The Athletic Recovery Sock & SIGVARIS to boost USPro Triathlete Team in 2010 & beyond

December 21, 2009 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

SIGVARIS is pleased to announce that it has become the official provider of Athletic Recovery Socks to the USPro Tri team which competes in various triathlons, including Ironman competitions and the World Championships.
PR Log (Press Release) – Dec 19, 2009 – Atlanta, GA: SIGVARIS, the global leader of graduated compression garments ,will supply USPro Tri with the Athletic Recovery Sock for the 2010 triathlon season and beyond. USPro Tri is the largest team of professional triathletes in the USA. Its 10 professional triathletes have recorded wins and top American results in Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman distance events.

Triathletes typically train 2-3 times per day, every day, so recovery becomes critical. The body has a hard time recovering between workouts, which can cause athletes to have constant sub-par training.

“We utilize Sigvaris products to give us that extra edge on the competition, and enter each workout closer to 100% recovered! They are also perfect for all the long car and plane travels we make to races, reducing swelling and keeping the muscles in great condition”, said Ryan Bates of USPro Tri.

General SIGVARIS athletic sponsorship questions can be directed to: or by calling 770-632-2930.

SIGVARIS, through its Athletic Recovery Sock line, already has strategic partnerships in place with established endurance sports organizations in North America, such as: Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA), and Cross Country Canada (CCC-skiing).


Peachtree City, GA – On October 29, 2009, SIGVARIS introduced the Athletic Recovery sock, an Active Therapy compression garment designed to improve athletic recovery and performance. The Athletic Recovery sock helps to flush out the lactic acids built up in the leg muscles during exercise, as well as relieve tired, aching legs and exercise-induced muscle soreness.

SIGVARIS created the Athletic Recovery Sock for competitive athletes and weekend warriors as compression garments have become highly visible in all major sports. Whether it’s during the actual event, after the event, or even while traveling, athletes are making graduated compression socks part of their everyday attire.

“As the global leader of graduated compression socks, we are very excited to be entering this new and emerging market segment of Athletic Recovery. SIGVARIS brings unequalled quality and expertise to a new demographic of competitive athletes and weekend warriors, many of whom may have been previously unfamiliar with graduated compression garments. The Athletic Recovery Sock is the first SIGVARIS product in the new Active Therapy series, with several additional products to be introduced in 2010”, said Jonas Thelin, Director of Marketing, SIGVARIS North America.

The Athletic Recovery sock is made of drirelease® yarns to accelerate the water release rate of wet fabric, and includes environmentally-friendly FreshGuard® to eliminate odors by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric.

Additional Athletic Recovery sock features & benefits include:
• Lactic acid flush-out and relief of delayed onset leg muscle soreness
• Superior Athletic Sizing Assortment, comfort and fit with 50+ years of graduated compression expertise
• Patented drirelease® and latex-free yarns with an embedded environmentally-friendly Freshguard® treatment that virtually eliminates odors
• True Graduated Compression from the global leader of graduated compression socks

SIGVARIS created to provide consumers with information on the new Athletic Recovery sock, as well as a forum for athletes to discuss their compression therapy experiences and results. The website also includes related medical studies that support the science behind the use of compression therapy for athletic performance and recovery.

About USPro Tri
USPro Tri is the largest team of professional triathletes in the USA. Its 10 professional triathletes have recorded wins and top American results in Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman distance events. Triathlon (swim/bike/run) is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, and the mission of USPro Tri is to increase the abilities of American professionals. Keep track of the team and their sponsors at
The USPro Tri Team consists of:

Ryan Bates
Mike Caiazzo
John Kenny
Dave Kuendig
Kevin Lisska
Greg Remaly
Zach Ruble
David Silver
Dereck Treadwell
Chris Tremonte
Nick Waninger

SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous and lymphatic disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

About RRCA
The RRCA is the national association of running clubs, running events, and runners. The mission of the RRCA is to promote running as a competitive sport and healthy exercise. The RRCA achieves their mission by promoting the common interests of its members by providing educational opportunities, programs, and services. The organization’s membership consists of over 980 Clubs and 195,000 Members.

About CCC
Cross Country Canada is the governing body of cross-country skiing in Canada. Its 51,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities, including those on Canada’s National Ski Teams and Para-Nordic Ski Teams. Cross-country skiing is Canada’s optimal winter sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually.

About Optimer Brands
Optimer Brands, formerly known as Optimer Performance Fibers, a Sterling Capital Partners company, is based in Wilmington, DE. Founded in 2001, Optimer Brands conducts textile research, development and marketing and has a scientific staff credited with over 100 patents and developments.

drirelease® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is a patented, intimate blend of synthetic (hydrophobic) and natural (hydrophilic) fibers that accelerates the water release rate of wet fabric. Rather than spreading the moisture across the surface of the fabric, drirelease® actually pushes it to the outside of a garment, releasing water and perspiration faster than any other performance fabric on the market. drirelease® includes the added benefit of FreshGuard, an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease® fabrics, that virtually eliminates odor without using harmful chemicals and won’t wash out. For more information, visit

FreshGuard® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease® fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric – also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard® is friendly to the environment. For more information, visit
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SIGVARIS® develops medical compression hosiery and socks, and is a global leader in compression therapy products that treat venous and lymphatic disorders like varicose veins, chronic vein insufficiency and deep vein thrombosis.

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