NY Breakers partnership raises funds for ISHOF: Olympic medalist and New York native Neal and Five-time World Champion Andrew head a Roster of Olympic, Commonwealth, Pan-American and World stars already giving back to the sport

September 24, 2019 (New York, USA): New York’s newest Professional Sports Team, the New York Breakers, are the first out of the gate to demonstrate their commitment to the sport of swimming.

In partnership with Swimming World, the New York Breakers will donate a portion of all merchandise sales to The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and Museum. ISHOF serves as the central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world.

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Men’s t-shirt; Courtesy: NY Breakers

New York Breakers General Manager, Tina Andrew, announced:

“We are thrilled to partner with Swimming World in this effort to raise funds. Our goal is to contribute $1k per athlete to ISHOF before the end of the season. It is only natural to support an organization that records historical moments in the sport.

“The launch of the International Swimming League (ISL) is a historical feat, and we are very proud to be a part of it. As an organization, we are huge fans of the swim community and we, personally, want to invite everyone to become a New York Breaker fan.”

The NY Breakers are investing in their athletes Images Courtesy: NY Breakers, ISHOF, FINIS (Lia Neal) and Becca Wyant (Michael Andrew) lianealmicahelandrewofNYBreakersISHOF

The NY Breakers are investing in their athletes Images Courtesy: NY Breakers, ISHOF, FINIS (Lia Neal, right) and Becca Wyant (Michael Andrew, left)

Since announcing its roster of decorated swimmers that will compete in the new International Swimming League (ISL) when it gets underway in Indianapolis in October with the first of six matches leading to a grand finale in Las Vegas on the cusp of Christmas, The New York Breakers now launch their athletes’ stores to add value to their fans and give back to the swimming community.

ISHOF President, Brent Rutemiller, expressed his appreciation:

“In this exciting time for the sport of swimming, we are honored to work with this talented organization and group of athletes to support the International Swimming Hall of Fame.  We are grateful for this partnership with the New York Breakers and the opportunity the ISL has given to athletes to continue to pursue their dreams and compete on a professional level.”

Soon, each athlete on the New York Breakers team will have their own personalized collection in the NY Breakers store.  The collections will include unique features that were hand selected by each athlete to reflect his/her personal style and inspiration.  After the limited time fundraiser with ISHOF, 50% of all proceeds for personalized gear will go directly to the athletes.  For now, NY Breaker fans can purchase NY Breaker gear for men, women, kids, and home.

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Womens socks

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Womens t-shirt

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Women’s t-shirt

The New York Breakers full roster of swimmers is: Michael Andrew (USA), Joao De Luca (Brazil), Chris Reid (South Africa), Pedro Spajari (Brazil), Marcelo Chierighini (Brazil), Jack McLoughlin (Australia), Mack Darragh (Canada), Brad Tandy (South Africa), Jonathan Gomez (Colombia), Clyde Lewis (Australia), Marius Kusch (Germany), Markus Thormeyer (Canada), Jacob Pebley (USA), Marco Koch (Germany); Lia Neal (USA), Madi Wilson (Australia), Ali DeLoof (USA), Gaby DeLoof (USA), Emily Overholt (Canada), Lara Grangeon (France), Haley Black (Canada), and Breeja Larson (USA).

The Breakers will compete at the following three Meets when the ISL officially begins in October, with the opportunity for a spot at the season-ending Championship in Las Vegas (December 20 – 21 up) for grabs:

  • Lewisville, Dallas, Texas, USA (October 18 – 19)
  • Budapest, Hungary (October 26 – 27)
  • Washington D.C. (November 15 – 17)

The NY Breakers commitment to swimming and the home of its history could hardly have come at a better moment as the the new Hall of Fame starts to take shape:

ABOUT THE NEW YORK BREAKERS in their own words: Founded in April 2019, the New York Breakers is New York’s newest Professional Sports Club. With a gender equal 27-swimmer roster, the Breakers aims is to establish a winning culture by rewriting the playbook for pro swimmers.

The team’s mission is to provide a highly competitive and team-oriented professional swim team where character and personhood are valued on the same scale as performance; one where athletes and coaches alike are motivated by a higher purpose than self; and one where the words ‘team’ and ‘family’ are used interchangeably.

The Breakers believe in providing financial security and building wealth for every member of the team so that we are all free to perform at our best, making it a reality to make a living in the sport we love. We believe that our values will offer future investors exciting opportunities & reasons to invest in our sport and enter into win/win partnerships.

The Breakers will compete in the new International Swimming League (ISL) which gets underway in October 2019.

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