20 March 2019

Team Speedo let’s talk Corona

Tides have changed and we know that the waters feel a little foggy right now so here's a little update for our Speedo fam.

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To our Speedo family,

We know the waters feel a little foggy right now – there’s a lot of uncertainty around at the moment with the outbreak of COVID-19, and our hearts go out to those affected.

Tides have certainly changed quickly and they will continue to do so. But we’re swimmers and we can deal with that!  We’ve been asked to practice social distancing, some of our pools and beaches have closed temporarily, some swimming meets and competitions have been suspended, the Australian Age Group Swimming and Surf Lifesaving titles cancelled. It’s rough out there. 

But if there’s one thing we know about our swimming community – it’s that we dive in head first. We are determined, accept challenges and we always come out fitter, faster, stronger. 
We know this because we’ve been right here with you, in the waters, from the first learn to swim lesson through to holiday dips, personal bests and even world records.  We’ve been in it with every splasher, every bomber and early morning regular for over 90 years. And were here today too.

Swimming is great for mindfulness.

It’s just you and the water. If you can, and want to take a time-out from all of the noise, go for a swim. We’ll be with you.

Are you still swimming?

Let’s share with our community – tag us @SpeedoAustralia in your stories on Facebook and Instagram & tell us what you are doing and we will share with our swim-family.

Social distancing?

Follow us (@SpeedoAustralia) and @Speedo as we’ll start sharing some land based exercises you can do to give you more power, ready for when you get back in the pool.

If you do want to visit us…

At Speedo, the safety and wellbeing of our customers and retail team is naturally our highest priority. In response to the COVID-19 situation, Speedo will temporarily close all of our stores in Australia from Friday 27th March until further notice. You can still shop online, and we will keep you updated by email.  You can also reach us at contactus@speedo.com.au. We look forward to welcoming you back at Speedo when our stores reopen soon. 

Prefer some distance?

Our full range is available at www.speedo.com.au and if you have any questions, our friendly customer service team are ready at the call to help, 1800 746 777 with any questions you may have. You can also direct message us on Instagram or Facebook and ask us anything – from product questions and fittings, to chatting about training aids, tips and advice. 

Stuck at home for the meantime? 

Here’s a fun idea to try in your Speedos from the comfort of your home: Follow @SpeedoUSA on Tik Tok & let’s show them how we do the Flip switch challenge (Speedo style) down under. 

In the interim, wishing all of our swim community good health. 
Keep safe, and we hope to see everyone back in the pool soon.

Speedo x

AND PLEASE, if you’re swimming, remember to do so safely.
For more information, please visit royallifesaving.com.au 
 

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