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TYR Sport Signs IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence

TYR_Holly_LawerenceSeal Beach, CA —February 2, 2018 —TYR Sport is proud to announce the addition of 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Holly Lawrence to its growing roster of world-class athletes. As part of this multi-year partnership Lawrence will compete in both the TYR Hurricane Wetsuit and the TYR Torque Swimskin.

Hailing from Great Britain, 27 year old Holly Lawrence is proving to the triathlon world she is certainly one to watch. After competing at the IRONMAN 70.3 distance for just two years, Holly swam, biked and ran her way to first place at the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Queensland, Australia. Today she has earned a total of eleven 70.3 wins and is currently a 2x IM 70.3 North American Champion and IM 70.3 Middle East Champion. Holly lives and trains in Santa Monica, California.

“I have always wanted to be with the best brands when it comes to achieving my potential as an athlete.  When I look at the history and caliber of TYR along with the world beating athletes they support, I knew I had to try their products. One test of the TYR line including their goggles, swimwear and of course, the TYR Hurricane wetsuit and I was sold. I simply told my management team, I want to be with TYR! I am so excited to start this journey as part of Team TYR,” said Lawrence.

TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo commented, “It is clear that Holly’s impressive career has only just begun, and we are proud to welcome her to team TYR. As a brand we look forward  to inspiring athletes, coaches and fans as we continue to produce product that takes the sport of triathlon to the next level.”

Lawrence joins an impressive roster of professional swimmers and triathletes including Ryan Lochte, Jan Frodeno, 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 Collaboration with USA Swimming to Recognize Swim Series Stars in Inaugural 2018 TYR Next Gen Team

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Seal Beach, CA—January 15, 2018—TYR Sport is proud to announce its collaboration with USA Swimming to recognize the top 18-and-under performers across the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series with the first ever TYR Next Gen Team.

Beginning at this week’s series opener in Austin, Texas, and continuing on in Atlanta, Mesa, Indianapolis, Santa Clara and Columbus, the top performing 18-and-under finishers in each event will be recognized as members of TYR Next Gen for their race city. These athletes will be acknowledged on the USA Swimming website and awarded with a specialized DeckPass Patch. At the culmination of the series USA Swimming will consider each of the recognized performances from across the series to determine one top 18-and-under male and female performer in each event for the full series. These select winners will then be named to the overarching 2018 TYR Next Gen Team.

“As the new title sponsor for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series we are proud to partner with USA Swimming to recognize and support future generations of the sport,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo.  “We look forward to inspiring athletes, coaches and fans as we continue to take swimming to the next level.”

The inaugural TYR Next Gen Team will be announced at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships during an on-deck ceremony prior to a predetermined finals session and will be recognized on usaswimming.org.

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 Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

TYR Sport Reveals 2018 Video “How We Got There”

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Seal Beach, CA—January 11, 2018—TYR Sport is proud to announce its most recent brand video “How We Got There” for the 2018 season.

Featuring music by American rapper, artist and songwriter, NF, TYR’s latest reveal provides fans with a deeper look into the less visible world of swimming. When the camera focuses in on the podium and the stadium is filled with cheering fans, it’s easy to get lost in the hype. Fans rarely see the long hours of training or the missed opportunities and let downs. They see a snapshot. A highlight reel of a hard-won journey. In the video TYR reminds viewers that while victory may be what they show you, perseverance, is how we got there.

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 Collaboration with Competitor Swim for 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series

TYR_ProSeries_Press Release (1)Seal Beach, CA—January 4, 2018—TYR Sport is proud to announce its collaboration with Competitor Swim for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series.

As a recognized manufacturer of pool products for races around the globe, Competitor Swim has partnered with industry leader and series title sponsor, TYR Sport, to provide each of the six stops within the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series with world class lane lines. However, that’s not all. Together the brands are also teaming up to give back. At the culmination of the last race all lane lines on the Series tour will be donated to a pool in need. Information on how to apply for the giveaway will be announced by TYR Sport this coming spring, and the lucky recipient will be selected during the summer season.

In addition to Competitor Swim’s lane line donation, the company will also be sponsoring the athlete autograph area located in the TYR Sport experience booth. Throughout the season team TYR athletes including Olympians Ryan Lochte, Dana Vollmer and Matt  Grevers will all be available to interact with fans.

“We are thrilled to partner with TYR and the Pro Swim Series.  We take great pride in seeing our lane lines used in elite events,” said Brad Underwood, President of Competitor Swim. “It is always fun to partner with a company that matches our passion for swimming.”

“As the new title sponsor for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series we are proud to partner with a strong brand in the swim community to not only provide competitors with world class events, but to also give back in the process,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “We look forward to inspiring athletes, coaches and fans as we continue to take the sport to the next level.”

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 Competitor Swim

Since 1960, Competitor Swim® has been the leader in the production of racing lanes and other swim products for competitions around the world. Competitor lane lines have been used in countless NCAA Championships, as well as 9 of the past 12 Olympic Games, including 2012 in London. Molded and assembled using U.S. – made components, Competitor lane lines are durable, easy to set up and are sold through distributors and dealers worldwide.

