TYR was established in 1985 in Huntington Beach, California. Together founders Steve Furniss and Joseph DiLorenzo wanted to create fun, fashionable, performance-driven swimwear. Furniss is an Olympic medalist and was captain of the 1976 U.S.A. Olympic Swim Team while DiLorenzo is the owner and president of TYR Sport, Inc. and sister company Swimwear Anywhere Inc. Their swimming/triathlon garments are worn by Olympic champions and dedicated amateurs around the globe, in over 40 international markets. TYR and Swimwear Anywhere work together to design and produce all of their swimwear. TYR gets its name from the Norse god of victory, “Tyr”.