Carson Foster Has A Lot to Say About Signing With Mizuno Under New NIL Rules

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Coming off of a roller coaster summer with the top 400m IM time in the world (4:08.46), Carson Foster uses his NIL to partner with Mizuno.  He’s been racing in Mizuno since he cracked the world rankings, and he’s happy they’ll be with him in the future. Carson unpacks a lot in this SwimSwam Podcast, noting this historic moment when college swimmers can generate earnings.  He also looks to the future and short three-year window to the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
From the official release:  Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, is entering into the collegiate and NIL conversations by signing their first collegiate swimmer, Carson Foster. A sophomore at the University of Texas, Foster is a versatile swimmer skilled in the individual medley and middle distance events, and has been recognized at the NCAA swimming national championships and as an NCAA All-American.

“We are thrilled to partner with Carson and support him in his swimming career,” said Clint Sammons, team sports marketing manager at Mizuno USA. “He has already proven a talented athlete in the pool and continues to hold himself to a high standard. We look forward to working with him and continuing the advancement of Mizuno USA products with him.”

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1 year ago

Dig that Billy Idol smirk he’s got swimmin’ fly in that photo….. Solid.

1 year ago

100% willing to bet his goal time is 4:03.84.

Reply to  Deepblue
1 year ago

I’d love to see it but I don’t think he’ll be the one to do it. 4:06, 4:05 maybe.

Reply to  Zdhamme86
1 year ago

4:10 at Olympic trials in 2024 for 4th but the next weekend at sectionals he’ll drop a 4:03.

I speak from experience
Reply to  Deepblue
1 year ago

needs better breaststroke and start and turns

Reply to  Deepblue
1 year ago

might as well make it 4:03.83

1 year ago

First, congrats to Carson and any athlete able to get paid for their NIL.. it’s about time.

Can’t help but think of the irony in all of this, that you don’t get paid for performances and yet athletes like Carson would not sniff these deals if his long course 4IM time was actually his short course time.

Reply to  Erik
1 year ago

…what? Of course he would get less endorsement deals if he went 4:08 in short course. I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make here. Better athletic performance = more name recognition = better deals. Simple.

Reply to  OLYSwimFreak
1 year ago

it’s the irony in the NCAAs language in that athlete’s cannot get paid for their athletic performance, all the while they are being paid the way they are because of their performances.

Just, well…nevermind.

1 year ago

Congrats Foster!

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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