Her first international breakthrough came in 2009 when she was selected for the World Championship team. She hit top form in 2014, winning the Commonwealth, European and British titles over 800m Freestyle as well as European and British gold and Commonwealth silver in the 400m Free, lowering her Welsh records over 200m, 400m and 800m Free over the course of the season.
2013 was the year where Mackenzie “Mack” Horton announced himself on the world stage, with an incredible 5 Gold Medals, and 5 Championship Records at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai. Mack took out the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle events, as well as anchoring the Boys 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team to victory.
French freestyle sprint star Florent has his eye on three training kit essentials this Christmas, starting with our impressive 30-litre Team Rucksack III. Just the ticket for his daily training sessions, it has ample space for the Olympic champion’s other Christmas wishlist items – our Aqua V Cap and Fastskin Elite Mirror Goggle.
Conor’s swimming career has taken him all over the world, but he’s a Midwesterner at heart. Conor grew up in Illinois as a well-rounded athlete. He first attended the University of Iowa and then swam for the University of Florida, finishing his college career with twelve All-American honors and three NCAA titles. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Conor earned a gold medal when the US team placed first in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. Most recently, he earned a silver medal at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona. Conor has been all over the world but he’s still happiest in the pool.
Every so often, it’s worthwhile to take a moment and appreciate how much work has been done over the years to achieve women’s equality. It’s hard to think that there was a time when women weren’t allowed to compete in any sport, let alone swimming!
Want to know what makes breaststroke world champ Christian Sprenger tick? We quizzed the Australian swimmer with your need-to-know questions during our video Q&A, including what keeps him motivated, how relaxes and what’s playing on his iPod right now.
Began swimming at the age of 5 because her mother was afraid of the water and wanted her daughter to learn early. She holds both American and Canadian dual citizenship. In 2015, she won the 2015 NCAA Swimmer of the Year award. She went to University of California Berkeley where she majored in Psychology. During the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, she became the most decorated female of all time at world championships with a total of 11 Gold Medals.
We’re excited to reveal the newest member of Team Speedo as Commonwealth medallist Jazz Carlin! Jazz will work with us on our mission to inspire people to get in the pool no matter what their swim ability.
Elite swim coach Fred Vergnoux is no stranger to steering swimmers to Olympic glory and world champion status. A former head coach to the Spanish Olympic team, he’s seen more than 244 records broken under his tutelage, including world and national record-breaking performances from Spanish number one, Mireia Belmonte Garcia.