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Speedo signs deal to kit out Team UK at Invictus Games 2018

Published
Sep 17, 2018

UK swimmers taking part in this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney will be dressed in Speedo, as part of a new sponsorship deal between the sports brand and Team UK.


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The swimming team attended a special training at the Pentland Brands London headquarters to help prepare themselves for the event. They are being kitted out with Speedo’s Olympic medal-winning Fastskin performance swimwear ahead of the Games in October.

“The Invictus Games are at the very forefront of empowerment through sport, highlighting the resilience of our inspiring and brave service men and women. Through this partnership, we would like to demonstrate our support to an event that encourages recovery and rehabilitation... and a team that inspires everyone with their courage and optimism. We wish the swimmers, and indeed all athletes, the best of luck in their incredible Invictus Games’ journey!” said Rob Hicking, Brand Director for Speedo.

Taking place from October 20-27, the Invictus Games attract 500 competitors from 18 countries. The event is a celebration of recovery and rehabilitation, and generates a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.

Jayne Kavanaugh, Help for Heroes’ Performance Pathway Manager and Team UK Chef de Mission commented: “We are grateful and excited to have Speedo on board to help our swimmers achieve their goals at this year’s Invictus Games and beyond. The competitors are incredibly motivated and excited to train and compete in a world leading swimwear brand.” 

Other sports on the programme include archery, cycling, wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball and indoor rowing.

Speedo’s partnership with Team UK will continue into the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. 

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