Skins USA Named an Official Supplier to USAT

Feb. 26, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 26 2008) USA Triathlon, in conjunction with Skins™, the global leader in the development and manufacture of engineered gradient compression technology, announced today that Skins™ USA has been named an Official Supplier to USA Triathlon. The product will be supplied for use to the USAT National Team, U23 Team, Trade Team and Junior Programs and will be worn for enhanced performance and training, and faster recovery.

 

“Many of our athletes already wear Skins™ during training and competition, as well as for traveling and recovery,” said Tim Yount, senior vice president of marketing and communications for USAT. “We are so pleased to name Skins™ USA as our official compression material supplier, as now more of our athletes will be able to experience the benefits of wearing the product, including increased strength and endurance and faster recovery.”

Jon Graff, brand manager for Skins™ USA added, “USA Triathlon is an outstanding organization, and we are very pleased to be one of their official suppliers, as the triathlete market is one of our strongest markets to date. We are looking forward to the many marketing and promotional opportunities this partnership offers, including special pricing to elite athletes and coaches and participation in USAT events.”

Skins™ is available through specialty retailers across the country. To find a retailer in your area, or learn more about engineered, gradient compression technology, visit www.skins.net. To learn more about USAT and upcoming events nationwide, visit www.usatriathlon.org.

About Skins™ USA
Headquartered in Boulder, Colo., Skins™ USA oversees distribution in the Americas, including Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America. Skins™ is the global leader for engineered, gradient compression garments, and is worn by professional athletes and active consumers worldwide. Skins™ is the official supplier of compression and therapeutic wear to 49 elite sporting teams and individuals covering more than 15 leading international sports. Skins™ body-molded, engineered, gradient compression garments with BioAcceleration Technology™ combine sports and medical science, patented designs and the best in smart fabric technology. Delivering accelerated blood flow, Skins™ are independently proven through scientific testing and laboratory results to enhance your power, endurance and muscle recovery. To find a retailer near you, or learn more about Skins™, visit us at www.skins.net.

About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the national governing body for triathlon – the fastest growing sport in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 2,300 races and connects with more than 100,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games, and the Olympic Games.

Contact: 
Tim Yount, S.V.P. Marketing and Communications, USA Triathlon
(719) 597-9090, ext. 131 
tim.yount@usatriathlon.org

Jim Mills, J.F. Mills/Worldwide for Skins™ USA
 (303) 639-6186
jfmills@jfmillsworldwide.com

Jon Graff, Brand Manager/Americas, Skins™ USA
 (303) 532-4518 
jon.graff@skins.net