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With only 71 more days until the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Team Australia has revealed their Olympic suits and swimwear line.
The suits, designed and made by Speedo Australia, boast Australia’s country colors, custom Olympic logo, and several different cuts and themes.
Speedo has launched replicas of the suits on their Australian website, which are currently available to the general public for purchase. They are only advertising a girls one piece, a boys jammer, a women’s one piece training suit, and a men’s speedo. None of the tech suits or bikini style suits are available for purchase at this time.
On their Instagram, Speedo Australia and the Australian Olympic team posted a series of pictures and videos from a photoshoot at the Sydney Olympic Park. The photoshoot featured Australian divers, Paralympic swimmers, Olympic swimmers, and Olympic hopefuls.
Water polo players from the Aussie Stingers and Sharks as well as surfers held their own photoshoot on Australia’s Gold Coast.
Below is the photo from Sydney Olympic Park and a list of the athletes wearing the suits:
Wearing the training and replica range:
- Laura Taylor (Commonwealth Games silver medalist)
- Brianna Throssell (Olympic finalist and World Record holder)
- Jake Packard (Olympic bronze medalist)
- Clyde Lewis (World and Commonwealth Games champion)
- Tiffany Thomas-Kane (Paralympic gold medalist)
- Kiera Stephens (Para Pan-Pac silver medalist)
- Col Pearse (Para World silver medalist)
Wearing the diving competition suits:
- Melissa Wu (Olympic silver medalist)
- Sam Fricker (aspiring Olympian)
Wearing the swimming competition fastskin suits:
- Lani Pallister (World Junior champion)
- Emma McKeon (Olympic champion and World Record holder)
- Matt Wilson (World silver medalist and former World Record holder)
- Mack Horton (Olympic champion)
- Ellie Cole (6x Paralympic champion)
- Brenden Hall (3x Paralympic champion)
To commemorate the launch of Australia’s Tokyo 2020 suits, we decided to take a look back through the past several decades worth of Aussie Speedo kits. The Australian Olympic team shared a series of throwback suits on their Instagram before revealing the Tokyo suit kits. Scroll through the photos and follow along as we move through the history of Australia’s Olympic suits.
First, let’s remember the era of the full body suits (first pic). The picture below features a celebratory Australian relay team donning the Speedo Fastskin body suits. Two of the women opted for the classic full body, but one of the women chose the true bull body sit, with the suit extending all the way down her arms. Both suits were primarily navy in color, with green seams extending across the body and both the Speedo and Australian Olympic logo located on the chest area. On the legs, there is a green color block and the white stars that appear on the Australian flag. The arms have a yellow and navy color block, and again are stitched with the green seams. A simple design, but it was still very Aussie-themed.
Next up is a modern-looking Speedo one-piece, pre-full body style (fourth pic). The suit is open back, with thick straps and a navy-color. The seams are also navy, unlike the previous suits. The only other color that appears in the suit is a neon yellow. “Australia” runs down the side of the suit in capital block letters, while the other side sports yellow stripes cascading down the chest, as well as the Speedo logo and the Australian Olympic image.
Here we have a real throwback (fifth pic). It is certainly the oldest suit featured so far, as the picture is in black-and-white. Perhaps the most fun pattern so far, the suit sports a cloud-looking pattern with what is likely a navy and green/yellow theme. It also includes the Australian Olympic logo in the middle of the chest and contrasting stars all over the suit. The cut of the suit is far less modern than the torso-to-waist suit we looked at before, but was definitely still functional for competitive swimming.
This image shows an Aussie diving suit (sixth pic). Unlike most of the others we’ve looked at so far, the suit is mostly green in color. The top of the suit contains a simple speedo logo and neon green stripes which continue halfway down the suit. The lighter green color fades into a dark green/navy-like color as the suit goes further down. Again, the stars from the Australian flag are seen in white on the same side of the suit with the Speedo logo.
Finally, let’s take a look at the Speedo suit kit made for the 2016 Olympic in Rio (second pic). At this point, tech suits had long been a part of the swimming world, but the era of the body-suit was over. Now, the Speedo LZR was the suit of the times. All of the suits in the picture, save the green speedo on the right, were mostly navy in color with additional green, gold, and white streak patterns. Unlike any of the other suits we’ve looked at, the Rio suit kit included a two-piece women’s suit, which took a navy theme with yellow straps and white stars.