FINIS to Sponsor University of Alabama Swimming Team
By Community | December 11, 2012
Over the next 3 years, price the men and women’s teams will utilize FINIS technical swimming products and wear top-of-the-line racing apparel as they set their sights on the NCAA Championships.
“Not only are we excited to sign such an athletic juggernaut as the University of Alabama, but we are ecstatic to work with coaching legends Dennis Pursley and Jonty Skinner. Being a former swimming coach myself, I cannot say enough how much I admire their coaching accomplishments,” said FINIS Vice President, Tim Elson.
Assisting Pursley is former world record holder, NCAA Champion and International Hall of Famer, Jonty Skinner. As a swimmer, Skinner captured four US National titles in addition to his 1975 NCAA title. He also held the world record in the 100 free for five years, and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1986. As a coach, his swimmers have won 18 national titles and 20 Olympic medals. Additionally, he spent 6 years as the head coach of the USA Resident National team and 8 years as USA Swimming’s Director of Performance Science and Technology.