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TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of 12X Olympic Medalist Ryan Lochte to our roster of sponsored athletes. As a truly iconic figure in the world of sports, Ryan has earned his status as one of history’s most recognizable names in swimming. Check out his debut in our all new marketing campaign “Just Let Me Work,” which provides fans with a glimpse into what motivates the decorated athlete moving forward.
Ryan joins an accomplished team of TYR sponsored swimmers including Olympic Gold Medalists Dana Vollmer, Matt Grevers, Cody Miller and Kelsi Worrell, as well as Olympians Jacob Pebley and Molly Hannis.
When it comes to race day, few things are as important as your gear. And for a competitive swimmer at any level, a well-fit tech suit is certainly at the top of the list. From maximized core stabilization to optimized body positioning in the water, a tech suit’s main function is to work in harmony with a swimmer’s natural abilities to aid in creating movement and mobility. However, if a suit is not properly sized and eased on correctly, rips or tearing may occur.
To prevent damage to your Avictor, check out these easy to follow videos below. Plus, if you’re busy cruising TYR.com in search of a fun print or colorway, feel free to utilize our guide pages. Each of these resources include both the videos attached below and step by step photos and instructions!
Since her 2016 Olympic debut, superstar swimmer Kelsi Worrell continues to turn heads. However, this newly minted gold medalist is no stranger to the podium, having previously been named a National Champion and American record holder in the 100y butterfly. So just how does this team TYR athlete pump up before a big race? An awesome playlist for starters!
Read on for a look at Kelsi’s most recent pre-swim song list, and be sure to follow us (TYR85) as we continue to add playlists from your favorite athletes.
Also, don’t forget to follow Kelsi on Instagram to see all of her adventures firsthand!
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The 2016 Summer Games have officially come to a close, and we couldn’t be more proud of everything team TYR has accomplished.
“Momma on a Mission” Dana Vollmer brought home three medals, earning gold for her swim in the 4 x 100m medley relay, silver in the 4 x 100m free relay and bronze in the 100m butterfly.
“After taking two years off, Vollmer admits, “no one expected me to come back, no one kind of knew if I could make it back in time, so I felt like for the first time in my life, just really standing up there, because I loved it, and because I wanted to race.””- ABC News
Olympic newcomer Kelsi Worrell also brought home her first gold medal for an impressive swim in the preliminary round of the 4 x 100m medley relay.
Breaststroke specialist Cody Miller swam his way to the podium more than once throughout the Games. In addition to earning bronze in the 100m breaststroke, he was also a member of the gold medal winning men’s 4 x 100m medley relay team.
“Cody Miller finished his 2016 Rio Games as a part of Olympic history.”-Las Vegas Review Journal
2x Olympian and 2012 silver medalist Jimmy Feigen earned his first gold medal this time around for his swim in the preliminary round of the 4 x 100m free relay.
Last, but certainly not least, Danish sensation and 4x Olympian Jeanette Ottesen earned the bronze medal for her swim in the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay.
In addition to our athletes making a phenomenal splash in Rio, the TYR Sport Avictor seemed to certainly stand out, as well. If you haven’t seen our latest behind-the-scenes video on the making of our legendary tech suit, check it out below.
If you haven’t heard of Molly Hannis just yet, it’s only a matter of time before you do. Swimming’s newest “It Girl” has gotten everyone talking, and now that’s she’s officially a part of #teamTYR, we’re psyched to have her on board. Read on below to get to know Molly!
What is your favorite TYR Suit?
Women’s Avictor Omaha Nights Closed Back (Multi color print)
What is in your training bag on a typical day?
- Extra workout clothes
- Some kind of snack bar
- A water bottle
- My “speed glitter” (glitter I rub on before I swim)
- A suit, cap and goggles
What are five things no one knows about you?
- I love playing any and all sports.
- I want to learn how to be a better cook.
- I swim faster when I use my “speed glitter.”
- I know I’m warmed up and ready to race when I’ve sneezed at least twice (weird habit, I know).
- I have the best family in the whole world.
What are five things that you are thankful for?
- My friends and family
- My coaches and teammates
- The University of Tennessee
- Great competitors in the US women’s breaststroke events
- TYR Sport for working with me as I begin my professional career
Motivational words to live by:
“Wake up, work hard, repeat!”
“Only she who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”
What’s your go-to breakfast?
Pre-practice: 2 hard boiled egg whites and a banana with peanut butter
Post practice: A shake or a bar, and yogurt with apples and granola
What is your greatest athletic accomplishment?
Winning short course nationals in the 100 yd breaststroke
What is your great personal accomplishment?
Graduating from the University of Tennessee
What is the best advice you have received?
