federation.

“I am proud to be joining the TYR family,” began Rikke. “I look forward to many more amazing swims and am confident that with TYR as my sponsor, this is just the beginning.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “Team TYR is proud to welcome Rikke Møller Pedersen to our roster of professional athletes. Through her impressive career Rikke has proven to be one of the world’s most competitive breaststroke specialists, and we cannot wait to support her talents moving forward.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

TYR Sport Signs 4x Short Course World Championship Medalist Michael Chadwick

Michael_Chadwick_PRSeal Beach, CA — July 12, 2017 — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce the signing of 4x Short Course World Championship medalist Michael Chadwick to its roster of sponsored athletes.

With major performances for the University of Missouri under his belt, Chadwick has proven to the swimming world he certainly is one to watch. Accumulating a total of 22 All-American honors with 11 first-team and 11 honorable mentions, Michael is currently the most decorated athlete in the history of the Missouri swimming program. At the culmination of his collegiate career, he owned team records in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard IM, and is ranked third all-time in the 100 yard breaststroke.

Chadwick has shown consistent improvement and really began making a name for himself in 2015 after placing fourth in the 50m free at Summer Nationals which earned him a spot on the national team. Later that year as part of the 4×100-meter freestyle relay, he contributed to a new American Record at the 2015 Duel in the Pool. At the 2016 FINA World Short Course Championships, Michael earned one gold, two silvers and a bronze medal in Windsor, Canada as part of four relay teams.

Chadwick will remain a key relay player on the U.S. Team at the 2017 FINA World Championships after securing a spot on the 4×100-meter freestyle relay with his 5th place finish in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2017 Summer Nationals. His performances at the meet also earned Chadwick an opportunity to compete in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle events at the World University Games held at the end of August.

Today, Chadwick joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 7x Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer and 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers. To date team TYR has earned a total of 32 Olympic and 152 World Championship medals.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join team TYR,” began Chadwick. “During my time at the University of Missouri my coaches and I made the decision that I would only wear the TYR Avictor because it proved to be the fastest suit on the market. However, outside of their leading technologies, TYR has always been a family company and that’s exactly what I’m joining, a new family.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “We are proud to welcome Michael Chadwick to the team TYR family. He has enormous potential and we look forward to watching his swimming career continue to evolve.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

TYR Sport Signs 2x Olympic Medalist Leah Smith

Leah_Smith_PRSeal Beach, CA — July 11, 2017 — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce the signing of 2x Olympic medalist Leah Smith to its roster of sponsored athletes.

Since the onset of her swimming career Leah Smith has proven to be a dominant force in the pool. During her time competing for the University of Virginia, she won four NCAA titles and became a double World Champion with gold medal performances in the 400-meter and 800-meter freestyle events at the 2016 FINA Short Course World Championships.

At 2016 Olympic trials, Smith secured two individual swims (400 and 800-meter free), as well as a place on the 4 x 200-meter free relay. Once in Rio de Janeiro, Leah swam a personal best in the 400-meter where she took home bronze for the USA. In addition, she also earned a gold medal for her participation on the women’s relay team.

While she has predominantly been known as a freestyle specialist, Smith swam a world-class 4:33.86 in the 400-meter IM at the 2017 Summer National Championships. With that performance Smith ranks second in the world heading into World Championships later this month, where she also qualified to swim the 200, 400, 800 and 1500-meter freestyles, as well as the 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay. Smith earned the High Point Award after her impressive display at the meet and will be the only American athlete (male or female) to swim five individual events at World Championships.

Today, Leah Smith joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 7x Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer and 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers. To date team TYR has earned a total of 32 Olympic and 152 World Championship medals.

“I am so excited to be joining the TYR family”, began Smith. As a brand TYR is a leader in the competitive swim market, and constantly pushing the envelope with new suits, gear and prints. Not only is the TYR family comprised of world class athletes, but also genuine, hardworking people. I know TYR will be an integral part of my success moving forward, and I can’t wait for what the future holds.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “We are proud to welcome Leah Smith to the team TYR family. Her powerful performance at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games was nothing short of impressive, and we look forward to supporting her as she continues to grow and excel in her career.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

TYR Sport Announces Extended Partnership with USA Water Polo (USAWP)

USAWPSeal Beach, Calif. —June 22, 2017— TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce its extended partnership with USA Water Polo (USAWP), the National Governing Body for the sport of water polo in the United States.

To date, USA Water Polo has proven itself to be a world-class organization with its most recent record of success including an Olympic gold medal for the women’s national team. Comprised of nearly 45,000 members, USA Water Polo exists as the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and 400 water polo tournaments throughout the nation each year.

As the official sponsor of competition and training apparel, TYR looks forward to supplying athletes with innovative products and durable fabrications engineered to perform. Through cross-promotion and event participation, TYR is committed to working alongside USAWP to maintain a powerful tradition of achievement and success.

