Speedo Racing Swimsuit Trends

17 01 2012

Speedo racing swimsuit trends dictate what other brands will turn out each season. The 2012 Olympics means plenty of new trends for competitive racing

Speedo Fastskin3 Kneeskin

Speedo Racing Swimsuit

swimsuits. Olympic swimmers know that fit matters most when it comes to finding the right swimsuit for a major competition. Finding the right fit means designating certain suits for different purposes.

1. Find the right fit for practice means looser fits. Relaxed and slightly loose swimwear is comfortable for practice. Speedo has special elastic in their swimsuits to prevent constriction, even with a more fitted swimsuit. The leg openings on a practice swimsuit should be slightly roomy, but still sit flush to the skin. Not every swimmer wants them as tight as the leg openings on competitive swimwear. For the 2012 Olympics and any major competitive swim meet, you’ll notice tight leg openings and nylon fabrics for swimwear.

2. Olympic swimmers are picky about their fabrics for swimsuits. You’ll notice many aerodynamic suits at the 2012 Olympics and for good reason. These thin, fitted suits sit like a second skin on a swimmer’s body, making it easy to swim fast and move freely under water. Olympic swimmers know that a suit’s fit and fabric can help or hinder their performance. One popular trend is for Olympic swimmers to wear full body suits. These are often more expensive than other swimsuits, but are well worth the money since they are ideal for competitive swimming. Innovative fabrics and techniques are implemented for these full body suits. Full body suits should be very snug, but never too tight or cut off circulation. These full body suits may not affect your performance while practicing, but the aerodynamic fabric will potentially help shave seconds off competitive meets.

3. Be careful with swimsuit straps. The vast majority of swimsuits do not have straps. Swimsuit straps slow down competitive swimmers, so straps are usually an extension of the torso portion of the suit. Competitive swimmers don’t need tie-style straps holding them down. Make sure armholes are wide enough to be comfortable, but never with excess or puckering fabric in any area.

4. Be sure there’s adequate coverage in the back. Like with armholes, there shouldn’t be any tugging or puckering in the bottom area for women or men. If the style doesn’t seem to work with your shape, try a different style versus changing sizes in the exact same suit. You’ll notice that Olympic swimmers wear different styles of swimsuits and this is because they choose what works for their bodies while staying within the competition’s swimwear guidelines.

Check out a Speedo racing swimsuit the next time you’re looking for a new suit. You’ll notice Speedo is a brand favored by Olympic athletes and competitive swimmers around the globe.





Now Available Speedo LZR Elite Female Recordbreaker

30 01 2010

Speedo LZR Elite Female RecordbreakerThe fastest legal swimsuit for 2010 is the Speedo LZR Elite and the latest body style, the Female Recordbreaker is now available. The Speedo LZR EliteRecordbreaker is the fastest swimsuit on the market and you can get yours today. D&J Sports swimshop just received a shipment of the new female recordbreaker back style. This swimsuit features the classic racing cut along with the quickest swimsuit fabric. The LZR Pulse material is above and beyond anything else that is available now and with the boned seams of the Speedo LZR Elite, you will have the fastest swimsuit in the pool.





Is my swimsuit legal?

23 01 2010

We have been getting a lot of questions about legal swimsuits, such as: Is my swimsuit legal? Is my swimsuit legal for high school? Is my swimsuit legal for USA Swimming? I don’t see my swimsuit on the approved list of swimsuits?

Well hopefully the following updated list of FINA approved swimsuits will help answer your questions. All of the racing swimsuits on this list are approved for high school swimming, USA Swimming, YMCA swim meets, and college meets. But as last year showed us you might want to check with the governing body or with the swim meet refs to see if they have any further restrictions on swimsuits.

