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Speedo to sponsor ‘Duel In The Pool’ swimming event

December 14, 2013 (United States Of America)

Speedo has announced it will be the Premier Partner of the third Duel In The Pool international swimming event where the USA and the European All stars teams, featuring some of the finest swimmers in the world, are set to compete at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre.

As part of a three-year sponsorship deal, Speedo will partner this year’s Glasgow contest as well as the 2015 Duel in the Pool event in the USA.

A number of Speedo sponsored stars will be competing over two days in the unique two-team transatlantic duel over short course (25m) distance. Olympic medallists Tyler Clary, Cullen Jones  Jessica Hardy and Conor Dwyer  will be competing for the USA against some of Europe’s best swimmers including Glasgow’s own Speedo sponsored Michael Jamieson (GBR), Melanie Costa (ESP), Femke Heemskerk (NED) and Daryna Zevina (UKR).

Speedo athletes will be racing in the latest Speedo technology in the form of the Fastskin LZR Racer Elite 2 swimsuit – designed to give swimmers the edge on the blocks and in the pool.

Sean Hastings, VP Product and Marketing said; “Speedo is delighted to be a Premier Partner of Duel InThe Pool which gives swimming fans the chance to see some of the world’s best swimmers go head to head in this exciting and entertaining battle.”

Duel In The Pool takes place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st December 2013 at Glasgow’s Tollcross International Swimming Centre and is the highest profile international swimming event to be staged in the UK in the lead up to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Competitions and exclusive updates about the team challenge event.

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, including the phenomenal Michael Phelps.


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