TYR Sport Inc has announced a renewed agreement as the official sponsor of the French Swimming Federation (FFN) for swimming, diving, water polo, open water swimming, and synchronized swimming, through to 2016. TYR has held a successful partnership with the FFN since 2002.
In addition to its latest deal with FFN, TYR expanded its European commitment earlier this year by signing a sponsorship agreement with the German Swimming Federation (DSV) and also continues its partnership with the Danish Swimming Federation.
Other key relationships include sponsorship of USA Triathlon (USAT) and the Italian Triathlon Federation, as well as partnerships with Ironman and US Masters Swimming.
“I am thrilled to have TYR continue its alliance with our national team,” said Francis Luyce, President of the FFN and former world record holder.
“In our time together, the FFN has developed and transformed into one of the best contingents in the world. TYR has always been recognised in Europe for its expertise in technology and we’re looking forward to their support for many years to come.”
TYR has a well-documented past with FFN. In December 2008, at the European SC Championships in Croatia, Amaury Leveaux set the world record in the 100m freestyle. Leveaux’s time of 44.94, while wearing TYR Tracer Technology, still stands today.
“This renewal, along with TYR’s substantial growth and advanced technology development, will allow us to continue our progression in Europe through the support of swimming federations and their athletes,” added Franck Horter, TYR’s European General Manager.
“I am excited to work with the federation as we focus on the London Games.”
The French Federation boasts a nationwide team registration of more than 250,000 participants with more than 1,600 affiliated clubs. TYR will receive exclusive rights to develop an authentic FFN Collection available through the federation’s online store.