Huntington Beach, CA – TYR athlete Matt Grevers made his second Olympic team by finishing first in the 100m backstroke with a time of 52.08 at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Grevers’ time was the fastest in the world this year and hundreths of a second off the world record. Grevers won a Silver medal in the 100m backstroke at the 2008 Beijing Games and will look to medal again in London in August.
TYR athlete Nick Thoman placed second in the 100m backstroke, only 0.78 seconds behind Grevers, qualifying for his first Olympic team. Thoman currently holds the world record in the 100m sc backstroke with a time of 49.84, which he set in 4×100 medley relay at 2009 Dual in the Pool.
Also qualifying to London was TYR athlete Ricky Berens who finished third in the 200m freestyle. Berens will be a part of the U.S. 4x200m freestyle relay team at the 2012 London Games. Berens will make his second appearance as a 4x200m freestyle team member, but his first as a TYR athlete.
Grevers, Thoman and Berens all raced in TYR’s AP12 Speed Suit Series. Built in America and engineered in the pursuit of gold, the AP12 Speedsuit Series redefines the physics of fast. Going far beyond what was previously thought possible, the TYR R&D team utilized the most advanced hydrodynamic technology in developing the FINA approved AP12. Turbo compression fabric, anatomically engineered fit, and bonded four-way lock seams combine to create a ruthless force in the water. For more information on the AP12, please visit TYR.com.
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. To learn more about TYR’s athletes and the products they race in and train in, please visit TYR.com.