INDUSTRY NEWS: Top Olympic Hopefuls to Compete at the FINIS Counsilman Classic

LIVERMORE, Calif., March 26. FINIS, Inc., the leading innovator of
competitive aquatic training products, today announced the company will be
the flagship sponsor of the FINIS Counsilman Classic to take place April
2-4, 2004, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN.

The timing and location of the grand prix event coupled with the high turnout of top athletes makes it one of the most anticipated meets of the year.

"It's entirely fitting that FINIS, a company that's focused on making swimmers faster, is hosting a meet that is expected to be one of the
year's fastest," said Brian Hindson, organizer of the FINIS Counsilman
Classic.

"Considering the list of competitors, there's a strong probability
we'll see some new records produced. The timing is right. The location is
right. The surrounding psychological influences are right. It's a
don't-miss event."

"We're very excited to be a part of an event that has already garnered so
much prestige in its first year out," said John Mix, President, FINIS.
"It's an honor to be involved with a roster of such high profile swimmers,
and to pay tribute to the memory of Doc Counsilman – the father of
scientific research in swimming and one of the greatest coaches of all
time."

The FINIS Counsilman Classic will take place on April 2-4, 2004 at the Natatorium in Indianapolis, IN, with the following confirmed to attend: Michael Phelps, Megan Quann, Dana Vollmer, Jeff Rouse, Lindsay Benko, Tara Kirk, Ed Moses, Klete Keller, Chris Thompson, Tom Malchow, Harvey Humphries, Courtney Shealy, Kristy Kowal, Stephanie Williams, Ashly
Roby, Maritza Correia, Jenny Thompson, and Nick Keets.

For more information on the event, please visit
http://www.counsilmanclassic.com/> www.counsilmanclassic.com,
or call Craig Stiff at 925-454-0111 x222

About FINIS

Founded in 1993 by Olympic Gold Medalist, Pablo Morales, and John Mix, FINIS develops the most technological and advanced training equipment for the swimming industry. From competitive swimwear and technical training
equipment to high-end competitive swim goggles and children's water
confidence products, FINIS offers something for swimmers of all abilities to improve their technique and add to their enjoyment of being in the water.

Additional information on FINIS is available at

http://www.finisinc.com.

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