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.
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.
Nathan Adrian believes that having fun is the key to success. He's a three-time Olympic gold medalist who holds the American record in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle. Raised in Bremerton, Washington, Nathan earned his first gold medal in his Olympic debut at the 2008 Olympics. At the 2012 Olympics, Nathan won two gold medals and a silver medal. That same year Nathan graduated from UC Berkeley with plans on becoming a doctor, but for now, he's inspiring a new generation to dive in and have fun while doing it.
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.
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.
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.
Freestyle sprinter, Florent, became the first French Olympic champion in the 50m Freestyle at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Hailing from a talented family of swimmers, he and older sister, Laure, became the first swimmer-siblings to both win Olympic gold medals. During the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Florent became the third fastest man in the world in the 50m Free.
Femke’s career launched in 2005 at the World Long Course Championships in Montreal. She leads a career with over 20 international championship medals, 19 time Dutch Champion and Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion award.
She was the youngest member (15) on the US swim team at the Beijing Olympics. She trains around 70km per week. She studied communications with a focus in TV production to achieve her ultimate dream – become a news anchor
Breaking records since he was 7, it was in May of 2011 that Cameron caught the attention of the swimming world when he beat Ian Thorpe’s 100m record which had not been claimed in 10 years. At just 18, McEvoy earned himself a place in the London 2012 Olympic team. As one of the youngest in the team, representing Australia in the 4×100m and 4×200m freestyle relays with the worlds best, was a dream come true.
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.