Huntington Beach, CA – May 16, 2012 – TYR athletes Ricky Berens, Nick Thoman and Josh Schneider all took first place at the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim held at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. The USA Swimming Grand Prix event took place from May 10th to the 13th and TYR athletes took the finals by storm.
Ricky Berens had an amazing homecoming. As a native of Charlotte, Ricky held off other Olympic medalists with a 1:47.32 finish in the Men’s 200 free. Starting fast in his TYR AP12 Compression Speed Short, he had enough in the tank to win, moving to 16th in the world and second in U.S. rankings. Ricky then enjoyed yet another victory in front of a hometown crowd as he dominated the Men’s 100 free with a 49.07.
Nick Thoman turned in a 53.77 to win the Men’s 100 back, just off his eighth-ranked season best of 53.74 from March. Thoman ranks third in the U.S. behind Matt Grevers (53.55), another TYR athlete.
Josh Schneider clinched the Men’s 50 free final with a blazing personal-best time of 22.10. That effort jumped him to 20th in the world rankings and second among all Americans.
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TYR engineers technical apparel and equipment for swimmers and triathletes. Named for “TYR”, the Norse god of warriors, we’re a company started by athletes and populated by athletes. The cultures and communities of competitive swimming and triathlon pervade our offices. We are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes attain peak performance. Like athletes, we work with an intense spirit of competition. We aim to create the fastest, most advanced technologies and products. Always.