Seal Beach, CA — April 17, 2019 — TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of 2x Olympic gold medalist and USA Water Polo National Team Captain Maggie Steffens.
No stranger to the podium, Maggie Steffens has taken the world of aquatic sports by storm. At just 25 years old, the veteran of two Olympic tournaments has earned gold medals for her impressive performance in both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Games. In addition to being named MVP of the 2012 Olympic tournament, Steffens also set the Olympic record for most goals scored in women’s water polo. Aside from her accolades on the world’s stage, Maggie has also been named to the Sports Illustrated list of “Top 25 Most Fit Athletes” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and is a co-founder of 6-8 Sports with fellow U.S. Olympic water polo player Tony Azevedo.
As captain of one of the most successful teams in Olympic history, Maggie has helped to lead the sport of water polo to new heights — and she shows no signs of slowing down. Her partnership with TYR Sport marks the first of its kind in the history of water polo, as Steffens will be the first elite level player to sign onto a sponsorship with a global sporting goods brand.
Today, Maggie joins a list of highly recognized sponsored swimmers, including Olympic medalists Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte, Dana Vollmer, Cody Miller, Leah Smith, Jack Conger, and Kelsi Dahlia, as well as Olympians Jacob Pebley and Molly Hannis.
Since its inception three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognized aquatic sports brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for celebrated technologies and major partnerships with both USA Swimming and USA Water Polo. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in aquatic sports and continues to be the choice of champions.
“Maggie is a trailblazer,” said TYR Sport Chief Executive Officer Matt DiLorenzo. “In just a few years she has elevated the world of aquatic sports to an entirely new level. As a brand we’re proud to be a part of her journey and confident that she has only just begun making history.”
“Family, teamwork, development, creativity, and the constant pursuit of excellence are values that drive my life,” Steffens said. “TYR embodies these in their innovative culture of greatness and is a brand that encourages athletes to compete and show their passion. I am very humbled to be partnering with TYR and to join their incredible team of athletes, many of whom I admire from our time at Stanford together or through Team USA. I am excited to not only represent TYR with the USA Women’s Water Polo Team, but as a female athlete who wants to open the door for her sport. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big dreamer, so I truly believe this is just the first step to showing kids a new possible future in water polo.”
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.