TYR Sport Signs American Record Holder Ian Finnerty

Ian Finnerty
Swimmer Ian Finnerty Photo Courtesy: TYR

TYR Sport is proud to announce the signing of American Record Holder Ian Finnerty.

“I am excited to partner with TYR and to represent the brand that is always in front,” said Finnerty. “I have worn TYR suits for as long as I can remember, and am pleased to continue my relationship with the TYR family in the next stage of my career.”


American Record Holder Ian Finnerty Photo Courtesy: TYR

Finnerty​ ​became the first American man to go sub-26 in the short course 50-meter breaststroke, blasting a 25.99 for a new American record at the recent ISL American Derby meet. A 2019 World University Games team member, Finnerty won the Gold Medal in the 100m breaststroke for a new meet record of 59.49.

“We are excited to add a young talent like Ian Finnerty to our roster of athletes,” said Matt Dilorenzo, CEO of TYR Sport. “With the rich tradition of breaststroke excellence that has come out of Indiana University in recent years, we believe Ian has the potential to do big things in 2020.”

A standout athlete for Indiana University, Finnerty is a four-time BIG title holder in the 100m breaststroke (2016-2019), a two-time NCAA champion in the 100 breaststroke (2018-2019), and a one-time NCAA champion in the 200m breaststroke (2018). Finnerty closed his collegiate career as a fourteen-time All-American.

As a member of team TYR, Finnerty will join sponsored swimmers including Olympic Medalists Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Ryan Lochte, Lilly King, Matt Grevers, Cody Miller, Leah Smith, Tom Shields and Kelsi Dahlia, as well as Olympian Molly Hannis.

Since its inception three decades ago, TYR Sport has grown to exist as one of the world’s most recognizable swimming and triathlon brands. Founded in Huntington Beach, California, the American company has garnered industry success for major technologies including the celebrated Venzo technical suit. Today, TYR has become synonymous with the most groundbreaking athletes in swimming and continues to be the choice of champions.

About TYR

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, our company is committed to cultivating a culture of greatness, both in and out of the water. Through vision and American ingenuity, we have become a brand synonymous with the athlete.

From the planning stages to the production floor, everything we do revolves around synthesizing creativity, experience and competition. For us, engineering the most advanced performance products is more than just a goal, it’s a requirement.

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