FINIS launches the Onyx, the latest in Technical Suit Technology (VIDEO)

FINIS, Inc., a worldwide leader in technical swimming development, is proud to announce the launch of the Onyx, a new elite technical racing suit.

“At FINIS, we take a lot of pride in being the product that’s on deck, day in and day out, when athletes are putting in the hard yards. With that, we also want to be there when it’s time to cash in, when the preparation fuels performance, when the lights go down and the music turns up. Athletes and coaches, we want to be there with you when you MAKE YOUR MOVE. With the development of the Onyx, we have created a technical racing suit for the world’s most elite athletes, and with the Olympics a short time away, that is needed now more than ever.”

— John Mix, FINIS, Inc. Cofounder and CEO

The revolutionary design of the Onyx is the result of over 400 prototypes and two years of development at the FINIS Stroke Lab in Livermore, California. FINIS worked with a team of elite swimmers around the world to create a technical racing suit that provides greater compression and optimal lift, while also maintaining comfort and support.

“The innovation of the Onyx is nothing short of genius, it will position itself ahead of all the other technical racing suits on the market. It’s a big year, and I take full confidence in knowing I will be wearing the fastest suit available”

Robbie Renwick, 2015 World Champion

The key features of the suit include full double paneling, which makes it one of a kind among its competitors. The double panels provide added compression for total core stability and a spring-like effect on starts and turns. Additionally, the innovative Diamond-Flex Textile allows swimmers to move unimpeded in all directions and acts as a second skin to stay both sleek and agile.

“The Onyx is my suit of armor in the pool. When I’m in it, I feel confident and ready to battle my competition. I can’t help but feel poised and ready to rock and roll in the Onyx.”

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, FINIS Athlete, Pan American Champion

The Onyx is FINA approved, starting January 1st 2016, and it is available at and with FINIS dealers.

CLICK HERE to find a FINIS dealer locally or online..

To Learn more about the Onyx and the rest of the FINIS Technical Swimwear line, please click here. 


Swimming News / Swim Gear News is courtesy of FINIS, a SwimSwam partner.

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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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