By Gary Anderson

March 11 - Swimwear giant Speedo has signed a new deal with the Spanish Swimming Federation ©SpeedoGlobal swimwear brand Speedo has been announced as the official product and swimwear provider to the Spanish Swimming Federation (RFEN) in a new three-year deal.

Speedo will provide equipment and apparel for all RFEN athletes competing in swimming, water polo, diving, synchronised swimming and open water disciplines until December 2017.

The deal will take in all major international events including World Championships and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

"Speedo and the Spanish Swimming Federation have enjoyed a long relationship spanning almost two decades," said vice-president of products and marketing at Speedo International Sean Hastings.

"The Federation is home to some of the highest performing athletes in the world and we are proud to be able to support them at all their upcoming tournaments, including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio."

At last year's FINA World Championships in Barcelona, hosts Spain picked up 12 medals including a gold for the women's water polo side, three silver and four bronze in synchronised swimming, and two silver and two bronze in swimming.

Spanish athletes will sport Speedo equipment and products at all major international events up until December 2017 ©SpeedoSpanish athletes will sport Speedo equipment and products at all major international events up until December 2017 ©Speedo

That followed on from five medals at London 2012 that included a double silver for 23-year-old swimmer Mireia Belmonte Garcia, as well as a silver in the women's water polo competition.

Spanish swimmers will showcase the latest Speedo products and equipment at the upcoming LEN European Swimming Championships in Berlin, Germany which are due to run from August 13 to 24, followed by the FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha in December.

Last year, Speedo announced a similar deal with the China Swimming Association which will see all Chinese swimmers use its products up to and including the 2017 World Championships in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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