For the next iteration of its LZR
swimsuits, Speedo worked with more than 300 elite swimmers and nearly two-dozen swimming experts from 26 countries, analyzing how their designs affected swimmers not just physically but also psychologically.
In February 2008 it took engineering assist to another level with the launch of its LZR
Racer, a full-body suit, ahead of the Beijing games.
The Fastskin LZR
Racer X, researched and developed at Speedos Aqualab team with 1,200 swimmer subjects, is the suit engineered for the athlete, or for anyone who wants to improve in their game.
In the 2008 Olympics, most swimmers wore the LZR
Speedo's new system covers less of the body than the LZR
, but incorporates a cap, goggles and a suit, the Daily Mail reported.
was subsequently overtaken by the 100% polyurethane efforts which propelled swimming into a different realm with records cut by staggering margins.
Adlington was emphatic when asked if she was looking forward to the return of the textile suits next year, although the Speedo LZR
was itself described as "technological doping" last year and its impact on Beijing enormous.
But the ban won't come into effect until 2010 - and Britain's double Olympic champ Rebecca Adlington admits she may be at a disadvantage in tomorrow's 400m freestyle by sticking with the partial polyurethane Speedo LZR
The Jaked 03 design was approved, while Speedo got 12 designs approved in its LZR
range worn by the majority of swimmers who set 108 world-record times last year.
Yet swimmers regularly shave milliseconds off existing records, though never before with such frequency; at the heart of this apparently stunning progress is a Nasa-designed bodysuit known as the LZR
Racer, launched by British firm Speedo almost 12 months ago.
TOKYO Eoe1/4" JapanEoe1/4aos double Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima shattered the world 200-metre breaststroke record here yesterday, wearing SpeedoEoe1/4aos blockbuster LZR
Racer swimsuit on a trial basis.
El vestido LZR
de Speedo, regala unos segundos de velocidad.