Commonwealth Games Scotland is pleased to announce the support of world leading swimwear brand TYR as the official Aquatics teamwear supplier to Team Scotland. TYR who also supply British and Scottish Swimming, as well as a host of other leading swimming nations, will supply their latest cutting edge technical swimwear products to both swimmers and divers at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games and 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Announcing the partnership, Jon Doig OBE, Chief Executive of Commonwealth Games Scotland said: “We are delighted to have TYR join our family of Team Scotland supporters. We know we have the support of the Scottish public as we strive for our best ever overseas Games, and having such a strong international brand join us shows the wide appeal of our fantastic athletes.
“Having the best technical clothing is a key success factor for our athletes competing on one of the biggest stages in sport. We know that this partnership with TYR will ensure that our aquatics competitors not only look and feel great, but compete knowing the technology behind the swimwear is second to none.”
Founded in 1985 by swimwear designer Joseph DiLorenzo and 1972 Olympic bronze medallist Steve Furniss, TYR Sport has grown to become one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands.
With TYR the regular supplier to Scottish Swimming, Chief Executive Forbes Dunlop welcomed the announcement: “We are delighted to build on our existing relationship with TYR and know they will supply our swimmers and divers with excellent kit that will allow them to perform to their best.”
The announcement comes following an extensive tender process, with TYR selected on their reputation for innovation, durability and unique design.
Alexandre Caperonis, Chief Logistics and Information Officer and Head of International Development at TYR Sport, added, “As a brand we’re dedicated to providing athletes with innovative products that will bring their performance to the next level. I am confident our support of Team Scotland will be a great opportunity to continue energizing the international swim community with gear they can believe in.”
Pictured are: Corrie Scott (Glasgow 2014 medallist), Jon Doig (Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Scotland), Tony Neville (TYR Team Manager), Ross Murdoch (Glasgow 2014 medallist) and Alan Lynn (National Coach, Scottish Swimming).