FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products, announces the sponsorship of Olympian, Brendan Sexton. Sexton began swimming at age 7 and competed in his first triathlon when he was 15 years old. Two years later, he made his first National Team, which launched his career as a triathlete.
In 2007, Sexton earned a silver medal at the U/23 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, solidifying his place as an elite-level triathlete. Sexton earned his spot on the Australian Olympic Team after an impressive season in 2011. He placed fourth in the World Championships in Sydney and won gold at the World Cup race in Monterrey, Mexico.
“I need as much help as possible when I hit the water, and these guys are the experts,” said Sexton when asked about why he chose FINIS.
FINIS has already supplied Sexton with various training equipment, including the Freestyle Snorkel, Tempo Trainer, SwiMP3, and Surge goggles to help prepare him for his races.
Sexton now splits his training between Melbourne, Australia and Vitoria, Spain during this heavy training year. His countless hours swimming, cycling and running will hopefully lead him to be a top contender at the ITU and Xterra World Championships this year, and an ultimate goal of qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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 SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.
Follow FINIS on Twitter here.
Like FINIS on Facebook here.
FINIS is a swimswam partner. This is an unedited press release.