In swimming news, albeit more pool-based, Phelps Brand (www.michaelphelps.com), have announced that World Champion Georgia Davies (UK) is joining the team as an official brand ambassador. As part of the Phelps Team, Davies will train and compete using the Phelps Brand range of products from training equipment to performance swimsuits.
Davies, a two-time Olympian and World Championship medal winning swimmer, will help support the brand in the UK and European markets. She joins the Phelps Brand growing roster of elite athletes including:
- Two-time Olympic medalist and World Champion Penny Oleksiak (CAN)
- World Champion and American-record holder Chase Kalisz (USA)
- French world medalist David Aubry (FRA)
- Olympian Luca Pizzini (IT).
“It’s a great privilege to join the Phelps Brand team and to be given the opportunity to provide input into the future design and performance of the suits, which are so vital for competition,” said Davies. “Michael Phelps is a legend in our sport and his legacy is second to none. I am really looking forward to helping promote the Phelps Brand.”
A World Championship, Commonwealth and European medalist, Davies has competed at two Olympic Games and three World Championships. Most notably, Davies swam the backstroke leg for the British team that claimed bronze in the mixed 4x100m medley relay at the Gwangju, World Championships in July 2019. It was this event that also saw her just miss out on an individual podium, finishing fourth in the 50m backstroke.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Georgia to the Phelps Brand as an athlete ambassador,” said Nicolas Burger, General Manager of EMEA for Aqua Lung, the parent company of Phelps Brand. “Georgia is a very talented and experienced swimmer, her unique perspective is a welcome addition to our team as we continue to grow the Phelps Brand worldwide.”Davies will be swimming for her club, Energy Standard in the International Swimming League starting 16 October 2020. Energy Standard are the current champions of the International Swimming League winning the Final in Las Vegas in December 2019.
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