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Director of Swim


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1790 Apollo Court

Seal Beach, California 90740

United States

Company Description

Named for TYR, the Norse god of warriors, we are a company started by athletes and powered by athletes. We are dedicated to re-imagining technologies that help athletes obtain peak performance through innovation and design. Like all athletes, we always wo ... more

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Employment History

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Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association


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- Steve Furniss, President, Tyr Sport (Huntington Beach); Member of SGMA Board of Directors; [1972 & 1976 U.S. Olympic swimmer - Bronze Medalist in the 1972 Olympic 200 meter individual medley]

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Vice-Chairman: Steve Furniss - TYR Sports Inc

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"Steve has been a leader when it comes to growing pool swimming, open water swimming and the sport of triathlon," continued Babbitt.

Steve Furniss, Industry Award Presented by An Olympic Bronze medalist in 1972 at the 200 Individual Medley, Steve co-founded TYR Sports in 1985 and helped build TYR into a $100 million dollar brand while helping to grow pool swimming, open water swimming and the brand new sport of triathlon along the way.

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Steve Furniss

EVP/Director of Swim, TYR
Steve Furniss comes from a family of swimmers, all four boys were All-Americans and two were Olympic medalists. Swimming is in Steve's blood as his 17-year athletic career has been followed by over 30 years on the commercial side of competitive swimming.
Steve competed in the 1972 Munch Olympic Games earning a bronze medal in the 200 IM. Then in the 1976 Montreal Games, Steve triumphantly led as Captain of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team, to earn 12 out of 13 gold medals. Steve captured a silver medal in the 1975 World Championships of Cali, Columbia. He competed in Pan American Games of Cali in 1972 and Mexico City in 1975 earning four gold medals.
Steve was world record holder for the 200 IM during 1975-1976, then just one-year later; Bruce broke his own brother's world record, a historical occurrence that has never repeated since in any Olympic sport.
Steve was responsible for the oversight of arena's sponsorship of USA Swimming from 1980-84.
In 1985, Steve co-founded TYR Sport, a leader in competitive swimwear, swimming technology, and triathlon apparel. TYR is the largest privately held performance swimwear manufacturer in North America. Steve Furniss was awarded the 1994 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and is an active board member of Sporting Goods Manufacturers of America (SGMA).
Steve graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and was one the NCAA's Top Six Student Athletes in 1976. Steve and his brother Bruce both participated in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Torch Relay.
Steve and his wife Linda live in Huntington Beach, California, and have two married children; daughter Kristina and son Matthew.

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"This technology hasn't been seen before in the sport of swimming," said Steve Furniss, TYR cofounder and a 1972 Olympic swimming medalist.

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