Speedo Signs Swimming Sensation Joseph Schooling

Courtesy: Speedo International, a SwimSwam partner.

LONDONSpeedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has signed Singaporean swimmer, Joseph Schooling, to Team Speedo on a long-term deal.

Aged 22 years old, Joseph Schooling has already made history by becoming Singapore’s first Olympic champion in 2016 by claiming gold in the Men’s 100m Butterfly.

Schooling has achieved a decorated college career having won multiple medals at the NCAA Championships and he became the first swimmer to medal for Singapore at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 FINA World Championships.

Speaking of the new deal, Schooling said: “I’m very excited to begin my professional career as a Speedo athlete and evolve not only as a swimmer but also as a person. Growing up, the best swimmers in the world wore Speedo and I feel honoured to join Team Speedo and work with such an iconic brand. I look forward to taking my swimming to the next level with Speedo by my side to become both faster and stronger.”

Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International Limited commented: “Speedo’s goal is to inspire people to swim and we believe that Joseph Schooling will do just that. He has already achieved a fantastic college career and had a sensational win in Rio. We are thrilled to welcome Joseph to Team Speedo and we look forward to supporting him in his exciting future.”

Joseph will now be sporting Speedo‘s most advanced swimwear technology, the Fastskin LZR Racer X suit in his forthcoming competitions.

We’re often told that dreams can come true if you work hard enough.

That what we think, we become.

There are few better examples of that than the newest member of Team Speedo.

Having become his nation’s first ever Olympic champion in a race that saw him overcome his childhood hero to top the podium, Joseph Schooling proves that talent is nothing without training and determination.

That if you work hard enough, your idols can become your rivals.

That you should respect your competitors, but never fear them.

Schooling chased his dream to the other side of the world and finished his college career this year by securing yet another NCAA championship for the Texas Longhorns.

The 22-year-old now has his sights set on glory at this summer’s Asian Championships as he continues on the long road to Tokyo.

Ultimately, it’s about drive and attitude. About being a team player, but being focused on your own goal. About learning things the hard way.

It’s about standing on the blocks and knowing you’ll be faster than the person next to you.

If it’s never been done before, you can be the first. You simply have to take the bull by the horns.

Introducing the newest member of Team SpeedoJoseph Schooling.

About Speedo®

The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs and innovations and supporting swimming from grass-roots through to elite level. In the 1920s Speedo made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo redefined swimwear again with Fastskin LZR RACER – the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. In 2015, Speedo launched the Fastskin LZR Racer X, the first suit engineered to help swimmers feel their fastest. Its development was made possible through analyses of the physical and psychological aspects of competitive swimming with over 330 elite swimmers.  Speedo is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V and distributed in over 170 countries around the world; to find out more visit: www.speedo.com. SPEEDO, the ARROW device, FASTSKIN, AQUALAB, RACING SYSTEM, BIOFUSE, SPEEDO ENDURANCE, SCULPTURE and LZR RACER are registered trademarks of Speedo Holdings B.V. The LZR RACER suit has worldwide design rights and patents. The FASTSKIN3 cap, goggle and suit has worldwide design rights and patents pending.

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Andover
3 years ago

lol I knew it

joe
3 years ago

no mizuno?

Swack
Reply to  joe
3 years ago

Never seen him swim in anything else.

Michael
Reply to  joe
3 years ago

Anthony Ervin is a finis sponsored swimmer, however he races in a mizuno suit with the logo removed. Schooling will likely do the same with speedo.

Bon Jovi
3 years ago

imagine if caeleb dressel now signs with speedo to beat joe at that too

Pvdh
Reply to  Bon Jovi
3 years ago

Caeleb might be waiting for Pan Pacs when he’s broken world records. I image “broke Phelps 100 fly world record” would help negotiations.

Bon Jovi
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

it was actually a joke

Doucher
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

close sources at UF swim team tell me dressel is gonna make the companies have a bidding war on him and he won’t sign until the end of the summer / before next summer .

That guy
Reply to  Doucher
3 years ago

That sounds nothing like Dressel would do

DJNacho
Reply to  That guy
3 years ago

Money is money

Snarky
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

Does he get bonuses for world records in practice?

LEZAK WITH A HUGE LUNGE
Reply to  Bon Jovi
3 years ago

Dressel needs to sign with Mizuno lol

swimmer
Reply to  LEZAK WITH A HUGE LUNGE
3 years ago

no….

JKAN
Reply to  LEZAK WITH A HUGE LUNGE
3 years ago

It’s not like people haven’t thought about it, Mizuno just doesn’t sign with people, I imagine that’s why you see so many Japanese swimmers signed with Arena.

just passing by
Reply to  JKAN
3 years ago

Honestly, its Mizuno’s loss; they could be so successful in the US like they are in Japan but they refused to go through traditional dealers and instead only sells on their website. I know I bought my Mizuno based on the sheer fact that Dressel wore it and did so well at 2017 Worlds, then seeing the Fosters and Cody Bybee wear it at Winter Junior Nationals and I’m sure there are other swimmers out there thinking the same lines as I did..With an official endorsement like Dressel, imagine how much Mizuno could change the US tech suit competition.

