Nathan Adrian swim cap gives nod to Bremerton rootsDecember 9th, 2013 by Annette Griffus
One of five specially-designed swim caps gives a nod to Bremerton’s Naval roots in Speedo USA’s latest campaign, the Art of the Cap.
Nathan Adrian, a Bremerton native and multiple Olympic gold medalist, worked with illustrator Gianmarco Magnani to design a limited-edition swim cap for Speedo USA. Speedo is one of Adrian’s sponsors.
Proceeds from Adrian’s cap (Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones and Dana Vollmer also have Art of the Cap designs as well) will go toward his chosen charity, Kids Beating Cancer. The non-profit organization was founded by Margaret Voight Guedes in memory of her son in 1992. It’s goal is to make sure every child diagnosed with cancer can receive treatment despite the family’s financial situation.
“Kids with cancer have the same desires as other children,” Adrian said on Speedo’s website. “It’s important to do whatever you can to help a kid feel like a kid.”
You can watch his video explaining the design, his charity and why he chose to be involved by clicking here.
According to Speedo’s website, the cap’s design “is a tribute to Adrian’s hard-working hometown Bremerton, Washington, home to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The cap evokes the speed, power, and integrity of a battleship as you move through the water.”
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Adrian does have the power to move through the water like a battleship in his sprint freestyle events. Adrian said he wanted to give Bremerton some attention back because of the tremendous amount of support he has received over the years from his hometown.