September 9, 2016
Hello SVY Families,
I am very excited to announce that effective September 1st, SVY has begun an exciting new partnership with Speedo as our official team sponsor! This agreement also marks the end of our business relationship with Arena.
After evaluating all of our team options in today's marketplace, it is clear that Speedo is in the best position to service SVY's current needs. Their customer service and product are going to make a tremendous impact to our athletes and families. Additionally, Speedo has agreed to numerous team benefits including a significant technical suit discount for all NJ YMCA State Team qualifiers, and a Speedo product discount for all SVY team members. This contract marks the first time in team history that our team sponsor is offering a discounted technical suit benefit for State level athletes.
In the coming days and weeks, there will be emails and communications regarding our fall team suit/apparel/equipment orders. Metro Swim Shop is already hard at work preparing our stock to eliminate some of the issues we had in the past with Arena. Please note that when the order form is released, it will include a new team suit. That suit is MANDATORY, as it serves as our "team uniform" that should be worn at all dual/invitational meets where technical suits aren't worn.
Please spend the next several months replacing all Arena apparel/bags/suits as quickly as financially possible. All team members should be completely transitioned to Speedo by 2/1/17, to allow us to enter championship season as a unified front with our new partners. Athletes may continue to wear the technical suits that best fit them, however I highly recommend considering Speedo as a technical suit solution.
We have experienced nothing but the highest level of customer service so far with Speedo, and I am confident that our families will notice a difference in customer satisfaction across the board. Feel free to contact me directly with any questions regarding this new and exciting partnership, and thank you in advance for your support of Speedo as our new team sponsor!
Head Swim Coach
Director of Competitive Aquatics