Iconic Australian swimwear brands Funky Trunks and Funkita are excited to announce a sponsorship agreement with The New York Breakers, one of the founding franchises of the professional International Swimming League.
Funky Trunks and Funkita were born and bred on the pool decks and beaches of Melbourne, Australia in 2002 with the simple idea of putting style and colour into swimming. All these years later, the brand’s mission aligns with that of the Breakers to break the mould and reimagining what swimming can be. Together, Funky Trunks, Funkita, and the New York Breakers will continue to shake up the sport of swimming with an injection of colour, excitement and high-quality performance.
Funky Trunks and Funkita owner, Duncan McLean is thrilled to be partnering with such a dynamic and exciting professional swimming franchise. “The passion of Tina Andrew and the New York Breakers to create opportunities for professional swimmers while opening doors for the next generation of world class swimmers mirrors our company goals, making the partnership an excellent match.”
Tina Andrew, the General Manager of the New York Breakers, said of the partnership: “I couldn’t think of a more perfect pairing for the Breakers’ sponsor. This is a valued partnership because both Duncan McLean and our team are driven to succeed in our vision to grow the sport of swimming through inspiration, passion and dedication.”
Funky Trunks and Funkita produce a wide range of swimwear and swim equipment, ranging from casual beach-wear and training suits to technical racing suits, caps, and goggles, including their highly rated FINA-approved APEX racing suits.
The Breakers team includes four swimmers sponsored by Funky Trunks and Funkita with Brendon Smith one of the few Aussie swimmers competing, young gun Jacob Whittle, Kiwi Lewis Clareburt and Funkita GB swimmer Chloe Golding.
The International Swimming League (ISL) is an annual professional swimming league, established in 2019, which features a team-based competition format with fast-paced race sessions which aim to engage spectators while offering generous athlete compensation. The 2020 International Swimming League Season will include a 5-week regular season camp in Budapest, Hungary, beginning on October 16. All 10 of the league’s teams will be in one location for training and competition. The top 8 teams will advance to the semi-finals in November in Hungary, with the top 4 teams advancing to the finals in December.
Swimming new is courtesy of Way Funky Company, a SwimSwam partner.