PS: I must say, Mizuno lives up to its hype. They make Arena tech suits feel like regular practice suits.

Wowo
Reply to  just passing by
3 years ago

Mizuno is the best suit right now

They’ve screwed up in America because you can buy it from China and have it shipped for less than what you can buy it in the USA for.

Yabo
Reply to  just passing by
3 years ago

Bro I bought mine for sectionals and I don’t know if it was the hype of everyone wearing it at NCAA or what but the suit is magical. Also Daniel Roy wears em now too so….

SchoolingFTW
3 years ago

Yasssss!

I’m sure Speedo is paying him Millions, as he is very marketable in Asia.

Professional Swimmer
Reply to  SchoolingFTW
3 years ago

You’d be bummed if you found out how little swimsuit deals are, the big opportunities are bonuses based on medals and records… but never heard about anything bigger than a few tenths of thousands (yearly) for a world record.

Pvdh
Reply to  SchoolingFTW
3 years ago

No swimmer is getting paid million right now lol

Stan Crump
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago
NDswim
Reply to  Pvdh
3 years ago

Ledecky article said “potential” earnings and Sun-Yang lives in China which I believe (although I’m not sure at all) is a state sponsored swimming program funded by the world largest economy (and a government that values international displays of athleticism) it is a little different in the United States I would assume. I’m not saying Ledecky wont make millions but Schooling is definitely not making millions on this deal.

Chinese swimmer
Reply to  NDswim
3 years ago

This is true. Many swimmers look towards the government for earnings from their accomplishments. For example, swimmers from China focused more on the 2017 Chinese National Games rather 2017 Worlds due to the earnings they would get from winning. From what I heard, winners would earn themselves a nice sum of money(unknown) and an apartment in the Olympic Village that was to be transformed into an apartment complex for both themselves and their coach. These apartments were estimated to be worth $500,000 to $750,000 or even more.

meeeeee
Reply to  NDswim
3 years ago

Ha! Yeah the Chinese communist government values international displays of athleticism so much that they are will to provide state sponsored PED’s and allow coaches who have been banned to still show up on pool decks. and as far as economies go: https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/022415/worlds-top-10-economies.asp.

Wirotomo
Reply to  SchoolingFTW
3 years ago

You mean Millions Rupiah hahaha
Oh i forget, Schooling is Singaporean, not Indonesian.

PS:
USD 1 equal to Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) 14,000.
SGD 1 equal to IDR 10,500.

Nonameswimmer
3 years ago

Losing his supersuit….

Wowo
3 years ago

Maybe speedo should spend time developing a new suit, not just changing the colors

Swimmy
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

They must have a new suit in the works, the X is almost 4 years old

Dudeman
Reply to  Swimmy
3 years ago

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. It’s difficult to create a revolutionary new suit with all the restrictions that are in place in terms of the fabric, ability to repel water etc… There haven’t been many “new suits” recently, most of the changes from other brands are aesthetic instead of a completely different suit.

Admin
Reply to  Dudeman
3 years ago

Agree. There’s only so much that can be done in terms of function with the restrictions (which, I think was kind of the goal of the restrictions). Stability in suit technology is a good thing, in my opinion.

Superfan
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

My question then is why do most guys like Mizuno so much. There must be something to it!?!

I LOVE SWIMMING
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Personally wearing it I think it just is more comfortable than any other suit. You know it’s tight when you’re putting it on but it almost has a more cup shape in the area its needed for the guys and when you get the suit over your hips it is much more comfortable than any alternative. Being comfortable before your race helps with mental prep.

Swammer
Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

It’s super comfortable and it does do what it says which is lifting the hamstrings. Swimming in it for the first time made me felt like I was floating. Going back to Arena for my next swim, it felt like a regular practice suit

meeeeee
Reply to  Braden Keith
3 years ago

Suit stability might be good for leveling the playing field but it isn’t good for business. Swimmy is correct

Wowo
Reply to  Dudeman
3 years ago

Except almost every company has come out with a newer suit since the X and they’re all arguably on par with or better than the X

Mizuno
Mp
Finis
Dolfin
A3

All new suits, all better than speedos version

swimmer
Reply to  Swimmy
3 years ago

I sure hope so

swimcoach
Reply to  Swimmy
3 years ago

if its not broken, why fix it. After the FS3 flop – what is there to improve on?

dmswim
Reply to  Wowo
3 years ago

Yes and drop the prices on the current ones. I always buy suits that are one model out of date because they are significantly cheaper, but I haven’t been able to do that lately!

Becky D
3 years ago

I guess promotion of Speedo goggles wasn’t part of the deal.

Right Dude Here
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

What makes you say that?

Becky D
Reply to  Right Dude Here
3 years ago

Did you look at the pic headlining this story?

Swim/Swam/Swum
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

Did you? You can literally see the speedo logo on them, just gotta zoom in.

Becky D
Reply to  Swim/Swam/Swum
3 years ago

That’s genius. Are you in marketing?

OLLIEPOP
Reply to  Becky D
3 years ago

Becky you got roasted!

Swimmer
3 years ago

He can put it on in 18 seconds