Four-time Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer teamed up with letterer and illustrator Jessica Hische to create her limited edition swim cap for Speedo USA.
The design comes from – and celebrates – the heart and Dana’s own personal history of overcoming a life-threatening heart condition to become a World Champion swimmer. A leading advocate for heart health awareness, proceeds from Vollmer’s cap will benefit the Simon’s Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the conditions that lead to sudden cardiac arrest and death in children and young athletes.
“To put the heart first was a concept that I really liked,” said Vollmer about her cap design. “The heart is right there on the front – it’s what leads you, and everything else kind of flows in behind that.”
Dana Vollmer x Jessica Hische Photo Vault
Art of the Cap brings swimming and creativity together to create positive change in the world. Speedo USA paired five Olympic athletes with five inspiring artists to design limited-edition caps for five worthy causes.
The swimmers shared their stories with the artists who then brought their collaborative vision to life. The results are unique, limited-edition collectables sold exclusively on SpeedoUSA.com. All proceeds will go to the athletes’ chosen causes. The collaborations:
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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 the grassroots to the elite level, including the phenomenal Michael Phelps. In the 1920’s Speedo made history with the Racerback, the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008, Speedo redefined swimwear again with Fastskin LZR RACER, one of the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuits ever created; 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System – a cap, goggle and suit designed to work together as one. Speedo is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V. and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; in North America and the Caribbean, Speedo is licensed exclusively to Warnaco Swimwear Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. To find out more, visit www.speedousa.com.
This release was provided to SwimSwam courtesy of Speedo USA and Hello Design.