Wahoo opens new science center featuring Master Spas swim spa
August 26, 2022
H2X Challenger 18D Pro allows team to analyze swim performance, technique
FORT WAYNE, Ind. — AUGUST 26, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – With a dedication for innovation and helping athletes reach their goals, Master Spas is pleased to announce that a swim spa is a part of Wahoo’s cutting-edge Sports Science Center.
The Sports Science Center recently celebrated its grand opening in Boulder, Colorado. The facility will allow Wahoo’s team to support its sponsored athletes while performing research that will influence the company’s future innovations.
“We believe that to be the best in endurance sports you need to have the best tools, and to support our multisport community the Master Spa swim spa helps us cater to the ‘ever-evolving’ needs of athletes by integrating leading edge sports science with our comprehensive ecosystem of products and services through the work done at the Wahoo Sports Science Center,” says Colin Eustace, Wahoo VP of Global Marketing. “Our technical partnership with the Ironman group as well as sponsoring champions like Jan Frodeno and Lucy Charles show our commitment to the world of multisport.”
With a commitment to not just cyclists but all athletes, including those in multi-sport, Wahoo partnered with Master Spas to install a swim spa at the Boulder facility. The Wahoo Sports Science team will utilize the swim spa for athlete testing and analysis.
“Having the Master Spas H2X Challenger 18D Pro really expands our ability to properly assess triathletes in our new Wahoo Sports Science Center lab and really sets us apart for any other physiology lab that I’ve worked in over the past 20 years,” says Neal Henderson, Head of Wahoo Sports Science
The H2X Challenger 18D Pro is a jetted swim spa designed with the endurance athlete in mind. With six VIP jets and three dedicated swim pumps, the swim spa provides a smooth, wide current for stationary swimming. Athletes can swim as fast as 1:10 per 100-meter pace in the H2X Challenger 18D Pro.
“Working with Wahoo and the Sports Science team, Master Spas has demonstrated its commitment to triathletes,” says Kevin Richards, Vice President for Sales and Marketing. “A swim spa provides a unique opportunity for swimmers and coaches to get instant feedback on their technique. We’re excited to see the Wahoo team take it a step further at the new facility.”
The Wahoo team is led by Head of Sports Science, Neal Henderson. Additional team members include Dr Ginger Gottschall, Director of Applied Research; Mac Cassin, Senior Sports Scientist; Rupert Harold, Operations Manager; and Jeff Hoobler, Strength and Movement Specialist.
About Master Spas
Master Spas is based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Operating out of a state-of-the-art, 45-acre campus, we are the largest swim spa manufacturer in the world, and largest portable spa and hot tub manufacturer that makes 100% of our product in the USA. Our management team has over 200 years of spa manufacturing success, and one of the strongest track records in the industry.
About Wahoo Fitness
Located in Atlanta, GA, Wahoo Fitness’ vision is to be a global leader in smart fitness and training — by creating a full ecosystem of sensors and devices for runners, cyclists, and general fitness enthusiasts.
About Wahoo Sports Science
Led by a team of world renowned and respected coaches, sports scientists and specialists, Wahoo Sports Science combines research, expertise, and testing through physiology, biomechanics of movement, nutrition and sport psychology to consistently deliver leading hardware innovations and training solutions.