FINA 2010 List of Approved Swimsuits
Brand

Akron

Suit Name

Diamond

Style Number

117 WELS

Suit Styling

classic

Gender

women

Akron Diamond 124 SWIMFAST pants-short men
Akron Diamond 120 SWEEPY full-knee women
Akron Diamond 115 WAVE classic men
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-FTOB classic women
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-FTOBS classic women
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-FKSOB open back full-knee women
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-FKSOB closed back full-knee women
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-FKSOBS open back full-knee women
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-MJ pants-short men
Aquazone Q-GOLD QGOLD-MJS pants-short men
Aquazone R-1   pants-short men
Aquazone R-1   classic women
Aquazone R-1   full-knee women
Aquazone R3 R3-FTOB classic women
Aquazone R3 R3-FKSOB full-knee women
Aquazone R3 R3-MJ pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A classic men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A classic women
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A full-knee women
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version A full-knee women
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin Version B pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution   pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution   full-knee women
Arena Italia S.p.A. Powerskin R-Evolution   classic women
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   classic men
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   pants-short men
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   classic women
Arena Italia S.p.A. X-Flat   full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10011 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10021 classic women
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10031 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10131 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10141 classic women
Asics Swim Wear 2010 TI10151 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I ALS344 classic women
Asics Swim Wear I ALS345 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear I AMA344 classic men
Asics Swim Wear I AMA345 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I ALS423 classic women
Asics Swim Wear I ALS424 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear I AMA423 classic men
Asics Swim Wear I AMA424 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I ALS425 classic women
Asics Swim Wear I ALS426 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear I AMA425 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I AMA426 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I ALS417 classic women
Asics Swim Wear I ALS418 full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear I AMA417 classic men
Asics Swim Wear I AMA418 pants-short men
Asics Swim Wear I ALS03S classic women
Asics Swim Wear I ALS15S full-knee women
Asics Swim Wear I AMA03S classic men
Asics Swim Wear I AMA15S pants-short men
Blueseventy Nero TX Jammer   pants-short men
Blueseventy Nero TX Kneeskin   full-knee women
Blueseventy Nero TX Racer   classic women
Descente Aile bleue ARN-6009M classic men
Descente Aquaforce 1 FAR-9508MN pants-short men
Descente Aquaforce 2 FAR-9508MS pants-short men
Descente Aquaforcee 1 FAR-9502WN full-knee women
Descente nux-F  1 ARN-6012WN classic women
Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6015N classic men
Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6014N pants-short men
Descente nux-F 1 ARN-6011WN full-knee women
Descente nux-F 2 OAR-0539N classic men
Descente nux-F 2 OAR -0534WN classic women
Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9529MN classic men
Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9528MN pants-short men
Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9524WH classic women
Descente nux-W 1 FAR-9522WN full-knee women
Descente nux-W 2 OAR-0529MN classic men
Descente nux-W 2 OAR-0524WHN classic women
Descente Shin_rev ARN-8509M classic men
Descente Shin_rev ARN-8504W classic women
Descente Shin_rev 1 ARN-8508MN pants-short men
Descente Shin_rev 1 ARN-8502WN full-knee women
Descente   OAR-0528M pants-short men
Descente   OAR-0522W full-knee women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-62W full-knee open back women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-63W full-knee close back women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-64W classic women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-65M pants-short men
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-66M classic men
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-52W full-knee open back women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-53W full-knee close back women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-54W classic women
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-55M pants-short men
Descente AQUAFORCE KRBR10-56M classic men
Descente New Collection PARN10F-13 pants-short men
Descente New Collection PARN10F-68 pants-short men
Descente New Collection PARN10F-65 classic men
Descente New Collection PARN10F-70 classic men
Descente New Collection PARN10F-13T pants-short men
Descente shin_rev PARN10F-71 full-knee women
Descente shin_rev PARN10F-66 classic women
Descente shin_rev PARN10F-72 pants-short men
Descente shin_rev PARN10F-73 classic men
Diana Subamarine 213W full-knee women
Diana Submarine 201M pants-short men
Diana Submarine 243W full-knee women
Diana SUBMARINE 302M classic men
Diana SUBMARINE 306W classic women
Engine Wingskin   pants-short men
Engine Wingskin   full-knee women
NSA EURAS NSA WK-Short   pants-short men
NSA EURAS NSA WK-Suit   full-knee women
ZAOSU EURAS ZAOSU WK-Short   pants-short men
ZAOSU EURAS ZAOSU WK-Suit   full-knee women
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Brief classic men
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Bladeback classic women
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Race John full-knee women
Finis Inc. Hydrospeed 2 Jammer pants-short men
Jaked J09 SOFT full-knee women
Jaked J11 WATER ZERO full-knee women
Japana BRS-TX.tig TR-3S11000SS pants-short men
Japana BRS-TX.tig TR-3S21000SS full-knee women
Japana Jet Swim.tig TR-3S11020SS pants-short men
Japana Jet Swim.tig TR-3S11030SS pants-short men
Japana Jet Swim.tig TR-3S21020SS full-knee women
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S11010SS (A) pants-short men
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S21010SS (A) full-knee women
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S11010SS (B) – D pants-short men
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S11010SS (B) – D2 pants-short men
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S21010SS (B) – F full-knee women
Japana Top Body.tig TR-3S21010SS (B) – F2 full-knee women
Lane 4 Blue Spider   pants-short men
Lane 4 Night Spider   classic women
Lane 4 Pink Spider   pants-short men
Lane 4 Spider in Mission   classic women
Lane 4 Spider in Mission   full-knee women
Mad Wave Bodyshell    full-knee women
Maru MX1 FS3587 classic women
Maru MX1 FS3588 full-knee women
Maru MX1 MS3589 pants-short men
Miyata Corp. Aqua Wing MYT-2010-M pants-short men
Miyata Corp. Aqua Wing MYT-2010-W full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 3 pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 2 classic women
Mizuno Corporation Accel Suits 1 full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 4 classic men
Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 3 pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 2 classic women
Mizuno Corporation Mighty Line 1 full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation ML   classic women
Mizuno Corporation ML   classic men
Mizuno Corporation ML   full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation ML   pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation MX   pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation MX   full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation MX-01   classic women
