While briefs have long been the preferred competitive swimwear for men because they restrict movement less and don’t create as much resistance, many of the major swimwear brands, including Speedo, have created jammer-style suits that perform just as well or better than briefs. Custom Speedos can be a great way to swim your best and look your best in and out of the water. Because of the growing popularity of the best swim jammers, the Speedo LZR Elite is now available in two new colors to further expand the options for male swimmers.
A chic black and pink color combination makes an excellent choice for fashionable men who are looking for a way to show off their sense of style. While this color combination has long been viewed as a female option, Speedo recognized the new found appreciation men have for the colors. For this reason, they chose this as one of the new color combos for the Speedo LZR Racer Elite competitive swimwear.
The second new color combination for the Speedo LZR Elite line is a blue and green combination. These two colors are reminiscent of time spent on the beach and can be the perfect addition to any male swimmer’s swimwear collection. While many of the other colors available are paired with black or navy blue to temper the bright colors, this design features two bright colors so you can really stand out among the other swimmers.
Many male swimmers have gotten on board with the fast growing trend of wearing the best swim jammers instead of settling for the briefs of the past. The Speedo LZR Racer Elite is one of Speedo’s top-selling competitive swimwear options. While it was previously available in an array of seven color combinations, Speedo saw a need to add a few more. With the addition of these two new color combinations, men on all competitive levels will be able to find the custom Speedos that best appeal to their sense of style, allowing them to express themselves in and out of the water, while swimming to the best of their abilities.
If you are looking for the best competitive swimwear, including the Speedo LZR Elite, contact us. We offer a large selection of swimwear for swimmers on all ability levels.
The new year brings with it all kinds of new laws and this year the sport of swimming is seeing some of its most significant rules ever. The swimsuit wars of 2009 have forced the swimming federation of FINA to impose strict rules regarding the styling and fabrication of swimsuit. Here is a quick rundown of the swimsuit rules for 2010:
Swimsuits must be made of woven materials, no more neoprene wetsuits like the Blueseventy and Jaked or even the Speedo LZR Racer swimsuits.
No zipper back suits, only open back suits.
No swimsuit coverage on the arms or past the knee. Goodbye to the Speedo Legskin swimsuits that have been so popular in the past few years.
No male suits above the waist.
So what swimsuits can you wear in 2010? The clear frontrunner in the 2010 suit war race is the Speedo LZR Elite swimsuit. The LZR Elite features the same LZR Pulse material as the LZR Racer and the Speedo FS-Pro, plus the bonded seams like the LZR Racer. Demand has been high for the Speedo LZR Elite since all of the other suit manufactures will not deliver their new suits until later this year.
The New Speedo LZR Elite Racer swimsuits are now in stock and shipping. D&J Sports Swim Shop has received an early shipment of the Speedo LZR Elite Jammer and LZR Elite Female Kneeskin suits. The early word is that these are fitting great. You should order the same size as the Speedo FS-Pro. We have learned that the latest shipment from Speedo is one of the best fitting racing suits they have ever released. Some swimmers received LZR Elite suits at Juniors earlier this month and the fit was not perfect yet, but now Speedo has got it all figured out. Order your Speedo LZR Elite suit today from D&J Sports.
Statement pertaining to FINA announcement regarding new rules and regulations for swimwear approval from 2010
The reputation and ongoing success of the sport of swimming is of paramount importance to Speedo. The recent introduction of 100% non-permeable buoyant wetsuits and their impact on performance has cast a shadow over the sport. This has put swimmers in a very compromising position, leading to FINA’s decision today to ban the use of non-permeable fabrics in performance swimsuits from 2010.
As the world’s leading swimwear brand, which has been responsible for every major legal innovation in swimming for 80 years, we support FINA’s role in setting and managing the rules for the sport of swimming. Their decision today is not unexpected as a means of calling a halt to the confusion and controversy that has been created as a result of the introduction by some manufacturers of fully non-permeable buoyant wetsuits for the 13th FINA World Championships, 2009.
Speedo has never sought to compromise the integrity of the sport and has never created a buoyant suit. The Speedo LZR Racer suit was developed after years of intensive research and development in consultation with swimmers, coaches and experts and was fully approved by FINA. The Speedo LZR Racer suit was deliberately designed with 50% exclusive LZR Pulse woven fabric so as to avoid aiding buoyancy in the water.
Speedo believes a return to textile only body suits as per the Melbourne World Championships 2007 would have dealt with the issue. Despite today’s decision to return to jammers for men and open back knee-skin suits for women, Speedo will continue to work with the world’s leading athletes, coaches and experts to develop the most innovative swimwear and equipment. As a forward thinking company, Speedo remains committed to growing the sport of swimming at every level.
This statement was released this week by Speedo regarding the LZR Racer FINA ruling.
We are pleased that FINA has announced that the Speedo LZR Racer suit conforms to all FINA rules and regulations and is approved for use in all FINA competition including this year’s World Championships in Rome in July.
The reputation and ongoing success of the sport of swimming is of paramount importance to Speedo and we are pleased that there is clarity for all involved.
Speedo has been a leader in performance swimwear for over 80 years and we will continue to pioneer innovation for swimmers, within FINA rules.
It was not that long ago when Mark Spitz won all of his gold medals wearing only a nylon brief swimsuit. Goggles, swim caps, and even shaving were not necessary to beat his competition. When I say he did not shave, I am not talking about shaving his body down, I am talking about just shaving his mustache. It makes me wonder if I put on a LZR suit, goggles, and a cap — would I be able to beat Spitz?Goggle straps worn outside of the cap add about 2 – 3 per cent drag. So swimmers should always make sure that their goggle strap is inside the cap when they race and not on the outside.The difference in winning and losing a race is now so small that swimmers
everywhere are doing anything they can to reduce drag and increase speed. We have seen the difference that caps make and the new Speedo Aqua V cap is the next technological advancement in head wear. By using different densities of silicone, the Speedo Aqua V Cap is not only hydrodynamic, but also remains comfortable and lightweight when being worn. The multi-density design reduces drag 5% by eliminating wrinkles and holding its shape during competition. Speedo has even designed this new swim cap to allow your goggle straps to become even more hydrodynamic under the cap.
The amount of increase in drag may not seem like a lot, but the small changes in drag have big impacts on ultimate performance. If they didn’t the Speedo LZR wouldn’t have that many world records under its belt already.