June 08, 2021 3 min read
Irvine, CA – June 8, 2021 –TURBO, a leading global manufacturer of water polo suits, caps, and robes has signed an agreement with USA Water Polo to rejoin the national governing body as the Official Competition Gear Supplier. As part of the agreement, TURBO will outfit the USA National Teams at every level along with producing custom products for the ODP program, and the U.S. Olympic Water Polo Teams competing in Tokyo.
"As Olympians, we recognize the importance of wearing the best technical equipment in the water. TURBO has long been the choice for National Teams in water polo, especially as they compete at the international level. Our partnership with USA Water Polo allows our National Teams to compete in the best water polo suit and cap. USA Water Polo is a strong partner for TURBO and this agreement to be the Official Suit, Cap and Robe Partner is evidence of their trust in our commitment to the sport. The water polo community continues to support our efforts and it allows us to give back and support development across the globe. We are thankful for the community's trust." said Bradley Schumacher, President, KAP7 International, Inc, TURBO USA.
“We are excited to have TURBO join USA Water Polo this year as our suit, cap and robe provider as we head into the highest level of international competition this summer,” said Nancy Atufunwa, USA Water Polo Director of Marketing. “With Olympians, Wolf and Bradley at the helm of TURBO, they have keen insight into the competitive equipment and apparel needs for water polo athletes to be successful at all levels!”
With headquarters based in Spain, TURBO is distributed domestically in California by KAP7 International, Inc. and is anchored in the United States by water polo greats, Bradley Schumacher and Wolf Wigo. Schumacher, a two-time Olympic Gold medalist in swimming at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta played for the U.S. Men's Olympic Water Polo team in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Wigo, a long-time captain of the Men's National Team and a three-time Olympian, competed in the Olympic Games in 1996, 2000, and 2004. Currently he is Head Coach of the UC Santa Barbara Men's Water Polo teams and has also served as a color commentator for NBC Olympics.
TURBO was founded by the Massó family in 1959; since then their mark has been in constant evolution in different sectors as well as in quality and technology. TURBO is the world leader in dye-sublimation swimwear and continues to innovate across the market. Present today in sports like SWIMMING and WATERPOLO, being one of the unquestionable leading marks. Their garments and products are being used by all levels of aquatics from the recreational swimmers to Olympic Champions. For more information on TURBO visit www.turboswim.com.
About USA Water Polo
USA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 50,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion while providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials. For more information, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.
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