7 Worldwide Winners in Airtime Watertime Design Contest

7 Worldwide Winners in Airtime Watertime Design Contest

  • Airtime Watertime® has announced seven winners for designs of their kid Floater® suit
  • The winning designs will be available to order for the public

SANTA BARBARA, California, June 08, 2017. — Airtime Watertime® has announced seven worldwide winners in their 2017 International Floater® design contest. Winners from all over the world were chosen by popular vote.

"We wanted to make it fun for young kids to design the art/graphics of a wetsuit," said Mark Okrusko, surfer-turned-inventor and owner of Airtime Watertime. “The contest was focused on inspiring human potential.”

“We had a 150 kids from all over the world—in Europe, in Asia, the Pacific Rim—and the United States enter with some great and creative designs,” said Ruth Wishengrad, Director of Operations for Airtime Watertime. “It was so hard to choose that we opened the decision to public voting and received thousands of votes. It was very competitive. In the end, the seven suits with the highest vote counts were chosen as winners.”

There were four winners from the United States: Adelina from Santa Barbara, CA; Jenna and Sadie from Santa Barbara, CA; and Sophie from Yuma, AZ; There were three winners from Asia and the Pacific: Worth from Manila, Philippines; and Linh and Hoàng from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

“Each contest winner will receive a flotation suit made from their winning design, and their design will also be available (in kid's sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12) for purchase to the public,” said Wishengrad.

Eight suits were also selected for honorable mention.

The Airtime Watertime® Floater® is a new kind of wetsuit that adds buoyancy to a swimmer and allows people to swim faster with half the effort or to easily tread water. "It helps kids and adults have the confidence in swimming while also reducing our environmental impact on the reefs of the world,” added Okrusko.

To see the winning designs and learn more about the designers, go to click here