INDUSTRY NEWS: Michael Phelps Will Use FSII as He Guns for $1 Million Bonus From Speedo -- March 12, 2004
New York, SPEEDO is pleased to announce the elite team of athletes who will be the forefront of its challenge in Athens. Known as the Speedo FSII Team, it is headed up by American phenomenon Michael Phelps, and includes some of the most talented swimmers in the world, all of whom have been chosen for their aptitude and determination in the pool.
The global Speedo FSII Team: Michael Phelps (USA), Grant Hackett (AUS), Michael Klim (AUS), Inge de Bruijn (NED), Jenny Thompson (USA), Massimiliano Rosolino (ITA), Katy Sexton (GB), Hannah Stockbauer (GER), Amanda Beard (USA), Lenny Krayzelburg (USA) and Kosuke Kitajima (JPN).
The team has been announced to coincide with the launch of the FASTSKIN FSII, which was born in the Speedo Aqualab (Speedo’s research and development Headquarters).
In reference to the suit Phelps said, “The most important thing for me is that I feel comfortable and confident in my suit as this is what enables me to swim at my best. I believe Speedo’s suit and equipment innovation is the best in the world and being able to wear FASTSKIN FSII, the latest in swimwear technology, will certainly contribute to my overall performance in Athens this year.”