Hudson Aquatic Systems LLC announces that it has entered into an agreement with Lloy Ball, a Gold Medalist in volleyball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to endorse its aquatic therapy equipment, including therapy pools and underwater treadmill systems.

In a media release, George Hunter, president of Hudson Aquatic Systems, headquartered in Angola, Ind, believes Ball is a great fit for the company because “[he] represents the full spectrum of aquatic therapy use: from athletic training, performance and conditioning; to injury rehabilitation; to recovery; and daily improvement of quality of life.”

Ball’s volleyball experience includes NCAA Final Four appearances and individual awards; 14 years on the USA volleyball team, accumulating three medals, including Gold, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics; as well as 16 years playing professionally overseas with 17 championships and/or medals.

He is also the only American volleyball player to have captained a professional Russian team and have his jersey retired by a Russian club, according to the release.

Such a career gives Ball experience in training and conditioning—as well as injuries and rehabilitation, he notes in the release.

“I’ve had three knee procedures and numerous other rehab stints, and train 4 hours a day. I know how important training, conditioning, and physical therapy are,” he states.

The aquatic underwater treadmill line by Hudson Aquatic Systems is designed to help increase muscle mass, strength gains, and overall endurance without damaging hips, knees, and ankle joints. In addition, the therapeutic nature of these systems is great for the aching pain that comes with training and age, Ball explains in the release.

Ball is currently a high school volleyball coach and owner/operator of Team Pineapple Properties LLC, a club volleyball organization located in northeast Indiana.

[Source: Hudson Aquatics Systems LLC]