Aqua Sphere, Michael Phelps & Coach Bob Bowman Unite to Develop Global Swimwear Brand

World’s Most Decorated Swimmer, Hall of Fame Coach, and Leading Aquatics Equipment Innovator Combine Expertise and Passion to Cultivate the Lifestyle of Swimming; Strategic Partnership to Develop New Class of Swim Products for All

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VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, today announced the formation of a long-term strategic partnership with the greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael Phelps, and Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Bowman. Led by Aqua Sphere’s pioneering aquatics equipment and global distribution, and combined with Phelps’ and Bowman’s extensive expertise and knowledge for swim training at every level, the partnership will result in the development of innovative products that are inclusive and accessible to a broader range of swimmers and non-swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle.

Aqua Sphere maintains a stronghold on the design and production of swimwear, wetsuits, eyewear, and accessories for triathletes, open-water, and fitness swimmers, and this partnership will expand the company’s industry-leading product offerings to the competitive swimming community. A signature line will include a diverse collection of swim products and accessories designed for every level of swimmer with a focus on comfort and performance.

“Michael Phelps is one of the select global icons in all of sports while Coach Bob Bowman is a true swimming mastermind,” said Todd Mitchell, Business Line Manager, Aqua Sphere. “We are honored to align our rich history of innovative aquatic technology and international distribution with their passion for the sport and commitment to share their knowledge and experiences with others in this collaborative line. Their positive impact and influence in the aquatics community transcends cultural borders and together we have an extraordinary opportunity to inspire and educate consumers about the full lifestyle of swimming through a premier line complete with instructional context that will minimize the barrier to entry regardless of skill level.”

Ricardo Campello | 2nd PWA Gran Canaria 2014

A champion is not happy to be out from the podium. A champion needs to find his motivation, be loved, supported and he will take out all his talent and hunger, to get back to the top. This has been Ricardo Campello at the PWA in Pozo. Joining the Black Team this year, working hard on development with his team, and in Pozo just not making the 1st place by 0.3 points.

With 11 fresh stitches on his foot, he went in the water like a real warrior, defeated Philip Koester at his home spot, and advanced all the way to the final. The Monkey is now hungry for more and ready to become a Tiger and hunt further! For Point-7 an honour to have jumped first time on the PWA wave podium with the Black Sails.

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This is another dream we had in our mind in Point-7. We wanted to show that our sails are not only able to become Vice World Champion in slalom, but that we develop and build high level performing sails in all disciplines. Ricardo has been pushing us to include in our development all he needed to get there. We did not limit his dreams, and we did everything possible to give him what he wanted. We are proud to have this kind of warrior on our team, who did not surrender even with 11 stitches on his foot, doing one handed, and footed aerials, keeping in the strap the foot with the cuts. The boy is hungry for more, we love it!
Andrea Cucchi