Water Polo Star, Tony Azevedo


SwimOutlet.com to Present Gold Medal Minute Series

San Jose, CA (April 24, 2012) – Starting in April, SwimOutlet.com, the web’s most popular swim shop, will become the presenting sponsor for a series of news and insider vignettes highlighting swimming’s biggest stars.

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com, being produced by Gold Medal Media and featured on the newly-launched SwimSwam.com, is a series of unique, behind-the-scenes interviews, profiles and reports on the world’s greatest aquatic athletes.

Episodes will capture athletes up-close-and-personal as they are rarely seen at the pool, during training or in the moments after their best performances with long-time swimming insider Mel Stewart as host. “Gold Medal Mel” is a three-time Olympic medalist and has reported on swimming since 1996, hosting aquatic events for ABC, NBC, ESPN, TBS, Fox Sports, E! Entertainment News and Yahoo Sports.

With vignettes, news and stories appealing to swimmers and non-swimmers alike, each feature in this 30 episode-run captures the personality of the athletes, giving you an “insiders” point of view on their lifestyle and training as they prepare for the Olympic Games in London. Early episodes include pieces with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

“We’re proud to support a news and profile series that creates fun and engaging content for both swimmers and swim fans alike” said SwimOutlet.com Chief Marketing Officer Alexander Sienkiewicz. “This is a very exciting time for the sport with London on the horizon and we look forward to promoting our sport’s heroes through Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com.”

Produced by Gold Medal Media’s Tiffany Stewart, Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com will provide fans with over 100 minutes of engaging content. Other stories in the series will include profiles on Tony Azevedo, Water Polo’s Olympic star, and the USA Synchronized National Team, sponsored by SwimOutlet.com.

About SwimOutlet.com

SwimOutlet.com is the largest online specialty store for aquatics in the United States. The online retail store grew out of a dedication to providing the best goods and services to anyone interested in aquatic activities and sports. SwimOutlet.com has the largest selection for swimming, water polo, fashion, beach and surf! In addition to having an extensive selection and the lowest prices, SwimOutlet.com offers phenomenal customer service and fast shipping. The company has won the hearts of over two million happy customers who’ve helped spread the word on where to find the best deals.  It has quickly developed into the web’s most popular swim shop! For more information, visit http://www.swimoutlet.com.

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8 years ago

Great piece Mel. Tony’s not only one of the world’s greatest athletes, he’s a real class act. He’s done great things for the sport of water polo both through his play and his character.

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8 years ago

Mel – does that mean that you’re calling them for gold???

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8 years ago

That’s good news – Tony is a great leader, still lots of talent throughout the team and Terry is a very good coach…hope they get a good bracket

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8 years ago

I think Hungary could go down…but didn’t see anything in 2011 to indicate that the US are the ones to take their place. Should at least be a fun tournament – a whole lot of parity this year.

Here’s a quick breakdown of the field, if anyone missed it.


About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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