Theft has left leading wetsuit company blueseventy without a selection of Elite suits used at the Great London Swim.
After another successful Great Swim, Elite athletes returned their modified Helix wetsuits to the safe hands of the blueseventy event team. The theft of the blueseventy expo vehicle from outside their Docklands hotel has left staff scouring online sales sites in search of the suits. The series of custom Helix suits feature unique arm colors and are printed with the surnames of the worlds greatest swimmers, designed for ease of recognition during television broadcast.
Dean Jackson of blueseventy said: “To come out of the Ramada hotel in the Docklands and see an empty space where the vehicle was left is quite sickening, especially knowing all the effort that went into ensuring the elites had custom suits of their colour and size choice, and not forgetting all the stock destined for Great Scottish Swim athletes in September.”
Blueseventy request anyone with information to come forward. “If you are buying a suit from through a private sale please be vigilant and ask searching questions when being offered any suits for sale, either in person or online,” says Jackson. “An authorised blueseventy dealer is the only fully legitimate place to buy a suit.”
Anyone who comes across these suits, particularly those with the following elite athlete surnames, should contact blueseventy immediately; you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They are Helix elite suits with rear surname printing:
Allen, Lurz, Carry, Patten, Haerle, Wolfgarten, Oberson