Every practice is a performance and every performance is practice
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be and why?
I hope I never get sucked into a reality TV show.
What are your hobbies outside of swimming?
Playing volleyball, soccer, reading and soaking up the sun
What is your most memorable race and why?
My most memorable race was probably the 400 Medley relay at women’s NCAAs in 2013. It was my first NCAA title, and I remember it being the ultimate team effort.
What are three words that describe you as a competitor?
Graceful, efficient and reckless
What are three words that describe you as a person?
Friendly, funny and competitive
If you weren’t a swimmer, what would you be doing?
If I weren’t swimming I would heading out into the job market- and probably working with kids in some capacity.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Working in some sports related field
What advice would you give to a young swimmer/triathlete?
Set your mind to whatever you want most and find a way to make it happen.
With Mother’s Day steadily approaching, we thought we’d take a minute to sit down with TYR’s very own “Momma on a Mission,” 4X Olympic Gold Medalist and 16X World Championship Medalist, Dana Vollmer.
Having become a mother less than a year ago, Dana is more motivated than ever to once again leave her mark on the world’s stage. And with major races on the horizon, we at team TYR cannot wait to see what she can do! In the meantime, Dana took a break from her busy schedule to talk training, motherhood and staying motivated. To find out more from one of the sport’s fiercest competitors, read on below.
You’re new to team TYR, but certainly not new to swimming. Tell us a little bit about your journey as an athlete thus far?
I have had such an amazing journey as an athlete and I am thankful that it’s not over yet! I’ve gotten to travel all over the world, meet amazing people and learn all about keeping my body healthy. Has it been all hearts and rainbows? Of course not, but no Olympian’s story ever is. Everyday I learn more about myself, about movement, performance, nutrition and so much more. As I make this comeback I feel more balanced in my life as a mom and as an athlete than I ever thought I could be. This will hopefully be a very exciting summer for my family!
You managed to take home gold in the 100m butterfly at Winter Nationals, less than a year after giving birth. What was your secret to coming back so strong?
Taking it day-by-day, step-by-step! I started with really small goals and worked from there. It’s hard to start working out again as a new mom in part because the demands on my time and energy with a newborn were huge. I couldn’t expect myself to jump in with a training schedule that looked anything close to what I had done two years prior. It all started with one practice, then I tried to survive my day as a new mom. When I felt I could do another workout, I did! Slowly, I was able to put in more workouts per week, and in time the intensity I could put into each practice grew… day-by-day, workout-to-workout. Having a newborn at home made me focus on the present moment, and drove me to ask the best of myself- and really, that’s all you can do.
Has your training routine changed since becoming a mom?
I feel smarter about the way I train. With the demands of having a son, I have limited time to put into practice, so I manage it wisely. Everything I do has an intention behind it. I can’t just rely on countless hours of training to make me fast. My coach Teri McKeever and I have to figure out how to optimize every moment I am in the water!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as an Olympian?
Never lose sight of the journey. Life goes by so fast! Experiences we think will last forever are soon gone, and many times, it’s the memories of the journey that we remember forever. I’ve learned to appreciate the highs and lows of the process, and gained the understanding that with true effort, anything is possible!
What is one thing you’ve learned from your experience as a mom?
I can handle more than I ever thought I could! Being a mom takes a crazy amount of emotional strength but somehow you get it done, you have too! It’s not just about taking care of myself anymore, I have to do the best I can everyday to make sure my son has the best life I can give him.
What are your top five TYR product picks for this Mother’s Day?
Let’s see: The Durafast Elite Solid Crosscutfit Swimsuit, The Laguna Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit, The Studs Crosscutfit Swimsuit , The Supremo Crosscutfit Swimsuit and of course, The Eureka Crosscutfit Tieback Swimsuit .
If you haven’t heard of him yet, you certainly will. After clinching two short course American records at last weekend’s 2015 Mutual of Omaha Duel in The Pool, Cody Miller has got everyone talking. Check out our interview below with team TYR’s newest breaststroke phenom.
What most excites you about joining #TeamTYR?
The colorful suits! #TeamTYR is the best!
What’s your favorite TYR Suit style and print?
Right now my favorite practice suit is the Papua 2 print. However, I just received the Studs 2” Racer, which I am also very excited to wear.
During races I typically wear the Red/Grey Avictor, but I am looking forward to getting my hands on the Blue/Pink colorway. I guess you could say I’m just really into vibrant colors.
On a typical day, what would we find in your training bag?
In my swim bag, you’ll always find lots of snacks like Kind or Clif bars, a Batman or Captain America towel (because I’m a nerd), extra headbands and hair ties and shampoo and conditioner (OGX Coconut Milk is my favorite).
