Key Moments & Milestones

1966 - Greg Hind (a Pan-Am Gold Medalist and 2-time U.S. Olympic Trials Water Polo player) developed and patented the first ever Water Polo Protective Headgear, called G-H Ear Guard and founded the company, GH Company, Inc.

1968 - G-H Ear Guard was used in championship waterpolo.

1972 - Selected as exclusive supplier of Water Polo Earguard at the Olympic games

1972-1976 - Developed Swim Accessories that revolutionized the competitive swim industry: Compy Goggle* (patented), Lap Display (patented), and Hand Paddles

1976 - For the second time, selected as the exclusive supplier of Water Polo Earguard at the Olympic games

1977 - Developed our first piece of apparel – the Water Polo Suit**

1978 - Developed our first 2-Piece Competition Swimsuit for women**

1979 - Developed The First-ever Fitness Tight, the ST2 running tight (later to be known worldwide as the HIND Sportight**), a lycra running tight that revolutionized the fitness industry

1980 - Willie Gault wore the ST2 on the cover of Sports Illustrated, and the product took off

1980 - For the third time, selected as the exclusive supplier of Water Polo Earguard at the Olympic games

1983 - ST2’s name was changed to Sportight and known worldwide as the HIND Sporttight

1984 - Under the HIND Performance brand, introduced Polypropylene Sportight and Windjammer Suit

1985 - HIND entered the cycling market with development of the Tailwin Short

1986 - HIND introduced Animal Short**, The First-ever Compression Short, and developed ProCore fabric

1987 - HIND assisted W.L. Gore & Allied Fibers in the development of Dryline Fabric

1988 - HIND developed and marketed first Dryline Sportight and first-ever women’s sportsbra: the Sportop

1989 - HIND patented the first-ever Women’s Support Top, The Sportop sports bra

1989 - HIND trademarked the Drylete name and introduced Night Blade Reflective Cycle Short. Greg Hind was named California and Western Region Entrepreneur of the Year

1990 - HIND introduced Prime Inner Line

1991 - HIND developed the first-ever technical apparel line for women only and introduces Tour Suede Inner Liner

1992 - HIND pioneered and introduced Dryplex fabric to Sporting Goods Industry

1995 - HIND developed and patented first-ever Cycling Short with Flat Seam**, revolutionizing the cycling industry

1995 - Greg Hind sold the Hind Performance brand, and started GH Sports, continuing to design and manufacture run, cycle, swim, fitness, and triathlon apparel; selling direct to consumer

1996 - GHSports.com online store was launched

2010 - GH developed the new Aqua Line for aqua aerobics

2010 - Greg Hind was named the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year

2014 - GH moved our retail and manufacturing facility back to our Award-winning Original HIND Performance headquarters (built in 1987) at 3765 S. Higuera Street, Suite 100, on the corner of Hind Lane in San Luis Obispo, California.

2016 - Celebrated our company’s 50th Anniversary and launched the 50th Anniversary Edition of our iconic men’s and women’s Munich Tights**

 

 


*Compy Goggle: the same iconic goggle is now manufactured by a different company, which we still sell today and are sought after by many who only wear Compy to this day.

** We continue to manufacture and sell these products and are sought after by countless long-standing customers who date back to our HIND days.