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Kathleen Johnston Earns USOC Developmental Coach of the Year Honors

This year United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced Kathleen Johnston, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and owner of TriSuccess Multisport Coaching LLC, as the 2013 Developmental Coach of the Year. She is the first triathlon coach to win an award from … Continue reading

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Amputee Blade Runners Head to Endeavor Games

The Amputee Blade Runners are heading to Oklahoma City for this year’s Endeavor Games, and Swiftwick was there to wish them a safe voyage and good luck! Amputee Blade Runners, an organization founded by Ryan Fann, Aaron Fitsimmons, and Nick … Continue reading

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Bladerunner, Jeff Glasbrenner, Heading Back to Boston with Two Teammates

Last year, Swiftwick VALOR athlete, Jeff Glasbrenner, barely escaped tragedy as he was approaching the 26 mile mark of the Boston Marathon when the bombs exploded near the finish line. “I was at mile 25.9 [0.3-miles from the finish line]. I … Continue reading

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Swiftwick Helping Amputee Athletes Prepare for Paralympic Summer Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro

Swiftwick is proud to play an integral part in helping the most elite para-athletes in the U.S – and the world – train and compete at higher levels using our American-made compression products. Continue reading

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inMotion Magazine features Swiftwick’s Valor Amputee Sock

Praised for its effectiveness in managing moisture and bacteria buildup inside the extreme environment of a prosthetic limb, Swiftwick’s Valor liner sock is currently being distributed by multiple distributors: Cascade, JMS Plastics, Myrdal Orthopedic Technologies and SPS. Continue reading

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Soldier Salute for Valor

On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. Continue reading

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Swiftwick Amputee Runner Narrowly Escapes Tragedy at Boston Marathon

“I was at mile 25.9 [0.3-miles from the finish line]. I heard a noise that sounded like a loud garbage truck. They shut the race down right away! People were standing all together. We didn’t know what happened at first then the spectators told us of the bombs! People started crying…” Continue reading

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New Valor Compression Liner Sock Video Released

Since the earliest recorded prosthetic limbs made by the Egyptians, (circa 1000 B.C.) amputees and the specialists who fabricate prosthetic limbs have struggled to find an effective solution for managing moisture and bacteria buildup inside the prostheses. Utilizing the very latest in fiber and antimicrobial technologies, Swiftwick, Inc. has found a solution to this 3,000 year-old challenge in the release of the Valor compression liner sock. Continue reading

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Swiftwick’s Valor Compression Liner Sock Being Featured at National Conference

For amputee patients who chronically suffer from sweat, bacteria, wounds and volume fluctuations, this one simple solution addresses many of the most frustrating elements of wearing a prosthetic limb. Continue reading

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Swiftwick’s New VALOR Liner Sock for Amputees Official Release Announcement

The release of Swiftwick’s VALOR liner sock for amputees brings one of the most ingenious breakthroughs in the realm of prosthetics in a generation. Whether you are an arm or leg amputee, the VALOR liner sock addresses the 150 year old issue all amputees face – sweat build up inside the prosthesis. Infused with our patented active antimicrobial treatment with silver, this is the softest, most technologically advanced liner sock ever created. Continue reading

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