Swim Wear Poll - What Brand of Swim Wear do You wear - Speedo?
Speedo is the leading swim wear brand in the world. Speedo is also a common term for racing men's racing swim suits. Why don't we call them Tyrs or Nikes? Anyway... What swim wear brand do you wear? Speedo or another brand?
The Big Deal About Super Swimsuits - Technological Doping and…
Over the past 18 months [Feb 2008-Aug 2009], the swimming world has been in a frenzy over the emergence of technology. At the 2009 World Championships, the refrain about supersuits, echoed the volume and intensity of the last time we were in Rome for a World Championships, when the topic was doping, in 1994. Fifteen years later, the topic was the new high tech supersuits that have swept through t…
Are Super Swim Suits Good or Bad?
Should swim meets be about swimmers or swim suits? Have the super swim suits of 2008-2009 changed swimming forever? If so, can what has been done be undone? What is your take on all of it? Let us know!
FINA Moves to Control Swimsuit Technology
FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation) has started to move the line backward, beginning the process of undoing the record havoc caused by the amazing swimsuits of 2008, like the Speedo LZR. You can read the full press release from the Feb 2009 meeting and see the details of the new rules that may be put into place.
TYR Introduces FINA-Approved Tracer Rise Swimsuit
TYR's Tracer Rise features the first woven high performance urethane fabric ever used in competition. Wearing the Tracer Rise, Doug Van Wie set the World Record in the 4x100m Freestyle S.C. Relay. Featuring Rapid Boundary Technology™, the new patent-pending technical swimsuit was unequivocally approved for competition by FINA on April 12 2008.
Speedo's Fastskin LZR Racer - The Fastest Swim Suit in the World for 2008?
Speedo's new swimsuit, the Fastskin LZR Racer (Laser Racer - get it?) is out, as seen on the NBC Today Show. The suit looks fast, and with swimmers like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, and Kate Ziegler in them, I bet they will be the fastest swimsuit on the planet come Beijing during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Wetsuit Company blueseventy's pointzerothree Swim Suit an Official FINA Partner
In a recent press release, blueseventy (of triathlon wetsuit fame, formerly the Ironamn brand) announced a partnership with FINA as an officail partner for FINA's 2008 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup Series. blueseventy's pointzero3 will become the official "swim skin" for FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cups. What does this mean for the pool events in the Olympics? Will swimmers be wearing this suit brand instead of a Speedo, Arena, Nike, Tyr, Diana, Asics, etc.?
Speedo Unveils Lightweight Speed Suit, The Fastskin FS-PRO
Speedo announces the launch of the Fastskin FS-PRO swimsuit. The newest addition to the brand’s stable of elite speed suits, the Fastskin FS-PRO is a lightweight yet equally fast alternative to Speedo’s evolutionary Fastskin FSII suit, which was worn by swimmers who earned 47 medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics. Athletes will compete in the The...
A Guide to Choosing Swimsuits for Competitive and Fitness Swimmers
Competitive or fitness swimmers often need advice on selecting, sizing, and fitting a swimsuit. While the appearance of a swimsuit may not be as compelling an issue in competitive swimwear as it is in fashion swimwear, its fit and functionality are still just as important, if not more important. Odds are you have had some unanswered questions...
The About.com Guide to Fashion on swimwear.
About the "Y2K" Swimsuit
Swimsuits have come a long way since the early 1900's. Swimwear back then might have weighed up to 20 lbs. when wet and covered everything but the arms and face. One of the earliest elasticized suits, made by Jantzen in 1913, was basically a wool sweater cuff.