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Competitor Named Official NCAA® Championship Swim Lane

Medina, Ohio — Competitor® is proud to announce that the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA®) has named it as the official lane line for all NCAA swim championships in Divisions I, II and III.

“We are thrilled to formalize a relationship with the NCAA. It is always gratifying to have our lane lines used at the most elite level,” said Brad Underwood, Competitor president. “It truly makes a statement when you see our lane lines at the USA Swimming Championships, the Olympics and the NCAA Championships.”

Competitor’s Racing Lane products are used to mark swim lanes, while also quelling waves in competitive pool environments. Competitor’s Gold Medal lane lines, which were selected by the NCAA, feature six-inch plastic discs that rotate independently allowing the swimmer’s wave energy to be absorbed and dispersed along the channel within the lane. This creates consistent wave quelling from one lane to another, a unique benefit not found in other products on the market. Competitor Racing Lanes also feature LifeSpan+™, a proprietary protective additive that substantially increases product life in harsh pool environments.

Competitor racing lanes have been used in numerous past NCAA championships and the new agreement will ensure that all NCAA championships will use Competitor. The agreement begins immediately with the 2015 swimming championships this month.

About Competitor®
Since 1960, Competitor has been the international leader in the production of lane lines and other swim products for competitions around the world. As the official racing lane line of FINA, Competitor has been used in nine of the past twelve Olympic games. Competitor lane lines provide superior wave quelling, leading to faster swim times. Molded and assembled in the U.S. with American-made components, Competitor products are durable, easy to set up and store, and are sold through distributors, licensees and dealers. The Competitor line also includes store lane reels, pace clocks, backstroke flags, and the Original Swedish goggle. Visit www.competitorwsim.com for more information.

About the NCAA®

The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 460,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.