Mizuno Corporation MX-01   pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation MX-01   full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation RX A pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation RX A(L) pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation RX A(T) pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation RX B full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation RX B(L) full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation RX B(T) full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 4 pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 3 classic women
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 2 full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim 1 full-knee women
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim   classic women
Mizuno Corporation Sunny Swim   classic men
Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 3 pants-short men
Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 2 classic women
Mizuno Corporation Water Gene 1 full-knee women
Modeta Style AXIS 1310   full-knee women
Mosconi Titanium TRIGGER pants-short men
Mosconi Titanium TRIGGER BLACK pants-short men
Mosconi Titanium SCALE BLACK classic women
Mosconi Titanium GEEP BLACK full-knee women
Nike Hydra N74190 classic women
Nike Hydra N74204 full-knee women
Nike Hydra N76002 classic men
Nike Hydra TCSS0090 classic women
Nike Hydra – Jammer N76000 pants-short men
Nike Hydra II – brief TCSS0096 classic men
Nike Hydra II – jammer TCSS0097 pants-short men
Nike Hydra II – knee suit TCSS0099 full-knee women
Nike Hydra II S TCSS0086 classic women
Nike Hydra S TCSS0088 classic women
Nike Swift II TCSS0094 classic women
Nike Swift II TCSS0095 full-knee women
Nike Swift II – brief TCSS0092 classic men
Nike Swift II -Jammer TCSS0093 pants-short men
Nike Swift II S TCSS0084 classic women
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light   classic women
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light SM-001-LIGHT pants-short men
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Light K SW-001-LIGHT-K full-knee women
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Orbit SM-002-ORBIT pants-short men
Rocket Science Sports Rocket Orbit SW-002-ORBIT classic women
Speedo AQUABLADE Record Breaker (Non-lined version) classic women
Speedo AQUABLADE Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo AQUABLADE Hydroshort (Non-lined version) pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo Fastskin Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin FS II Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo Fastskin FS II Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin XT Brief classic men
Speedo Fastskin XT Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Fastskin XT Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo FSPro (USA Version) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo FSPro (USA Version) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo FSPro (USA Version) Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo FSPro (Japanese Version) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo FSPro (Japanese Version) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (M3) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (M5) Brief classic men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (M6) Aquashort pants-short men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (W13) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (W9) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT (W11) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid (M2) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid (W3) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT Hybrid (W4) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT II (W5) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT II (W7) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT II (W8) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W (M4) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W (W14) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W (W10) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W (W12) Record Breaker classic women
Speedo Japanese Fastskin XT W II (W6) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo LZR Racer Pro (Japanese Version) Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Racer Pro (Japanese Version) Record Breaker Knee full-knee women
Speedo LZR Racer Pro (Japanese Version) Record Breaker  classic women
Speedo LZR Racer Comp Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Racer Comp Record Breaker  classic women
Speedo LZR Racer Comp Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo LZR Racer Pro Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker classic women
Speedo LZR Racer Pro Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Jammer pants-short men
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker classic women
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Record Breaker Kneeskin full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-011 pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-018 classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-016 full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-021A pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-021N pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-028A classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-028N classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-026A full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-026N full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-051A pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-051N pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-058A classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-058N classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-056A full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-056N full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-041M pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-048M classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-046M full-knee women
Sports Hig   KOZ-801 pants-short men
Sports Hig   KOZ-803 classic women
Sports Hig   KOZ-804 full-knee women
Turbo Ultimate Power 77215 pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION   pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION   classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION   classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. FUSION   full-knee women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer C Series classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer C Series classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Straight Racer C Series classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Titan Racer classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback C Series classic Women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback  SII classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Openback C Series classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light Aeroback  SII C Series full-knee women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light   pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light   full-knee women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series   pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series   full-knee women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series   classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light B-Series   classic women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light C-Series   full-knee women
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light C-Series   pants-short men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light X-Series   classic men
Tyr Sports Inc. Tracer Light X-Series   classic women
Way Funky FT34M   pants-short men
Yingfa   912 classic women
Yingfa   921 classic women
Yingfa   925 full-knee women
Yingfa   929 classic women
Yingfa   937 full-knee women
Yingfa   955 classic women
Yingfa   982 classic women
Yingfa   983 classic women
Yingfa   9102 pants-short men
Yingfa   9205 pants-short men
Yingfa   9402 pants-short men




