Amanda Beard (pictured), the four-time Olympic swimmer, is finding comfort in the pool with Aqua Sphere.
As the new face of the company, Beard’s endorsement comes from a lifetime of experience in the water as well as a new lifestyle that places comfort above competition.
“We’re obviously extremely excited to have Amanda with us,” says Oliver Laguette, director of marketing for Aqua Sphere.
“Here’s someone who’s spent over half her life training in the pool. If anyone knows what feeling comfortable in the water is, it’s her.”
Beard first came to prominence as a 14-year-old when she won silver in the 100m and 200m breaststroke, and gold in the medley relay at the 1996 Olympic Games.
She went on to win seven Olympic medals, eight US swimming titles and a world championship title, and held the world record in her signature event, the 200m breaststroke.
Today the 28-year-old swimmer and new mother, who is currently training for the 2012 Olympic Games, works out four-five hours a day, but her priorities have shifted slightly from swimming to her 10-month-old son, Blaise Ray Brown.
“My lifestyle has changed over the last year. Comfort has become a luxury,” says Beard whose time is split between swimming laps and changing nappies. “So I’ll take it wherever I can find it and Aqua Sphere’s products are absolutely the most comfortable gear I’ve ever used.”