Speedo will be the official partner for the England, Wales and Scotland swim teams for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
For the first time ever, the partnerships will see Speedo provide technical and training swim products exclusively for England, Wales and Scotland at the Commonwealth Games this summer, including bespoke racing suits in the colours of each nation.
The partnership comes off the back of an incredible Olympic Games for Speedo sponsored athletes. Team GB stars Tom Dean, Duncan Scott and Matt Richards, amongst many others, swam their way to gold in Tokyo wearing Speedo Fastskin LZR suits. The trio will look to repeat their successes this summer, swimming for England, Scotland and Wales respectively.
The success of Speedo’s Fastskin suits extends further than Tokyo 2020. Since their launch in 2019, Speedo’s LZR Pure Intent and LZR Pure Valor racing suits have been worn by 58% of swimmers who have broken a world record, meaning these partnerships will equip even more swimmers with the kit to swim faster at this year’s Commonwealth Games.
Commenting on the partnership, Tom Dean MBE, double Olympic gold medallist and Team England swimmer, said: “Speedo played such an important part in me winning my first gold medals in Tokyo last summer, so I’m really excited to see them partnering with Team England. We’re all really looking forward to a Games on home soil and hopefully seeing us get ready to race whilst wearing a specially-created Team England suit will give the fans something to cheer about.”
Duncan Scott MBE, Olympic gold medallist, who became the most decorated British athlete at a single Olympic Games, and Team Scotland swimmer added: “I’ve been swimming in Speedo for many years now and I know that when I stop onto the blocks, I’m in the best suit around. That gives you the confidence you need to go up against some of the best swimmers in the world and I have no doubt that the bespoke suits for Team Scotland will set us up to swim with national pride as well as confidence.”
Matt Richards, Olympic gold medallist and Team Wales swimmer said: “Tokyo was such an amazing experience taking part in my first Olympics, and winning my first medals, and Speedo was a huge part of that success. I am always incredibly proud to be representing Wales and, having swam for a while in Wolverhampton in my early years, it will be great to return the region to compete on such a big stage.”