SKINS® Compression Clothing Announces Partnership with Renowned Timex Multisport Team

Compression Clothing Company Continues Support for Elite Professional and Amateur Athletes

Business Wire

ENCINITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

SKINS Compression, the world’s leading gradient compression sportswear brand is proud to announce its latest partnership with the Timex Team. As the "Official Compression Supplier of the Timex Multisport Team" and the "Official Compression Supplier of the Timex Factory Team," the compression sportswear brand is proving its continued dedication to the world of sport. As part of the arrangement, the Timex Team (both the men’s team and women’s team) will be able to train and compete in the latest technology-driven compression garments designed for active use and recovery.

Formed in 2001, the Timex Team is the longest running, professional managed multisport team in the world today. The team is comprised of 50 athletes – featuring both male and female athletes, as well as both professional and amateur athletes – ranging in age from 23 to 65 years old. The team has members from eight countries and claims such noted athletes as 11-time Ironman champion Viktor Zyemtsev, 2012 Ironman Canada champion Matt Russell, 2012 Ironman Louisville runner up Jackie Arendt, 2012 USAT Masters Triathlete of the year Chris Thomas and a member of the first Ironman in Hawaii in 1978 Dave Orlowski.

“Our partnership with the Timex Team is a testament to our continued desire to support elite athletes across a variety of sports and help gifted athletes reach their full potential,” said Johnny West, General Manager of SKINS North America. “The team has athletes from a wide range of backgrounds, and SKINS is designed to help all of them achieve their goals and move beyond their already impressive results to reach new levels of performance. We’ll be cheering on the Timex Team throughout the year as they continue to push the boundaries of triathalons and Ironman competitions.”

SKINS active use products have been engineered to provide the correct level of surface pressure to specific parts of the body in order to trigger acceleration in blood flow, which means that the teams will receive increased oxygen to their working muscles – resulting in enhanced performance to their power, speed and stamina.

Used in conjunction with SKINS recovery products, the Timex Team will also be able to recover faster between events as the gradient compression delivers more oxygen-rich blood to resting muscles, and by doing so, reduces tenderness and delayed onset muscle soreness. SKINS clothing is unique in the market because its products are body mapped to compress certain muscles with varying degrees of pressure for superior fit and results.

The Timex Team is energized to join with SKINS for the upcoming season. Our athletes have intense training and competition schedules and SKINS superior product line offers them the ability to race and recover faster and faster.” said Tristan Brown, manager of the Timex Team. “Improved recovery and performance gives our athletes the boost they need to edge out the competition and reach for even higher athletic levels."

SKINS compression wear is designed to help athletes reach their peak performance with products developed for specific sports and levels of activity. Whatever the sport, SKINS allows athletes to train harder, compete longer and recover faster.

For more information about SKINS Compression Clothing, visit the brand online at www.SKINS.net or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/skinsusa.

About SKINS Compression Clothing

SKINS rules the world in gradient compression performance equipment and is worn by professional athletes and active consumers worldwide including cyclists, runners, and triathletes, such as Olympic sailor and CrossFit competitor Anna Tunnicliffe, professional triathlete Kevin Collington and World Champion Leanda Cave. SKINS best-in-class gradient compression is supplied to top professional teams across many disciplines of sport, including professional cycling team Lotto Belisol, and throughout the NFL, NBA, and NHL with exclusive partnership of the St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars and Anaheim Ducks hockey teams.

Originally developed in Australia in 1996, the brand was designed to take on a massive challenge: create a sports garment that improved performance and aided recovery. SKINS invested heavily in research to make this happen and is now Australia’s leading therapeutic compression brand and is gaining similar recognition around the world.

Bringing this unique line of performance apparel to the United States in 2007, SKINS continues to make their number one focus research and development in order to improve, rigorously test and expand its range of products. SKINS is the only therapeutic compression sportswear brand supported by numerous independent studies published in peer reviewed medical journals. SKINS is also the only compression garments recommended and endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Contact:
For SKINS Compression Clothing
Allison Showalter, 919-277-1158
ashowalter@fwv-us.com
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