Speedo | Australian Olympic Committee

Speedo are a valued Australian Olympic Team Partner for 2017 - 2028

Speedo is an internationally renowned Australian born company that produces swimwear, both performance and lifestyle, and swimming accessories. The business began operating in 1914 when Scottish immigrant Alexander MacRae's company extended the manufacture of underwear to include swimwear. In 1928 the company officially became known as Speedo when an employee coined the slogan - "Speed on in your Speedos".

In 1951 Speedo was listed on the Sydney stock exchange, and became a publicly traded company. The brand grew on an international scale and exports began to the US and Europe shortly afterwards.

Speedo are proud sponsors of the Australian Olympic Team, having begun their formal association with the sponsorship of the Australian Olympic Team for the 1956 Melbourne Games. Speedo currently has an agreement with the Australian Olympic Committee to supply the Australian Olympic Team with swimwear and swim accessories up to and including the 2028 Olympic Games.

Outside of Australia, Speedo began its association with the Olympic Games when in 1976 they became the official licensee for swimwear at the Montreal Games.