Speedo Latex 'Flag' Swim Cap
Price as of 12/11/16
New: Price as of 10/14/16
Used: Price as of 10/14/16
- Latex swim cap in black with printed American flag
- Edge design resists rolling; anti-slip ribbing on inside
- Protects hair from pool chemicals, UV sun rays
- ASIN: B00074UT32
Dream of swimming in the Olympics with this patriotic Speedo black latex swim cap emblazoned with a large American flag on both the left and right sides. It features a tear-resistant construction and comfortable anti-roll edge. It not only protects your hair from harmful pool chemicals, but also from UV sun rays.
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 didnu2019t take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of itu2019s 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 Hollandu2019s Inge de Bruijn.
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Speedo Flag Latex swim cap
- CatalogNumberListElement: 71252
- Height: 10
- Length: 750
- Width: 900
- Model: Model
- Height: 20
- Length: 1000
- Weight: 15
- Width: 350