Breeja Larson Joins Mutual of Omaha Gold Medal Team
OMAHA, Neb., November 18, 2014 – Olympian Breeja Larson has joined Mutual of Omaha’s Gold Medal Team, a select group of active and retired swimmers, sponsored by Mutual of Omaha, who represent the sport to young people across the country.
A first-time Olympian in London in 2012, Larson took home a gold medal swimming in the preliminaries as part of the 400-meter medley relay team. In 2013, she won gold in the 400-meter medley relay and posted top-five finishes in the 50-meter and 100-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Championships. She qualified for that meet with wins in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke at Nationals. She is currently training with a goal of making the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro.
In March, the company announced the addition of Matt McLean, Anthony Ervin, Allison Schmitt, Caitlin Leverenz, Jimmy Feigen, Conor Dwyer and Michael Andrew had joined Josh Davis, Matt Grevers, Misty Hyman, Ian Crocker, Jason Lezak and Dana Vollmer. Larson’s addition brings the company’s Gold Medal Team count to 14 athletes.
“Breeja Larson is an excellent addition to round out our Gold Medal Team of athletes. She and the others are amazing representatives of the sport for aspiring young athletes,” said John Hildenbiddle, senior vice president of Brand Management and Public Relations at Mutual of Omaha. “We look forward to cheering her on in her successes.”
The Gold Medal Team is a key component of Mutual of Omaha’s sponsorship of USA Swimming, the national governing body of amateur swimming that fields the U.S. National Team.
While supporting the national organization, Mutual also has extended its support to local swim clubs throughout the nation. Mutual also sponsors the Mutual of Omaha BreakOut! Swim Clinic program, a unique swim clinic experience developed by Davis and designed to inspire and motivate a new generation of swim stars to pursue their dreams.
Mutual’s sponsorship of USA Swimming athletes is a key component of its sponsorship program, which also includes sponsorship of professional golf, Andretti Autosport racing and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.
Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance, banking and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States.