Michael Phelps Welcomes Chase Kalisz to MP Brand

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World Champion & U.S National Teamer First Pro Swimmer to Serve as Team MP Brand Ambassador

Chase Kalisz is first competitive swimmer to join MP Brand as global ambassador.

“Chase was handpicked to represent the MP Brand as he is a great athlete with a vision and approach to the sport that truly embodies the spirit of our brand,” said World Champion, World-record holder, and 28-time medalist Michael Phelps.

MP Brand today announced World Champion and American-record holder Chase Kalisz has joined Team MP [USA] as the first competitive swimmer named an official global ambassador of the MP Brand. As part of Team MP, Kalisz will train and compete utilizing the industry-leading MP Brand range of products from training equipment to performance swim suits.

Kalisz, a longtime member of the U.S. National Team and former training partner and teammate of Michael Phelps, will help grow the brand as it expands its world-wide market share. Since its inception in 2015, the MP Brand, under the direction of Phelps and his Hall of Fame coach Bob Bowman, has developed technologically advanced racing and training suits for competitive swimmers.

“Chase was handpicked to represent the MP Brand as he is a great athlete with a vision and approach to the sport that truly embodies the spirit of our brand,” said World Champion, World-record holder, and 28-time medalist Michael Phelps. “As a former training partner and teammate with Chase, I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to Team MP and I look forward to see what he will accomplish this summer in South Korea and beyond.”

As a leader in the development of new and innovative products for all fitness levels and ages, MP Brand has tapped Kalisz to endorse its entire product portfolio, including competitive suits, caps and goggles. Kalisz will represent the U.S.A. team at this summer’s 2019 FINA World Championships in GwangJu, South Korea.

“I’m excited to partner with the MP Brand and be a part of an innovative performance swimwear brand that continues to grow and expand,” Kalisz said. “I’m honored to be the first MP Brand ambassador selected by Michael, who I’ve been fortunate to compete alongside and I’ve always felt a special kinship knowing that we share signature events in the individual medley. I always admired the work he put into the pool and believe he’s taking the same approach with the MP Brand, which makes this partnership such a natural and perfect fit.”

Kalisz, a seven-time member of the U.S. National Team, has achieved success on both the national and international stage. A three-time NCAA Champion for the University of Georgia, he is an American and U.S. Open record holder in multiple events. Kalisz won gold last summer in the 200m and 400m IM at the Pan Pacific Championships and was the overall winner of the 2017 and 2018 USA Swimming Pro Swim Series. He earned an Olympic silver medal in the 400m IM at the 2016 Olympics and followed-up that performance with two World Championship titles in the 200m and 400m IM at the 2017 FINA World Championships.

Kalisz is next scheduled to compete at 2019 FINA World Championships that take place July 12 – 28 in Gwangju, South Korea.

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About MP Brand
Launched in the spring of 2015, the MP Brand designed by Aqua Sphere is a shared vision to develop innovative products that are inclusive and accessible to a broader range of swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle. Combining Aqua Sphere’s global product design expertise and distribution with Michael Phelps’ and Coach Bob Bowman’s experiences at the highest levels of swim performance, the MP Brand features technical swim products leveraging proprietary technologies and performance enhancing designs. For more information, visit http://www.michaelphelps.com.

About AQUA SPHERE
Established in Genoa, Italy, in 1998, Aqua Sphere is the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise and triathlons. With the launch of its cutting-edge Seal Mask—the world’s first swim mask, the company set the industry standard and today continues to innovate with a complete range of premium products, including eye protection, swimwear, triathlon wetsuits, footwear, and swim fitness and training accessories. The designs have gained the respect and loyal following of many celebrities and notable athletes, including the world’s most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps, with whom Aqua Sphere has launched MP, a global brand of performance swimwear. Alongside its parent company Aqua Lung and supported by an international distribution network, Aqua Sphere has grown into a worldwide enterprise representing unparalleled design, development and manufacturing expertise, with a global footprint in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit http://www.AquaSphereSwim.com or http://www.Facebook.com/AquaSphereSwim.

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