For over 40 years arena has equipped the world’s leading swimmers and lovers of watersports with racing, training, and leisure swimwear and accessories built on a foundation of in-depth research, technical know-how, and an unyielding commitment to quality. Launched in 1973 by inspirational sports-lover, entrepreneur, and sports sponsorship pioneer Horst Dassler, arena was the first swimwear company to engage in textile and fluid dynamics research in a quest to develop the fastest, lightest, smoothest, and most durable products for both the competitive and recreational swimmer. It is a trait that has distinguished the company throughout its history, as it continues to define trends and set standards to this day. Arena’s collaboration with FINA is in the capacity of official sponsor and technical partner for all the organization’s major events, including the world long and short course championships, the world junior championships, and the world masters championships. In addition, arena is also the exclusive supplier of swimwear, sportswear, swimming equipment, and training aids for all officers, staff and volunteers involved in the events. The company is a technical sponsor and official supplier to many swimming federations including the US, Netherlands, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Sweden, Croatia, Norway, South Africa, New Zealand, Ukraine, Romania, Czech Republic and Estonia. Today the arena brand has a presence in 120 countries around the globe. The Company has a direct representation through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Italy, France, Germany/Austria and the USA, while also employing a network of 35 qualified business partners in over 100 countries. The Japan-based Descente Group owns and manages the brand in 11 countries in the Far East.Official website
Founded in Italy in 1961, Myrtha Pools is a world leader in the supply and installation of swimming pools and related products. Myrtha Pools has built swimming pools in over 70 countries and has structured and developed its exclusive technologies, specialising in made-to-measure solutions for the realisation of big competition pools: swimming pools, pools for water polo and synchronised swimming, diving pools.Official website
OMEGA has been an official partner of FINA since 1973, but the Swiss watchmaker's legacy of sports timekeeping can be traced back four decades earlier, when for the first time, a private company was assigned the role of Official Timekeeper at the Olympic Games. Since then, the finest athletes in the world have relied on OMEGA's unwavering precision to measure their performances. Aquatic sports offer a unique set of challenges and OMEGA has met them head on by developing key technologies; including the Quantum Aquatic Timer, the iconic touch pads, starting blocks with false start detection systems and high-speed back-up video cameras. Of course, precisely measuring a performance in the water is not just about who wins and by how many hundredths of a second. Data-handling is equally important, for races, as well as sports like water polo and diving. Much information is gathered and thousands of people require access to it. OMEGA ensures instant distribution of results to athletes, coaches, spectators, journalists and broadcasters, while also producing the on-screen graphics enjoyed by viewers at home.Official website
For over 70 years, Samsung has been dedicated to making a better world through diverse businesses that today span advanced technology, semiconductors, skyscraper and plant construction, petrochemicals, fashion, medicine, finance, hotels, and more. Our flagship company, Samsung Electronics, leads the global market in high-tech electronics manufacturing and digital media. Through innovative, reliable products and services; talented people; a responsible approach to business and global citizenship; and collaboration with our partners and customers, Samsung is taking the world in imaginative new directions.Official website
Duraflex International began as Arcadia Air products, a subsidiary of an aircraft tooling company. The founder, Raymond Rude, made an aluminium diving board in 1949 out of an aircraft wing panel. College divers found it to be wonderfully flexible. Mr. Rude refined the basic design and built machinery to produce it at a reasonable cost, using a large aluminium extrusion for each board. The extrusion is an integrally-stiffened skin; eight ribs underneath the top “skin” give it strength. By 1960, the flexibility and high performance of the Duraflex diving board was known worldwide. It was the only diving board used at the 1960 Rome Olympics. It has been the only diving board used in the Olympics and all major international competition since that time. We are the “next generation” Duraflex. We are striving to improve all aspects of our product and business. Duraflex continues to be the standard in the diving industry.Official website
Since 1974 … from swimmers … for swimmers…
As Malmsten´ s founders and key employees have a history as active swimmers; Malmsten has a broad expertise in what products the market needs. Our goal at Malmsten is to assist our clients in the creation of beautiful, profitable, functional and high-quality aquatic centres.
Our broad product range includes racing lane lines for swimming, open water and divisional, and a complete range of water polo equipment as well as a movable floor, starting blocks, different pool equipment and supplies for aquatics activities and much more. We have been manufacturing, designing and developing commercial pool equipment since 1974 and most products are still made at our local plants in Sweden. We strive to be market leader in new and improved technology, designs and materials and are proud that Malmsten equipment can be found in aquatic centres across the world. The Official FINA racing lane lines, made by Malmsten, is our most important export product and has been used in the competition pools at 8 Olympic Games and most FINA World Championships since its introduction in 1974. The Official FINA water polo equipment, made by Malmsten, is a complete range of professional and junior high-end equipment. We are a proud Official Supplier for FINA since 2009 and offer a broad range of knowledge and long experience which allows us to be your creative partner in any pool project.
Mikasa has been a long-term partner of FINA in the development of the first Olympic team sport, Water Polo. The quality of its products and the modern and dynamic design of its balls are elements that contribute to the beauty of this spectacular game and certainly bring a strong added-value to this discipline.Official website