FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products announces the sponsorship of New Zealand’s open water swimmer, Kane Radford.
Radford is arguably one of the most exciting young swimmers to watch race in the sport of open water. He was selected for the Men’s 10k in the 2012 Olympics but did not meet the qualification standards of his federation to be sent to the Games. He is poised to make another run at the Olympics in Rio 2016. Radford has had success on the International circuit, being twice selected for the Jr. World Championships Team (2006, 2008) as well as competing in the Open Water World Championships on five occasions (2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013). Radford is also well known for winning the star-studded Tiburon Mile event, where he first found victory in 2009, before becoming the back-to-back champion (2011, 2012) of the one mile swim.
“Kane is an athlete that adds electricity to every event he is a part of,” says FINIS CEO, John Mix. “He is a total gamer and a true racer. The more that is stake and the more he is pushed, the better he performs. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen Kane gut through a tough finish to win the race in the last few hundred yards. He is more than welcome on our team and I’m glad we have the opportunity to work with him.”
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 Neptune MP3 that uses bone conduction technology to transmit music to the inner ear instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.
This release is courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.