We remember when Pete visited our distributor in Australia over a decade ago and picked up his first blueseventy wetsuit (then called Ironman Wetsuits) with his mother. Pete early on calmly told us “I am going to be world champion some day”. Crossing the line in Kona last October Pete made good on that promise. Pete is careful and meticulous in all aspects of his training and racing. He is happy to be in the most comfortable wetsuit he has ever swum in and we are thankful to have him as a resource and ambassador, 2012 Ironman World Champion, for blueseventy
Earning World Championship honors in 5 disciplines in triathlon makes Leanda Cave one of the most decorated triathletes ever. She has earned titles in U23, Long & Olympic distance and is the reigning Ironman 70.3 and Kona World Champion. One of the strongest swimmers in triathlon Cave races at the front from the gun. Cave running into T1 with the lead women in her Helix wetsuit is commonplace at the world’s biggest races. blueseventy has been a partner with Leanda for nearly a decade and she has been tremendously valuable to our development and success.
Former Loughborough university swimmer Ross Davenport is a three time Olympian, European Championship medallist, British record holder and long standing ambassador for blueseventy. He pioneered our products from the release of our first neoprene pool suit in 2008, through to neroTX, before he ended his career competing in neroXII at London Olympics in 2012.
Southern German Champion Beatrix is a butterfly and medley specialist from SC Wiesbaden 1911. She’s won the German University Championships multiple times and manages to combine her successful swimming career with a degree in Medicine at the Institute of Sports Medicine in Mainz. Recently Beatrix has also been venturing into a helix and competing in open water. She finished second in the 2013 Henley Classics Elite Race as well as 4th at the Waikiki Rough Water Swim (2012) and 2nd at the Best Fest Mallorca (2013). She says, ‘I still see myself as a pool swimmer, but open water swimming is so different!’.
Known for his long curly white locks and dominating swim/bike combination punch Cam Dye is one of the best non-drafting Olympic distance athletes in North America. After four years as an NCAA swimmer in Iowa Cam unleashed himself on triathlon and impressively won St Anthony’s. He hasn’t turned back winning events and series titles in the Toyota Challenge, 5150 and Rev 3 races. Cam in his Helix wetsuit with his trademark hair and his huge smile are now a common sight at the start line of the biggest races. You often see the same smile on top of the podium too.
Catriona or “Cat” Morrison as she is better known has multiple ITU World ,European and Long Distance duathlon titles to her palmares. Add to that an Ironman and multiple 70.3 titles and Cat is a threat in any multisport event. The Helix wetsuit aids Cat in her triathlon racing giving her every swim advantage possible. Cat provides us with great product feedback and she is a terrific brand ambassador. Hailing from Scotland, Cat races worldwide but tells you she longs for her winter training time in Spain- who can blame her!
Laura Val is the most decorated Masters Swimmer in history with over 300 FINA World Records. Laura was an accomplished competitor through high school and after raising two daughters she was drawn back to the water to get back in shape, but her first races got her hooked. She now trains with teammates thirty years her junior at Santa Clara. Upon turning sixty, Laura set six world records in a single race (50, 100, 200, 400 and 800 on her way to the 1500 SC meters freestyle). The swim has been described as one of the greatest performances in swimming history. As a Blueseventy athlete she feels the fit of suits is perfect for her body type and she appreciates the comfort, both in open water and pool competitions.
A young, raw, powerful talent Clayton has taken Ironman racing by the horns and aiming for the podium in Kona. Leading from the water in nearly every race he enters, Clayton uses his swim prowess to set up for a blistering bike and puts his competitors in the box early in races.
James was one of the most exciting talents to emerge from the UK swim scene last year. He dominated in freestyle events ranging from 200 to 800 metres, and finished fifth in the 400m freestyle at his World Championship debut in 2013. The double Junior European Champion has a ‘nothing to lose’ attitude and wore blueseventy race suits before becoming part of the blueseventy team last year. He said “the blueseventy neroXII is what I feel comfortable racing in; they are tight, fit my body really well and are very repellent of water, which is all you can ask for in a suit!”.
3 time Olympian and world champion holding titles in ITU aquathon duathlon and triathlon. Tim Don is one of the most successful and best known triathlete’s out of London. In 2013 Tim is shifting his residence to Boulder CO for the North American season and his racing to xterra, middle distance non-drafting as well as 70.3 events. It is exciting to look forward to Tim’s racing the next few years as he brings speed and an aggressive race hard from the gun attitude that he developed in the ITU circuit.