“As a brand we’re dedicated to providing athletes with innovative products that push the limits of performance,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “I am confident our partnership with USAWP will be another great opportunity to energize the aquatic sports community with gear they can believe in.”

“We are thrilled to continue our relationship with TYR. They’ve been a pleasure to work with over the last four years and their extended commitment to the sport is a big plus for water polo. TYR is a known commodity in the aquatics world and a brand that our coaches and athletes trust. We look forward to working together on the road to Tokyo and seeing our partnership thrive as water polo continues to grow throughout the United States,” said Marty Samuels, USAWP Chief Operating Officer.

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

About USA Water Polo

USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 45,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion of the sport and providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials.

TYR Sport Announces Official Partnership with The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN)

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Seal Beach, CA—May 18, 2017—TYR Sport is proud to announce its partnership with The Ligue Européenne de Natation (LEN), the European governing body for aquatic sports affiliated with FINA. Beginning this year, TYR Sport will commence its role as the official product supplier for all aquatic disciplines including swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, water polo, masters and open water within LEN.

As a chief facilitator in the growth and success of aquatic sports in Europe, the LEN federation has historically facilitated opportunities for athletes at every level. Extending beyond geographic and cultural bounds, LEN continues to introduce innovations within the aquatic sports community that both shape and empower future generations of swimmers, divers and water polo players in 52 participating nations.

“We are on the rise, no doubt, but for the current success story you need great athletes first of all, great coaches, devoted national federations and of course, great partners,” LEN President Paolo Barelli said. “To welcome TYR Sport on board is another huge step for us, with a company so committed to success LEN’s journey promises much more than we could ever imagine.”

“At TYR Sport we have the utmost respect for LEN’S continued dedication to facilitating the growth of aquatic sports in Europe,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “Providing athletes with the most innovative, performance driven products has always been our primary commitment as a brand. Through this endorsement I am confident we will work together to  further energize the European swim community with the highest level of support.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

 

TYR Sport Announces Partnership with Escape Triathlon Series

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Seal Beach, CA. (May 15, 2017) — TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce its partnership with the inaugural Escape Triathlon Series, an exciting new qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In addition, TYR is sponsoring the 2017 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, taking place June 11 in San Francisco, California.

For nearly four decades the world’s most elite Olympians, world champions and amateur triathletes have descended on San Francisco to compete in what is now considered one of the most thrilling races in the sport of triathlon. Regularly attracting upwards of 15,000 spectators, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon continues to be a bucket list race for every athlete. The new qualifying Escape Triathlon Series will provide competitors at multiple levels the chance to expand and strengthen their race calendars in celebrated locations across the nation competing for a coveted slot in the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.

“The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a distinguished and historical race for serious triathlon competitors,” said Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport. “In becoming a part of this new qualifying series, we look forward to continuing to provide athletes with innovative gear that enhances their performance at every level.”

TYR engineers innovative products including the Hurricane Wetsuit Series, the Freak of Nature and the TYR Torque Swimskin, which has helped some of the sport’s most talented athletes claim a staggering six world titles.

As a brand, TYR boasts an impressive roster of sponsored athletes most recently including Olympic gold medalist and 2X IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno, as well as 3x IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, 3X IRONMAN and 2X IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander and 2x U.S. Olympian Sarah True. Some of TYR’s standout swimmers include 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers and 5x Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.

See TYR Sport at the following 2017 Escape Triathlon Series events:

  • Philadelphia Escape Triathlon – June 24-25
  • Des Moines Escape Triathlon – September 2-3
  • Nation’s Triathlon – September 10
  • Lake Geneva Escape Triathlon – September 23
  • New Orleans Escape Triathlon – October 1

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

About Escape Triathlon Series

The inaugural Escape Triathlon Series is a qualifying series for the 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The first five new qualifying races in the series include: Nation’s Triathlon, Philadelphia Triathlon, Des Moines Triathlon and Lake Geneva Triathlon—as well as the first-ever New Orleans Escape Triathlon. The Escape Series will feature challenging courses, celebrated race locations and professional triathletes from around the world. IMG has partnered with Premier Event Management (PEM), a leading endurance sport event producer and organizer, to produce the entire Escape Series. For more information visit www.EscapeSeriesTri.com.

TYR Sport Announces Partnership with DelMoSports

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Seal Beach, CA- May 5, 2017—TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is proud to announce its partnership with DelMoSports, the most award winning triathlon production company in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Founded in 2004 DelMoSports, Inc. is a boutique race company specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware.  Their unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families.

