SwimOutlet.comunveils its exclusive 2014 Tech Suit Review on Friday with eight new suits featured for the 2014 season. Last year’s tech suit review was the first annual suit review for the leading online retailer in aquatics — the industry’s only complete, full-scale review — and this year’s comprehensive review again features the top suits on the market breaking down categories such as size/fit, performance and material.
The men’s suit reviews were independently written by long-time SwimOutlet.com collaborator and Olympic gold medalist Mark Gangloff, while U.S. Olympic Trials finalist and 11-time NCAA All-American Julie Stupp did the reviews for the women’s suit for the second consecutive year.
The suits featured included selections from all the big players Arena, Speedo and Nike, smaller brands like TYR, Finis and Blueseventy, as well as newcomer Engine. The review also has the first major looks at the Arena Carbon Flex, Nike NG-1 and Finis Vapor, which are just hitting the market this month.
MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly.
As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …