Olympic Champion Ryan Murphy Signs with Speedo USA

SPEEDO USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced their 2017 roster of elite swimmers in advance of the upcoming national and world championship swimming competitions. Anchored by returning veterans Nathan Adrian, Missy Franklin, Conor Dwyer, Cullen Jones and Elizabeth Beisel, Team Speedo USA welcomes Ryan Murphy, its most recent addition to the team, as well as newcomers Kevin Cordes, Katie Meili, Hali Flickinger and Becca Meyers.

Hailing from cities across the United States, Team Speedo USA’s 10 athletes boast a combined 16 Olympics and Paralympics’ worth of experience, where they have won 35 medals (23 gold, five silver, seven bronze). In total, they have also competed in 16 World Championships, garnering an additional 38 medals (21 gold, nine silver, eight bronze). Team Speedo USA holds 12 world records and 16 American records.

“Team Speedo USA has always been a force to be reckoned with in the water, and this year’s team reinforces our dominant position on the blocks and podium,” said Speedo USA President John Graham. “We have assembled a truly dynamic group of brand ambassadors, from their world-class expertise in the pool to the way they represent Speedo in the community with our incredible fans and on the national and global stage. We look forward to watching them compete throughout the summer and beyond.”

Outside of competition, each athlete touches Speedo USA’s additional initiatives of Speedo Fit and aquatic fitness; water safety and the “Begin to Swim” program; and other community and brand initiatives that engage with Speedo USA’s fan base.

L-R: Cullen Jones, Kevin Cordes, Nathan Adrian, Elizabeth Beisel, Ryan Murphy, Katie Meili, Conor Dwyer, Hali Flickinger, Missy Franklin. (Becca Meyers not pictured.)

About Speedo
Speedo is the world’s leading swimwear brand. The teams at Speedo are passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations, and supporting swimming from the grassroots to the elite level. In the 1920’s Speedo made history with the Racerback, the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008, Speedo redefined swimwear again with Fastskin LZR RACER, one of the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuits ever created; 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System – a cap, goggle and suit designed to work together as one.  Speedo is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V. and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; in North America and the Caribbean, Speedo is licensed exclusively to Warnaco Swimwear Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. To find out more, visit www.speedousa.com.

Swimming news is courtesy of Speedo USA, a SwimSwam partner.

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3 years ago

Not Arena or TYR? Ryan always wears those suits but congratulations to him!

Hawaii Kai
Reply to  sean
3 years ago

He’s been wearing Speedo goggles for a while now.

Reply to  sean
3 years ago

I’m surprised too. I was thinking Arena (all the way back here from my internet-commenting chair)

Speed Racer
Reply to  sean
3 years ago

I believe he “always” wore those suits because they were team sponsors. Cal/Arena, Bolles/TYR.

Reply to  sean
3 years ago

Speaking of Arena, are they currently even sponsoring any US swimmer? Most of them have retired or not active I.e. Jaeger, Maclean, Luchsinger etc.

Reply to  Zanna
2 years ago

Arena is sponsoring Madisyn Cox

3 years ago

Very interesting move, considering I haven’t seen him suited up in a LZR before, but if he feels this is the best fit for him then that’s all that matters

Reply to  Flyswimmer
3 years ago

i think he did a couple times including the santa clara pss

3 years ago

Isn’t cordes like 6’6″? Hopefully this is just poor photoshop or maybe Adrian will show up and be 7’5″ at nationals

IMs for days
Reply to  Midget
3 years ago

They must reniforcd the idea that breastrokers are short ?

Reply to  Midget
3 years ago

I thought the same thing when I first looked at this picture, Adrian and Dwyer look like they’re 7’5 and Cordes looks so short I’m pretty sure Adrian and Cordes are only like an inch apart.

Reply to  Midget
3 years ago

Is having a sunken chest required to be a breaststroker.

Reply to  Midget
3 years ago

Assuming Google/Wikipedia is correct that Cordes is 6’5″, Missy Franklin is also 6’5″ and Katie Meili is roughly 6’3″.

Seems legit.

Reply to  sven
3 years ago

katie meili is like 5’8

Reply to  Midget
3 years ago

Adrian is 6’6 , and Cordes must be around 6’5 .

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