FINA Bans Racing Suits for 2010, Goodbye to the LZR and blueseventy

25 07 2009

On Friday the governing body of swimming – FINA voted to ban the controversial racing suits for 2010. The final vote will take place this coming week but all reports are that the vast majority of the suits on the market will soon be banned by FINA. This includes the Speedo LZR Racer, BlueSeventy Nero, Aqua Zone Renegade, Jaked, and the new TYR A7 racing swim suits. The FINA list (RULE SW10.7) of banned swimsuits should be released by the end of September. Reports are that there will be no material allowed below the knees and no material on the arms for both men and women. The men’s suits cannot go above the waist and the most important ruling will be textiles only. This will outlaw all of the non-permeable material swim suits.

In the mean time the suit companies will be appealing the decision and jocking for a position on the approved list of swimsuits. Speedo has already started with the following statement:

Speedo is fully committed to safeguarding the reputation of the sport of swimming at every level and for this reason we will await a confirmation from FINA about their final decision regarding approved swimwear rules for 2010 before making further comment.

However, we would like to re-iterate that Speedo has always operated within the rules of the sport and will continue to do so, investing in research and development to ensure that we continue to lead the way in high performance swimwear that meets the approval of both the governing body and the most important people, the athletes themselves.

As a forward thinking company, that has invested millions in R&D, we believe that technology “properly monitored and adhering to guidelines – does have a place in all sport. Any move which seems to take the sport back two decades“ such as a possible return to the traditional female swimsuit and male jammer – is a retrograde step that could be detrimental to the future of swimming.

We recognise the catastrophic effect and controversy that the introduction of fully non-permeable wetsuits by certain manufacturers has had on the sport of swimming in recent months. Speedo has always believed that there is no place in the sport for buoyancy aids. We were and remain highly supportive of FINA’s Dubai Charter which recommended the banning of these suits from January 2010, whilst allowing some elements of non-permeable materials.

The Speedo LZR Racer suit, which was developed in strict accordance with FINA rules and regulations and fully approved by FINA in 2007, has had an unprecedented positive impact on the sport of swimming since its launch. Developed over a three year period with the input of over 400 swimmers, coaches and experts, the swimming community by and large welcomed the benefits the suit brings whilst recognising that it upheld the integrity of athletes as it does not aid buoyancy.

For over 80 years, we have taken a lead role in supporting the sport from grass roots all the way to elite levels. We have been responsible for every major ‘legal’ innovation in swimwear since 1928. Speedo remains totally dedicated to the sport of swimming at every level.





Blue Seventy Nero and Aqua Zone Renegade Suits are Now Shipping

17 03 2009

The Blue Seventy Nero swimsuits and the Aqua Zone Renegade swimsuits are back in-stock and shipping. Be sure to order yours today before they are sold out again. Both of these new racing suits are smashing swimming time records across the country and throughout the world. The super fast Yamamoto SCS fabric with hydrophobic skin and a drag coefficient of only 0.032 (over 50 times lower than skin) accually reduces friction drag through the water. Helix technology improves fit and allows for a better swim stroke. Blue 70 and Aqua Zone Renegade are both approved for use in all FINA events. The D&J Sports swimshop is now shipping racing swimsuits for YMCA nationals and other championship swim meets.





Aqua Zone Renegade Racing Suits Now Available

3 03 2009

The Aqua Zone Renegade racing swimsuits are a specially designed suit to challenge the speed with the irreverence of those who challenge their limits. The Renegade is structurally designed to suit the high performance swimmer who trains aggressively to achieve extraordinary results. Manufactured with the latest Japanese technology based on water drag coefficient to improve speed. By using compression on specific body areas it eliminates passive drag caused by the natural movement of muscles. One of the best swimsuits on the planet for the best swimming performance. FINA has approved this suit. It is acceptable for all international, USASwimming, and NCAA competitions. Please check with your local high school regulatory body or USA Swimming Local Swim Committee (LSC) to make sure that no local regulations prohibit the suit. The Aquazone Renegade is made of the same material made popular by the Blue Seventy Company, with superior manufacturing at a better price. These suits are resistant to pool chemicals which make this suit last for a full season or fast racing.

 

The new Aqua Zone Renegade swimsuits are now available for purchase. They come in several different body styles for both men and women. The Aqua Zone Renegade men’s styles include the Full Body suit, the Knee Suit, and the Legskin suit or Ankle suit. The Aqua Zone Renegade women’s styles include the Full Body suit, the Knee Suit and the Strap Suit or record breaker back leg suit. Get yours now at D&J Sports.





Blue Seventy has some new competition

2 03 2009
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Aqua Zone Renegade

New Aqua Zone Renegade

  

 

 

 

Looking for performance? Aqua Zone is dedicated to helping swimmers of all ages dare to dream. They are leading swimsuit manufacturer from Mexico and now they have a swimsuit made of the same extremely fast fabric as the Blue Seventy Nero swimsuits. The Aqua Zone Renegade swimsuits are designed for the high performance swimmer that trains and competes to achieve extraordinary results. RENEGADE Dreamed by many, designed by Aqua Zone. Made with a Nylon elastic Knitted fabric with our unique nano super composite skin technology that reduces water absorption while providing flexibility, durability and comfort. The Renegade is 4 times less resistant to water and low drag coefficient, high water repellency, and it is light weight and quick drying. The perfect fit to help streamline the body and undulation reduction. You will see this suit on many college teams across the country this championship season.

 

- Engineered compression in targeted areas along the muscular contours of the body optimizing performance.

- Keep water in its place! Our “hydrophobic” fabric coated with a micro neoprene layer provides an amazing a 0.032 drag coefficient (over 50 times less than shaved skin) combined with a Low profile silhouette, Water repellency, Highly compressive, chlorine resistant, fast drying and you’ve got yourself the best damn suit in the world!!!!

- This suit will last you a whole season, not just 3 swim meets.

- One more thing, the Aqua Zone Renegade suit is approved by FINA for Pool and open water events.

 

 

 








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