Conger Breaks Down TYR Contract, Nats/Pan Pacs Performances (Video)

It has been over a year since Jack Conger‘s NCAA eligibility has ended and he has been able to earn his living through the sport of swimming. Yesterday he announced that he had finally signed a partnership deal with TYR, who also released their new tech suit, the TYR Venzo, that same day. SwimSwam caught up with the UT butterfly maestro and asked him about the process of signing a contract, his performances this summer, and his goals moving toward 2020.


TYR Sport is proud to announce the launch of its most anticipated technical suit: The TYR Venzo™.

Unveiled today in Laguna Beach, CA, Olympic athletes and history making champions including Katie LedeckyRyan LochteSimone Manuel and Matt Grevers hit the stage to showcase the Venzo™ in front of the industry’s most prominent names and tastemakers. Working in conjunction with the TYR design team, Olympic athletes played an integral role in the production of this state-of-the-art technical suit. In addition, TYR is proud to note that the Venzo™ is manufactured in the U.S.A of imported goods, adding to the long list of attributes that set it apart from its competitors.

As the first and only technical suit in the industry to analyze drag from a microscopic perspective, the Venzo™ utilizes ultra smooth fiber to thread a frictionless, durable fabric. Designed with state-of-the-art Surface Lift Technology™, the suit prevents water from permeating its fabric, resulting in higher body position in the water.

In addition, a patent pending taping and inner textile design known as the suit’s Endo Compression Cage™ provides a shield of support for the abdominals, obliques and quadriceps. This cage not only creates a snapback effect in the water but also helps to increase distance per stroke. Working in tandem with this technology is the Venzo’s Seamless Exo Shell™, a sleek construction geared toward streamlining body position.

TYR is a SwimSwam partner.

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3 years ago

It would be interesting if swimming was more open about what top swimmers (in America in particular) are really making from these contracts. Most other sports at the professional level are more cut and dry, because the league or club they play with/for often times will disclose what the salary ends up being. Obviously, a lot of people mentioned the number “$100 million” for lifetime earnings for Michael Phelps – with a 55 million current net worth. But really, who would be next down on that list?

3 years ago

I swear 58 seconds of that was “uhm” or “uh”

Reply to  Papa
3 years ago

And another 58 seconds was “you know”

Don Megerle
Reply to  Papa
3 years ago

He is the worst interviewee.

Old Man Chalmers
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3 years ago

That would be ryan lochte

3 years ago

Its tricky for American professionals because they have to switch from the NCAA SCY championships to LCM Nationals and/or Olympics/Worlds. I think Phelps had a good strategy of sticking with LCM. I’m excited to see if Conger can go :50 and 1:53 in the butterflies and 1:44 in the 2 Free. He went 1:38 in the 2Back in 2012. I wonder what he could go now in LCM if he trained it.

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