Clear Gear to Help Protect USRowing Athletes in Rio

From USRowing

PRINCETON, N.J. – USRowing is pleased to announce it has partnered with Clear Gear Sports Spray to ensure the highest standard of health safety for the U.S. National Team competing in Rio next month.

“The safety and well being of our athletes is critical to us,” saysMichael Zimmer, National Team Programs Manager at USRowing.“We chose to take Clear Gear Sports Spray with us to Rio to help ensure our athletes health, so that they can concentrate on competing.”

The U.S. National Team will use Clear Gear Sports Spray to clean and disinfect boats, equipment and personal gear, which will help protect them from the spread of dangerous bacteria and viruses.

“We are extremely excited and proud to be working with USRowing, and we know that Clear Gear Sports Spray is the perfect product to help combat some of the unique challenges that our athletes are facing at this Olympics,” said Ray Terwilliger, CEO of Clear Gear. “Our partnership with the U.S. Rowing Team is a perfect match for Clear Gear, which kills bacteria and viruses on the equipment that may become contaminated during competition, enabling the athletes to focus on their primary objective, winning.”

Rowing competition begins August 6 in Rio de Janeiro.

About Clear Gear

Clear Gear is an EPA approved spray that cleans and disinfects athletic equipment and gear in one easy step. The company was created in 2012 after a founder was hospitalized with a strep infection contracted from contaminated hockey equipment. Clear Gear, a water-based, non-corrosive spray, kills even the most virulent strains of infectious bacteria including MRSA, Staph and Strep, as well as more than 50 other pathogens. It can be used to treat all types of sports equipment, from football pads to yoga mats, personal gear and everything in between. Clear Gear Sports Spray is used by teams in every major sports league including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS as well as more than a thousand colleges and high schools across the country.  Clear Gear Sports Spray was created with one goal in mind: help prevent the spread of illness and disease and to protect athletes and keep them in the game.

About USRowing

USRowing is a nonprofit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States. USRowing has 85,000 individual members and 1,300 member organizations, offering rowing programs for all. USRowing receives generous support from the National Rowing Foundation and its corporate sponsors and partners.

For more information, contact:

USRowing Communications, (609) 751-0710,

Clear Gear, Germaine Febles Andruss (203) 550-1864, or