FINIS® Signs Jason Dunford

Current Africa Record Holder 

Livermore, CA – (January 5, 2011) FINIS, a world leader in technical swimming products that maximize your fitness potential and technique, is proud to announce the signing of premier Kenyan swimmer, Jason Dunford to FINIS. Jason, a butterfly and sprint freestyle specialist is among the top swimmers in the sport. Some of his notable accomplishments include: Olympic Games 100 butterfly finalist, 5-time medalist at the 2008 African Swimming Championship, 50m butterfly gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games (the first medal won for Kenya at these games), and is the current African 100m butterfly record holder. This past July, at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China, Jason posted the fourth fastest time of 2011 in the 100m butterfly.  Jason’s continuous success in the world of swimming only proves that he will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.

“Jason is a great addition to the FINIS team and we are excited to sponsor and support him on his road to the 2012 London Olympic Games. We are sure that he will be an excellent example of what FINIS stands for” says John Mix, President of FINIS. The addition of Jason to the FINIS team couldn’t have come at a more optimal time. With the addition of new technically advanced products in the 2012 year and the various FINIS athletes competing at the Olympic Games, the hopes of a FINIS athlete winning an Olympic medal just became that much more attainable.  “I am extremely excited about joining the FINIS family, known for being the world leader in technical swimming equipment. I look forward to racing in the Velo X (coming soon) that will help me in my quest for Olympic glory. Additionally, their diverse range of high performance training tools will help me achieve my goals by increasing the specificity and quality of my training.” Expect big things from Jason, along with the other FINIS sponsored athletes, who are all ready to do amazing things in this 2012 swim year.

Be sure to look out for more information on Jason on the FINIS blog, Facebook, and Twitter.

About FINIS:

Founded in 1993 in Northern California, FINIS was started by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales. The Monofin and the Swimmer’s Snorkel were the first products they developed for the US market; afterwards, they continued to focus on creating training tools for swimmers and coaches worldwide. FINIS products are currently available in over 60 countries and are used by US and International Olympic teams, elite triathletes, and fitness swimmers.

Innovative research and design is FINIS’ highest priority. This dedication has resulted in truly unique products such as: the Swimmer’s Snorkel, which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer’s technique, the SwiMP3® that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers® fins, which demonstrate an intimate understanding of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics, and engineering.

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