Integrated fibre and polymer producer and LYCRA owner INVISTA has awarded Jenna Randall the Synchronised Swimmer of the Year Award at the Splash Awards.
The awards, which took place at the Hurlingham Club, London, were held to honour athletes who excel in aquatic sports and celebrate their achievements in the pool.
INVISTA Apparell UK marketing manager Claire O’Neill said: “This is the third consecutive year that INVISTA has supported the Splash Awards, as we awarded Sharron Davies last year with the Lifetime Achievement Award and previously awarded Rebecca Adlington with the Female Swimmer of the Year recognition.
She added: “At INVISTA, we are proud to celebrate leading players within their field and we are therefore very pleased to bestow our award on Jenna Randall and recognize her exceptional talent and how much she has achieved in her competitive career. Her elegance and excellence allow her example to reach far beyond the niche world of synchronised swimming, and I am sure she will continue to inspire people to achieve their goals for many years to come.”
The Splash Awards were created six years ago in support of the Swimming Trust and British Olympic Foundation. The event was hosted by Olympic Bronze Medallist Steve Parry, who was joined onstage to present awards by the founder of the awards and world champion Karen Pickering, Olympic and world champion Mark Foster, former British & Irish Lion Martin Bayfield, Basketball Paralympian Ade Adepitan, Olympic and World Champion Rower Zac Purchase, world record holder for the longest swim across the channel Jackie Cobell and Performance Director for British Swimming Michael Scott.
Randall said: “I want to thank the Splash Awards and INVISTA for this award as it not only celebrates my career, but it also recognises the wealth of British talent that we have in this country. It definitely helps to raise the profile of this elegant specialist sport.”
LYCRA fibre is an important ingredient for swimwear and INVISTA has recently added innovations to its portfolio by launching Xtra Life LYCRA fibre, which helps enhance the longevity of costumes. Swimwear is often exposed to harsh conditions such as chlorine and sun creams, lotion and oils that can reduce the life-span of the garment.