Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH), today announced that 24-year-old rising swim star Conor Dwyer has signed a multi-year agreement with the company through 2016. Dwyer, one of the stars of Team USA, made his Olympic debut in London and won gold as part of the history-making 4x200m Freestyle Relay at the 2012 Summer Games. The versatile swimmer joins Team Speedo with his sights set on the 15th FINA World Championships in Barcelona, Spain where he hopes to represent the USA in the freestyle and medley events and relays.
The University of Florida graduate finished a decorated collegiate swim career in 2011 with twelve All-American honors, three NCAA titles, one NCAA Swimmer of the Year and two SEC Swimmer of the Year awards. Dwyer, who is an Illinois native, continues to live and train in Florida under UF Head Coach Gregg Troy and alongside fellow Gator alum and Olympic teammate Ryan Lochte.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Speedo family,” said Dwyer. “Speedo is the top name in swimwear and I appreciate the brand’s support as I embark on my professional swim career.”
“Conor made his presence known in London and he has an exciting career ahead of him,” said Jim Gerson, President of SPEEDO USA. “With his speed and versatility, Conor will be a serious medal contender for years to come and we are very happy to welcome him to Team Speedo.”
Dwyer won his career-first U.S. National title at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in the 200m IM; later that year, Dwyer won gold as part of the 4x200m Freestyle Relay team at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai and took home four medals at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara. He qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing second in the 400m free and fourth in the 200m free, recording personal best times in both, at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials in Omaha.
As part of Team Speedo USA, Dwyer will be part of an athlete advisory group to the SPEEDO Aqualab, the brand’s research and development center, and will train and compete in Speedo suits, accessories and related gear.
Team Speedo swimmers include Olympic Medalists Michael Phelps (USA), Natalie Coughlin (USA), Ryan Lochte (USA), Dana Vollmer (USA), Nathan Adrian (USA), Cullen Jones (USA), Tyler Clary (USA), Eamon Sullivan (AUS), Park Tae Hwan (KOR), and Rebecca Adlington (GBR).
SPEEDO is a registered trademark of and used under license from Speedo International Ltd. Warnaco Swimwear, Inc., a subsidiary of PVH that does business as Speedo USA, is the authorized licensee of Speedo International Ltd in North America and the Caribbean.
This is an unedited press release.