FINIS was founded by John Mix and Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Pablo Morales in 1993. Understanding that improving one’s technique is the secret to swimming faster and enjoying the sport more, the duo went on to introduce truly innovative tools to the swimming community. Many of these products are currently used by US and international Olympic teams, elite Triathletes, and fitness swimmers worldwide.
Innovative research and design is FINIS’ highest priority. This dedication has resulted in truly innovative products such as: the Swimmer’s Snorkel which is recognized as the paramount tool to improve a swimmer’s technique, the SwiMP3 that uses bone conduction technology to play music instead of using ear buds, and the Z2 Zoomers fins which demonstrate intimate knowledge of swimming musculature, hydrodynamics and engineering.
FINIS is a Latin word that signifies “the end” or “grand finale.” It holds symbolic meaning to the company as it not only contains the word ‘fin’ (our first product), but the word FINIS also represents the true nature of why we, as swimmers, undergo such rigorous training schedules. We continue to strive and improve upon such an unnatural, but immensely rewarding sport.