4x Xterra World Champion and known as the Caveman, Conrad Stoltz is a legendary triathlete. At 6 foot 3 inches tall and around 175 pounds Conrad can intimidate his competitors in person and on the race course where he has won over. Conrad has represented his home country of South Africa in the Olympics as has notched over 50 Xterra individual titles with 4 World Championship titles amongst those. One of the friendliest and humble people you will ever meet on the street, when Conrad toes the line on race day his success proves his lethal racing abilities.
Melissa stormed into triathlon on the heels of a running career in which she earned Australian and World Titles in the 3000 Steeplechase. Injuries caused Mel to look outward and triathlon caught her eye and she began collecting titles - 4 in her first 5 races. Often unleashing a fearsome bike and blistering run. Mel turned to blueseventy and our Helix wetsuit to help her take every advantage as she worked hard to improve her swim to complete her triathlon skillset. In 2011 Mel rocked the highly competitive pro world by earning titles in the 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championships and the shorter Olympic distance Noosa Triathlon and capping it off with a 70.3 World Championships title. Melissa is one of the sweetest you will ever meet.
Butterfly specialist Alys Thomas represented Great Britain at the 2011 Duel in the Pool in Germany and competed for Wales at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Training with the highly competitive Swansea University squad, Alys has worked hard to become one of the top 200 metre butterfly swimmers in the UK, and regularly features in national finals. Alys told us she had trouble finding suits that offered her enough length in the body while still giving great compression on the legs, until she tried the neroTX. She’s now looking forward to pioneering the nero14.
The blonde-haired, blue-eyed Scotsman has been competing in triathlon for over a decade wite impressive results including an Ironman U.K. Championship title and numerous Ironman 70.3 wins. Cartmell is best known for his world-class swimming abilitywhich he follows with a bike-run combo that packs a lethal punch. Cartmell is fun-loving,and always willing to share a story or two- if you get a chance you will love his sly accent and beaming charm!
Gwen Jorgensen amazed many when she snatched a spot on the 2012 US Olympic squad with a little less than 2 years of triathlon under her belt. Making the Olympic team was just a glimpse of what this University distance running talent was capable of. At the 2013 ITU WTS San Diego event in April Gwen Jorgensen ran through the field for a smashing win and an American National Championship but even bigger than that she became the first American female triathlete to ever win a WTS event. Last week in Yokohama Japan she made added another WTS title to her resume winning a 2nd consecutive WTS event! Look out world as Gwen has arrived; with her Helix helping her through the swim and a dominating run more titles will be hers.
Georgia combines a fierce stroke rate and incredibly efficient technique that makes her Britain’s one of Britain’s best backstroke sprinters. Training in Swansea Georgia was coached by Bud McAllister who famously coached USA’s Janet Evans to four Olympic titles. She achieved her highest ever placing at a world level since wearing nero race suits when she finished 4th and 5th at her first FINA World Short Course Championships in 2012. Georgia said she loves the fit of her blueseventy suits and always feels confident standing behind the blocks in nero.
Swimming has always been a part of Bob's life. He was a national champion as a young boy and is now an extremely decorated master's swimmer. Bob's been named 'World Master Swimmer of the Year' four times, elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame and has set approximately 175 world or national records during his prolific masters career. He is poised and ready for the 2014 season after an illness sidelined him during the latter half of 2013. Bob has his sights set on Spring Nationals and Worlds in Montreal, and is looking forward to breaking records in nero14.
Kristin is a born and bred Alaskan. She was a multiple HS State Champion and All-American; then she ventured into a division I swimming program where she continued to feel her passion for the sport grow. After completing a successful 4-year collegiate career she made the transition to open water swimming. In June of 2013 Kristin completed her debut "mid-distance" marathon swim around Key West, in July she finished 1st place female in the WOWSA 10-mile world championship and in August she finished 1st place overall in the Pennock Island Swim in Ketchikan, AK and the 'Change your Latitude' 5k swim in Sitka, AK. Kristin uses OWS as a way to raise money for a rare genetic disease called Friedreick’s Ataxia that affects two of her brothers