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Jan 5th

Michael Phelps Swim Brand are our New Sponsors!!!

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Guildford City Swimming Club is delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with the Michael Phelps Brand!

GCSC Director of Swimming Richard Garfield said “We are very proud to be associated with this brand. We consider Michael Phelps to be the embodiment of all the values we live by daily – ‘Teamwork – Commitment – Adaptability – Ownership – Responsibility and Respect’. We look forward to a long and successful future together.”

Established in 1889, Guildford City Swim Club is a Swimmark Performance Club and, in association with the University of Surrey, a Swim England National Performance Centre.

We pride ourself on being a very inclusive and nurturing club dedicated to supporting grass roots beginners through to national and international level talent, enjoying National Arena Swimming League success, with Hall of Fame alumni including international athletes Marco Loughran and Hannah Russell and national medallists Tatiana Belonogoff and Louise Bressler amongst many others.

Guildford City are proud to become the first club in the UK to be sponsored by Phelps Brand, produced by Aqua Sphere for Michael Phelps. Guildford City’s vision of ‘Shaping the Future of Swimming in the South East’ and ethos is echoed by the Phelps mission statement which is to produce the best hydrodynamic, performance driven, technologically advanced equipment for swimmers looking to get faster or gain an edge over the competition.

The global swim brands best-in-class, innovative swim products will be available to purchase from our official retail partner and supporter Kitkabin. Director Charlotte Elliott said “We are proud and honoured to be associated with Guildford City Swimming Club and are really excited that the Phelps brand has joined the partnership. “Phelps products are at the cutting edge in terms of quality, design & innovation and are our fastest-growing swim brand. Over the past year the Xceed has become our leading performance goggle – our swimmers love the range of colours, the great fit and of course its value for money. We will be expanding our range further to include the new Matrix race suits and the latest Ninja goggles plus all the training equipment and will have the full range in stock at our Surrey Sports Park shop.”

Kitkabin have also designed and developed the new Phelps branded Guildford City Swimming Club kit, which is available now on their website here.