About Us

To Valued Dealers & Customers

            Six decades ago a young man had a dream to build the best competitive swim suits. He wanted to make suits that competitive swimmers wanted and needed, not what some bikini company thought would sell. In 1966 he made the first colored gum rubber racing cap, in 1977 the original swedish goggle and in 1980 the first cross back suit for competitive swimmers. Product development and innovation continues to this day. Over 75% of the company's product line wasn't made 5 years ago.

He had always made lifeguard suits, but in the late 70`s and early 80`s he witnessed a shocking trend in the lifeguard industry. No standard of care. Guards weren`t taking responsibility.  No pride in what they did. Wanting to reinvent the guard industry he developed a line of equipment that guards wanted and could take pride in.

Today Gulbenkian Swim offers one of the largest and most complete lines  of guard gear and medical equipment for guards in the industry.

Ten years ago he brought his only son into the business. Three years later his son seeing the need for medical product started a medical division, which is now flourishing. His son serves as head of the medical division and national  sales manager of the company.

That young man with a dream happened to be me...

With a team of dedicated people we always take pride in doing it right - in servicing the customer the way we wish to be served. When we make a mistake we correct it immediately. This is a true family business. Behind every Gulbenkian product there is Gulbenkian. Always has been, always will be...

We are not in it for a quick buck, but for a long-term relationship with our customers.  In celebration of our 46th year we have come out with our largest and most complete catalog ever. We tried to make it easy to read and to answer your questions before you ask them. Finally this catalog is dedicated to my mentor and a great humanitarian - the former swim coach at the Colgate university- Mark Randall. Without his love, help and understanding I would not be in this business today.

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