10 Aug 2018
Speedo, a Pentland Brands Limited company and the world’s leading swimwear brand, has renewed its partnership with British swimming talent Duncan Scott in a new long-term deal.
With his successes including two Olympic medals in Rio, the 21-year-old swimmer from Glasgow has gone from strength to strength and is set to have a promising career as an ambassador for the brand.
The deal follows a successful 2018 European Championships this week for Scott, where he has found success with gold in the 200-metre freestyle and 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay, and a silver in the 100-metre freestyle. In one of the final events of the Championships, Scott secured an additional gold in the 4x100m medley relay.
Scott says: “Having the support of the brand and experience of competing in Speedo at my major meets, my partnership renewal with Speedo is based on the desire for the right race wear to perform at my best and offer maximum level of comfort. I’ve always seen Speedo as the top swimwear brand and as I want to achieve my best, I need to keep working with the best.”
Scott’s swimming victories include gold in the 4x200-metre freestyle relay and silver in the 4x100-metre medley relay at the World Aquatics Championships. Scott also demonstrated dominance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where he won gold in the 100-metre freestyle in a time of 48.02 seconds. He then went on to win four bronze medals at the Games, becoming the first Scottish athlete to win five medals at the same Commonwealth Games.
On re-signing Scott, Rob Hicking, Brand Director at Speedo International, said: “Duncan is one of the most inspiring young British swimmers and an exceptional talent that has already achieved incredible success in his career. We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Duncan as part of Team Speedo and support his exciting swimming journey.”