FINIS Signs Paralympic Gold Medalist Brad Snyder to Team FINIS

FINIS announced today that Brad Snyder, American Paralympic gold-medalist, will be their newest sponsored athlete.

In 2011 while on tour in Afghanistan Snyder stepped on an IED and the resulting explosion caused him to lose sight in both of his eyes. Since then Snyder has been an active member of the American Paralympics team winning gold in both the 100-meter and 400-meter freestyle at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, as well as, silver in the 50-meter freestyle.

FINIS Press Release

Livermore, CA (June 18, 2015) FINIS, announces Brad Snyder as the newest sponsored athlete on Team FINIS. Snyder, a two-time Paralympic Gold Medalist, is a retired U.S. Navy Lt. and motivational speaker on the road to the 2016 summer Paralympic Games in Rio. 

“Brad Snyder is one of the most inspiring individuals I have encountered in my professional career. We are proud to support an athlete of his caliber and character. Welcome to the team, Brad.”  – John Mix, FINIS, Inc. CEO

Snyder won a Paralympic gold medal on September 7, 2012, the exact one-year anniversary of the improvised explosive device explosion in Afghanistan that cost him his vision. Snyder won the Paralympic gold in the S11 100m Freestyle and 400m Freestyle, as well as silver in the 50m Freestyle at the London 2012 Games. In the year ahead, Snyder has his sights set on several international competitions, culminating with the Paralympic Games next summer. 

“I am very excited to be part of Team FINIS. I have been a fan of their products, their adherence to quality, and their emphasis on innovation since I first saw a monofin while I was in college at the Naval Academy. I am honored that FINIS is investing in Para-athletes and the Paralympic movement. I will do my best to make them and my community proud while I represent them in competition!  #FINISstrong!” – Brad Snyder

The Factory Agency represents Brad Snyder in his athletic and professional ventures. As a motivational speaker, Snyder hopes to inspire others to embrace challenge, conquer fears or inhibitions, and achieve happiness.

FINIS, Inc. is the worldwide technical leader in technical swimming development.  John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Pablo Morales founded FINIS in 1993 with a mission to simplify swimming for athletes, coaches, beginners and lifelong swimmers around the world. Today, FINIS fulfills that mission through technical innovation, high quality products and a commitment to education.  FINIS products are currently available in over 80 countries.  With a focus on innovation and the fine details of swimming, FINIS will continue to develop products that help more people enjoy the water.