JJ_4x100_Team_04D5_0The Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) is pleased to announce swimwear giant Speedo as the Official Team Supplier of the APC and the 2016 Australian Paralympic Swimming Team.

With Australia completing the IPC Swimming World Championships this week with a resounding 30 medals, APC Chief Executive Michael Hartung says he is confident the partnership with the high performance brand will provide the platform for Australia’s Paralympic swimmers to achieve even greater success at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

“Speedo is Australia’s leading swimwear brand and we’re very excited by the competitive edge that this renewed partnership can provide our Paralympic swimmers,” Hartung said.

“With three world records broken and 30 medals won by our swimmers at the 2015 IPC Swimming World Championships, we’re confident that with Speedo’s world class swimwear and support, our Team will be able to keep improving and hopefully surpass all expectations in Rio.”

In what will be Speedo’s third consecutive Games sponsorship of an Australian Paralympic Swimming Team, the brand will become the exclusive provider of competition and training swimwear and accessories to the Team competing at the Rio 2016 Games.

Brand Manager – Speedo Pacific, Graham Eyres, said the brand is proud to support the APC’s Paralympic athletes and team:

“We’re delighted with our ongoing partnership with the APC. Our Paralympians are truly inspiring swimmers and that’s what Speedo is all about. We love sharing our passion for the water and inspiring everyone, from babies all the way through to the elderly, to get in the water and enjoy the many physical and emotional benefits of swimming.”

The APC will be holding a sponsor workshop on Thursday, 13 August to present opportunities for other brands with Paralympic activities. For more information about the APC Sponsorship Showcase, please contact APC Sponsorship Manager, Lisa Herden. Lisa.Herden@paralympic.org.au

About the APC
At the Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) we help Australians with disabilities participate in sport and compete at the Paralympic Games through partnerships with governments, business, sporting bodies and the community. The APC is also responsible for preparing the Australian Paralympic Summer and Winter Teams for the Paralympic Games, which we have done successfully since we were established in 1990.

About Speedo®
The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo® is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations and supporting swimming from grass-roots through to elite level.

By APC Media
Posted: 22/7/2015