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John Mix

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John Mix, Bruckner Chase and Tammy Choy at the FINIS-sponsored Monterey Beach SportsFest in Monterey Bay, California
The FINIS Stream was nominated for the 2019 the WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year category

John Mix is the co-founder and President of FINIS, the leader in technical swimming products. Mix swam and played water polo in high school with teammate and FINIS co-founder Pablo Morales and water polo at University of California Santa Barbara. FINIS was founded in 1992 with a concept of introducing a monofin as a training aid for swimmers to improve strength, conditioning and streamlining. John’s interest in product development and his relationships with coaches & athletes have been a great value to FINIS. The FINIS vision remains to motivate every person in the world to swim better, swim often and train smarter.

Innovative Products

His products including the Agility Paddles, the Axis Buoy, and the Neptune MP3 Player have won prestigious Red Dot awards for their innotavie designs.

2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The FINIS SwiMP3 X18 was nominated for the 2012 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year as follows:

FINIS SwiMP3 X18 has changed the way many athletes swim. This waterproof MP3 player provides the highest quality underwater sound without the use of ear buds, thanks to its revolutionary Bone Conduction audio transmission. Swimmers enjoy the SwiMP3 on long open water swims or during pool workout. The SwiMP3 attaches securely to goggle straps and rests on the cheekbones so it does not interfere with proper swimming technique. Because the SwiMP3 does not require ear buds, swimmers are still able to hear voices, sounds and directions during open water swims. For its healthy 2GB of storage, for its functionality that enables aquatic athletes to listen to music, audio books and podcasts with a surprisingly clarity of sound and ease of use, the FINIS SwiMP3 is a worthy nominee for the 2012 WOWSA Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Nomination

The FINIS Stream was nominated for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year Award as follows:

Waterproof cassette players were around in the 1990's, waterproof MP3 players came to market in the 2000s. Through their swim laboratory in Silicon Valley, FINIS developed breakthrough underwater headphones using its patented bone conduction technology. Small speakers vibrate at their temples that create crystal clear sound underwater. While legacy products still use MP3 audio files, FINIS Stream allows swimmers to pair with their smartwatch and stream their favorite music, audio books or podcasts directly from Spotify, Apple Music or other preferred services. For utilization of FINIS' market-leading underwater bone conduction technology that easily connects with goggles to enhance the auditory experience for swimmers, for designing an innovative product that does not need ear buds while comfortably providing crystal clear sound in the water, and for enabling up to 5 hours of continuous music on a single charge, the FINIS Stream is a worthy nominee for the 2019 World Open Water Swimming Offering of the Year.

FINIS Duo Underwater MP3 Player

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