Competitor Makes 13th Trip to the Olympics

Competitor Swim is proud to announce that Competitor racing lanes will be used at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as well as all preceding U.S. Olympic Trials. This is the 13th time that Competitor will be used at the world’s premier sporting event.

“It is an honor to continue serving the sport on such an important global stage,”

— Brad Underwood, Competitor president

Since 1960, Competitor’s lane lines have set the racing stage in competitions local and global. Through product innovation and an unyielding dedication to serve the unique complexities of each pool, Competitor has earned a reputation for superior quality and customer service. Competitor has been present at 9 of the last 12 Olympics, beginning with the Mexico City Games in 1968.

The U.S. Olympic Trials kick off in Omaha, Nebraska on June 26, and the 2016 Olympic Games begin August 5 in Rio de Janeiro.

Competitor also has partnerships with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA®) and USA Swimming.

About Competitor®

Since 1960, Competitor has been the international leader in the production of lane lines and other swim products for competitions around the world. Competitor lane lines provide superior wave quelling, leading to faster swim times. Molded and assembled in the U.S. with American-made components, Competitor products are durable, easy to set up and store, and are sold through distributors, licensees and dealers. The Competitor line also includes store lane reels, pace clocks, backstroke flags, and the Original Swedish goggle. Visit for more information.

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Swimming news release is courtesy of Competitor, a SwimSwam partner.

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4 years ago

Maybe they will actually use different color lane lines at trials?!?!?!

4 years ago

When I read the title, I thought it meant an athlete has made it to the Olympics 13 times…

Michael Schwartz
Reply to  Swimgeekgirl
4 years ago

Me too lol

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