Sunday, June 29, 2008

What's all the flap about

concerning the new Speedo LZR swimsuits? Some of the US swimmers will be wearing them during the Olympics. The suits are one piece and cover the swimmer from the neck to the ankles. It is made with polyurethane material, lightweight and water-repellent. There are no sewn or glued seams due to the ultrasonic welding which reduces drag. The kicker is that they cost $550.00 and are only good for four or five swims due to the stretching while putting them on. It takes 15 or more minutes to stuff yourself into it and care has to be taken not to tear it while getting into it. Other country coaches are calling them "cheating" and "technological doping." These suits will be available for the US swimmers. The public will be able to purchase them after October. I will be watching the swimming events and see what "ripples" they make. Grandmother

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