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport, shared in the sentiment, stating “As a brand we’re dedicated to providing athletes with innovative products that will bring their performance to the next level. I am confident our partnership with DelMoSports, Inc., will be a great opportunity to continue energizing the triathlon community with gear they can believe in.”

TYR engineers innovative products including the Hurricane Wetsuit Series, the Freak of Nature and the TYR Torque Swimskin, which has helped some of the sport’s most talented athletes claim a staggering six world titles.

TYR boasts an impressive roster of sponsored athletes most recently including Olympic gold Medalist and 2X IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno, as well as 3x IRONMAN World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, 3X IRONMAN and 2X IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Craig Alexander and 2x U.S. Olympian Sarah True. Some of TYR’s standout swimmers include 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers and 5x Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

About DelMoSports, Inc.

DelMoSports, LLC is a boutique race company founded in 2004, specializing in elite destination events along the southern New Jersey shore and Delaware.  Their unique and award-winning events include IRONMAN 70.3 Atlantic City, the Atlantic City Triathlon, Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, Escape to Lewes Open Water Swim Classic and Escape the Cape Triathlon, which was voted the Best Triathlon in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions by Competitor. Known for high quality, athlete-centered productions with an emphasis on community involvement, DelMoSports events provide challenging courses, spectacular scenery and amazing vacation opportunities for athletes and their families. www.delmosports.com

TYR Sport Signs Olympic Gold Medalist and 2X IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno

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Seal Beach, CA — March 31, 2017 —TYR Sport, the leading manufacturer of competitive swim and triathlon gear, is excited to announce the addition of Olympic Gold Medalist and 2X IRONMAN World Champion Jan Frodeno to its growing roster of world-class athletes. As part of this multi-year partnership Frodeno will compete in both the TYR Hurricane Wetsuit and the TYR Torque Swimskin.

Certainly no stranger to the sport of triathlon, Jan Frodeno has spent nearly a decade turning heads at the highest level of competition. As a breakout star at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Frodeno earned gold for his jaw-dropping sprint finish performance. Since then the 2x Olympian has kept the triathlon world on its toes.  Making history in 2015 he became the first triathlete (male or female) to win both the Olympic Triathlon Gold and the IRONMAN World Championship title. Most recently, Jan clinched his second IRONMAN World Championship win in 2016.

“I couldn’t be prouder to be a part of team TYR,” began Frodeno. “It is obvious that they are committed to building the sport’s fastest race gear and their swim innovation is unmatched in the industry.”

Sharing in the sentiment, TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo commented, “this partnership truly represents our continued commitment to growing TYR within the sport of triathlon.  We are thrilled to add Jan to team TYR and look forward to working together to provide best in class product at all levels of competition.”

Frodeno joins an impressive roster of athletes including Ryan Lochte, Mirinda Carfrae, Dana Vollmer, Chrissie Wellington, Matt Grevers, Craig Alexander, Cody Miller, Andy Potts, Sarah True and Caroline Steffen.

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

TYR Sport Announces Extended Partnership with Danish Swimming

TYR Sport Announces Extended Partnership with Danish Swimming

Seal Beach, CA — February 9, 2017 —  TYR Sport is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the Danish Swimming Federation.

As the national governing body of swimming in Denmark, the Federation is responsible for a number of imperative responsibilities. These functions include the management of all swimming, open water, synchronized swimming, water polo and diving national teams, as well as the overseeing of all registered swim clubs and recreational activities such as “Learn to Swim” and lifesaving.

In an effort to grow and promote the sport, TYR proudly works alongside the Danish Swimming Federation to support teams, athletes and programs at every level.

The most recent Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, proved to be one of great success for Denmark, with its first gold medal win since 1948. Team TYR athlete Jeanette Ottesen also earned over 30 World Cup medals, as well as gold at the 2016 World Championship.

“The Danish Swimming Federation is pleased to extend our partnership with TYR for another four years.  We have had tremendous success and growth with TYR as our partner, and we feel confident about the quality of the equipment delivered by TYR to our national teams.  We are excited about the future of swimming with TYR as our partner,” said Pia Holmen, Chief Executive Officer of the Danish Swimming Federation.

“TYR Sport is honored to remain a sponsor of the Danish Swimming Federation,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “Their success in the most recent Olympic Games is proof of the hard work their athletes and coaches continue to exude each and every day. We deeply appreciate all that the organization does for the swim community, and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future.”

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

About Danish Swimming

The Danish Swimming Federation has about 183,000 members in more than 292 member clubs and is Danish sports second largest national sports association. In addition to swimming, the Federation also works within the disciplines of water polo, synchro, diving and lifesaving, including competition lifesaving and coastal lifesaving. In recent years, the discipline of open water swimming has also grown significantly under the auspices of the Danish Swimming Federation – with TrygFonden Round Christiansborg Swim as the flagship. For more information please visit: www.svoem.org and www.svoem.dk.