TYR Sport Welcomes Olympian and 2x World Championship Medalist Ross Murdoch

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Seal Beach, CA — October 26, 2017 —TYR Sport is proud to welcome Olympian and 2x World Championship medalist Ross Murdoch to its roster of sponsored athletes.

Since the onset of his swimming career, Ross has made a name for himself at the highest level of competition. In addition to representing Great Britain at the Summer Games, the breaststroke specialist has also earned gold medal accolades at major races including European & World Championships, as well as the Commonwealth Games.

“I am proud and excited to be representing TYR Sport,” began Murdoch. With innovative, world-class apparel, TYR creates a platform for me to train and perform at my best.  I’m delighted to be representing such a quality brand, and with their expertise and support I am confident I will achieve my goals in the next chapter of my swimming career.”

Matt DiLorenzo, Chief Executive Officer of TYR Sport added, “Team TYR is proud to sponsor and support Ross Murdoch. He has already proven to be an enormous talent, and we look forward to watching his swimming career continue to unfold.”

Murdoch joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, 4x Olympian and Danish record holder Jeanette Ottesen and Olympic Bronze Medalist Rikke Møller Pedersen.

As a brand TYR continues to expand its global footprint with partnerships that include the British Swimming Federation, USA Swimming, US Masters Swimming, The Fédération Française de Natation, Swiss Swimming, the Danish Swimming Federation and Singapore Swimming.

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 Position as New Title Sponsor for the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series

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Seal Beach, CA—October 5, 2017—TYR Sport is proud to announce its position as the new title sponsor of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series.

With six highly anticipated events slated to take place throughout the year, the TYR Pro Swim Series will provide fans with the chance to see some of the world’s most decorated athletes compete in the fastest race series in the world. In addition to an outstanding athlete presence, the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series promises product reveals and interactive fan experiences.

“At TYR Sport we pride ourselves on providing athletes with products that push the limits of performance,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “In becoming the new title sponsor of the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series, we’re looking forward to not only energizing the swim community with gear they can believe in, but also having the opportunity to support athletes, coaches and fans in a new and exciting way.”

This year format changes, increased prize purses and team scoring have also been introduced to help further set the 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series apart. In addition, the Series will now offer a recognition program for 18-and-under swimmers.

When discussing the updates USA Swimming President and CEO Tim Hinchey said, “We could not be more excited for the upcoming changes for next year’s TYR Pro Swim Series. The format adjustments will create thrilling competitions for fans and athletes alike, and the camaraderie within swimming will certainly be on display with the new team scoring. USA Swimming is looking forward to partnering with TYR on what is sure to be a world-class series of events.”

As a partner of USA Swimming, TYR continues to turn heads in and out of the pool. In addition to its state-of-the-art technologies and celebrated Avictor tech suit, the brand also boasts an impressive roster of sponsored athletes including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 7x Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, 2x Olympic medalist Leah Smith, 2x Olympic medalist Lia Neal, 2x Olympic medalist Cody Miller, Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Worrell and Olympic gold medalist Tom Shields.

Fans can experience the rebranded 2018 TYR Pro Swim Series at the following events:

 – Jan. 11-14, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin (University of Texas)

– March 1-4, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Atlanta (Georgia Tech)

– April 12-15, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa (Skyline Aquatic Center)

– May 17-20, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis (Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI)   

– June 14-17, 2017: TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara (George F. Haines International Swim Center)

– July 6-8, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Columbus (Ohio State University)

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 Swimming

As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.

TYR Sport Signs 2x Olympic Medalist Lia Neal

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Seal Beach, CA — August 24, 2017 — TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of 2x Olympic medalist Lia Neal to its roster of sponsored athletes.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Lia garnered worldwide attention in 2012 when she earned a bronze medal for her swim in the 100-meter freestyle relay at the Summer Olympic Games in London. Still a high school student, Neal became the first swimmer from Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics (AGUA) Swim Team, where she had been swimming since the age of eight, to both make and medal in the Olympic Games.

However, Neal was only just beginning to set herself apart. As a member of Stanford University Women’s Swimming & Diving, Lia earned a national championship title every year since 2014. She finished her collegiate career as a nine-time National Champion, winning three of those titles this year.

In 2016 Lia qualified for her second Summer Games, this time in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As a member of the women’s 400-meter freestyle relay Neal earned her first Olympic silver medal. Since Rio she has continued to increase her international presence with major swims including a gold medal performance in the 400-meter freestyle relay at the 2017 FINA World Championships. She is currently a 6x World Championship medalist.

Today, Lia joins a growing roster of standout swimmers including 12x Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte, 7x Olympic medalist Dana Vollmer, 6x Olympic medalist Matt Grevers, 2x Olympic medalist Leah Smith, 2x Olympic medalist Cody Miller, Olympic gold medalist Kelsi Worrell and Olympic gold medalist Tom Shields. To date team TYR has earned a total of 35 Olympic and 193 World Championship medals.

“I am very happy to announce my partnership with TYR. This is truly the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for me, and I am thrilled to see what the future holds.” said Neal.

“We are proud to welcome Lia Neal to the team TYR family,” began Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “At a young age she has already proven herself to be an incredible talent, and we are looking forward to supporting her as she continues to grow as an athlete.”

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 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.