Category: HIND Performance

HINDsight: Development of the Original Swim Lap Display

June’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. In 1975, our founder, Greg Hind, developed and patented a swim accessory that would revolutionize the competitive swim industry: The Lap Display. Its popularity grew quickly. By 1976, the HIND Lap Counter was… Read more »

HINDSight: A team so good it makes two

April’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. Some people always find the bright side, the potential, the opportunity. Our founder, Greg Hind, was one of those. So was his former water polo coach Art Lambert. When Greg was just 21… Read more »

HINDsight: International Women’s Day & The First-Ever Technical Apparel Line Exclusively for Women

March’s “HINDsight 2020” – a monthly share where we take a moment to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we remember that in 1991 our founder, Greg Hind, worked with elite female athletes to design and fabricate the first-ever technical apparel line exclusively for women. In… Read more »

“The Sporting Life” by January Harris, Cal Poly Today – Fall 1989

In 2020, we have a monthly “HINDsight 2020” focus where we take a moment each month to reflect on our history to celebrate and be inspired. As we reflected on our founder’s creation of the first-ever sport tight [see also: First Ever Sport Tight ], we enjoyed reading how Cal Poly author shared Greg Hind… Read more »

A Munich Milestone – Continuing 30 Years of Tradition

GH Women's Munich Light Pant V2

It was spring of ’88 when our company (known as HIND Performance at that time) introduced the first-ever “loose fitting tight” to the fitness industry, calling it The Munich Tight.  It was one of its kind, an industry-changer, and it was manufactured in San Luis Obispo, CA where we design and manufacture our Munichs today…. Read more »

H20 Polo by GH – since 1966

Our founder, Greg Hind, had a reputation for doing what others could not – and that is especially true in the world of water polo! 1966: Invented & Patented Water Polo Protective Headgear Our innovative and inspirational founder Greg Hind, who was a Gold Medalist in Water Polo in the 1967 Pan American Games and… Read more »

The NEW GH Munich Sport Pant – 50th Anniversary Edition!

As a part of this year’s GH Sports 50th Anniversary Celebration, our design team sought out a thicker, softer fabric that more closely replicates the original fabric from the premier HIND Munich. The result? Our newest version of the GH Munich – the 50th Anniversary Edition for men & women The New Fabric This new… Read more »

Meeting the Demand for the HIND Sport Tights – the First Sport Tight in history.

Celebrating the Sport Tight’s 35th year anniversary this year, we sat down with Ron Supat, a talented engineer who worked for HIND Performance for 10 years and continues to work closely with GH Sports. During his time at HIND, Ron was the Plant Manager and Chief Industrial Engineer. In his story below, he shares his… Read more »

History of the Compy Swim Goggle developed in the 70’s

GH Sports Founder, Greg Hind, was awarded the patent for the Compy Goggle in 1975 (COMPY GOGGLE, US Patent No. D 237757) for a fourteen year term.  An “injection molded goggle,” it the largest selling product in HIND Performance’s accessory line and became known internationally for its unique patented design features. It was described as a low profile, distortion-free goggle that provided a crisp, clear view.  It… Read more »

Compy Goggles, and remembering Greg Hind

We regularly get new customers finding us via our original Hind compy goggles (now called the Water Gear Competition / compy goggles). Here is one story from a long-time loyal customer. IX. Of goggles, and remembering Greg Hind an article written by The Siljan Diary (Marathon Swimming in a Swedish Lake) I  discovered Hind goggles in 1981 when  I… Read more »