Tag: swimsuits

Swimsuit, Goggles, Swim Cap…and Tape

When open water swimmers line up to the starting area, they are armed with a variety of equipment swimsuits, goggles, swim caps, gel packs, and ear plugs. But an increasing number of elite athletes are also adding another bit of equipment to their tool kit: waterproof tape. In the USA Swimming National Open Water Swimming Championships, many women used

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Swimming Suitably At The Olympics

Prior to nearly 1000 swimmers entering the Olympic Village in London over the next few weeks, FINA reminded its federations, swimmers and coaches that the swimwear to be used during the 2012 London Olympic Games must be pre-approved by the FINA Swimwear Approval Commission. Unlike in 2000 when a small number of elite athletes had custom-made full-length

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Being Exposed In The Water

For men who swim regularly and hang around pool decks, wearing swim briefs (i.e., Speedos) is a natural thing to do. For men who also do open water swims, channel crossings and lifesaving competitions, the traditional tight-fitting, quick-drying swim wear is also the overwhelmingly global equipment of choice. But Speedos, first made popular by its

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