EVP/Director of Swim, TYR
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.
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.
captured a silver medal in the 1975 World Championships of Cali, Columbia.
competed in Pan American Games of Cali in 1972 and Mexico City in 1975 earning four gold medals.
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.
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.
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.
and his brother Bruce both participated in the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Torch Relay.
wife Linda live in Huntington Beach, California, and have two married children; daughter Kristina and son Matthew.