Speedo is launching its new generation of performance swimwear inspired by the Speedo LZR Racer suit. The LZR Racer Elite suit forms part of the new range that includes the Speedo LZR Racer Pro suit (launching January 2010 and worn by Rebecca Adlington in picture) and Speedo LZR Racer Comp suit (launching mid 2010).
The range was developed in the Speedo Aqualab and embraces many of the groundbreaking technical features of the legendary Speedo LZR Racer suit that was created through consultation with more than 400 elite athletes. The new generation of advanced textile swim suits offers a combination of high power fabrics, design and construction for a smoother shape, reduced drag and greater flexibility; all within FINA’s new rules for 2010.
Here’s the breakdown of the suits…
Speedo LZR Racer Elite Suit
Utilising the technology developed for the Speedo LZR Racer suit, the ELITE range incorporates the same fully bonded construction with ultrasonically welded seams for the ultimate smooth, flexible and streamlined surface. Made from exclusive ultra-lightweight, low drag LZR Pulse fabric, the suit is engineered to fit the swimmer’s body for a streamlined shape while reducing muscle oscillation, enabling them to cut through the water more efficiently. Also featuring Speedo’s unique 3D, 3-piece dynamically engineered pattern for optimum fit and shape, the Speedo LZR Racer ELITE range is Speedo’s most advanced performance racing suit.
Speedo LZR Racer Pro Suit
The Speedo LZR Racer PRO range features exclusive highly durable variant of the LZR Pulse fabric and the same 3D pattern as the ELITE series. The low-profile, high-strength stitched seam construction combine to provide a highly durable competition suit with low-drag and an advanced fit.
Speedo LZR Racer Comp Suit
Engineered with the same unique 3D pattern, the Speedo LZR Racer COMP range features Speedo’s new water-repellent, quick-drying EnduranceSD fabric. Developed in the Aqualab, EnduranceSD is a performance variant of Speedo’s renowned Endurance+ fabric and will dry quickly between races (up to half the time of comparable fabrics) and retain its shape, while its chlorine-resistant properties make it a durable training suit.
All three swim suits are available in the male Jammer silhouette and female Recordbreaker Kneeskin and Recordbreaker silhouettes.
Also available in the 2010 LZR Racer product line is Speedo TriathElite, a range of advanced triathlon suits that build on the innovations pioneered in the LZR Racer suit and engineered to perform exceptionally in all stages of a triathlon. The TRI-PRO triathlon suit utilises a version of Speedo’s LZR Pulse fabric, LZR Pulse Flow, specifically re-engineered for use in triathlon. Currently under development is the LZR Racer Tri-Comp, planned for launch in the second half of 2010.
Note: from January 2010 swimmers are only allowed to compete in textile suits, so the LZR Racer suit will no longer be available for competitive swimmers.