Try and tell me that if Matt Biondi or Tom Jager wore these suits they wouldnâ€™t have been much faster. Jagerâ€™s 21.81 50 free from 1990 with a two percent decrease is a 21.37. All of a sudden Eamon’s 21.28 isnâ€™t that ridiculous. Biondiâ€™s 21.85 (1990) and 48.42 (1988) turn into 21.41 and a â€œworld recordâ€ 47.45 respectively.
How about the women? Janet Evansâ€™ 4:03.85 400 free from 1988 turns into a 3:58.97. Mary Tâ€™s 2:05.96 200 fly from 1981 turns into a 2:03.44. I could go all day with this, but you get the point.
The truly scary part is that this â€œtwo percentâ€ theory applies to the new suits vs. the most recent suits before hand. Compare it to what the older timers above were wearing and you go way past the realm of ridiculous.