MP Michael Phelps - Alpha Pro

70% lighter than the traditional swim fins, the Alpha Fin Pro was designed to mimic a swimmers natural competitive kicking tempo with an asymmetrical short blade design.

• Asymmetrical design provides natural kicking motion
• 70% lighter than traditional rubber swim fins, providing comfort and improved body positioning
• Short blade mimics race pace kicking tempo
• Rigid EVA foam construction ensures enhanced propulsion

"A lot of the fins out there today are flat and swimmers learn to kick with their feet apart, which isn't a very natural motion. I'm very pleased with these fins because they're shaped in a way that you can kick the way you're going to when you're swimming." - Coach Bob Bowman

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MP Michael Phelps - X-O Cap

Engineered with integrated, dual-density stretch zones, stabilizing ribs, and internal dimpling, the X-O cap offers a sleek and secure fit.

"The cut of the X-O cap is perfect. It doesn’t ride, it doesn’t wrinkle. It’s not completely over my ears, so I can hear.” - Michael Phelps

• Exo-Core Technology: Combines two thicknesses of silicone for maximum performance
• Internal dimpling and stabilizing ribs prevent movement and wrinkling and keeps the cap in place
• Hydrodynamic 3D shape
• Works in conjunction with our performance Compression Cap to improve the hydrodynamic shape of the head
• Performance cut
• Reusable hard case packaging
• FINA approved
• Designed in Italy
• Latex-free
• Available in 3 sizes

“The swim cap is very important to a swimmer’s performance,” said Coach Bob Bowman. “We’ve created a cap that’s going to provide maximum control of the hair with a minimum of wrinkles for the most streamlined movement through the water.”

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MP Michael Phelps - XCEED Competition Goggle

The XCEED competition goggle combines patented curved lens technology and a hydrodynamic low profile fit to give swimmers a competitve edge in perfect clarity. In addition, the XCEED Titanium Mirror is further enhanced with a layered titanium metal coating for enhanced sun and glare protection.

• Patented curved lens for expanded field of vision allows the swimmer to sight walls and the competition without altering head position
• Titanium Mirror coating to maximize light perception together with sun light protection
• Engineered with Exo-Core technology, which combines two materials for maximum performance - Compressed Micro-Gasket provides a leak resistant seal and a low profile design - Semi-rigid exoskeleton maximizes the structural strength and stability of the goggle
• Ultra soft Softeril gasket provides a watertight seal and maximum comfort
• Hydrodynamic, low-profile head buckle for quick adjustments
• High-quality, low-profile Silicone strap with textured grip effect
• Anti-fog and Anti-scratch treated Polycarbonate lenses
• Ergonomic, easy to replace, interchangeable nose bridge for a customizable, comfortable fit
• Designed and manufactured in Italy
• FINA approved

"I can see 2 or 3 lanes over. I've never worn another goggle like it."
- Michael Phelps

“With these goggles, we took it to the next level. Elite performers will want to wear it, particularly due to the curvature and the range of vision. You’re getting almost 180-degree vision, which is really important when you’re racing. You want to have that peripheral sight. And the clarity of it - because of the patented curved lens design--is better than anything I’ve ever seen.”
- Coach Bob Bowman

The Swim Report June 21st - Swimming Up! #MakeASplash

Lane 1 - The Australian posts "Jacco Verhaeren must plug holes in the Australian swim team. Head coach Jacco Verhaeren thought his job this year was to guide the national team to the world championships in August. But now he finds himself needing to imitate the fabled Dutch boy who put his finger in a hole in a dike to save his country from flooding."

Lane 2 - Reebok posts "Taylor Kruse: Deep Water Running. Taylor Kruse, ReebokONE Expert Contributor, explains the physiological benefits of running in water."

Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts "Dana Vollmer not retired, returns to practice after childbirth. “I hated when I saw the rumors that I actually retired,” Vollmer said on Universal Sports at a Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara, Calif., on Saturday. “I never did retire. I always wanted to leave it open for myself, and I want to get back into shape. Now it’s one of those things that if I get back in shape, maybe I’ll see what I can go in the pool, but lifestyle-wise, I want to be extremely active with my son and life in general.

Lane 4 - Ahram Online posts "Swimming: Egypt's Farida Osman beats own African record in 50m butterfly."

Lane 5 - Daily Mail posts "Selling up! Former Olympian Geoff Huegill and wife Sara put swanky Sydney home on the market expected to fetch over $2million. It's been over a year since Geoff and Sarah Huegill were charged with cocaine possession - and now they're quite literally moving on. The couple put their Sydney home on the market, listing it with Richardson & Wrench Elizabeth Bay - Potts Point. The Daily Telegraph reports that the four-bedroom Darlinghurst home has already received offers in the mid $2million range."

Lane 6 - USA Swimming posts "USA Swimming Foundation #MakeASplash Chalk Drawing Time-Lapse. Watch as a 3-D chalk drawing comes to life in Chicago's Pioneer Court to mark the USA Swimming Foundation's Make A Splash Tour Presented by Phillips 66. For more information on the importance of swimming lessons, visit"

Lane 7 - Swim Outlet posts "TechTalk: Aqua Sphere XPRESSO. In this Tech Talk episode, Maureen Rankin is joined by Shannon Michaelson, Aqua Sphere Swimwear Sales Manager, to discuss their new line of Michael Phelps Products and the XPRESSO Technical Racing Suit. Visit"

Lane 8 - Sports Agent Blog posts "Face Of USA Swimming, Missy Franklin, Signs With Speedo. Back in March, SAB reported that Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin had signed a representation agreement with WME/IMG and would be turning pro. Today, we again have news about the young Olympian. Yesterday, at the opening day of the Arena Pro Swim Series, Franklin announced that she has signed an endorsement deal with Speedo – her first major sponsor."

Michael Phelps & Coach Bob Bowman Unite with Aqua Sphere to Develop New Global Swim Brand #aquasphereswim

World’s Most Decorated Swimmer, Hall of Fame Coach, and Leading Aquatics Equipment Innovator Combine Expertise and Passion to Cultivate the Lifestyle of Swimming; Strategic Partnership to Develop New Class of Swim Products for All Stages of Development and Expand Water-Safety Initiatives Worldwide.
VISTA, Calif. (August 5, 2014)— Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and recreational swimming, aquatic exercise, and triathlons, today announced the formation of a long-term strategic partnership with the greatest swimmer of all-time, Michael Phelps, and Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Bowman. Led by Aqua Sphere’s pioneering aquatics equipment and global distribution, and combined with Phelps’ and Bowman’s extensive expertise and knowledge for swim training at every level, the Phelps brand will develop innovative products that are inclusive and accessible to a broader range of swimmers and non-swimmers across the full swimming lifecycle.

We're excited to unite with @MichaelPhelps and legendary coach Bob Bowman to develop new global swim brand. See what happens when comfort and performance collide. #aquasphereswim #madeinitaly