PR 82 - FINA extends partnerships with prestigious brands

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Lausanne (SUI), September 18, 2015 - Two of FINA’s Official Suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to FINA’s Aquatic sports by extending their existing sponsorship deals with FINA.

After a very successful 16th edition of the FINA World Championships in Kazan (RUS), to which FINA’s trusted partners have highly contributed, Swedish brand Malmsten will remain FINA’s Official Supplier of Swimming Racing Lane Lines as well as Water Polo Goals and Field of Play Equipment until 2020, demonstrating Malmsten’s dedication to swimming and water polo in particular. The co-operation with Malmsten as an Official FINA Supplier dates back to 2009.

FINA President  Dr Julio C. Maglione said:  "FINA is extremely happy to renew this partnership with Malmsten. FINA highly values this long-term relationship and is confident that the equipment supplied by Malmsten contributes to the overall success of FINA showcase event.”

Margareta Malmsten, Malmsten AB Executive Director said: "We are very proud to have renewed confidence to supply equipment to the important international FINA Championships when the world's best swimmers, water polo players and other Aquatics athletes meet. It is of great importance for us to know that FINA are satisfied with our equipment. Our understanding and involvement during aquatics events are of great pride to us."

In parallel, Duraflex International extended its association with FINA- for a significant eight-year period agreement from 2017-2024. Duraflex is the Official FINA Supplier of Diving Boards and Diving Board Stands. This relationship is key to the success of FINA diving events around the world.

FINA is pleased to renew the agreement with Duraflex and we are proud to be associated with such a respected company. FINA and Duraflex both strive to grow Diving in new and exciting ways, for the benefit of our athletes and officials”, considered FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione.

Duraflex Chairman & CEO Steve McFarland said: “Duraflex is pleased to renew its agreement with FINA.  We are proud to associate our company with such a respected organisation as FINA. We share a strong commitment to the sport of Diving, its athletes and officials. Duraflex is especially pleased to join FINA in a long term agreement as we both strive to grow our sport in new and exciting ways. We share a bright and optimistic vision for the future of Diving.

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