First Look at Speedo LZR Elite Racing Suits

11 11 2009

Speedo LZR Elite JammerHere is our first look at the all new 2010 Speedo LZR Elite Racing swimsuits. The next generation of performance swimwear inspired by the Speedo LZRSpeedo LZR Elite Female Kneeskin Racer swimsuit has been approved by FINA. The new Elite style is legal with the new FINA rules that come into effect in January 2010. The Speedo LZR Racer Elite suit is available now for preordering with delivery in mid-late December. The Speedo LZR Elite is one of the most comprehensive and technically advanced performance swimsuits available to competitive swimmers. Order your LZR Elite suit today from D&J Sports Swim Shop.





2010 Speedo LZR Elite Swimsuits Preordering

5 11 2009

The new 2010 Speedo LZR Elite suits are now available for preordering. The Speedo LZR Elite will be the replacement for the Speedo LZR Racer. It uses the same LZR Pulse fabric as both the LZR Racer and the Speedo FS-Pro swimsuits do. Plus it has bonded seams just like the LZR Racer. Which reduce drag and create a more streamline suit. The new Speedo LZR Elite suit is available in 2 female styles including the Recordbreaker and the recordbreaker knee suit. The male style is the Speedo LZR Elite jammer. Order yours today for delivery estimated sometime in mid to late December 2009. Just in time for the 2010 championship racing season. The Speedo LZR Elite is FINA approved and can be used for High School and NCAA swimming competitions. Preorders are available from D&J Sports Swim Shop.





Announcing Speedo’s Newest Racing Suit

28 10 2009

The next evolution in racing is about to hit the market starting in November. Speedo has released the timeline for the new swimsuits delivery and the new Speedo racing suits that are set to replace the banned Speedo LZR Racer swimsuits.

Here is the press release from Speedo:

Speedo, the world’s leading swimwear brand, has announced that its new generation of performance swimwear inspired by the Speedo LZR Racer suit has been approved by FINA. The range is fully compliant with the new FINA rules that come into effect from January 2010.

The Speedo LZR Racer Elite suit, Speedo LZR Racer Pro suit and Speedo LZR Racer Comp suit will be phased-in to the market from November 2009, January 2010 and mid-2010, respectively, with supply increasing as our manufacturing capacity allows.

This is Speedo’s most comprehensive and technically advanced range of performance swimwear to date and caters for every level of competitive swimming.

More information about the new Speedo LZR Racer Elite suits to come soon. Please keep checking our blog for the lastest information.








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