FINA has ruled that elite swimwear (technical suits) must now be made of 100% textile only fabric. Effective January 1, 2010, the Speedo LZR Racer may not be used. USA swimming and NCAA may soon decide to follow FINA’s mandate and ban the suit as well. Effective immediately this technical suit is not allowed in high-school competitions in the USA.All sales are final. No returns will be accepted.
Speedo's Aqualab has once again reinvented the technical suit. The Speedo
Fastskin Pro is lighter, faster and more powerful. It features quick drying fabric which is ideal for multiple swims on the same day, all the while enhancing performance. The unique water repellant coating limits water absorption which prolongs suit life. In order to provide optimum fit, Speedo
collected body scan data from hundreds of swimmers to ensure every stitch and seam was correctly placed. Unlike many technical suits, the seams are vertically oriented to reduce drag based on CFD analysis (Computational Fluid Dynamics). The specifically formulated compression formula now provides 15% more power and compression that any lightweight suit on the market. Compression also provides core stability and firmness during competition without feeling restrictive or heavy, which is so important in swimming. Speedo's special LZR pulse fabric, a high density microfiber fabric woven from chlorine resistant elastane and ultra fine nylon thread, provides the lowest water absorption rate of any woven fabric.
With all these benefits and features, it's quite evident how Speedo
retains longtime wearers of their highly advanced suits.
Recently, USA Swimming Head National Team Coach Mark Schubert was among many swimming insiders praising the new Fastskin FS Pro. "The FS Pro is taking swim suit technology to a whole new level", he said. "After breaking the 200 Butterfly world record, Michael Phelps commented to me 'on my last turn, I felt like I was shot out of a cannon in that suit. My legs felt so good". Since Michael Phelps tested and approved the suit, Speedo
is hard pressed to have a more authoritative nod. View our guide to putting on a Fastskin FS-Pro Suit