FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, welcomes Bobby Savulich as the International and Team Sales Representative for the company. Savulich’s impressive swimming career took off when he attended University of Michigan, becoming a 6-time NCAA All-American and 13-time Big Ten Champion. In addition to those accomplishments, he was also an Academic All-American.
After Savulich’s NCAA career, he trained professionally for three years with Club Wolverine and legendary sprint coach, Mike Bottom. In 2011, he swam at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China where he won a gold medal as anchor in the 4×100 freestyle relay. Savulich also won two silver medals when he represented the United States as a member of the Pan American Team in Guadalajara, Mexico.
When Savulich is not in the water, he is doing his best to promote the sport. He organized the first Professional Swimming Dual Meet, Pro Dual 1, and founded Athlete Approved, a company that supports Olympic hopefuls by sharing ideas, techniques and products. “Both initiatives have pushed the sport forward by utilizing progressive ideas and giving back to athletes in need,” said Savulich.
As a professional swimmer, Savulich has become familiar with FINIS products, such as the Swimmer’s Snorkel, Foil Monofin, Turn Master Pro and Swim Mirrors. He said:
“I am looking forward to using my swimming background and knowledge to continue the success of the company. It is my goal to help continue to make FINIS the hands down leader in this industry. It is obvious that FINIS is always looking for ways to improve the sport, and the swimming community has taken notice.”
Savulich has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Sports Management from Eastern Michigan University.
Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was started by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. The Monofin and the Swimmer’s Snorkel were the first products they developed for the US market; afterwards, they continued to focus on creating training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 65 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.
Innovative research and design is FINIS’ highest priority. This dedication has resulted in truly unique products such as: the Swimmer’s Snorkel, which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer’s technique, the SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.