Pool heroine Akiko Thomson-Guevara makes a splash at 40 in a Speedo swimwear
Former Olympian and PSC commissioner Akiko Thomson-Guevara with her family and the Speedo models at the Glorietta Activity Center. Rhoel Fernandez

AKIKO Thomson-Guevara made a splash at Speedo’s presentation of its 2015 Spring/ Summer Collection at the Glorietta Mall in Makati City on Wednesday night.

Accompanied by her husband and their two young boys, the three-time Olympian and multiple Southeast Asian Games gold medalist showed off her fit 40-year old physique as she walked in a one-piece swimsuit on the catwalk at the Glorietta Activity Center in the event’s finale to the delight of the capacity crowd.  

Apart from being a Speedo brand ambassador, Thomson-Guevara is a commissioner of the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and also runs her own swimming school.

Buffed and statuesque models from here and abroad went onstage wearing Speedo’s latest apparel and merchandise before an audience that included members of the diplomatic community, high society, business and the media.  

Speedo’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection revolves around the theme ‘Intensify,' which focuses on graphics, prints, and colors. The wide selection of swimwear provides complete propositions for all types of swimmers - from those who swim for fitness, health, for fun or to compete.

Fitness buffs stand to benefit from the improved technique enhancing swimwear included in the Swim Fitness collection that include the Pinnacle Kickback and Pinnacle V Jammer that have been updated to include more compression panels that help swimmers engage the core muscles, thus minimizing drag and energy for a more efficient swim and makes maintaining a horizontal streamlined position in the water easier.

The Speedo Sculpture collection is inspired by the theme ‘Magnify’, which draws on microscopic views and uses classic graphics, bold colors, and bright prints in colorful capsules.

Speedo has updated its Fastskin LZR Racer Elite 2 suit with increased water repellency but still retaining its highly compressive and lightweight qualities which provides all over compression and core stabilization to help maintain a strong body position in the water.

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Unveiling a variety of fashionable and fun designs to choose from, Speedo’s Play & Fun collection offers beach lovers a selection of styles that come in one-pieces, bikinis, and tankinis for summer trips.

Inspired by the theme Reactive, the Competitive Training collection took inspiration from the look of chemical and biological reactions, amplified by contrasting colors for maximum impact.

A new and improved range of Speedo goggles are introduced for 2015 which boasts of the Speedo Biofuse and IQfit technologies.

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