Courtesy of Speedo, a SwimSwam partner.
[June 24, 2021 – Cypress, CA] Today, Speedo USA unveiled its U.S. Federation Suit which will be worn by superstar swimmers Caeleb Dressel, Hali Flickinger, Jamal Hill, Becca Meyers, Ryan Murphy, Andrew Seliskar and Abbey Weitzeil during a huge summer of swimming.
The U.S. Federation Suit colorway will adorn both of Speedo’s cutting-edge tech race suits, Fastskin LZR Pure Intent or Fastskin LZR Pure Valor, designed by combining 20 years of performance learnings with innovative technologies and fabrics, creating the perfect suit for every type of competitive aquatics athlete.
“We are proud to support athletes on the world stage with the most technologically advanced racing suits, with over 20 years of innovation guiding our current Intent and Valor offerings,” said Speedo North America President Jim Gerson. “We are honored to be on this journey with these special athletes as they represent the USA and compete against the world’s best. We hope to see more records broken and medals won in Speedo suits this summer.”
For these latest Fastskin suits, which launched in 2019, Speedo, alongside some of the world’s leading research institutions, once again studied the ancestry of sharks and how they reduce drag when they swim. Speedo also worked with various partners including the Natural History Museum in London and Formula 1 on these latest Fastskin suits, the smartest to date. As a result of this work, the suits have been responsible for 62% of world records to fall since their launch.
The Fastskin LZR Pure Intent is designed around a deeper understanding of hydrodynamics and the biomechanics of swimming, with its flexible zoned compression, giving the swimmer a wider range of motion in the legs and making it easier to put on and more comfortable to wear. There are three brand new fabrics which directly target flexibility, compression and drag reduction in the areas that need it.
The Fastskin LZR Pure Valor is Speedo’s most lightweight technical swimsuit and features moderate compression along with bonded seams for comfort and speed.
The world’s leading swimwear brand, Speedo® is passionate about life in and around the water, creating revolutionary new technologies, designs, and innovations, and supports swimming from grassroots through to the elite level. In the 1920s, Speedo® made history with the Racerback: the world’s first non-wool suit. In 2008 Speedo® redefined swimwear again with Fastskin® LZR RACER® – the fastest and most technologically advanced swimsuit ever created. 2011 saw Speedo unveil another world first with the Fastskin Racing System – a cap, goggle, and suit designed to work together as one. Speedo® is owned by Speedo Holdings B.V and distributed in over 170 countries around the world. To find out more visit: www.speedo.com.
Speedo Fastskin Photo Shoot