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In 1914, Speedo was founded in Australia by Alexander MacRae, a 22-year-old Scottish immigrant who arrived in the country in 1910. The company began when MacRae Hosiery manufacturers, established by Alexander in 1914, extended the manufacture of underwear to swimwear and became MacRae Knitting Mills. A naming competition was held by the staff in 1928 and won by a Captain Parsonson, who coined the slogan, "Speed on in your Speedos." In 1929, the first swimsuits were in production and it didnt take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of its manufacturing to war production, providing the armed services with vital equipment such as mosquito nets. After the war, Speedo opened a new factory and was able to re-establish itself, due to increased demand for swimsuits. In 1951, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, was incorporated and became a publicly traded company on the Sydney Stock exchange.
Speedo hit the international stage in earnest, at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and a few years later the brand grew on a more global scale. Export sales to the USA began and an international division was set up to monitor trade in New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. The expansion of the brand continued, and in 1976, Speedo was appointed as the official swimwear for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where 52 out of 54 countries wore their swimsuits.
Speedo continues to make its mark in the pool and on the beach today. Many world class athletes who wear Speedo include U.S. phenomenon Michael Phelps, legendary Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, world record holder Kosuke Kitajima from Japan, and Hollands Inge de Bruijn.
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Speedo Silicone Composite swim cap
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AWESOME! I love the colors! My daughter is on her high school swim team and I like that she has a cap that I can find when she's in the pool. Great quality too!Published 2 months ago by Shanna M. Romo
the cap is of good quality. I was concerned that it may be very thin. The silicone is thick and shapes well. Its a bit loose on top.Published 6 months ago by Abhishek
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It is easy on my hair and stays well on my head while swimming laps. I won't swim in anything else!Published 12 months ago by Jenny G. Lee
These silicone are great for those with short hair or no hair. These things pull my long hair and it is a beast to get on. My boys love them. I need something different.Published 13 months ago by Nina