My mesh bag is typically filled with standard swim essentials like my kickboard, fins, a paddle and a stopwatch.
Tell us five things most people don’t know about you:
- I took dance lessons for years! I studied modern, contemporary, and ballet, but ballet was always my favorite. I mostly did it because when I was in the 8th grade I liked a girl who was a dancer…That didn’t work out, but I still really enjoyed learning. I have incredible respect for dancers now.
- Early in high school I trained to be a balloonist. (Yes, those people who make balloon animals). It’s been a few years, but I can still create some cool stuff. Hats, swords, dogs, teddy bears… you name it.
- I’m very skilled at riding a rip stick- which is essentially a skateboard with two wheels. I skated a lot growing up, and I love it. I actually have 4 boards in the trunk of my car right now, but I haven’t been on them in years– coach’s orders.
- I’m a HUGE movie buff. Most people know that about me, but they probably don’t realize how serious it is. Every year I watch all of the Oscar nominated films before the show (and I mean actually all of them), and then I try to predict the winners. I even enter contests. It’s kind of like March Madness for me. The way sports fans act about their college basketball brackets, that’s how I am with my Oscar picks.
- I’m a comic book nerd. My favorite show is Collider Heroes, which is a weekly YouTube show dedicated to comic books and comic book films. I have roughly 600 different comics on my iPad right now.
What are five things you’re grateful for this holiday season?
Definitely, the people who make my life great (which is actually a few more than five): My fiancé, my mom & sister, my coaches, my teammates, and my friends. Also, I can’t forget my dogs!
With the pressure of competition we know that motivation is everything. What are some words you live by to keep you feeling at the top of your game?
One of my favorite movies is Invictus. It’s about a team of South African rugby players that inspire their country. In the movie, Nelson Mandela (played by Morgan Freeman) explains how he conquered the unimaginable prison time he faced by reciting a poem by Ernest William Henly. During this line he says, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” When I think about that scene it helps me to maintain perspective, as well as stay balanced, humble and confident.
What’s your go-to breakfast choice?
An everything bagel w/ peppered turkey, egg whites and spinach.
What would you consider your greatest athletic accomplishment to date?
Making the A final at Olympic Trials in the 200 IM in 2012. Swimming in that final is an experience I will never forget.
What about your greatest personal accomplishment?
Locking down my fiancé, Ali DeWitt. I proposed to her a few weeks ago on Manhattan Beach in Southern California. The feeling in my chest before I did it was more intense than during any race I ever competed in.
What is the best advice you have ever received?
My club coach, Ron Aitken, told me at a very young age not to worry about what anybody else was doing and only to focus on myself. I’ve carried that with me over the years.
If you could be on any reality TV show, what would it be and why?
FACEOFF! It’s a show on Syfy where people compete by doing movie monster makeup. They design monsters and aliens and then mold and paint their designs onto models. I would love to be one of the models, and have an artist turn me into something scary or creepy or awesome. That would be a dream come true!
What are some of your hobbies outside of swimming?
Like I said earlier, I watch A LOT of movies. My fiancé and I go to the movies almost every weekend. I play Xbox. I love Destiny, that’s my favorite game, as well as Halo and Call of Duty. I also play with my dogs, Puff and Lego, a lot. They are both fluffy, white Pomeranians.
What is your most memorable race to date?
In the summer of 2008 I swam the 200 IM in a time trial after missing the Olympic trial cut by .10 the day before. I swam alone in an empty pool while my coach, Ron, raced up and down the pool deck screaming to me. During the breaststroke leg I could clearly hear him cheering me on. In the end, I got the cut. I remember calling my mom nearly in tears after it happened because I was just so happy. It was one of the first times I felt like I’d achieved something truly special.
What three words best describe you as a competitor?
Tough, determined and resilient
What three words best describe you as a person?
Quirky, loyal and personable
If you weren’t a swimmer what would you be doing?
Living a double life as a secrete agent… Maybe driving monster trucks in Las Vegas, or most likely reviewing films professionally for Collider.com in L.A.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Not sure! I know one thing though, I’ll be married! To be honest, I don’t think anyone really knows the answer to that question. If you had asked me at thirteen where I’d be today, I probably would have said acting in the new Star Wars movie. So, the future is definitely up in the air.
What advice would you give to a young aspiring swimmer?
Have fun! Enjoy swimming. That’s why I do it. Learn to blow ring bubbles and fill a swim cap with so much water your friend can jump inside it ( it’s possible, I’ve done it). Those are the things you’ll remember. Being around people you enjoy is what makes this experience so much fun.