“Growing up, all my role models wore Speedo when they competed”.
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!
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.
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.
As a multiple gold medallist, Olympic champion and World Record holder Florent Manaudou knows that having the right swimming kit can make all the difference. Hailing from a family of successful swimmers (impressively, Florent and his older sister, Laure, are both Olympic gold medallists), Florent won his first competitive medal aged 7, following swimming guidance from his older brother.
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.
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.