COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, May 16. USA Swimming has now released its official statement from Executive Director Chuck Wielgus in response to the TYR lawsuit.
"USA Swimming has reviewed the legal documents filed by a suit manufacturer in California. While we cannot comment on pending litigation, it is important to note that USA Swimming does not dictate which brand of personal competitive gear our national team athletes wear. Rather, U.S. athletes are free to wear their preferred brand of suit, cap and goggles. We hope that this matter can be resolved quickly so that all athletes currently preparing for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials can be free from this unfortunate distraction."
For more information on the lawsuit, see Swimming World's previous report.