Speedo has unveiled its lineup of swimsuits for the athletes who will be swimming in the Summer Olympic Games.
The black-and-gold version of the Fastskin LZR Racer X and Fastskin LZR Racer 2 swimsuits have been updated with a new print that was created in consultation with athletes. The special-edition suits will be worn by Speedo-sponsored swimmers and swim teams from the U.S., Australia, China, Spain, Japan, Canada and Israel. These include Missy Franklin, Nathan Adrian, Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Tyler Clary of the U.S., as well as Cameron McEvoy and Mack Horton from Australia, Mireia Belmonte from Spain, Sun Yang from China and Ryan Cochrane from Canada.
“I have trusted Speedo throughout my career to help me feel fast and confident in every race, and I am honored to wear the stars and stripes on my Fastskin suit,” Franklin said. “Speedo has truly created suits that combine the needs of their athletes with the latest developments in technology, and the addition of this patriotic design makes me even more excited to work toward the opportunity to represent my country this summer.”
Jamie Cornforth, vice president of product and marketing at Speedo International, said, “There is a significant psychological benefit for every athlete in feeling and looking fast, as well as actually being fast. The Speedo federation suits look so eye-catching, dynamic and powerful that our athletes will no doubt hit the blocks with confidence, empowering them to look, feel and perform their best.”
The Fastskin LZR Racer X suit was developed after analyzing the physical and psychological effects of competitive swimming from more than 330 elite athletes. It offers core support and compression, which Speedo says will give the athletes a better feel for the water.