Chennai, 10th February, 2013: Acclaimed director, S. Shankar, yesterday(9th February, 2013) launched Speedo’s first and only standalone store in the city, at the Phoenix Market City Mall. Also present at the event, were city-based swimmers M B Balakrishnan and A V Jayaveena who were felicitated by the international swimwear brand in recognition of the laurels brought to the state.
The outlet in Phoenix City Mall, will house their range of cutting-edge competitive swimwear and equipment and a collection of stylish and modern designs meant exclusively for the recreational, everyday swimmer. The launch of the store also saw enthusiastic youngsters turning up to register for the free swim clinic that is being organised in the city in early March, while applauding their favorite local heroes on their accomplishments.
“The city’s active swim culture has inspired many swimmers, young and old, in the city. As an international brand, that has always encouraged swimming as a sport both on a recreational and competitive basis, we want to reach out to the swimmers at the local level and give them easy access to the best equipment. Through our initiatives, we also hope to inspire the next generation of youngsters to embrace the sport” said Ankur Sharma, Business Head of Speedo, on the occasion that recognized a new culture of sporting excellence in the city.
With swimmers from the city making waves at the national and international levels, Chennai is now aiming to be a new home for the sport. With its new store, Speedo is looking to be a one-stop-shop for the needs of all the swimming enthusiasts in Chennai.