Quote Swimming Science Journal. The new bodysuits are a threat to the very nature of swimming, because some will benefit more than others, some might get them in better fitted form, women benefit more than men, and more. “The Genie is out of the bottle while the man behind the curtain is left holding Pandora’s box”, proclaims Brent Rutemiller here on SwimInfo.
Coaching guru Forbes Carlile has sent an open letter stating that his sport is being prostituted by new suit technology. Italy head coach Alberto Castagnetti describes the LZR as ‘technological doping’, and FINA president Mustapha Larfaoui is open to review the suit rules. Craig Lord at SwimNews.com wants FINA to bar bodysuits at all junior events, because of the potential $40.000 of costs a year. Meanwhile, Mitzuno launches a new suit that they say rivals the LZR Racer.
There is no doubt the suit makes a difference and there is no doubt that there is one manufacturer that’s put millions into research while the other manufacturers are more into fashion.
Read all about it here on swimnews.com.
And suddenly I like it much better.